Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering focuses on the design, analysis, and application of computers and on their applications as components of systems. The UCSC Department of Computer Engineering sustains and strengthens its teaching and research program to provide students with inspiration and quality education in the theory and practice of computer engineering. The department offers the bachelor of science (B.S.) in computer engineering, the bachelor of science in robotics engineering, the bachelor of arts (B.A.) in network and digital technology, the master of science (M.S.) and the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in computer engineering degrees as well as an undergraduate minor. A combined B.S./M.S. program allows students to complete both the B.S. and M.S. in computer engineering degrees in five years.

Computer Engineering in the News

Sam Mansfield

John Felts, a second year Ph.D. electrical engineering student, earned top marks for his talk about creating environmentally friendly surfboard foam from shrimp shells.

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Jishen Zhao

Computer Sci prof Peter Alvaro and Computer Eng prof Jishen Zhao earn the much sought-after National Science Foundation CAREER award

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Sean Phillips

Top picks for the Jack Baskin and Peggy Downes-Baskin Fellowship target autonomous vehicle networks and software archival

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Supported by scholarships from the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation, seven computer science and engineering students -- five of whom were “Baskin Scholars” -- were among approximately 15,000 who attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

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Faculty and students in the Baskin School of Engineering Computer Engineering Department are researching and developing applications that will enable the internet to evolve in ways that we had never imagined.

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Sri Kurniawan, Baskin School of Engineering Associate Professor of Computational Media and Computer Engineering, is working with her students to research and develop games and applications to help people with special needs.

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Drone ready to take off

Baskin School of Engineering Professor Ricardo Sanfelice and his Hybrid Systems Lab works to develop cyber-physical systems that incorporate networks, computers, and physics. He discusses specific applications to aerial vehicles and systems that operate in complex environments.

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