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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
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Ricardo Sanfelice

Engineer Ricardo Sanfelice receives ‘test of time’ award for influential paper

Ricardo Sanfelice, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has received the 2020 Test-of-Time Award from the Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC) conference for a 2006 paper on feedback control systems. The HSCC Test-of-Time Award recognizes work published at... Read More

Professor Jim Whitehead

News Brief: Baskin School of Engineering names new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Professor Jim Whitehead has been appointed Baskin School of Engineering’s new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs. The three-year appointment will be effective July 1, 2020.  As the ADUA, Whitehead will oversee the school’s undergraduate advising unit and curriculum planning activities... Read More

Professor Sina Farsiu, Baskin Engineering alumnus, at Duke University

Alumni stories: Sina Farsiu’s interdisciplinary background is saving patients’ vision 

Sina Farsiu is the very epitome of an interdisciplinary scientist. Although his Ph.D. from the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz is in electrical engineering, he is currently serving as the Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Professor of... Read More