Benefunder Partnership Aims to Boost Computer Science Developments into the Market

December 16, 2014
In an effort to bring promising research advances in computing to market, Benefunder, a philanthropic organization that works with wealth management firms to connect donors with leading researchers across the nation, has established a partnership with ICSI.

Vision Wins Best Open Source Software Award at ACM Multimedia

December 9, 2014
Members of the Vision Group won the Best Open Source Software Award at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia in November. They were recognized for their paper describing Caffe, or Convolutional Architecture for Fast Feature Embedding, a deep learning framework that can be used to build multimedia analysis tools. When used for image analysis, Caffe can classify an image in about two milliseconds and process more than 40 million images in a day.

Springer Releases Book Edited by Jaeyoung Choi and Gerald Friedland

November 18, 2014
A book edited by Jaeyoung Choi, a researcher in the Audio and Multimedia Group, and Gerald Friedland, the director of the group, is now available from Springer Publishing. Multimodal Location Estimation of Videos and Images examines methods of automatically estimating the origins of media using multiple modalities, including text in tags, sounds in audio tracks, and visual cues. The book includes chapters co-written by ICSI researchers Luke Gottlieb and Howard Lei in addition to Choi and Friedland.

Bro Wins InfoWorld Bossie Award

October 7, 2014
Bro, ICSI’s open-source network monitoring platform, is a recipient of an IDG’s InfoWorld Bossie Award, recognizing the year’s best business-oriented open-source software. Bro is one of nine networking and security tools recognized this year and 130 tools recognized in all categories.

New Research from the International Computer Science Institute Reviews Browser Extensions Security and Government Use of Spyware in the Middle East

August 21, 2014
Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) today presented two papers at the USENIX Security Symposium in San Diego examining two significant threats in modern cybersecurity: compromised browser extensions and the use of malware by oppressive governments.

ICSI Enters into a Visiting Agreement with University of Genoa to Support Internet of Things and Big Data Research

July 30, 2014
ICSI, a leading center for computer science research, will host members of the Research Center on Computer Platform Engineering, or CIPI, to work on research initiatives related to end-user computing, big data and the Internet of things. CIPI is a joint endeavor of the Universities of Genoa and Padua.

ICSI Works with Yahoo Labs and Lawrence Livermore Lab to Offer Analytics Tools for Over 100 Million Flickr Images and Videos

50TB computing program runs analysis on the entire Flickr Creative Commons dataset, one of the largest public multimedia datasets ever released to the public

July 3, 2014
ICSI today announced a collaboration with Yahoo Labs and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to process and analyze the recently released Yahoo Flickr Creative Commons 100 Million (YFCC100M) dataset, a publicly available corpus of user-generated content comprising more than 100 million images and videos.

Vern Paxson, Director of Networking and Security, Wins IEEE Internet Award

July 2, 2014
Professor Vern Paxson, who directs Networking and Security research, has been named a recipient of the 2015 IEEE Internet Award, given annually to recognize exceptional contributions to the advancement of Internet technology for network architecture, mobility, or end-use applications. Paxson and KC Claffy of the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis in San Diego, California, were recognized for their contributions to the field of Internet measurement, including security and network data analysis, and for distinguished leadership in and service to the Internet community by providing open-access data and tools.

ICSI Appoints Drexel Senior Vice Provost Deborah Crawford as New Director

May 15, 2014
ICSI announced today that it has appointed Dr. Deborah L. Crawford as its new director. Dr. Crawford is currently the senior vice provost of research at Drexel University, where she was instrumental in the creation of its College of Computing and Informatics. She will assume duties on August 15 of this year.

Crawford received her PhD from the University of Bradford, England, and worked at AT&T Bell Labs, UC Santa Barbara, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory before joining the National Science Foundation in 1993. During her 17-year tenure at NSF, she held a number of executive positions.

ICSI and University of Genoa Sign Visiting Agreement

May 12, 2014
Dr. Michele Stecca of the Research Center on Computer Platform Engineering (CIPI) in Italy will collaborate with the ICSI research initiatives group under the terms of a visiting agreement between the Institute and the University of Genoa. This work is under the supervision of Professor Massimo Maresca, head of the Scientific Office of the Italian Consulate in San Francisco. They will be investigating the application of the service composition paradigm to distributed applications, which can be treated as composite services made up of atomic services. The project also studies and characterizes the architecture and operation of service creation/execution platforms.