On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 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 Research Talks

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Graduate Student Research Talks 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 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.

Keynote: Lise Getoor

Our Keynote Lecture will be delivered by Lise Getoor, a professor in the Computer Science Department at UC Santa Cruz and the director of the UC Santa Cruz D3 Data Science Center.  Her research areas include machine learning and reasoning under uncertainty; in addition she works in data management, visual analytics and social network analysis. She has over 200 publications and extensive experience with machine learning and probabilistic modeling methods for graph and network data. She is a Fellow of the Association for Artificial Intelligence, an elected board member of the International Machine Learning Society, serves on the board of the Computing Research Association (CRA), has served as Machine Learning Journal Action Editor, Associate Editor for the ACM Transactions of Knowledge Discovery from Data, JAIR Associate Editor, and on the AAAI Council. She was co-chair for ICML 2011, and has served on the PC of many conferences including the senior PC of AAAI, ICML, KDD, UAI, WSDM and the PC of SIGMOD, VLDB, and WWW. She is a recipient of an NSF Career Award and eleven best paper and best student paper awards. In 2014, she was recognized as one of the top ten emerging leaders in data mining and data science based on citation and impact according to KDD Nuggets. She is on the external advisory board the San Diego Super Computer Center, and the scientific advisory board for the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, and has served on the advisory board for companies including Sentient Technologies.  She received her PhD from Stanford University in 2001, her MS from UC Berkeley, and her BS from UC Santa Barbara, and was a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park from 2001-2013.


  • 8:00am - 9:15am: Breakfast with Industry and Networking

  • 9:15am - 9:30am: Opening Remarks

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

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch and Networking

  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm: Capstone Poster Session

  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm: Graduate Student Research Talks

  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm: Awards Ceremony for Capstone and Graduate Student Presentations

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Distinguished Lecture with Lise Getoor

  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm: Networking with Industry (and Hosted Bar)

Event Sponsors

 To Be Announced


Capstone Team Sponsors