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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,

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Ali Yanik

Engineer Ali Yanik wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Ali Yanik, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The five-year, $500,000 grant will support Yanik's project to develop "phononic... Read More

UCSC ARC members from left to right: Natalie King, Kevin Han, Tim Bensch, Chris Villalpando, Sarah Mitchell

Amateur radio thrives at UC Santa Cruz

Now that 95% of Americans own a cell phone, it's easy to believe that amateur radio has been replaced as a means of communicating over long distances. But, in fact, it continues to be an important way to communicate, and members of the UC Santa Cruz Amateur Radio Club (UCSC ARC) want to spread... Read More

Professor Ricardo Sanfelice.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) awards $450,000 grant to UCSC for dynamics and control research

Flying an autonomous vehicle through unfamiliar terrain demands better, more reliable, algorithms; UCSC Engineer Ricardo Sanfelice aims to deliver them. The US Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded Professor Ricardo Sanfelice, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a... Read More