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
UC Santa Cruz is welcoming 43 new faculty members to campus this academic year. Areas of expertise include psychology, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics, computer science and engineering, and much more. 
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.

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 22, 2020
Bioengineering alumnus Pavel Jeremic is the founder of Aether Biomachines, which uses machine learning and automation to manufacture industrially useful enzymes.
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).

September 14, 2020
Sixteen UC Santa Cruz graduate students have received scholarships worth a total of $160,000 from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation.
September 14, 2020

Santa Cruz, CA—UC Santa Cruz’s Baskin School of Engineering will begin offering a new degree during the 2020-2021 academic year, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics.

“The new Applied Mathematics BS degree is certainly the most exciting development since the establishment of the department in 2019,” Applied Mathematics Professor and Department Chair Qi Gong said.

The program is designed to provide students with holistic training in mathematical modeling.

September 10, 2020
Twenty years after the release of the UCSC Genome Browser, alumnus Chuck Sugnet is helping companies to reach their AI potential as a Software Engineer at Google.
September 9, 2020
UC Santa Cruz staff and faculty have been steadily working to increase summer session enrollment, leading UCs in online offerings and working with departments to offer the classes students need to graduate.
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.

September 1, 2020
The Institute for Foundations of Data Science is a collaboration between UC Santa Cruz, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Chicago.
August 31, 2020
College Ten students take on social justice issues while pushing for positive growth and progress in society.
August 31, 2020
Two Slug alumni were part of a grueling, 11-day, 416-mile adventure race called Eco-Challenge Fiji, caught in a 10-episode series streaming on Amazon Prime.
August 31, 2020

In April 2020, Alianza UCMX, a partnership between the University of California and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), put out a special call for “Binational Collaboration Addressing COVID-19.” They offered $10,000 per project (split evenly between universities), with the possibility of an extension after six months.

August 27, 2020
The NSF AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming envisions intelligent computers in classrooms working side-by-side with groups of students.
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 26, 2020
Distributed systems are tricky. Multiple unreliable machines are running in parallel, sending messages to each other across network links with arbitrary delays. How can we be confident these systems do what we want despite this chaos?
August 12, 2020
A $4.2 million NIH grant to UCSC’s Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells is funding an innovative program to address underrepresentation of minorities in biomedical faculty.
August 12, 2020
Twenty years after participating in the Human Genome Project, Ph.D. alum Terry Furey (Computer Science, 2002) is researching genetic variations in bodies’ reactions to toxicants, and the molecular basis of Crohn's disease
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.
July 31, 2020
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Phokion Kolaitis and former Professor Wang-Chiew Tan have been awarded the 2020 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation for their ground-breaking work laying the logical foundations for data exchange.
July 29, 2020
The study will assess whether a high-tech fidget device increases focus and relieves anxiety in adults with ADHD, which is particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.