Computer Science

Computer Science is the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of computer technology and computer usage. The Computer Science Department offers courses on a wide range of topics, many of which include a mathematical component, and offers undergraduate bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in computer science, as well as the master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees. Besides offering instructional courses, the department engages in a substantial research program in which both advanced undergraduates and graduate students participate.

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Lise Getoor, Professor of Computer Science (Photo by C. Lagattuta)

NSF awards $1.5 million grant for data science research at UC Santa Cruz

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $1.5 million grant to a team of computer scientists, statisticians, and mathematicians at UC Santa Cruz to develop the tools and techniques needed to understand large, complex datasets in fields as diverse as social sciences, biology,... Read More

UC Santa Cruz launches new data science research center

UC Santa Cruz has launched a new data science research center, Data, Discovery, and Decisions (D3). Led by Lise Getoor, professor of computer science in UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering, D3 provides a platform for collaboration between industry and academia in the emerging field of data science... Read More

Doug Cutting, CROSS Distinguished Fellow

Doug Cutting Appointed CROSS Distinguished Fellow

Doug Cutting was recently appointed Distinguished Fellow of the Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS). This appointment by the Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE) at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) highlights the importance the university places on strengthening CROSS’s ability to bridge the gap... Read More

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