Event Information
The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at UC San Diego will hold its second annual CSE Research Open House on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the CSE Building (EBU 3B). This premier, day-long event will highlight CSE graduate research; provide networking for industry, alumni, and graduate students; and provide an opportunity to explore the broad range of research that is being done by faculty and students at CSE. Talks/demos will be presented by the following research groups: Artificial Intelligence; Databases; Security, Systems and Networking; Visual Computing; Programming Languages; and more. The day will culminate with a Student Poster Awards presentation and a Networking Reception for registered attendees from the CSE department, the CSE alumni community, industry, and other UCSD campus offices. New for this year is an Industry Panel and Distinguished CSE Alumni Awards.

Keynote Speaker
Ed Wu is VP, Platform at Niantic and heads the Niantic Seattle site. He leads Niantic's real-world planet-scale technology platform utilized by Pokémon GO, Ingress, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Niantic's future partners and products. Dr. Wu also built and leads Pokémon GO's technical team, creating the world's fastest growing mobile app ever with hundreds of millions of users that has persisted as one of the top grossing games worldwide to the present. Before helping to lead Niantic from its successful spin-out from Google, Dr. Wu developed machine learning models in ads quality at Google, received his PhD from Stanford in Physics applying Bayesian parameter estimation models to cosmological data he collected from three visits to Antarctica and the South Pole, and graduated in 2004 from UC San Diego as a triple major in Computer Engineering, Physics and Political Science.

Keynote Presentation
"Augmented Reality in the Real World: Lessons learned and key technologies for the future"

Dr. Wu will share what has been learned at Niantic over seven years of developing real-world augmented reality (AR) applications about what motivates users to engage with technology on foot, including the hundreds of millions of people who have played Pokémon GO. He will cover both the design principles and the technology that was critical to Niantic's success in the past few years, and the consequent implications for how upcoming technological advancements such as next generation cellular networks, computer vision algorithms on mobile devices and globally distributed cloud computing will be applied in practice, including some of the work that is being done to build a platform for that future at Niantic.

Parking information
Complimentary parking for CSE alumni and industry partners will be available at the Hopkins Parking Structure. Follow the signs at the corner of Hopkins and Voigt drive.
Click here for directions.

Event Contact

Becky Hames

CSE External Affairs Director

Viera Kair

Volunteer Coordinator


Register online by Friday, January 24th

Registration is limited to CSE undergraduate and graduate students, CSE/UCSD Faculty and Staff, industry partners and CSE alumni. Space is limited, so register early! Note: There are sessions that are open to the public that do not require pre-registration (refer to the Event Schedule section).

Poster Session Information

CSE graduate and undergraduate students are invited to participate in the Student Poster Session on the day of the event. Prizes will be awarded during the Award Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. that evening. Poster registration deadline is Friday, January 17, 2020. Please click on the "Poster Registration" button below to register and get more details

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