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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

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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

The Topcon team with a small-scale bulldozer prototype used in their project. Left to right: Kiefer Selmon, James Trombadore, David Kooi, and Donald Avansino. (Photo by Tyler Bartholome)

Corporate-sponsored projects give engineering students valuable experience

The Baskin School of Engineering’s Corporate Sponsored Senior Project Program (CSSPP) provides students with a unique opportunity to experience working on real-world engineering projects as part of their undergraduate education. Participants in this year's program presented their finished... Read More