University of California, DavisDepartment of Computer Science
(Security Research Lab)
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8562
UC Davis is the third largest and most academically diverse of the nine campuses of the UC system. The campus enrolled 30,229 students in fall 2003, of whom over 6,000 were graduate and professional students. Academic resources include a library of 2.3 million volumes, ranked among the top research libraries of North America. Among its many distinctions, UC Davis ranks among the nation's top 15 universities in research funding. It has been ranked by "U.S. News and World Report" as 11th among public universities nationwide.
The University and adjoining town of Davis are located in the Sacramento Valley, 15 miles (25 km) west of Sacramento and 74 miles (123 km) northeast of San Francisco and the Bay Area. With a population of approx. 60,000, Davis is a small, friendly college town, that has a widespread appreciation for open space and community recreation. Davis has many greenbelts and 18 landscaped parks with tennis courts, playgrounds and swimming pools, in addition to miles of bicycle and jogging paths linking all parts of the town and the campus. The town supports a local musical theater company, a community art and crafts center, a vibrant recreation program, a community golf course, and a teen center. There are abundant opportunities for sports and recreational activities, with more than 50 miles of bicycle paths, and close proximity to the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the seashore of the Pacific Ocean, the historic Mother Lode, and the famed Napa and Sonoma Valleys.