Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Computer Science Undergrad Kayvon Ghaffari Helps Create Winning Software for Detecting Vascular Diseases Early Among Children in Developing Regions

Kayvon Ghaffari is a computer science undergraduate who is headed to Warsaw, Poland this summer. Why? It’s not (just) for the Perogi. Ghaffari is part of a UCSD team that won the 2010 Imagine Cup in software design. The team’s winning software design helps field doctors use mobile technology to detect vascular diseases early among children in developing regions. The team, called Mobilife, won the eighth annual competition sponsored by Microsoft Corp. They beat out 22,000 other U.S. students, all trying to solve the world’s toughest problems using technology.

The team will compete in July against hundreds of other student teams from other countries and regions in the worldwide finals in Warsaw, Poland.
Read the full story on the news site of the UCSD Rady School of Management.

Kayvon...if you read this, tell us a little more about the software...either in the comments section or via an email to me at: dbkane AT ucsd DOT edu.

Admit Day Video: Jacobs School of Engineering

Admit Day for incoming UCSD undergrads came and went, but anyone interested in learning more about undergraduate life at the Jacobs School can check out the 2010 Admit Day video from the Jacobs School of Engineering. In addition to the school-wide talk (see embedded video), a professor from each of the six departments gave a presentation. All these videos are also online. Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), NanoEngineering, and Structural Engineering.