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

Students work with NSBE to support minorities at BSOE

Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE) undergraduates Aitanna Parker, Betelhem Tarekegn, and Tolulope Familoni were recently elected to the Regional Board of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), an organization that supports and promotes aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students... Read More

Dean Alexander Wolf with the 2017-18 Dean's and Chancellor's Award Winners

Baskin Engineering announces Dean's and Chancellor's Award winners

Each academic year, the Deans and the Chancellor honor the achievements of students who go above and beyond in scholarship and creativity in their undergraduate studies. Students selected for the Dean’s and Chancellor’s Awards are those whose work exemplifies the mission of UC Santa Cruz to... Read More

Dean Alexander Wolf with the 2017-18 Dean's and Chancellor's Award Winners

Baskin Engineering announces Dean's and Chancellor's Award winners

Each academic year, the Deans and the Chancellor honor the achievements of students who go above and beyond in scholarship and creativity in their undergraduate studies. Students selected for the Dean’s and Chancellor’s Awards are those whose work exemplifies the mission of UC Santa Cruz to... Read More

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