Computer Science and Engineering

The Computer Science and Engineering department spans multiple areas of research including algorithms, logic, and complexity; computer hardware, including architecture, VLSI (chip design), FPGAs, and design automation; computer security and privacy; cyber-physical systems; distributed systems; database systems; machine learning and artificial intelligence; natural language processing; networks; pervasive computing and human-computer interaction; programming languages; robotics; social computing; storage systems; and visual computing, including computer vision, visualization, and graphics.

In cooperation with other departments on campus, CSE also offers a strong research group in bioinformatics, computational biology, biomolecular engineering, and human genome mapping. The CSE department enjoys a close relationship with the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics departments. Faculty members carry out joint research projects, supervise students, and teach courses for these departments. The M.S. degree requires either a master's thesis or an approved project and is usually completed in two years, although it is possible to complete the program in one year. The Ph.D. degree is usually completed in five years. 

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Baskin Engineering professor wins 2019 most influential paper award

Cormac Flanagan, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, was recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) with a Most Influential Paper Award. Papers are judged by their influence over the past decade.  The paper,... Read More

Barbara Moretto and Katelyn Stone describe their project on Partners Day

Spotlight on Senior Design: CISCO Cloud Computing

CISCO - Cloud Networking Corporate Sponsored Senior Design ProjectCorporate Sponsored Senior Design Project Team: Anthony Campos, Barbara Moretto, Gavin Moy, Katelyn Stone, Sabrina Tsui, Kevin Velasquez Sponsors: Nikos Bregiannis and Jan Medved (CISCO), Professors Patrick Mantey and Richard Jullig... Read More

Japeth Frolick presenting on Partners Day 2019

Three Hundred Engineering Students Present Projects on Partners Day

“We went last year from forty projects to sixty projects this year,” Jack Baskin Endowed Professor Patrick Mantey, who created and directs the senior design capstone program said. “From two hundred students participating to three hundred, I’m extremely proud of the whole crowd.” Watch a video of... Read More

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