The Electrical and Computer Engineering department at UC Santa Cruz aims to achieve engineering discoveries that benefit humankind through a combination of curiosity, open-mindedness, and inclusiveness. We aim to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiration and quality education, believing that rigor, creativity, and excitement should be part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum.
Our Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. Learn more about ABET Accreditation.
public university in the nation for students focused on making an impact in the world (Princeton Review, 2022)
in the top 50 institutions by total bachelor’s degrees awarded in computer engineering (ASEE, 2020)
in 2019, UCSC was named to the Association of American Universities, joining just 65 other universities
for social mobility (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
From lab to farm
The new and highly accurate biomimetic leaf wetness sensor developed by UCSC researchers can improve plant disease management and reduce farms’ annual crop production loss.
Professor Holger Schmidt gives a tour of his labs and discusses his research in optofluidics. By working together, Schmidt and his UC Santa Cruz colleagues have discovered important biomedical applications for this technology.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Marco Rolandi is researching the use of technological devices to mimic biological processes.
Professor Ricardo Sanfelice and his Hybrid Systems Lab works to develop Cyber Physical Systems that incorporate networks, computers, and physics. applied to aerial vehicles and systems that operate in complex environments.
Learn about Robotics and Control Engineering at UC Santa Cruz
Dejan Milutinović and his graduate students study the control of robotic and autonomous vehicle systems, especially in the presence of uncertainty. The research is multidisciplinary, involving control theory, statistical physics, mathematics and mechanics. In the lab, they can test at a small scale, so there is no need to invest in airplanes and automobiles to test their theories.
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