Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC Santa Cruz aims to achieve engineering discoveries that benefit humankind through a combination of curiosity, open-mindedness, and inclusiveness. We aim to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiration and quality education, believing that rigor, creativity, and excitement should be part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum. Our Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is ABET accredited.

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UC Santa Cruz researchers develop scalable method for virus detection

Early diagnosis of infectious diseases can lead to accurate treatments and can prevent transmission and long-term complications. But to detect and identify an infectious disease is not easy. Disease-causing pathogens are normally present in low concentrations, requiring extremely sensitive devices... Read More

The PCBB Team. Top row, left to right: Arina Romanova, Michael Choi. Bottom row, left to right: Ricardo Rodriguez, Richard Alves, Selina Guan, Dan Li, Adam Grose, Rafael Ramirez.

UC Santa Cruz engineering students’ autonomous boat could keep microplastics out of oceans

For their final project as undergraduates, a team of students at the Baskin School of Engineering is building an autonomous boat and net system that would passively drift along coastlines and collect garbage deposited into the ocean by rivers. The Passive Cleaner Boat Bot (PCBB) could prevent... Read More

Professor Ricardo Sanfelice.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) awards $450,000 grant to UCSC for dynamic and control research

Flying an autonomous vehicle through unfamiliar terrain demands better, more reliable, algorithms; UCSC Engineer Ricardo Sanfelice aims to deliver them. The US Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded Professor Ricardo Sanfelice, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a... Read More

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Feb 26

Faculty Research Lecture 2019: Responsible Data Science

Lise Getoor
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Apr 29

ECE Seminar (EE290): 5 things I wish I knew when I decided to start a company

Laura Mather
Chief Executive Officer, Board Director and Entrepreneur