CSE Day 2014

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 23, 2014 in CSE 1202. Hope to see you all there!

Schedule of Events Thursday, January 23, 2014Past events

Startups 10111:00am - 12:00pm

In this panel of startup companies come find out what makes startups 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 & Club Presentations 12:00pm - 12:50pm

Grab some In-N-Out and hear about the different clubs in the CSE Department.

Inside the Cloud by Life Tech1:00pm - 1:25pm

Sean will present on software development practices Life Technologies is adopting as they transform the way they create applications for the Cloud. Specifics include Agile SCRUM methodology, emergent architecture, test driven development, and continuous delivery.

About the speaker:
Sean Baumann leads the architecture team responsible for product development and software engineering for Life Technologies’ Cloud Platform-as-a-Service applications. His team creates the Life Technologies cloud vision, architects, designs, implements, and deploys consumable cloud services to power Software-as-a-Service scientific applications.

Paths in Computer Science1:35pm - 2:20pm

Come find out the many different paths that undergraduates from our very own department have taken. From working their way to work at google, to graduate school to become a professor the possibilities are endless. Our panel of 4 ucsd alumni have truly seized the day and have amazing stories to share with us.
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ABCs of Software Engineering2:25pm - 3:25pm

Ever wonder what you wanted to do with your CS degree in the field? Come find all of the amazing things you can do from front-end development, to software security. Truly find out all the reasons that make each position the best place to be working.
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The Secrets of Recruitment Q/A3:30pm - 4:10pm

Ever wonder the secrets of recruitment? Wonder no more, with this expert panel of recruiters who are here to answer your questions about standing out, acing the interview, and the getting the internship.
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Experiences with Automotive Security: Vulnerabilities, Causes and Challenges by Stefan Savage4:15pm - 5:10pm

Modern automobiles are no longer mere mechanical devices; they are pervasively monitored and controlled by dozens of digital computers coordinated via internal vehicular networks. While this transformation has driven major advancements in efficiency and safety, it has also introduced a range of new potential risks. In joint work between UC San Diego and the University of Washington, we have experimentally identified and demonstrated vulnerabilities in conventional passenger vehicles that allow near-arbitrary control without requiring any physical access (i.e., taking over a car a thousand miles away).In this talk I will briefly describe our findings in this work, our assessment of the underlying causes and some of the challenges (both technical and non-technical) moving forwards to secure the automotive platform.

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.

Neomorphic Machines by Qualcomm 5:20pm - 5:45pm

Come hear from Adrienne Milner about Qualcomm's Project Zeroth. This facinating project from Qualcomm uses biology as it's inspiration to create computers that think the way we do. More Info

About the speaker:
Adrienne Milner is staff engineer of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, she is part of Qualcomm Research and works as a neuromorphic software engineer. She leads the effort to manifest biological networks in robots and is developing a system to train neural networks. She developed the initial APIs to describe the biological network simulations and has also authored a software system to provide sensory content to biological network simulations. Milner joined Qualcomm in 2002.

Industry Dinner6:00pm - 6:50pm

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.

Jeopardy7:00pm - 8:00pm

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 for CSE day 2014

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

Timothy Kua
CSE Day Co-Chair
Jacque Douglas
CSE Day Co-Chair