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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


In Memoriam: Joel Kubby (1957–2018)

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of Joel Kubby, professor of electrical engineering and former chair of the department. Joel passed away in the early morning hours of April 18, 2018. Joel earned a B.A. in physics from UC Berkeley in 1980 and a Ph.D. in applied physics from... Read More

Aviv Elor

Engineering undergraduate wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Aviv Elor, a junior studying robotics engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The Goldwater Scholarship is a prestigious national competition for... Read More

Ryan Foley

UC Santa Cruz prof and grad student are among honorees at 2018 NEXTies

UC Santa Cruz will be well represented at the 2018 NEXTies, the local awards show celebrating the best and brightest in the Santa Cruz community. The annual event will be held Friday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz. Among the honorees will be UCSC graduate student John Felts... Read More