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Clearing the Air

Profile on new Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering faculty member Markus Petters and his research focus on suspended particulate matter with an emphasis on their health threats and on understanding when and why these particles react in the atmosphere.
By Gale Hammons |
Specialized Study Entrepreneurial Certificate in Sustainable Transportation and Community Solutions program

The Green Miles

Engineering students from Mexico learned about the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in reducing the environmental and social impacts of transporting people and goods through a new certificate program in sustainable transportation and entrepreneurship.
Trent Jaeger, UC Riverside, Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Keeping Software and Systems Safe

Computer Science and Engineering's Trent Jaeger's engineering expertise in keeping computer networks safe from hacks has made him the go-to cybersecurity expert for big tech and the U.S. government.
By Gale Hammons |
 Bourns College of Engineering’s Alex Khitun and Mykhaylo Balinskyy and the Traveling Salesman Problem

Problem No More

Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Alexander Khitun and Mykhaylo Balinskyy developed an innovative solution to the notoriously difficult Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP)—which vexed mathematicians and computer scientists for nearly a century—with enormous practical implications for breakthroughs in science and industry.
By UCR Bourns College of Engineering |

BCOE’s newest endowed chairs shine

On July 1 Professors Matthew Barth and Xiaoping Hu received appointments as the Esther & Daniel Hays and Reza Abbaschian endowed chairs respectively, with endowment investment to expand their research.
Three student researchers in the lab

From Hesperia to Harvard, via UCR

At Harvard-MIT, alumna Kimberly Bennett is researching treatment for pediatric brain tumors through three fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and Data Science Challenge 2023

Heart Smart

UCR Bourns College of Engineering students participated in the Data Science Challenge, a two-week summer internship at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that this year prompted them to use data science and machine learning as tools to tackle a real-world problem in the biosciences; the limitations of the electrocardiogram.

Engineering students receiving a total of $46,000 in scholarships were encouraged to connect outside the classroom

Our scholars got dollars. Nearly 40 future engineers received financial support this past academic year in the form of scholarship awards ranging largely between $1,000 and $2,500. While this financial support assists Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) students in covering some of the costs of their education, the scholarship-application process is meant...

Senior Design allows future engineers to get hands-on learning and tackle industry problems

Projects are highlighted on campus with public displays, poster presentations, and special events, such as department open houses and the Bioengineering and Materials Science Senior Design Showcase held on May 12 and the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Poster Exhibition on June 5.
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UCR poised to address growing demand for data scientists with new master's in Computational Data Science

UC Riverside's Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) launches a new Master's program in Computational Data Science, uniquely focusing on the computational aspect of Data Science within the UC system. The program aims to meet the increasing demand for skilled data scientists and analysts, offering a diverse curriculum and encouraging students from various...
By UCR Bourns College of Engineering |

From ‘magical box’ to NSF CAREER Award

Amr Magdy began dabbling in computers at age 13, in Alexandria, Egypt, on a desktop Pentium 2 that ran Windows 95 with no Internet. “I would say, ‘This is a magical box’,” said Magdy, an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the UC Riverside Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering. “Twenty-five years...

The 5th Annual BCOE Match Challenge Tradition Continues, Raising More Than $100,000 in Support of Student Organizations

The tradition continues! Fall quarter at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside once again kicked off with the Annual BCOE Match Challenge - now in its fifth year. Each October, this month-long Dean’s Innovation Fund fundraiser provides direct and immediate support for 16 of the college’s engineering professional student organizations...

Connecting UCR Students with Industry to Launch STEM Careers

Ten talented University of California Riverside MESA students connected with industry professionals in San Diego during an invite-only STEM conference. MESA’s Student Leadership Conference brought together hand-picked engineering and computer science students with industry to develop the next generation of STEM leaders. Held at the Marriott Mission Valley, October 28-29, this year’s conference challenged students...
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Three associate deans, director of Computer Engineering, and director of CE-CERT appointed

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside has benefitted from the many contributions of the outgoing leadership team and wishes them well in their new endeavors. Distinguished Professor Charles Wyman retired after a highly successful career and serving as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education; Professor Marek...

University of California Riverside’s BCOE Launches #MakeRspaceMillion Campaign to Equip Three MakeRspaces

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) is adding three new makerspaces in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, as well as enhancing the existing Mechanical Engineering machine shop. The spaces will be accessible to all engineering departments and allow students to collaborate with other departments on a wide array of interdisciplinary engineering...

Eight BCOE alumni earn a spot on UCR's 40 Under 40

Celebrating UCR's young alumni making a splash across industries and around the world Read the full story in UCR Magazine's Spring 2022 edition:

Programming Without Prescription

Allan Knight teaches computer science students there’s more than one pathway to career success

BCOE’s first ever Family Weekend brings together engineering families to experience life as an engineering student

Parents and families of engineering students at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) experienced a slice of college life at the first ever Family Weekend on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Through MakeRspace activities, classroom lectures, tours of BCOE, and more, families experienced firsthand their student’s campus life and engaged...

New book shares real-world applications and trends in smart grid sensors and data analytics

Engineers in academia or in industry with an interest in power grid modernization can learn the latest about sensor technologies and innovative use cases of various sensor data in a new book. Smart Grid Sensors: Principles and Applications (Cambridge University Press), published in April 2022 by professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, covers...

Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) hosts 30th anniversary celebration

On Friday, April 15, the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), one of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering's nine world-class research centers, celebrated its 30th year anniversary of research and achievements at the University of California, Riverside. Since 1992, CE-CERT has proudly worked towards its goal of being a leader in...
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