Baskin Engineering Leadership

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Alexander Wolf is the Dean of the Baskin School of Engineering.

Alexander Wolf serves as Dean of the Baskin School of Engineering and is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Alex's research interests span the areas of distributed systems, networking, and software engineering. His achievements include seminal work in software architecture, business analytics, and information-centric networks. His more recent projects concern cloud computing, data-center networking, and service-based systems hosted on MANETs.

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Jim Whitehead is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and a Professor of Computational Media. Jim received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include procedural content generation for games, testing autonomous vehicles, automation of software testing, software repository mining, software bug prediction, and level design in computer games.

A leader in education about computer games, Jim led the creation of the B.S. Computer Science: Computer Game Design degree, and was a key figure in the first five years of the Games and Playable Media M.S. program. He served as Chair of Computer Science from 2010-2014, and Chair of Computational Media from 2017-2019.

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Jim Whitehead is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs at UCSC.
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Matthew Guthaus is the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at UCSC.

Matthew Guthaus is the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, all from The University of Michigan.

Matt is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE and a member of IFIP Working Group 10.5. His research interests are in low-power computing and electronic computer-aided design including new circuits, architectures, algorithms, and software to address challenges in modern design flows. Matt is the creator of the OpenRAM memory compiler and has interests in open-source computer-aided design and design flows.

Holger Schmidt is the Associate Dean for Research for the Baskin School of Engineering, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Director of the W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics.

Holger received an M.S. degree in physics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After serving as a postdoctoral fellow with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, he joined the University of California, Santa Cruz. Holger has authored over 400 publications and several book chapters in various fields of optics. He received an NSF Career Award in 2002 and a Keck Futures Nanotechnology Award in 2005. Holger was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2014 and Fellow of the IEEE in 2017.

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Holger Schmidt, Associate Dean for Research at UCSC