News from Computational Media

September 23, 2021
Each department is gaining at least one new faculty member this academic year, furthering the school’s effort to expand and diversify course offerings and research opportunities.
September 21, 2021
Computational media postdoc Oskar Elek’s research blends the technical with the artistic to create visualizations that reveal structure hidden deep within complex data.
September 17, 2021
During the week of September 20, Baskin Engineering will recognize our exceptional postdoctoral scholars and their tremendous contributions to university research and the academic and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students.
August 26, 2021
Professors Magy Seif El-Nasr and Elin Carstensdottir will use the funds to examine how college students cope and adapt in unforeseen situations.
June 14, 2021
The top UC Santa Cruz startup teams presented their pitches at the grand finale of the annual IDEA Hub Pitch Contest, hosted by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development.
June 4, 2021
Noted author and Baskin Engineering alumnus Michael Lopp joined Dean Alexander Wolf at this month’s University Forum for a virtual conversation on leadership in the 21st century.
June 2, 2021
During the final talk of the Diverse Voices 2021 series, Baskin Engineering alumnus Sheldon Logan homed in on the topic of deep-rooted anti-Black racism in America and the actions we need to take to work towards a more just society.
May 20, 2021
Jossie Haines’s captivating Diverse Voices 2021 talk called for resilience, mentorship, and equal opportunity to increase representation of women in the tech industry.
May 19, 2021
The Baskin School of Engineering and Genomics Institute hosted a two-day, virtual symposium showcasing the research of six UC postdoctoral fellows.
May 4, 2021
The fellowship will allow Duval to concentrate fully on his research, release two serious games applications that he’s developed, and complete his dissertation.
April 26, 2021
Courage and dedication were the themes centered around Kelly Harkins Kincaid’s motivating Diverse Voices 2021 talk about her journey from academia to industry.
April 15, 2021
Diverse Voices: Season 3 kicked off on Tuesday, April 6 with an inspiring and anecdotal talk by industry leader and alumnus Mothusi Pahl.
March 30, 2021
Baskin Engineering researchers Oskar Elek and Henry Zhou explore new ways machines can process language to improve overall interpretation.
March 23, 2021
Through participation with the organization Code 2040, the largest racial equity community in tech, alumna Lehua Sparrow is advancing the effort to increase representation of underrepresented groups in tech.
March 15, 2021
TIM alumna Jessica Xie’s technical expertise and humanitarianism allows her to tackle complex social issues, helping to lead the way to a more equal and just world.
March 2, 2021
Diverse Voices, a professional speaker series, returns this April for its third season.
February 12, 2021
In honor of Presidents’ Day 2021, and in preparation for Engineers Week, we’re celebrating past presidents who made contributions to the engineering field.
February 11, 2021
February 11th marks the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
December 15, 2020
In a new book, Computational Media Professor Noah Wardrip-Fruin shows how the fundamental mechanics of games shape their capacity to address important topics.
October 1, 2020

The Baskin School of Engineering welcomes nine new faculty members this year, bringing the total faculty count to 115. These new faculty bring expertise in a wide range of subjects to the school of engineering, including statistical computing, computer security, human-robot interaction, wireless communications, serious games, artificial intelligence, and more.

New Faculty of the Baskin School of Engineering 2020-21:

September 3, 2020

Cal-Bridge is extending its mentorship program to computation-focused students. The program connects promising California State University (CSU) students with mentors at CSU and University of California (UC) campuses.

UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering Associate Dean Matthew Guthaus co-directs the Cal-Bridge CS program with Mohammed Husain, Professor of CS at Cal-Poly Pomona, along with the guidance of the Cal-Bridge Director Alexander Rudolph, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Cal-Poly Pomona.

August 27, 2020

Santa Cruz, CA—Computational Media Professor Katherine Isbister at UC Santa Cruz has received $373,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund “Social Virtual Reality Technology to Improve Networked Meetings.” The project will investigate how social VR technology can be used to enhance networked meetings.

August 11, 2020
All seventeen of UC Santa Cruz’s graduate engineering programs have chosen to temporarily waive the GRE test requirement for 2021 applicants. Ten programs have permanently dropped the test.
May 7, 2020
Computational Media Ph.D student Oleksandra Keehl will use the award to help develop a mobile game designed to help Japanese language learners master kanji, Japanese logographic script.
April 24, 2020
Incoming AD prepares to take on role as “change agent” to enhance education for engineering students