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Are you a hacker at heart? Do you dream of cracking codes, breaking firewalls, and exposing secrets? Have you ever been curious about how the internet stays safe? Tinkered around a site, trying to find exploits? Well, then Slug Security, UC Santa Cruz's Cybersecurity Club, may be for you!
Would you like to learn how to hack into servers, create malware, and avoid detection like a true hacker? Do you want to use a Pringles can to make directional antennas and scan for vulnerable networks? Do you want to compete in national competitions, going against other hackers to see who is the best?
Then join us! We are a student-led cybersecurity club dedicated to fostering a community of hackers who work to improve security.
We host workshops and actively compete in CTF and national competitions such as the NSA Codebreaker Challenge.
We meet every Monday from 2-4 PM at Baskin Engineering 2, Room 506.
Visit our site (https://slugsec.ucsc.edu) for more information. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page or email us at email@example.com.
Only female students can apply for this program. https://etap.nsf.gov/award/
Target: Undergraduate Women Students
Requirement: US citizens, Enrolled female students
Living Cost: $3,500
Duration: 10 weeks (May 30 - August 4, 2023) in Summer 2023.
Event Location: University Center, Bhojwani Dining Room
The UC Santa Cruz Academic Senate is delighted to invite you to the 56th Annual Faculty Research Lecture
Featuring Distinguished Professor J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, Computer Science and Engineering Department
Research Directions on Communication Protocols for Intelligent Information Infrastructures
The computer networks we enjoy today have been built based on the initial designs by giants in the field of computer networks dating back to the 1960’s to 1980’s. These architectures and protocols have proven to be remarkably useful; however, the communication, computing, and storage resources available today are many orders of magnitude larger and far more affordable than researchers could have ever imagined 50 years ago. The availability of vast computing resources today allows us to reimagine how the Internet could operate if far more machine intelligence were used inside the networks themselves, rather than just at the servers and clients using them, and to develop new network architectures and protocols for intelligent information infrastructures. In this talk, Distinguished Professor Garcia-Luna-Aceves will describe early results showing how communication protocols can be reimagined taking into account machine intelligence and memory, and outline research directions for the development of protocols for intelligent information infrastructures.
•This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
•Parking permits will be available for purchase for $5 in lot 164/165. Please follow the event signage at the base of campus and a parking attendant will assist you.
•Reception to follow lecture.
This is an exciting software research opportunity for a strong candidate who wants to work on a challenging project. The candidate will contribute to our Phased Array technology at Yektasonics. Our Phased Array is a hardware-software co-designed system, which is an order of magnitude lower cost than other Phased Arrays in the market with performance breakthroughs.
The technology has applications in a wide range of medical and non-medical fields. In medicine, Focused Ultrasound is a revolutionary medical therapy, which uses harmless sound waves to cure cancer with no chemo-therapy or surgery, and brain treatment without opening the skull, to name a few. Our technology drives the transducers, which generate these sound waves at ultrasound frequencies, with fine phase and power control. We have launched our Power Module successfully, which is the power stage of our Phased Array.
Yektasonics has received numerous awards and recognitions, such as a recent award from the National Science Foundation - Innovation Corps program in 2023, a second prize from the UC Santa Cruz Chancellor at Launchpad 2022, being a finalist of American Heart Association in the Bay Area in 2022, being a finalist of the University of California Big Ideas Competition in 2021, and being part of UC Berkeley Incubator Citris Foundry in 2020, to name a few.
Our Phased Array consists of different software modules, such as our embedded computing interface, our Yektasonics OS, our feedback processor, and more. A strong candidate will mostly code in C/C++ in our challenging environment. If you are highly passionate and looking for a real challenge, please email your resume with your transcript to Navid Gougol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can check out the company website for more information at www.yektasonics.com.