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Project Genesis Is Laying the Groundwork for UCR’s Digital Transformation

Project Genesis: Taking UC Riverside to Infin-IT and Beyond

By Alexandra Chrystal. The abrupt global shift to remote teaching and working in response to the coronavirus pandemic caused the Chronicle of Higher Education to postulate that “the institutions that will thrive in the future will be the ones that…
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Supporting the Tech behind Campus COVID-19 Testing

Assistant professor Juliet Morrison test run equipment in the COVID-19 testing lab on Monday, August 10, 2020, at the Multidisciplinary Research Building at UC Riverside . Researchers are preparing the lab that will be used for rapidly testing students, staff, and faculty members. (UCR/Stan Lim)

By Alexandra Chrystal. COVID-19 presented UCR with many new challenges. Access to technology that allows us to continue to learn, teach, and work remotely is now a requirement rather than a convenience, and ITS is proud to have helped mobilize…
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The Future Is Now: UC Institute for Prediction Technology

A person's brain, lit up, with connection points

By Jeané Blunt. Using technology to predict the future sounds like something straight out of a movie, possibly starring Tom Cruise. In reality, the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology (UCIPT) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-campus organization that leverages…
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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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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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