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Scott Grafton helps develop a theory of compound movement that highlights a tradeoff between efficiency and computational cost.
In an era when it seems every week brings a new story of large-scale hacking and identity theft, you might wonder if we’re all just sitting ducks for bad guys with computers. The answer, say UC Santa Barbara researchers, is a firm maybe.
Scientists have developed a faster, cheaper and more biologically relevant way to screen drugs and chemicals in the developing brain.
A team led by a UCSB researcher shows that both water flow and channel capacity are necessary for accurate flood hazard risk assessment.

Pioneering research is a critical component of the highest quality education. UCSB’s faculty includes six Nobel Prize winners and scores of elected members of national and international academies and societies as well as dozens of winners of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships.