On Friday, March 16, 2018, the UC Santa Barbara Computer Science Department will host summit.cs -- a chance to bring together undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners in a day-long program of sharing ideas and making connections.



Breakfast with Industry

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Start the day off right with a catered breakfast and networking between students, companies, and faculty.  The summit sponsors will have tables set up, and many other visitors will be present for discussions.  Use this time to share resumes, swap business cards, explore internship opportunities, and discuss your various ongoing projects.

Undergrad Capstone

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Photo Credit: ms.akr

Teaming up with industry leaders, students worked on projects addressing a wide range of topics.  A list of this year’s projects can be found at the capstone homepage

Graduate Student Distinguished Lectures

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Graduate Student Distinguished Lectures showcase the best research in Computer Science at UCSB.


Poster Session

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Lunch will be catered and provides even more opportunity for discussion and networking.  This is a chance to interact with the people behind the work.  Each of the undergraduate capstone teams, along with a collection of graduate and undergraduate researchers, will be available to explain their ongoing work (with the help of a poster), and in some cases even provide demonstrations of their creations.  In addition, student organizations relating to computer science will be available to discuss their activities and how students, alumni, faculty, and guests can get involved.



Our Keynote Lecture will be delivered by David Culler from UC Berkeley. David is the Friesen Professor of Computer Science and a member of UC Berkeley’s EECS faculty since 1989. His research addresses the extremes of networked systems.  His early work on high-performance clusters, including Berkeley Network of Workstation (NOW) Project and PlanetLab laid foundations for today's cloud.  His research on embedded wireless sensor networks, including the Berkeley Motes, TinyOS, and 6LoWPAN, shaped the Internet of Things. He is currently focused on creating the robust, secure network systems infrastructure for cyberphysical systems and its data analytics, including energy efficient buildings, smart grids, and sustainable transportation. David won the Okawa Prize in 2013 and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an ACM Fellow, and an IEEE Fellow. He was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Researchers and the creator of one of MIT's Technology Review's "10 Technologies that Will Change the World." 


  • 8:00am - 9:30am: Breakfast with Industry and Networking

  • 9:30am - 12:00pm: Undergraduate Capstone Presentations  

  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch with Poster Session and Networking

  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm: Graduate Student Distinguished Lectures

  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm: Meet and Greet with the Distinguished Lecture Speaker

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Distinguished Lecture

  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm: Networking with Industry (and Hosted Bar)

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