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How ITS Has Helped UCR Transition to Remote Learning

ITS provides drive-thru distribution of laptops in its Loan2Learn program. (UCR/ITS)

By Imran Ghori. Ensuring that UC Riverside students, faculty, and staff members can access proper equipment and technology has been a key part of the campus’ transition to remote learning and working.

Information Technology Solutions, or ITS,…
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Free Dataset Archive Helps Researchers Quickly Find a Needle in a Haystack

The UCR Spatio-temporal Active Repository, or UCR STAR.

By Holly Ober. Let’s say you’re doing research that requires millions of geotagged tweets. Or perhaps you’re a journalist who wants to map murders in Chicago from 2001 to the present. You need to find large spatio-temporal datasets — but…
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This Computer Scientist Beats Hackers at Their Own Game

Portrait of PhD candidate Fatemah Alharbi, with UCR's Computer Science and Engineering Department, on March 20, 2019. Alharbi recently made headlines after Apple Inc. acknowledged her for helping discover a flaw in their security system. (UCR/Stan Lim)

By Holly Ober. Fatemah Alharbi breaks things in order to learn how to fix them. Not just any old things. Computer operating systems, to be exact, and she conducted research that earned public gratitude from Apple.

If she doesn’t look…
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UC Irvine, UC Riverside Scientists Identify a New World for Hackers

(From left) Mohammad Al Faruque, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Arnav Malawade, a graduate student in Al Faruque’s lab; John Chaput, professor of pharmaceutical sciences; and Sina Faezi, also a graduate student in Al Faruque’s lab.

By Brian Bell. During the DNA synthesis process in a laboratory, recordings can be made of the subtle, telltale noises made by synthesis machines. And those captured sounds can be used to reverse-engineer valuable, custom-designed genetic materials used in pharmaceuticals,…
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UCR’s Electronic Information Security Policy Rollout Plan

By John Virden. The University of California has a new systemwide electronic information security policy, often referred to as IS-3. It was signed into action by President Janet Napolitano, September 7, 2018, and is the culmination of many years…
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UC Riverside Students Check out Laptops from Kiosks

A student smiling as she works on her laptop.

By Jacob Poore. 

A computer lab in a vending machine? That’s what UC Riverside’s Information Technology Solutions (ITS) organization made possible when it implemented self-service laptop checkout kiosks on campus for students.  

The kiosks are a lot like a vending machine — or video rental kiosk — for campus-owned laptops, and offer three device options, including Dell…
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University of California and Los Alamos National Laboratory Researchers Receive $3.6M to Secure Smart Campuses

Silas Richelson, Michalis Faloutsos, and Nael Abu-Ghazaleh

A consortium consisting of UC Riverside, UCLA, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara, together with Los Alamos National Laboratory, was awarded $3.6 million for a three-year project, “Securing smart campuses: a holistic multi-layer approach,” through the 2018 UC Laboratory…
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Improve Cybersecurity by Cultivating a Diverse Workforce

By JeanĂ© Blunt. Camille Crittenden was the keynote speaker at the biannual UC Cyber Security Summit, held at UC Riverside, October 24, and hosted by the UC Cyber-Risk Coordination Center. She spoke compellingly about the lack of diversity in…
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Women in Technology: What Do University of California Women Leaders Say?

Women in IT panel at UCCSC

By Julia Chen. Despite their growing numbers, women in technology still face significant barriers in the workplace. According to a 2016 report performed by the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), only 25% of the computing workforce…
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