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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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Carmen Robinson

Baskin Engineering appoints first program director for student excellence, engagement, and inclusion

Dr. Carmen Robinson has been appointed the first Program Director for Student Excellence, Engagement, and Inclusion in the Baskin School of Engineering. Robinson has served as the school’s Director of Undergraduate Affairs since 2017. The appointment was made by Dean Alexander Wolf.  “This is... Read More

Prof. Kobayashi using a vacuum chamber

UCSC thin-film expertise to help develop NASA’s next generation of space telescopes

Santa Cruz, CA—UC Santa Cruz Electrical and Computer Engineering Prof. Nobuhiko Kobayashi began his career thirty years ago developing thin film transistors required for controlling liquid crystal displays. Thirty years later, his expertise in thin films could improve the performance of NASA’s next... Read More

Marco Rolandi, Marcella Gomez, and Mircea Teodorescu lead the UCSC team working to develop a smart bandage for wound healing. (Photo by James McGirk)

UC Santa Cruz leads collaboration to speed wound healing with a novel smart bandage

UC Santa Cruz will lead a collaborative project to develop innovative technology for improving the healing of serious wounds, funded by a contract worth up to $16 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The UCSC team, working with doctors and scientists at UC Davis and... Read More