Computer Science and Engineering

 

The Computer Science and Engineering department spans multiple areas of research including design, architecture, and applications of computing systems; the organization of operating systems, storage, and databases, as well as the languages used to program them and the techniques used to ensure their secure operation; theory; data science; networking; wireless and mobile communication; internet of things; network security; pervasive computing; and technology management.

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. 

Computer Science is the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of computer technology and computer usage. Areas of research in the CSE department include analysis of algorithms, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition and retrieval, machine learning, neural networks, computer graphics, computer animation, scientific visualization, computer and sensor vision, image processing, image synthesis, multimodal human-computer interaction, programming languages and environments, software engineering, Web and Internet engineering, real-time embedded systems, computer security, databases, parallel and distributed computation, operating systems, and storage systems.

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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Dean Alexander Wolf and the 2018-2019 Dean's fellows

Engineering recognizes four 2018–2019 Dean’s Fellows

October 15, 2018—The Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz is proud to announce the inaugural cohort of Dean’s fellows. “We're pleased to have such a strong group of students coming onboard,” said Dean Wolf. “It's exciting to imagine the education they'll receive... Read More

Baskin Engineering announces six new faculty members

The Baskin School of Engineering welcomes six new faculty members this year, bringing the total faculty count to 103. These new faculty bring expertise in a wide range of subjects to the school of engineering, from game design to data science to cyber-physical systems, enhancing the departments of... Read More

Peter Alvaro to work with eBay on Lineage-Driven Fault Injection project

Peter Alvaro, assistant professor in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, will collaborate with eBay on a project with the goal of improving the reliability of distributed systems. The project, “Lineage-Driven Fault Injection” (LDFI), is also supported by the National Science... Read More

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Nov 26

P: Modular and Safe Event-Driven Programming

Ankush Desai
Graduate Student
Nov 27

Advancement: Convex Divergences for Non-convex Models

Ehsan Amid
PhD Student (Advisor: Manfred Warmuth)
Nov 27

Advancement: Capability and Complexity Relation in Robot-Task Placement

Jay Ryan Roldan
PhD Student (Advisor: Dejan Milutinovic)

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