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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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Olivia Oswald in the first Tesla Model X at the production launch event

Alumni stories: How hands-on experience at UC Santa Cruz landed Olivia Oswald her dream job

Just six months after she graduated from the UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2014, Olivia Oswald landed a dream career at Tesla, a clean-energy company famous for its electric vehicles.  “I feel very lucky to be where I’m at,” Oswald says. “... Read More

Carmen Robinson

Baskin Engineering appoints first program director for student excellence, engagement, and inclusion

Dr. Carmen Robinson has been appointed the first Program Director for Student Excellence, Engagement, and Inclusion in the Baskin School of Engineering. Robinson has served as the school’s Director of Undergraduate Affairs since 2017. The appointment was made by Dean Alexander Wolf.  “This is... Read More

Prof. Kobayashi using a vacuum chamber

UCSC thin-film expertise to help develop NASA’s next generation of space telescopes

Santa Cruz, CA—UC Santa Cruz Electrical and Computer Engineering Prof. Nobuhiko Kobayashi began his career thirty years ago developing thin film transistors required for controlling liquid crystal displays. Thirty years later, his expertise in thin films could improve the performance of NASA’s next... Read More