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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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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