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NEWS: UC Santa Barbara Leads $20M AI Cybersecurity Initiative

Robot image from 2023 cyberrisk program annual report

UC Santa Barbara is leading a $20 million research institute for next-level AI-powered cybersecurity. This groundbreaking project, Agent-based Cyber Threat Intelligence and Operation (ACTION), is an effort to bring continuous learning and reasoning of AI to security threats. The project…
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UC Santa Barbara’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training program celebrates first birthday

Lean Six Sigma instructors, pictured left to right: Marsha Robertson, Jacob Ofilas and Katie Mankins

By Marsha Robertson, Jacob Ofilas and Katie Mankins. November marked one year since UC Santa Barbara launched its Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training program. With over 240 graduates from 80 departments across the UC Santa Barbara campus, and with…
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Introducing UC Santa Barbara’s new Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

By Lara Bloom. On August 15, 2022, UC Santa Barbara welcomed Josh Bright as their third Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology (IT) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Bright is deeply committed to the University of California (UC) and its…
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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month via Campus Land Acknowledgements

Native American Heritage Month

By Syliva Condro. November is Native American Heritage Month. Enjoy a collection of UC campus land acknowledgments to learn more about the historical culture and the contemporary presence of indigenous people in our area. Take a moment to review Read more about Celebrating Native American Heritage Month via Campus Land Acknowledgements

Process Mapping Community of Practice Takes Flight

Birch Aquarium. Credit: Erik Jepsen/UC San

By Mark Hersberger. Process mapping is a valuable skill—not just in IT but in multiple functions. Tools and approaches abound, and the Meaningful Actionable Process Structures Community of Practice (MAPSCoP, for short) has been created to bring UC enthusiasts together….
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Don’t Fidget! WiFi Will Count You

Four photos of people seated in a room

By Sonia Fernandez. Researchers in UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi’s lab have enabled, for the first time, counting a stationary seated crowd using WiFi signals, and without relying on people to carry a device. The technique,…
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What Do I Do with These COVID Records? Find out on November 1

Electronic Records Day - What do I do with these COVID records? November 1st from 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by the UC Records Committee

The UC Records Management Committee is hosting an Electronic Records Day webinar on how to handle COVID-19 related records. The webinar takes place November 1, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. The speakers are UC experts in privacy, records management, and archives….
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No Need to Fear, CSAM is Here

A dog holding a cell phone and a jack-o-lantern bucket, Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM)

By Jeané Blunt. October may be known for it’s spooky holiday, but it’s also Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM). And what’s more frightening than unsecured data? To help UC celebrate, the UC Cyber Champions have cultivated a calendar…
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A Laser Breakthrough

Artist's concept illustration of electrically controlled optical frequency combs at wafer scale

By James Badham. Fifteen years ago, UC Santa Barbara electrical and materials professor John Bowers pioneered a method for integrating a laser onto a silicon wafer. The technology has since been widely deployed in combination with other silicon photonics devices…
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