Research
Engineers have the power to create new things and the responsibility to use our knowledge for good. Our faculty and students pursue novel, visionary research that leads to positive societal impact. Explore some of the areas of research in which we excel, and watch videos from our some of our faculty labs.

 

Experience some of our research activities through these video highlights:

Uncertainty Aware Robot Control
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Uncertainty Aware Robot Control

Dejan Milutinović and his graduate students study the control of robotic and autonomous vehicle systems, especially in the presence of uncertainty.

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
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UCSC Genomics Institute

In 2000, UC Santa Cruz made history with the Human Genome Project. Today, we're using the power of genomics to benefit people and the planet.

Robotics and Control Engineering
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Robotics and Control Engineering

Robotics and Control Engineering is among the most interdisciplinary specialities offered at UCSC.

Cyber Physical Systems
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Cyber Physical Systems

Professor Ricardo Sanfelice and his Hybrid Systems Lab work to develop Cyber Physical Systems that incorporate networks, computers, and physics, applied to aerial vehicles.

Statistics and Statistical Modeling
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Statistics and Statistical Modeling

Meet one of the top Bayesian Statistics groups in the world and see how they use statistical models to create real world applications and solutions from massive amounts of data.

Bioelectronic and Bioprotonic Devices
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Bioelectronic and Bioprotonic Devices

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marco Rolandi and his lab research the use of technological devices to mimic biological processes.

Internets of the Future
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Internets of the Future

Experience how faculty and students in the Computer Science and Engineering Department are researching and developing applications that will enable the internet to evolve and advance to the next level.

Interactive Systems for Those with Special Needs
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Interactive Systems for Individuals with Special Needs

Learn how Sri Kurniawan is leading her students in researching and developing games and assistive technologies to help people with special needs.

Applied Optics and Optofluidics
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Applied Optics and Optofluidics

Join Professor Holger Schmidt for a tour of his optofluidics labs. Working together, Schmidt and his students and campus colleagues have discovered important biomedical applications for these technologies.

Applied Mathematics
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Applied Mathematics

See how we are using mathematical methods and reasoning to solve real-world scientific problems of a scientific and decision-making challenges.

The Archosaur Genome
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The Archosaur Genome

Learn about how genomics researchers are finding the common ancestor of birds and crocodilians.

Center for Research in Storage Systems
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Center for Research in Storage Systems

This partnership between academic and industry explores develop new technologies and techniques to improve the manageability, scalability, security, reliability, longevity, and performance of storage systems.

Games and Human Computer Interaction
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Games and Human Computer Interaction

Meet Computational Media professor Katherine Currie Isbister and see how she and her students use games to explore how technology can influence emotional experiences in humans.

The Neanderthal Genome
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The Neanderthal Genome

]Use our growing understanding of the Neanderthal genome to build a greater understanding of human evolution.

Covid-19 Research
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Covid-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, engineers at UCSC were eager to join the fight to combat the disease's devastating effects. Learn about how they shifted their resources and research projects to address some of the most pressing problems of the current global crisis.

See Baskin Engineering Faculty Working in our Major Research Areas

Covid-19 Research

Algorithms, Logic, and Complexity

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Bayesian Statistics

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Communications, Signals, and Image Processing

Computational Biology

Computer Hardware: Architecture, Chip Design, FPGAs, and Design Automation

Computer Games

Computer Security and Privacy

Computer Vision, Visualization, and Graphics

Cyber-Physical Systems

Database Systems

Data Science

Distributed Systems

Electronic Circuits

Human-Computer Interaction

Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Natural Language Processing

Networks

Photonics and Electronic Devices

Power Systems and Energy Engineering

Programming Languages

Real-time Systems

Remote Sensing and Environmental Technology

Robotics and Control

Systems Biology

Software Engineering

Stem Cells

Storage Systems

Vaccines and Antiviral Therapeutics