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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,



Applied Optics and Optofluidics

Bioelectronic and Bioprotonic

Cyber-Physical Systems

Robotics and Control

Uncertainty Aware
Robot Control


Ph.D. Student Yohei Rosen

Baskin Fellowship provides support for graduate student's interdisciplinary research

Yohei Rosen, a graduate student in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Jack Baskin and Peggy Downes-Baskin Fellowship. Mathematician, MD, and PhD Rosen has a very unique background for a graduate student in engineering. After completing... Read More

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS announces UCSC recipients of its inaugural seed funding round

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Santa Cruz is pleased to announce the award recipients of their inaugural Campus Seed Funding Program. The new program encourages multi-disciplinary teams from across campus to collaborate on projects that address social challenges through the use of... Read More

Professor Yu Zhang

Baskin Engineering Professor Receives Hellman Fellowship

Yu Zhang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California Santa Cruz, has been awarded a 2019 Hellman Fellowship. Fellowships are awarded to junior faculty members to support their early research. Zhang received the... Read More