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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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A 'word cloud' visualization of the top 30 most similar tokens for wind_NOUN in the Word2Vec-300k embedding according to the newly proposed similarity metric. The bigger the word, the more similar it is to wind_NOUN.

Research reveals unexpected patterns in abstract natural language processing spaces

Baskin Engineering postdoctoral scholar Oskar Elek and graduate student Henry Zhou are exploring the complex and not fully understood abstract spaces where machines process human language. They hope to find new ways to improve machine language processing, which in turn will advance artificial... Read More

Lehua Sparrow

Alumni Spotlight: Baskin Engineering computer science alumna Lehua Sparrow helps bridge the diversity gap in STEM

The thing Baskin Engineering computer science alumna Lehua Sparrow enjoys most about the math and science fields is the ability to come to a concrete answer.  “In a world without many answers, science and math bring me comfort because we can always come to some definite conclusion,” said... Read More

Jessica Xie

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Xie incorporates her technical background and knack for problem solving to make a positive difference in her community

Before Jessica Xie began the Technology and Information Management (TIM) undergraduate program at UC Santa Cruz’s Baskin School of Engineering, she had almost 10 years of self-taught coding experience under her belt. A driven and curious child, Jessica began teaching herself how to code and web... Read More

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