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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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Alumni Stories: Shereen Oraby’s industry-relevant experience at Baskin Engineering lands her a job with Amazon Alexa AI

Shereen Oraby graduated from the Baskin School of Engineering with a Ph.D. in computer science in 2019. Her academic focus on natural language generation and the Silicon Valley internships she participated in as a student have led her to a career as an applied scientist with Amazon Alexa AI. Oraby... Read More

Professor Jim Whitehead

News Brief: Baskin School of Engineering names new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Professor Jim Whitehead has been appointed Baskin School of Engineering’s new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs. The three-year appointment will be effective July 1, 2020.  As the ADUA, Whitehead will oversee the school’s undergraduate advising unit and curriculum planning activities... Read More

Kristy Brambila, Cassandra Gordon, Enrica Beltran, and Esmeralda Carrillo when they were engineering students in the eBay Inspire Scholarship Program. (Photo by C. Lagattuta)

Baskin Engineering alumnae earn patents for technology they developed as students

In 2012, seven female students from the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz were admitted to a unique scholarship program at eBay. Eight years later, four of these students can call themselves inventors, having developed technology at eBay that has been granted two separate patents, with... Read More

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