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Unite to Light Sends Solar Lamps and Chargers to Aid Lahaina After Disastrous Fires

Photo: Staff Sgt. Matthew A.…

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UCSB's Team Klaatu Designs Innovative Farming Robot, Gort

Team Klaatu, a team comprised of students from UCSB and advised by Professors Chandra Krintz and Rich Wolski, recently designed an…

General, Research

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The Clean Energy Future Is Arriving Faster Than You Think

The New York Times recently posted an article highlighting how the U.S. is moving closer to the clean energy future faster than you…


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The End of Incandescent Lightbulbs in the U.S.

Associated Press News recently posted an article regarding the Department of Energy's new energy efficiency standards for light bulbs.…


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2023-2024 IEE Seed & IGSB SW Impact Grant Applications Are Now Open!

The Institute for Energy Efficiency is pleased to announce that applications for our 2023-2024 Seed Grant and IGSB SW Impact Grant are…


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Review of Our 2023 ETR Workshop: Beyond Efficiency to Electrification in California

The 2035 Initiative released a memo summarizing the topics discussed during the March 10th, 2023 ETR Workshop: "Beyond Efficiency to…


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IEE Postdoc Chen Shang Receives 2023 Tinge Li Innovation Prize

Chen Shang, a Postdoctoral Scholar in Professor John Bowers' group, has received the 2023 Tingye Li Innovation Prize at CLEO! This award…

Awards and Accolades

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Op-Ed by IEE Professor Leah Stokes Published in the New York Times

The New York Times recently published a guest essay opinion piece by Leah Stokes, the Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental…

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IEE Professor Jon Balkind Receives NSF CAREER Award to Develop New Application for Cloud Computing

Jonathan Balkind, an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at UCSB was recently awarded an NSF Early CAREER Award for "Enhancing…

Awards and Accolades

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IEE Professor Kerem Çamsari Receives Early CAREER Award To Develop Probabilistic Computing

As researchers around the world continue their long and arduous pursuit toward quantum computing, some are working on what might be…

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IEE Professor William Wang Receives the Karen Spärck Jones Award

When UC Santa Barbara computer science professor William Wang(link is external) received a call from an unfamiliar number at 7…

Awards and Accolades, In the News

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Shedding Light on Quantum Photonics

As buzz grows ever louder over the future of quantum, researchers everywhere are working overtime to discover how best to unlock the…

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The Association for Computing Machinery names IEE Professor Tim Sherwood as a 2022 ACM Fellow

Tim Sherwood, a Professor in Computer Science at UCSB, was recently selected as a 2022 ACM Fellow by the Association for Computing…

Awards and Accolades, In the News

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6 climate wins from 2022 that are worth celebrating

“This year feels like a breakthrough. After more than thirty years of effort, the U.S. finally passed comprehensive climate legislation…

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The New York Times Publishes Opinion Essay by Professor Leah Stokes

Leah Stokes, the Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics in the Political Science department at UCSB recently…

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Researchers Develop a Scaled-up Spintronic Probabilistic Computer

Researchers at Tohoku University, the University of Messina, and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have developed a…

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