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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The UC Santa Cruz SlugBots team: Jiaqi Wu, Kevin Bowden, Amita Misra, Marilyn Walker, and Shereen Oraby. (Photo by Yin Wu)

UC Santa Cruz team chosen to compete in Amazon's Alexa Prize Challenge

A team of UC Santa Cruz graduate students led by computer science professor Marilyn Walker has been chosen by Amazon to compete in the inaugural $2.5 million Alexa Prize Challenge competition. The UCSC team, called SlugBots, is one of 12 university teams sponsored by Amazon to try to develop a "... Read More

Marilyn Walker (photo by C. Lagattuta)

Computer scientist Marilyn Walker honored by Association for Computational Linguistics

Marilyn Walker, professor of computer science at UC Santa Cruz, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). The ACL Fellows program recognizes members for extraordinary contributions to the field. Walker was honored "for fundamental contributions to statistical... Read More

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