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. 

News

J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves’ research selected as Best Paper at International Performance Computing and Communications Conference

Congratulations to Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, CITRIS Campus Director and Jack Baskin Endowed Professor of Computer Engineering, for winning Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC)... Read More

UCSC Center for Research in Open Source Software joins new Ceph Foundation to Advance Open Source Storage

The Center for Research in Open Source Software (cross.ucsc.edu) at UC Santa Cruz joined the newly formed Ceph Foundation as an associate member, along with seven other research and academic organizations. The new foundation’s efforts center around the Ceph unified distributed storage system... Read More

CruzHacks judging in progress

UC Santa Cruz student-run CruzHacks revamps for its sixth year

With a new slate of leaders at the helm, the UC Santa Cruz student-organized CruzHacks aims to bring together 500 hackers of all backgrounds for a weekend of innovation. The non-profit hackathon hopes to create an environment in which high school and college students can work collaboratively to... Read More

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