Richard Hughey

Richard Hughey

  • Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Professor, Computer Engineering
  • Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • 831-459-1993
  • Kerr Hall, Room 211
  • By appointment: mbarton@ucsc.edu
  • Richard Hughey is Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education (VPDUE) and a professor of computer engineering and of biomolecular engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to becoming VPDUE, he served as UCSC Co-Director of the Advanced Studies Laboratories (ASL), a partnership laboratory jointly run by UCSC and NASA Ames Research Center, where he spearheaded development of the Materials Analysis for Collaborative Science (MACS) Facility. The UCSC MACS Facility provides state-of-the-art analytical electron microscopy and surface science analysis to the UCSC, Ames, and Silicon Valley community. He led with collaborators UCSC's SURF-IT summer undergraduate research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (2003-11). He is co-creator of the SAM sequence analysis package. He has previously served as chair of computer engineering, vice chair of biomolecular engineering, chair of the faculty committee responsible for undergraduate education, and chair of the faculty committee responsible for undergraduate admissions and financial aid. He has led or co-led development of a multitude of programs, including undergraduate programs in robotics engineering, bioengineering, network & digital technology, and bioinformatics; graduate programs or concentrations in bioinformatics, biomedical science and engineering, and robotics & control. In 2008 he received a UCSC Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity in recognition of his work within the Baskin School of Engineering.
  • Bioinformatics, hidden Markov models, computer architecture, parallel computation
  • B.A. Mathematics, Swarthmore College
  • B.S. Engineering, Swarthmore College
  • Sc.M., Ph.D., Computer Science, Brown University

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