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UC San Diego CSE lands game-changing $18.5 million alumni gift

ucsdThe largest gift ever made to UC San Diego by one of its alumni was received today by UCSD Computer Science & Engineering.  The gift – from an alum who wishes to remain anonymous – will fund new faculty endowed chairs, top-of-the-line teaching labs, support for graduate students, expanded mentoring and tutoring programs for the next generation of undergraduates, and a more diverse offering of project-based courses.

The UCSD CSE faculty is chock full of UW CSE Ph.D. alumni, including Bill Griswold, Sorin Lerner, Stefan Savage, Steve Swanson, Dean Tullsen, Amin Vahdat (we claim half-credit for Amin, with Berkeley), and Geoff Voelker.  They have returned the favor by sending to our faculty Yoshi Kohno and – soon to arrive – Zach Tatlock.  Undergraduates from both schools populate the graduate program at the other.

Congratulations to our friends in UCSD CSE!  Read more here.