Author Archive: UC IT Blogger

Young UC Merced Student Developing Smartphone Diagnostics for Alzheimer’s

Kumaran Akilan presented his research on using a smartphone to potentially diagnose Alzheimer's disease at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.

Alzheimer’s disease affects people all over the world and Kumaran Akilan’s family is no different.

As the first-year student from Cupertino waits to see if his grandfather’s mild cognitive impairment…
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UCSD IT Services Leading the Way with Collaborative, Flexible Work Environment

the redesigned IT Services works space at UC San Diego

When describing the ideal work environment, Vince Kellen, UC San Diego’s chief information officer, likes to use a sports illustration. He recounts the time when he sat next to an NHL recruiter at one of his son’s youth…
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It’s Finals and I Need a Computer! UCSD Library Finds Innovation through Imperfect Iteration

students viewing a chart that lists available computers in the UCSD Geisel Library

By Jessica Hilt.

The Geisel Library is one of the busiest places on the UC San Diego campus, especially during finals week. Students pack the tables, group study rooms, and couches. But the space isn’t the only reason. It’s also…
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The IT Roadmap at UC Irvine 

A collage of an Anteater statue, a lab technician pouring chemicals and a network room.

 By Lyle Wiedeman. 

 The Office of Information Technology at UC Irvine has embarked on a series of strategic changes to position ourselves as campus partners in support of UCI’s growing needs and strategic plan. 

 Technology portfolio 

OIT has focused on key areas of technology and…
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HackUCI 2019 Inspires Creative Coding and Learning

More than 400 students attended HackUCI 2019.

Now in its fifth year, HackUCI offers students 36 hours of coding in a fun and collaborative environment. More than 400 undergraduate and graduate students attended this year’s hackathon, held in the UCI Student Center the weekend of Feb. 15. The…
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