CSE Day 2015

CSE Day has become a signature event for the Department and the Computer Science & Engineering Society. The day is dedicated to the passion and education of all who are interested in Computer Science & Engineering and highlighting the broadest of opportunities, be it in industry or academia. Our goal this year is to show students the different paths available to them in the future and how to navigate those choices based on others' real-world experiences.

We welcome you to become a part of this growing tradition that undoubtedly influences the bright minds that will drive the next generation of CSE innovation to society and to your corporation. Our students thrive on the new technologies and frontiers that are uniquely associated with Computer Science. Over 250 students consistently attend CSE Day and attendance has doubled over the past three years. Your participation as a sponsor will provide students invaluable information on the different paths and technologies open to them as they develop themselves within Computer Science.

The event will take place on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in CSE 1202. Hope to see you all there!

Schedule of Events Thursday, January 22, 2015 Past events

Startups 101 11:00am - 11:50am

Interested to know what it’s like being involved in a startup? Interact with our Startup Panel to find what makes a startup special and what leads to their creation. Get the unique opportunity to ask questions and find out why startups are some of the most dynamic and interesting places to work.

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Lunch 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Grab some In-N-Out and network with present alumni and industry representatives.

Alumni panel 12:45pm - 1:20pm

Join our Alumni to listen to stories about their time at UCSD. Find out what decisions they made when they were in your shoes and see how those decisions led them to where they are today.

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Visa Tech Talk 1:45pm - 2:10pm

Presented by John Camacho

John Camacho is an Incident Responder and Forensic Investigator at Visa. He provides enterprise-wide, risk-based security to meet changing internal and external threat landscapes. John draws on his experience in Law Enforcement as a Patrolman and Crime Trend Analyst in addition to 15 years of experience working in high tech security companies, McAfee and Bluecoat Systems. John attended the University of Central Texas and graduated in the top 10% of his class in the Criminal Justice Officers Police Academy.

Buying Drugs for Science: Addressing the Economics of Cybercrime by Professor Stefan Savage 2:35pm - 3:00pm

Computer security is a field that is fundamentally co-dependent — driven to respond by the actions of adversaries. This dance fuels both the research community and a multi-billion-dollar computer security industry. To date most efforts have focused on the technical components of this battle: identifying new vulnerabilities, exploits, and attacks, building and deploying new defenses, and so on. However, this focus on the "medium" of the conflict has not been matched by a similar effort to understand the underlying drivers, dependencies and motivations. In this talk, I will describe a complementary research agenda based on understanding the social and economic forces that drive today's Internet attacks, deconstructing the underlying value chain for attackers and ultimately using this information to better focus on security interventions. I will provide a rough sketch of the modern cyber-criminal ecosystem, describe its dependencies, and highlight some of the critical questions that motivate our focus. Using the advertising and sale of counterfeit goods as a case study, I'll show that such economically-focused research is both achievable and can have significant real-world impact.

About the speaker:
Stefan Savage is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Applied History from Carnegie Mellon University. Savage's research interests lie at the intersection of distributed systems, networking, and computer security, with a current focus on embedded security and the economics of cybercrime. He currently serves as director of UCSD's Center for Network Systems (CNS) and as co-director for the Center for Empirical Security Research (CESR), a joint effort between UCSD and the International Computer Science Institute. Savage is a fairly down-to-earth guy and only writes about himself in the third person when asked.

Interns of UCSD 3:25pm - 3:50pm

Interested in hearing what interning for a company is like? Come to these students tell their internship stories from interviewing to working at the company. They will walk you through how they approached recruiters, tackled the interviews and what working at their company was like.

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Ask a Recruiter 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Come listen to the experts in job-recruiting talk about the dos and dont’s of going through the recruitment process for jobs and internships and see what they are looking for in prospective employees.

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Industry Dinner 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Come have a delicious meal and be able to talk to the recruiters and software engineers. This is the perfect chance to be able to learn more about the companies and the secrets to get an internship or job at their company.

Jeopardy 8:00pm - 9:00pm

We bring back our annual jeopardy event! Come take on faculty members on a battle of wits. Outsmart those professors that claim to know it all, and show them who really knows computer science. Come play a game of jeopardy about computer science and win some free swag!


Directions and Parking

Address: Engineer Lane, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92161

Location: Computer Science and Engineering Building, Room 1202 (First floor)

Parking directions: The name of the parking lot is either P503, P502 or P506, you should see it on your right after on the Engineer Ln. As for which parking lot to park in, there are 10 reserved spaces in P502, 4 reserved parking spaces in P503, and 1 reserved parking spaces in P506. Take the spot that has been assigned to you. (Note: Look for the signs that says “CSE Day Reserved Parking” and follow direction to park your car at the location.)

Making your way to CSE: To find us go down the Engineer Ln but not to the end. About half-way through you will see a tiny alley on your left (which is next to a building). Go in and you will see a giant Bear statue on your right. The building across from you is where we are at.


Contact us

Corporate Affiliates Program

Cody Noghera
Deputy Director
Phone: (858) 246-0214
Corporate Affiliates Program

CSE Day committee

Alexander Orr
CSE Day Co-Chair
Albert Chang
CSE Day Co-Chair