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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 accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


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Robotics and Control

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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

Sung-Mo "Steve" Kang, SOE Distinguished Chair Professor, Chancellor Emeritus, UC Merced, President Emeritus, KAIST

International Memristor team wins Best Paper Award at IEEE MOCAST 2020

A paper produced during an international collaboration between the Technical University of Dresden (TUD), UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz has received the Electronics, Circuits and Systems Paper Award at the IEEE 5th International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies (MOCAST). The... Read More

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Cal-Bridge pilots program offering CSU students access to UC Ph.D programs

Cal-Bridge is extending its mentorship program to computation-focused students. The program connects promising California State University (CSU) students with mentors at CSU and University of California (UC) campuses. UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering Associate Dean Matthew Guthaus co-... Read More


Upcoming Events

Oct 12

ECE Seminar Series: Energy-Efficient Node Deployment in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks including UVAs

Hamid Jafarkhani
Chancellor's Professor at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science,
Nov 23

ECE Seminar Series: Toward a Thinking Microscope: Deep Learning-enabled Computational Microscopy and Sensing

Aydogan Ozcan Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Professor and the Volgenau Chair for Engineering Innovation