News from Electrical and Computer Engineering

September 21, 2021
Katie Hellier, an electrical and computer engineering postdoc, applies her physics background to develop novel medical imaging technology.
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 9, 2021
The new project, a collaboration between UCSC and UC Davis Health researchers, will build on PET scan imaging tool originally developed at Baskin Engineering
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 9, 2021
The Radiological Instrumentation Laboratory (RIL) directed by Shiva Abbaszadeh, has entered into a research and development agreement with Western Digital, a leading data infrastructure company, to advance optical and electronic properties of chalcogenide alloys.
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.
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 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 16, 2020
Electrical engineer Ali Yanik is leading a team of infectious disease experts developing a low-cost, easy-to-use platform for diagnosing viral infections in point-of-care settings.
October 21, 2020
Controlling a robot’s movement typically requires laborious programming. A team of UC Santa Cruz researchers in the Braingeneers group are applying a different approach.
October 12, 2020

Santa Cruz, CA—A team led by Holger Schmidt, professor of electrical and computer engineering and Narinder Kapany Chair of Optoelectronics at the University of California, Santa Cruz have demonstrated a new on-chip laser and its integration into optofluidic chips. 

“This novel tunable light source can add another functional component to our optofluidic bioanalysis chips,” Schmidt said, “adding both flexibility and simplicity and moving us closer to a fully integrated lab on a chip.

The results will be published in Optics Letters.

October 6, 2020
The NSF’s Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) program has awarded $1.2 million to a team led by Ricardo Sanfelice to develop and demonstrate algorithms capable of autonomously adapting their motion plan and control actions.
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 28, 2020
The UCSC Office of Research has awarded seed funding to six campus research groups to support their efforts to develop innovative new research centers.
September 24, 2020
A closed-loop biohybrid device driven by a machine learning algorithm maintained a set membrane voltage in human stem cells for 10 hours.
September 15, 2020
Funding from the Department of Energy for the UCSC team is part of a major effort to develop carbon-neutral hybrid electric aviation.
September 15, 2020

A paper produced during an international collaboration between the Technical University of Dresden (TUD), UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz has received the Electronics, Circuits and Systems Paper Award at the IEEE 5th International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies (MOCAST).