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, http:www.abet.org.

Faculty Openings


Applied Optics and Optofluidics

Bioelectronic and Bioprotonic

Cyber-Physical Systems

Robotics and Control

Uncertainty Aware
Robot Control


Baskin Engineering announces six new faculty members

The Baskin School of Engineering welcomes six new faculty members this year, bringing the total faculty count to 103. These new faculty bring expertise in a wide range of subjects to the school of engineering, from game design to data science to cyber-physical systems, enhancing the departments of... Read More

Baskin Engineering researchers’ paper on dual detection of Zika virus biomarkers selected Biomedical Optics Express Editor’s Pick

A team of researchers including electrical engineering professor Holger Schmidt and UC Santa Cruz graduate students Alexandra Stambaugh and Gopikrishnan Meena recently published their research on dual on-chip detection of Zika virus biomarkers in Biomedical Optics Express. The article, Optofluidic... Read More

Juliana Hernandez

Graduate student Juliana Hernandez does research, mentors high schoolers in SaraLab project

Juliana Hernandez, an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at UC Santa Cruz, is spending her summer working with Sara Abrahamsson on a research project which involves using specially designed diffractive optics components for super-resolution microscopy. She’s also a mentor to two high school... Read More