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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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International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Celebrating women and girls who are leading innovation in science and engineering

According to data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), less than 30 percent of STEM researchers worldwide are women and only around 30 percent of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. This highlights the ongoing need to... Read More

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Mathematical solution could improve network analysis

A team of UC Santa Cruz researchers led by computer science Professor Seshadhri Comandur have completely characterized the kind of six-person plus complex patterns that can be efficiently counted on a network. This has important applications beyond the realm of mathematics, including epidemic... Read More

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Cal-Bridge pilots program offering CSU students access to UC Ph.D programs

Cal-Bridge is extending its mentorship program to computation-focused students. The program connects promising California State University (CSU) students with mentors at CSU and University of California (UC) campuses. UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering Associate Dean Matthew Guthaus co-... Read More

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