Humans of BSOE

Emmanuel Kayede
Electrical Engineering
“Within BSOE there are many outlets for getting yourself established and that’s a really great thing about UC Santa Cruz. You can always find a place you can consider your home.”
Technology Management
"I’m working on this human trafficking project. The broad question was whether environmental events affect human traffickers. We found an increase in mentions of certain ethnicities after hurricanes in these ads, especially ethnicities from Caribbean countries."
Electrical Engineering
"The most important thing a student needs to learn in their education is not to memorize this or that formula, or do certain calculations at this speed, but really to develop an intuitive understanding and knowledge of what they are learning about."
Technology Management
"When we got the opportunity to start Engineers Without Borders, it really touched my heart that we could help this community in Cameroon, and especially help with young people’s education. That’s something really important."
Riadul Islam
Computer Engineering
"If you look at the power consumption of the microprocessor or the CPU, a big chunk of power comes in by the clock network so I proposed a new paradigm of clocking that utilizes current rather than voltage."
Dan Spencer
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
"I study functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI. They’re basically brain scans that are done while people are doing something. We’re trying to figure out what parts of the brains are being used for different things."
Computer Engineering
"I want to work in integrating robotics into the emergency response system so if a hurricane hits, or something like that, the first responders would be helped out by a variety of robotic tools that they could use."
Electrical Engineering
“It’s important for a college to support engineering organizations and provide students the free time to be involved with them. There’s a good balance of academic and non-academic activities here.”
Computer Science
"Maybe you need to vent about something that’s happening or need questions answered. When this happens, it’s nice to know someone’s there."
Computer Science
"Throughout my time as a graduate student here, I was very fortunate to be able to research with faculty members who are globally known for their work. "
Computer Science
"UC Santa Cruz has a good core set of professors working in data science and machine learning. There’s a broad spread of research interests among professors within the department."
Bioengineering
"There’s so much more to becoming a well-rounded student and person than remaining on your major track alone, and UCSC recognizes that."
Computer Science
"When you are learning a new field, your brain feels totally restructured, as if a whole new world has been revealed to you."
Computer Engineering
"Teaching here has given me confidence and motivation. When I read evaluations from satisfied students, it makes me think this is what I want to do."
Computer Engineering
"There’s a lot of opportunity for collaboration here, but a lot of it is only possible if you put yourself out there."
Computer Science
"Calculating the trajectory of a rocket is cool, but can your computer carry on a conversation without someone noticing it's a computer (to pass the Turing Test)?"
Md. Mahmudur Rahman
Electrical Engineering
"Once we know the way to approach big issues, we can begin solving them."
Computer Science (1985)
"The universal thing that students need to know going into industry is how companies really operate."
Computer Science
"To me, everybody, I mean everybody, should have a programming class. It’s important today to be able to talk with people who make these programs."
Computational Media
"In the gaming industry, users in fact expect that you will surprise them with what you create. But if you’re using Windows, you don’t want to be surprised by something like a blue screen."
Computer Engineering
"We essentially work to mimic nature’s process of how humans function. I don’t think people fully understand how the brain works and how much it takes to accurately mimic it."
Electrical Engineering
"If you had talked to me three years ago, I doubt I would’ve expected I’d end up where I am, but I’d wager most people would say the same about where their career takes them."
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
"I think being at the edge of human knowledge is exciting for me. I just like pushing that boundary; I’m interested in all kinds of fields and I’m just interested in learning."
Photo of Raquel Robinson
Computational Media
"Making Twitch spectators feel a part of the performance is an important part of the entire experience. I think my tool is another way to do that."

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