National Science Foundation Grant to Help UC Davis Researchers Track Evolution of Novel Coronavirus

May 13, 2020

As the disease COVID-19 spreads across the planet, scientists continue to combat the novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) on all fronts. But viruses are fickle, mutating to ensure their survival as they hop hosts. Genomic mutations and natural selection could reduce the effectiveness of a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus, and different sequence variations and strains of the virus are continuously being reported in databases like GISAID.

Wearable Device Assists People with Spinal Cord Injuries

March 16, 2020

Two of our members, Soheil Ghiasi and Lifeng Lai, both professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been working with Eric Kurzrock, chief of Pediatric Urologic Surgery and a professor in the UC Davis Department of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics, to develop an under-clothing biosensor that can recognize in real time when someone’s bladder is full.  Most people take that kind of biological awareness for granted, but it is lacking for the approximately half a million individuals in the United States with spinal cord injuries or spinal anomalies.

CeDAR Announces First Round of Funding

March 02, 2020

The primary mission of the University of California Davis Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research (CeDAR) is to foster innovative and groundbreaking multidisciplinary research in data science. To accomplish this, CeDAR is pleased to announce its first round of funding for Innovative Data Science. CeDAR plans to fund research in the broad area of data science, including: