Who We Are
The faculty, staff, researchers and students of the Baskin School of Engineering comprise a diverse group of individuals with a wide array of interests in teaching, research and extracurricular pursuits. But we share many common goals: to be the best educators, engineers and administrators that we can be; to lead the way in areas such as big data, cyber-physical systems, genomics and computational media; and to work together to ensure that each person has opportunities to collaborate, contribute and grow within our community.
What We Do
The Baskin School of Engineering includes departments of Applied Mathematics, Biomolecular Engineering, Computational Media, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistics. At our school, a close interrelationship exists among all departments, and with the other divisions of UC Santa Cruz. A collegial atmosphere encourages cooperative interaction as School of Engineering faculty and students carry out joint research projects with faculty of other divisions and with other universities as well as industry and government research laboratories. A commitment to academic excellence with a focus on engineering for social good gives meaning to our work.
Where We're Located
Our Santa Cruz campuses are located less than an hour from Silicon Valley, one of the world's most active centers for research and innovation. In addition, Our Silicon Valley campus, located in Santa Clara, is home to faculty, graduate students, and professional master's programs that serve the surrounding technology industry. Across our campuses, Baskin Engineering Faculty and students work with a variety of tech companies, including Amazon, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, and many others. Plus the rapidly growing local high-tech industry in Santa Cruz provides additional opportunities for exciting collaborations.
The Baskin School of Engineering is helmed by our dean and associate deans, who bring decades of expertise in research and education to their leadership roles. Our leadership works closely with faculty, students, and staff to ensure that Baskin Engineering’s visionary research and innovative interdisciplinary curriculum improve the world and our place in it through bold and socially responsible innovation.
Faculty members in the Baskin School of Engineering are leaders in their fields, with active research portfolios and engaging teaching programs. Many of our faculty have strong ties to industry, including nearby Silicon Valley as well as right here in Santa Cruz. Some of our faculty lead thriving research centers, others run international summer programs, while still others bring together large groups of interdisciplinary researchers to solve global challenges. We invite you to get to know our faculty through their photos and web pages.
Baskin School of Engineering staff are an integral part of the school’s community. Whether they’re helping students navigate the sometimes knotty world of engineering degrees, assisting faculty with course materials, or managing the school’s webpages, Baskin Engineering staff are dedicated to the education and research endeavors of the school.
The students of the Baskin School of Engineering are hardworking, innovative and engaged. They benefit from hands-on research and learning, as well as a collaborative and supportive environment. Many of our students thrive in student-run organizations; some even take leading roles in these organizations, learning and sharing professional skills and connecting with peers to form the foundations of a strong professional network.