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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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Vernon Coleman and Kevin Robertson

Engineering Undergraduates Create New Social App: Getting Real with “RealTime”

Vernon Coleman, a third-year Baskin School of Engineering student studying Technology & Information Management, and Kevin Robertson, also a third-year Baskin School of Engineering student, studying Computer Science, have collaborated over the past three years to create a successful app that... Read More

11 Faculty Members Join The Baskin School Of Engineering In 2017-18

The Baskin School of Engineering welcomes 11 new faculty this year, bringing the school’s total faculty count to 101. The new faculty members bring a wide range of expertise to the engineering school, enhancing already strong programs such as data science and computational genomics, and bringing... Read More

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

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