Around the Ring

Spotlight on Researcher of Electronic Components in Digital Devices

Sudeep Pasricha, graduate student in the Bren School, researches the electronic components in digital devices, such as cell phones, digital cameras and MP3 players, for smaller, faster-produced and more power-efficient designs. Pasricha received his bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering from the Delhi Institute of Technology in Delhi, India, and his master’s degree in 2004 from UC Irvine. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D., which he plans to finish in 2007. Pasricha received the Best Paper Award at the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference in January 2006 in Yokohama, Japan.

Computer Science Professor Receives Grant From Microsoft for Machine Learning

Pierre Baldi, Computer Science Professor and director of the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics at the Bren School, will receive $45,000 from Microsoft Research to support his research in Machine Learning and help establish the innovative Bren School Center for Machine Learning and Data Mining.

Professor Baldi’s research involves data mining, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, machine learning and communication networks. Researchers predict protein structures, analyze gene expression and develop communication networks.