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

Prof. Sanfelice and a student in the lab.

The Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center celebrates its first anniversary

The Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center (CPSRC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz celebrated its first anniversary this summer and held its second annual kickoff event in October. To mark the occasion, the Center’s Director, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ricardo... Read More

Front row, left to right: Nicolle Ayon Campos, Maelia Uy-Gomez, Angela Santos, Jazmin Maravilla Mendoza.  Back row, left to right: MEP Academic Counselor Jennifer Wood, Arturo Lopez, Frank Osorio, Erika Staud, Lawrence Lawson

Connecting UCSC Students with Industry to Launch STEM Careers

Eight talented University of California Santa Cruz students gathered in downtown Los Angeles in a step towards becoming the diverse leaders of tomorrow’s tech and engineering workforce. MESA’s Student Leadership Conference brings together hand-picked engineering and computer science students with... Read More


Upcoming Events

Nov 13

From Shakey to Motobot: Robotics at SRI International

Roy Kornbluh, Annjoe Wong-Foy, Allen Hsu, Thomas Low, Alexander Kernbaum and Gordon Kirkwood
SRI International Robotics Team
Nov 19

ECE Seminar- EE290: Creating Optical Nanomaterials Using Soft Matter Building Blocks: A Data-Driven Approach

Stacy Copp
Hoffman Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow and UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow