University of California-Santa Cruz - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of California-Santa Cruz
Mailing Address: Jack Baskin School of Engineering
1156 High Street
City: Santa Cruz
State: CA
Postal Code: 95064
Country: United States
Phone 831-459-4877
Fax: 831-459-1393
Website: http://www.soe.ucsc.edu

Head of Institution

George Blumenthal
Chancellor
University of California-Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone: 831-459-2158
Fax: 831-459-4046

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: QUARTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SUBURBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: San Jose/Silicon Valley
This city's population (approx.): 1,042,094
Distance from Main Campus: 35

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 16,962
Total Graduate enrollment: 1,812
Total Professional and other enrollment: 9

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Social Sciences, Humanities, Physical, Biological Sciences, Arts

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

First-Year Undergraduate Admission Requirements: Subject Requirements: history/social science - 2 years; English - 4 years; mathematics - 3 years; laboratory science - 2 years; foreign language - 2 years; visual and performing Arts - 1 year; college-preparatory electives - 1 year. Examination Requirement: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT plus Writing and two different SAT II subject tests. Scholarship Requirement: GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for nonresidents) in the subject requirements taken after 9th grade, and specified standardized test scores per UC Eligibility Index. UG Transfer Admissions Requirements: Completion of 60 semester (90 quarter) units of transferable college credit with at least a 2.4 GPA. Seven of the transferable courses must include 2 courses in English composition; 1 course in mathematical concepts/quantitative reasoning and 4 courses from two of following subject areas: arts/humanities, social/behavioral sciences and physical/biological sciences. Graduate Admission Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution of acceptable standing and a demonstrated ability to pursue a program of study leading to an advanced degree. Application materials include: application form, statement of purpose, personal history statement, official transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, TOEFL test (for international students), and GRE scores. http://graddiv.ucsc.edu/prospective-students/index.html

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Alexander Wolf
Dean
Baskin School of Engineering
University of California-Santa Cruz
Dean's Office
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone: 831-459-2158
Fax: 831-459-4046
dean@soe.ucsc.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.A, B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Nicholas Brummell Other Engineering Disciplines
Biomolecular Engineering Both Todd Lowe Biomedical Engineering
Computational Media Both Michael Mateas Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Engineering Both Martine Schlag Computer Engineering
Computer Science Both David Helmbold Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Both Joel Kubby Electrical Engineering
Technology Management Both Brent Haddad Engineering Management

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3) Biomedical Engineering INUNIV David Haussler
Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering Biomedical Engineering INDEPT David Haussler
Center for Games and Playable Media Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Michael Mateas
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Patrick Mantey
Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Carlos Maltzahn
Center for Sustainable Energy and Power Systems (CenSEPS) Electrical Engineering INDEPT Michael Isaacson
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Biomedical Engineering OUTUNIV David Haussler
Institute of Scalable Scientific Data Management Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Scott Brandt
Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics Electrical Engineering INDEPT Holger Schmidt
Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC) Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Darrell Long

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomolecular Engineering Bioengineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Biomolecular Engineering Bioinformatics (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Computational Media Computer Game Design (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Network and Digital Technology (B.A.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Engineering Robotics Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.A., B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Technology Management Technology and Information Management (B.S) Engineering Management
Note: Former title Information Systems Management

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics Other Engineering Disciplines
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Statistics & Applied Mathematics (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Biomolecular Engineering Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Computational Media Games and Playable Media (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Technology Management Technology & Information Management (M.S.) Engineering Management

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Statistics & Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Biomolecular Engineering Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Technology Management Technology & Information Management (Ph.D.) Engineering Management

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  1. Statistical Modeling
  2. Bayesian Hierarchical Models
  3. Applied Mathematical Modeling
  4. High Performance Computing
  5. Fluid Dynamics
  6. Computational Mathematics
  7. Bayesian Nonparametric Models
  8. Mathematical Biology
  9. Control Theory
  10. Bayesian Spatio-temporal Models
Biomolecular Engineering
  1. Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
  2. Experimental Systems Biology
  3. Technology Development
  4. Nanopore Technology
  5. Genomics
  6. Protein Engineering
  7. Stem Cell Biology
  8. Machine Learning
  9. Biotechnology
  10. Genetic Engineering
  11. Synthetic Biology
  12. Vaccine Development
Computational Media
  1. Interactive Storytelling
  2. Natural Language Dialogue Systems
  3. Cinematic Communication
  4. Procedural Content Generation
  5. Human Computer Interaction
  6. Games and Playable Media
  7. Computational Photography
Computer Engineering
  1. Assistive Technologies
  2. Computer System Design
  3. Computer Vision
  4. Cyber-Physical Systems
  5. High-speed Networks, Sensor Networks, and Wireless Networks
  6. Human-Centric Design
  7. Internetworking
  8. Mobile and Pervasive Computing
  9. Network Science
  10. Robotics and Control
Computer Science
  1. Data Science
  2. Storage Systems
  3. Database Systems
  4. Security Systems
  5. Software Engineering
  6. Machine Learning and AI
  7. Programming Languages
  8. Computer Graphics, Animation and Visualization
Electrical Engineering
  1. Signal and Image Processing
  2. Communication and Information Theory
  3. Nanotechnology and MEMS
  4. Nanoelectronics, Spintronics and Thermoelectricity
  5. Photonics, Biophotonics, Optofluidics and Plasmonics
  6. Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits
  7. Electronic and Photonic Materials
  8. Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging
  9. Renewable Energy and Power Systems
  10. Sustainability Engineering
Technology Management
  1. Information Retrieval and Knowlege Management
  2. Resource Management
  3. Software Engineering
  4. Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Linux Users' Group
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
  • Society for Women Engineers
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Local Groups

  • Bioengineering Club
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • E-Women@UC Santa Cruz
  • Engineering Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
  • Information Systems Management Association
  • Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP)
  • Project AWESOME: Women in Computing
  • Queer Geeks
  • Security Santa Cruz (SSC)

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • MEP and MESA Programs
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Women in Science

Local Groups

  • Project AWESOME: Women in Computing
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Other Student Support Programs

Summer, fall and winter orientation programs for new students, BSOE Peer Advisor program, Career Center, Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP), Learning Support Services (LSS), Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS), Academic Excellence Honors Program (ACE), Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS), Disability Resource Center, and veterans services.

CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation) SUMMER RESEARCH - an 8-week program giving students an opportunity to conduct research with a faculty mentor.

Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP), a learning community, study center and peer support network aimed at facilitating the retention and graduation of students who are first in their family to go to college or from groups which continue to remain the most underrepresented in engineering studies.

Engineering Bridge Academy, a week-long engineering summer bridge program for educationally disadvantaged students, that teaches new students how to become more effective at the task of being engineering students and to take full advantage of their learning experience.

The NSF-funded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT) program offers opportunities for both UCSC and non-UCSC students to take part in an intensive and personalized summer program. SURF-IT includes a research experience supervised by a UCSC faculty member in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering or bionformatics.

The Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering Research Mentoring Institute Undergraduate (CBSE RMI) Diversity Scholarships in Genomic Science supports diversity at UCSC and in genomic research by providing scholarships and mentored research training for underrepresented students. The RMI offers academic and professional advising, hands-on research training, and a $1500 scholarship for qualified UCSC undergraduates who are interested in genomic science and its ethical, legal, or social implications (ELSI).

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students in all majors have the opportunity to participate in a corporate-sponsored senior design team and project.

Students majoring in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering complete an advanced two quarter senior project designed to integrate their hardware, software, technical writing, and teamwork skills.

Students in Computer Science may elect a design project from a group of capstone options.

Computer Science: Computer Game Design students complete a three quarter Game Design Studio sequence.

Students majoring in Technology and Information Management complete two project-intensive courses, either the combination CS 115 and TIM 158, or the combination CS 115 and TIM 105. CS 115 addresses the technical side of the major, whereas TIM 158 deals with the business and economics content, and TIM 105 deals with the integration of technology and business.

Bioengineering students complete a senior design project as part of a multidisciplinary team to solving a current problem. Students may satisfy this requirement with research in a faculty laboratory, concurrent with 123A and 195, or by forming a student team to address a problem of interest and challenge within 123A and 123B.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz offers unique opportunities for education, research and training. With a combination of expertise, innovation and a sense of adventure, faculty and students at the Baskin School of Engineering seek new approaches to some of the most critical challenges of the 21st century, thriving within the domains of data science, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, statistical modeling, high performance computing, sustainability engineering, human-centered design, communications, optoelectronics and photonics, networking and technology management. By leveraging the novel tools that often emerge from changing technologies, we have pioneered new engineering approaches and disciplines, examples of which include biomolecular engineering, computational media, and technology and information management.

The Baskin School of Engineering is dedicated to providing first-rate education that instills strong basic knowledge for sound practice in science and engineering for the well-being of society. Our courses of study nurture creative thinking and prepare students for productive and rewarding careers. Our students are involved in many aspects of campus life: study abroad, the entrepreneurship program, the honors program, extracurricular activities, participation in faculty research, and internships in high-tech companies in the Silicon Valley region and elsewhere. Our Corporate Sponsored Senior Projects Program provides real-world engagement for undergraduates working with industry leaders on projects that matter.

UCSC is located 45 minutes away from Silicon Valley, one of the world's largest centers of innovation and technology. The School's relationships with researchers at companies such as Amazon Lab126, Cisco, Corning, eBay, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Oracle, Plantronics, Samsung, Seagate Technology, and Xilinx allow students to gain valuable experience via internships, research activities and guest lectures.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Applied Mathematics and Statistics 9 1 4 14
Biomolecular Engineering 8 1 5 14
Computational Media 5 0 1 6
Computer Engineering 11 5 2 18
Computer Science 19 0 3 22
Electrical Engineering 9 1 1 11
Technology Management 3 1 1 5
Totals: 64 9 17 90

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Applied Mathematics and Statistics 0 7 7 2.88
Biomolecular Engineering 0 6 6 1.54
Computational Media 0 9 9 1.65
Computer Engineering 1 8 9 1.98
Computer Science 1 10 11 5.30
Electrical Engineering 0 3 3 0.55
Technology Management 0 1 1 0.75
Totals: 2 44 46 14.65

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3 7 10 0.30
Biomolecular Engineering 77 19 96 6.60
Computational Media 3 6 9 2.00
Computer Engineering 4 3 7 1.10
Computer Science 4 13 17 2.00
Electrical Engineering 10 9 19 2.00
Technology Management 1 4 5 0.30
Totals: 102 61 163 14.30

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Mathematics and Statistics 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 8 1
Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 7 1
Computational Media 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 2
Computer Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 8 3
Computer Science 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 16 3
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 8 1
Technology Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Totals: 1 1 5 0 1 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 36 8 0 0 52 12

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Mathematics and Statistics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computational Media 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Technology Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Mathematics and Statistics 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3
Computational Media 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Computer Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Technology Management 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 1 1 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 12 5

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to the School of Engineering is at the time of admission to the institution. Applications for Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Technology & Information Management are accepted for fall quarters only for both first-year students and junior transfer students. When space is available, junior transfer students may also apply for winter quarter admission. Students must apply during November for admission for the following year's fall quarter and in July for admission to winter quarter. For specific admissions criteria, go to: http://registrar.ucsc.edu/catalog/undergrad-adm/index.html

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Acceptance into an engineering major as a frosh is based on high school grade-point average, test scores (SATI, SAT II, ACT), courses completed in mathematics and sciences, and/or the personal statement portion of the application. http://ugrad.soe.ucsc.edu/admissions

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The University of California welcomes applications from international students. The academic credentials of applicants from other countries are evaluated in accordance with the general regulations governing admission. UC Santa Cruz accepts applications from international students for the fall quarter, and students should begin application inquiries a year before the quarter of desired admission. Openings for the winter quarter may be limited. International students interested in applying for winter, should check with the Office of Admissions. For information, write to admissions@ucsc.edu or the International Admissions Specialist, Office of Admissions, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Students whose native language is other than English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Advanced Placement Exam in International English Language (APIEL). A minimum score of 220 (computer-based) or 550 (paper-based) is required on the TOEFL. A minimum score of 3 is required on the APIEL. Students interested in enrolling in an intensive English-language program to improve proficiency can apply to English Language and International Programs, 2025 Augustine Drive, Suite 100, Santa Clara, CA 95954; (408) 861-3879. Web: ucsc-extension.edu/international-program/about. A financial certificate and all official academic records will be required if admitted to the University. Generally, nonimmigrant students must provide documentation that sufficient funds will be available to cover nonresident tuition, educational fees, and living expenses. The university does not have financial assistance for international students.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

There are two paths to UC eligibility for nonresidents at the first-year student level. The first is the same as described under Eligibility in the Statewide Context (http://registrar.ucsc.edu/catalog/undergrad-adm/index.html) and the second is the same as described under Eligibility by Examination Alone, with the following exceptions: Scholarship Requirement--Your grade-point average in the a-g subjects must be 3.4 or higher, regardless of your SAT I (or ACT) and SAT II scores. The Eligibility Index is used only for California residents. To qualify for Admission by Examination Alone, You must achieve a minimum UC Score Total calculated according to the Eligibility Index instructions of 425. In addition, a minimum UC Score of 63 on each component of the ACE or SAT Reasoning Test and on each SAT Subject Test. Minimum Eligibility vs. Selection -- If the number of applicants exceeds the spaces available for a particular campus or major--as is often the case--the campus uses criteria that exceed the minimum requirements to select students. Meeting the minimum requirements, therefore, is not enough to gain admission to many UC campuses and programs.

Residency Requirements

Every candidate for a bachelor's degree must be registered at UCSC for a minimum of three terms. (A term is a fall, winter, or spring quarter in which a student completes 6 or more credits. Each UCSC Summer Session in which you complete at least 2 credits is the equivalent of half a term's residence.) In addition, of the final 45 quarter credits, 35 must be regular courses of instruction that you have taken as a registered student at UCSC. No more than 18 of the 35 credits may be completed in Summer Session. Courses taken through University Extension or the Intercampus Visitor Program do not constitute regular courses and therefore do not satisfy residence requirements. At least half of the upper division courses taken for the major must be taken at UCSC.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Eligibility for admission as a transfer student into an Engineering department requires meeting the campus eligibility requirements, including: 1. Complete at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units of UC transferable courses with a GPA of 2.4 or higher (2.8 for non-residents). 2. Complete required course pattern of two UC-transferable courses in English composition; one UC transferable courses in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning; and four UC transferable college courses chosen from the arts and humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the physical and biological sciences. In addition, transfer students should complete as many foundation courses for their proposed major as possible prior to transfer, as successful preparation for the major is a factor in acceptance into any School of Engineering program. A minimum GPA of 2.8 for all engineering foundation courses is required for admission in to the School of Engineering. Contact School for list of required pre-major courses.

The Admissions Office provides information and services to all students who wish to transfer to UC Santa Cruz, including transfer workshops and student-led tours of the campus. Guided tours and Transfer Information Sessions happen year-round and require advance reservations. Please call the Admissions Office, Cook House, at (831) 459-4008 to make a reservation.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 219
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 13

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $16,416 $43,098
Room & Board: $15,216 $15,216
Books & Supplies: $1,470 $1,470
Other Expenses: $2,427 $2,427
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

For undergraduate students who require financial assistance, the university maintains a broad-based financial aid program of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 8,000
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 5,450
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 1,095
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 100%
Note: All University of California schools admit high school students in the top 12.5% of their graduating class.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 700 590
Reading Range: 650 530
Writing Range: 640 530
Combined Range: 1980 1670
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 31 25
Composite Range: 31 26

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Bioengineering (B.S.) 124 97 73 108 402 5
Bioinformatics (B.S.) 7 6 10 6 29 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 136 120 85 101 442 11
Computer Game Design (B.S.) 162 87 111 128 488 3
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.) 486 352 409 392 1639 31
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 85 64 77 104 330 3
Network and Digital Technology (B.A.) 3 1 5 19 28 0
Robotics Engineering (B.S.) 61 49 44 42 196 4
Technology and Information Management (B.S) 27 41 49 70 187 2
Totals: 1091 817 863 970 3741 60

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 4 0 19 0 0 0 21 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 8 0 75 0
Women 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 17 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 49 0
Bioinformatics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 13 0 3 0 28 0 0 0 43 0 4 0 0 0 24 0 0 9 115 9
Women 3 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 21 1
Computer Game Design (B.S.)
Men 17 0 3 0 31 0 0 0 29 0 2 0 0 0 47 0 11 0 140 0
Women 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 22 0
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.)
Men 39 0 18 0 46 0 0 0 154 0 4 0 0 0 96 0 29 0 386 0
Women 6 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 52 0 3 0 0 0 16 0 8 0 100 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 18 0 2 0 0 0 18 0 7 0 74 0
Women 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
Network and Digital Technology (B.A.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Robotics Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 3 0 46 0
Women 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Technology and Information Management (B.S)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 21 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 96 0 29 0 221 0 0 0 386 0 20 0 0 0 266 0 73 10 1091 10

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 1 0 13 0 2 0 59 0
Women 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 6 0 38 0
Bioinformatics (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 1 0 21 0 0 0 40 0 1 0 1 0 20 0 7 0 98 0
Women 1 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 22 0
Computer Game Design (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 20 0 1 0 0 0 28 0 13 0 76 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 11 0
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.)
Men 25 0 6 0 29 0 0 0 115 0 2 0 1 0 62 0 27 0 267 0
Women 6 0 1 0 14 0 1 0 39 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 7 0 85 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 2 0 15 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 5 0 56 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Network and Digital Technology (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Robotics Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 3 0 42 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Technology and Information Management (B.S)
Men 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 29 0
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Totals: 59 0 14 0 154 0 1 0 310 0 12 0 3 0 188 0 76 0 817 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 11 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 5 0 45 0
Women 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 28 0
Bioinformatics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 4 0 67 0
Women 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 18 0
Computer Game Design (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 10 0 97 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 14 0
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.)
Men 26 0 7 0 46 3 0 0 115 0 5 0 2 0 100 1 26 0 327 4
Women 5 0 2 0 11 0 0 0 37 0 2 0 0 0 19 1 6 0 82 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 1 0 15 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 24 1 3 0 65 1
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 12 0
Network and Digital Technology (B.A.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Robotics Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 4 0 40 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Technology and Information Management (B.S)
Men 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 4 0 31 0
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 18 0
Totals: 54 0 16 0 149 3 0 0 284 0 11 0 2 0 276 4 71 0 863 7

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 4 0 15 0 0 0 14 1 1 0 0 0 34 2 3 0 73 3
Women 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 2 1 35 2
Bioinformatics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 3 0 16 0 0 0 30 0 2 0 2 0 31 1 4 0 89 1
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 12 0
Computer Game Design (B.S.)
Men 2 0 3 0 24 0 0 0 24 0 2 0 0 0 43 3 14 0 112 3
Women 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 16 0
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.)
Men 17 0 7 1 44 4 0 0 104 4 6 2 0 0 127 7 28 2 333 20
Women 2 0 2 1 7 2 0 0 28 2 1 0 0 0 12 1 7 0 59 6
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 23 0 3 0 0 0 30 0 9 2 96 2
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Network and Digital Technology (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 4 0 19 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robotics Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 1 1 1 33 3
Women 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 9 1
Technology and Information Management (B.S)
Men 0 0 1 0 14 0 0 0 21 2 1 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 53 2
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 17 0
Totals: 30 0 24 2 181 9 0 0 289 9 17 2 2 0 346 15 81 6 970 43

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Bioengineering (B.S.) 0 2 8 0 12 3 0 19 4 48 29 19
Bioinformatics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 10 0 18 1 0 14 2 45 38 7
Computer Game Design (B.S.) 0 3 17 0 22 1 0 31 10 84 75 9
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.) 1 5 35 0 50 0 0 74 14 179 151 28
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 12 0 10 0 0 10 1 34 28 6
Network and Digital Technology (B.A.) 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 5 0 13 10 3
Robotics Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 4 0 9 8 1
Technology and Information Management (B.S) 1 0 4 0 29 0 0 8 2 44 28 16
Totals: 2 12 91 0 148 5 0 168 33 459 369 90

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 1 6 2 0 0 6 6 1 2 0 0 12 7 3 1 48
Bioinformatics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 15 3 0 1 0 0 14 0 1 1 45
Computer Game Design (B.S.) 0 0 2 1 15 2 0 0 18 4 1 0 0 0 29 2 10 0 84
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.) 0 1 4 1 28 7 0 0 39 11 0 0 0 0 66 8 14 0 179
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 11 1 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 7 3 1 0 34
Network and Digital Technology (B.A.) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 13
Robotics Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 9
Technology and Information Management (B.S) 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 18 11 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 44
Totals: 0 2 9 3 76 15 0 0 110 38 2 3 0 0 141 27 31 2 459

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Bioengineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.65 Day None
Bioinformatics (B.S.) no 4.00 4.33 Both None
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.22 Day None
Computer Game Design (B.S.) no 4.00 4.42 Both None
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.) no 4.00 4.35 Both None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.77 Day None
Network and Digital Technology (B.A.) no 4.00 4.85 Day None
Robotics Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.81 Day None
Technology and Information Management (B.S) no 4.00 4.33 Day None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Bachelor's or equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution and demonstrated ability to pursue a program of study leading towards an advanced degree. Application materials include: application form, statement of purpose, official transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, TOEFL test (for international students), and GRE scores. Application deadlines vary by department and can be found at:http://www.ga.soe.ucsc.edu

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Computer Engineering: GRE general test is required and strongly recommends subject test in Math or Physics. Computer Science: GRE general test is required and GRE Math test is strongly recommended. Statistics & Applied Mathematics: GRE general test is required and GRE Math test is strongly recommended. Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics and Technology & Information Management: GRE General test is required, and an appropriate GRE subject test is recommended.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Same as admission for all students with the additional requirement of the TOEFL exam. A minimum score of 89 on the computer-based test for admission is required. The minimum acceptable score on the paper based test is 230. Students with a degree from an American or Canadian institution and who have lived in the United States for a number of years, may be eligible for a TOEFL exemption. Departments will automatically grant this exemption to admitted students who qualify.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Each department determines credit transferability for each applicant on an individual basis.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $17,751 $32,853
Room & Board: $17,331 $17,331
Books & Supplies: $1,548 $1,548
Other Expenses: $4,665 $4,665
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Fellowships, assistantships, and grants include: Regents' Fellowships, Chancellor's Fellowships, Graduate Research Assistant, Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowships, Dissertation Year Fellowships, Tuition Fellowships, California Graduate Fellowships, Teaching Assistantships. Domestic students interested in student loans must complete the FAFSA.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,776
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 695
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 248

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics (M.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 41 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 55 3
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 10 1
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 42 7 5 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 2 0 56 10
Women 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 29 3
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 49 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 55 2
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Games and Playable Media (M.S.)
Men 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 13 0
Women 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics
Men 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Statistics & Applied Mathematics (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Technology & Information Management (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 180 12 12 0 8 2 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 30 5 8 1 246 23

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 2 0 37 0
Women 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 22 3 2 1 5 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 14 2 4 0 49 8
Women 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 14 2
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 30 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 23 5 2 0 64 8
Women 11 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 22 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 15 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 30 6
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Statistics & Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.)
Men 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 2 0 34 1
Women 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 15 1
Technology & Information Management (Ph.D.)
Men 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Women 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
Totals: 117 9 15 1 15 1 0 0 24 3 1 0 0 0 107 15 13 0 292 29

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics (M.S.) 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 6 4 2
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 2 17 13 4
Computer Science (M.S.) 21 5 3 0 0 0 0 8 2 39 23 16
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 12 1 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 21 20 1
Games and Playable Media (M.S.) 13 0 0 0 2 1 0 6 0 22 18 4
Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics & Applied Mathematics (M.S.) 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 9 4 5
Technology & Information Management (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Totals: 56 7 8 0 13 1 0 26 4 115 82 33

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 17
Computer Science (M.S.) 12 9 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 39
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 12 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Games and Playable Media (M.S.) 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 22
Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics & Applied Mathematics (M.S.) 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 9
Technology & Information Management (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 40 16 5 2 7 1 0 0 11 2 1 0 0 0 16 10 2 2 115

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics (M.S.) 0 5 5
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 10 5 15
Computer Science (M.S.) 4 30 34
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 4 15 19
Games and Playable Media (M.S.) 0 22 22
Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0
Statistics & Applied Mathematics (M.S.) 0 5 5
Technology & Information Management (M.S.) 0 1 1
Totals: 18 83 101

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics (Ph.D.) 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 2
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 15 11 4
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 8 6 2
Statistics & Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 2 3
Technology & Information Management (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 11 4 5 0 2 0 0 13 0 35 23 12

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics (Ph.D.) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 15
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 8
Statistics & Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
Technology & Information Management (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 8 3 2 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 35

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Total#: 34 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $147
Fed/Nat: $1,431,890 Industry: $50,838 Priv/Non: $60,510
State: $74,607 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,617,992
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biomolecular Engineering
Total#: 89 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $50,681
Fed/Nat: $13,643,134 Industry: $373,201 Priv/Non: $1,542,390
State: $1,386,925 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $16,996,331
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computational Media
Total#: 24 Foreign: $18,792 Indiv: $679
Fed/Nat: $915,483 Industry: $57,234 Priv/Non: $0
State: $699 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $992,887
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Engineering
Total#: 43 Foreign: $20,392 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,391,235 Industry: $260,680 Priv/Non: $0
State: $75,903 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,748,210
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 66 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $115,065
Fed/Nat: $1,726,655 Industry: $733,603 Priv/Non: $113,645
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,688,968
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering
Total#: 41 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $12,781
Fed/Nat: $2,187,851 Industry: $21,494 Priv/Non: $158,493
State: $27,476 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,408,095
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Technology Management
Total#: 12 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $446,014 Industry: $145,806 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $591,820
Totals:
Total#: 309 Foreign: $39,184 Indiv: $179,353
Fed/Nat: $21,742,262 Industry: $1,642,856 Priv/Non: $1,875,038
State: $1,565,610 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $27,044,303

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3)
Total#: 8 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $540,942 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $540,942
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering
Total#: 34 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $10,778
Fed/Nat: $8,441,073 Industry: $8,104 Priv/Non: $1,085,537
State: $1,323,567 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $10,869,059
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Games and Playable Media
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $557,097 Industry: $9,989 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $567,086
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $2,282 Priv/Non: $0
State: $179,555 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $181,837
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS)
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $169,886 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $169,886
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Sustainable Energy and Power Systems (CenSEPS)
Total#: 4 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $12,564
Fed/Nat: $677,862 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $690,426
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $980,346
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $980,346
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute of Scalable Scientific Data Management
Total#: 3 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $1,463
Fed/Nat: $195,445 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $196,908
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $158,493
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $158,493
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC)
Total#: 3 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: $2,454 Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $2,454
Totals:
Total#: 15 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $172,168 Priv/Non: $980,346
State: $720,497 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,873,011


Grand Totals:
Total#: 324 Foreign: $39,184 Indiv: $179,353
Fed/Nat: $21,742,262 Industry: $1,815,024 Priv/Non: $2,855,384
State: $2,286,107 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $28,917,314

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Applied Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) is the campus focal point for research in statistics and in applied mathematics. The statistical part of AMS concentrates on theory, methodology, and applications in Bayesian statistics, an approach to uncertainty quantification which has been known for centuries to be the most general but which has only recently become feasible to use in complex applications by virtue of recent advances in computationally-intensive methods of inference and prediction. On the applied math side, AMS focuses on dynamic mathematical modeling of complex real-world phenomena, bringing expertise to bear principally in the fields of mathematical geosciences and mathematical biology.
Examples of recent research projects in AMS include geophysical modeling of lava flow, risk assessment in nuclear waste disposal, the statistical analysis of electroencephalograph (EEG) data to predict which psychiatric patients will respond best to treatment, the predictive modeling of rainfall at macro and micro levels of aggregation in space and time, the analysis of what discriminates between good and bad wines, the study of force generation mechanisms and the thermodynamics of molecular motors, and the mathematical modeling of liquid crystalline polymer fibers.

Biomolecular Engineering

The goal of the Biomolecular Engineering (BME) Department is to be a leader in integrating engineering, bioinformatics, and state-of-the-art genome and cell biology research to advance our understanding of human and microbial biology. Our current areas of expertise include bioinformatics tool development, genomics (computational, experimental, extremophile, evolutionary), stem cell research, and biomolecular technology development (single molecule DNA sequencing, molecular probes, extremozymes).

Bioinformatics:
Our approach to bioinformatics is to combine advanced statistical methods, practical engineering, and biological insight to design new tools and methods of solving important problems. We employ these new tools to enable biological discovery.

Major accomplishments include the introduction of profile hidden Markov Models (HMMs) for sequence analysis; the co-introduction of the use of stochastic context-free grammars for RNA analysis; protein structure prediction using HMMs, neural nets, and conformational search; the use of HMMs and machine learning techniques for gene finding; small RNA gene finders; the assembly and analysis of the public human genome; and other tools to enable genome-scale comparisons.

Genomics:
New, expanding research areas include cancer genomics, metagenomics, pharmacogenetics (the influence of genetic factors on drug activity and metabolism), pharmacogenomics (the variability of patient responses to drugs due to genetic differences), and population genomics (the study of the relatedness of humans and other species to each other and the tree of life). UCSC develops and maintains the Human Genome Browser, which receives millions of visits each year, as well as genome browser resources for dozens of other vertebrates, and hundreds of microbial genomes (pathogens, model bacteria, and archaea). Using newly developed tools and comparative genomics, researchers have uncovered and begun characterizing a diverse array of novel non-protein coding RNA genes.

We are beginning genomic projects on diverse other non-model species, including alligators and banana slugs. We are undertaking or have completed sequencing of non-model microbial species (both pathogens and extremophiles), and we study genome dynamics, both in large (human) and small (archaeal and bacterial) genomes.

In collaboration with faculty in other departments, including Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, and MCD Biology, we have developed techniques for generating and analyzing gene expression data, both from DNA microarrays and RNA-seq experiments.

Powerful new techniques have also been developed to infer complex molecular pathways from gene expression data in normal and tumor cancer cells.

Stem Cell Biology:
UCSC is an emerging leader in stem cell biology, with support from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to conduct research in hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells and neural precursor cells. A major recent advance is the discovery of a protein (ROBO4) that plays a key role in establishing blood stem cells in bone marrow.

Technology Development:
A major focus of technology development has been high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies, including single-molecule sequencing with nanopores and sequencing by synthesis techniques. A recent advance is the fabrication of a nanopore instrument that is capable of monitoring the function of a single DNA polymerase molecule in real time, which we are working with industry to develop into a device to perform rapid single-molecule sequencing of DNA at a tenth the cost of current methods.

We also manage the UCSC Genome Sequencing Center, with multiple commercial sequencing platforms, as well as doing research in improving and automating the sample-prep protocols.

Other biotech efforts include using nanopipettes as biosensors and other electronic means for chemical sensors.

Computational Media

The Computational Media Department is dedicated to the creation, enhancement, and study of media forms that can only be made using computers. The department emphasizes the construction of technologies that make possible novel media experiences, while simultaneously embracing and engaging in theoretical and practical approaches from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. UC Santa Cruz hosts the Center for Games and Playable Media, the largest games research group in the world, comprised of the Expressive Intelligence Studio, Computational Cinematics Studio, Natural Language and Dialog Systems Lab, Interactive Systems for Individuals with Special Needs Lab, Augmented Design Lab, and the Software Introspection Lab.

Computer Engineering

Research and teaching in the Department of Computer Engineering emphasizes interdisciplinary system design. Our research revolve around four foci. (1) Networks includes wireless networks, high-speed networks, sensor networks, algorithms and protocols for computer communication, and quality of service. Research areas presently include design and evaluation of protocols for wired and wireless networks, network switching, ad hoc networks, and internetworking research. (2) Robotics and Control includes autonomous vehicles, sensor fusion, exoskeletons, medical robots and biomolecular control. Research includes autonomous and embedded systems, robotics, robust and formal embedded software design, guidance, navigation and control, sensor and actuator fusion and fault detection. (3) Computer System Design studies the creation of computer and digital systems to solve problems. We currently perform work in Computer Aided Design (CAD) of VLSI, computer architecture, parallel and distributed computation, performance modeling, and in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and very large scale integration (VLSI) system design. Research strengths in computer science complement several of these areas. (4) Sensing and Interaction research includes environmental monitoring, computer vision, remote sensing, telemetry, computer-based collaboration, multimedia systems, image and video reconstruction and modeling, human-computer interaction, and assistive and rehabilitative technology.

Computer Science

The Computer Science department has a substantial research program, and graduate students in both the M.S. and Ph.D. degree program participate in research. Focus areas include algorithms, logic and complexity; data science; database systems; games and playable media; graphics, animation and visualization; machine learning and artificial intelligence; programming languages; software engineering; and systems and storage. URL: http://www.cs.ucsc.edu/research

Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering (EE) Department provides engineering students with a spectrum of excellent opportunities in electrical engineering education and research. The depth of these opportunities is possible because the student has at his or her disposal both EE and closely affiliated faculty in biology, biomolecular engineering, chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, applied mathematics and statistics and physics. Research is concentrated in the following areas: photonics and electronics; biophotonics and optofluidics; communications, signal processing, and image processing; sustainability engineering; bioelectronics and biomedical devices; nanotechnology and MEMS; nanoelectronics, spintronics, plasmonics and thermoelectricity. Many students work on interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of these areas. This environment is facilitated by the relatively small department size and strong interactions among the faculty.

Technology Management

Technology and Information Management (TIM) is a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on the integration of information systems, technology, and business management for two purposes: the technology of management, i.e., the use of information systems to solve business problems, and the management of technology, which includes new product development and enterprise management. Today, it is widely accepted that managing information resources to optimize enterprise performance is as important as managing resources such as labor, capital, and raw materials. TIM supports the management of the processes of collection, manipulation, storage, distribution, and utilization of an organization’s information resources as well as the use of these processes in the management of technology. Graduate research areas include: (1) information retrieval and knowledge management (e.g., data analytics, information filtering); (2) resource management (e.g., network management, cyber security, energy analytics); (3) engineering management and entrepreneurship; and (4) software engineering.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3)

The California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3) is one of four California Institutes for Science and Innovation. It unites quantitative, biological, and structural scientists at three University of California campuses Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz with private industry collaborators to address problems concerning human health. QB3 aims to harness the quantitative sciences to integrate our understanding of biological systems at all levels of complexity from atoms and protein molecules to cells, tissues, organs, and the entire organism. QB3 scientists attack problems that have been simply unapproachable before, setting the stage for fundamental new discoveries, new products, and new technologies.The Institute builds on strengths in the engineering and physical sciences at UC Berkeley, engineering and mathematical sciences at UC Santa Cruz, and the medical sciences at UC San Francisco, as well as strong biology programs at the all three campuses. In addition to the creation of fundamental new knowledge and potent new technologies, a major goal of the Institute is to train a new generation of students able to fully integrate the quantitative sciences with biomedical research.

Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering

The Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE) at the University of California at Santa Cruz fosters interdisciplinary research and academic programs that address the scientific questions of the post-genomic era. These are the scientific opportunities that have arisen from the completion of the Human Genome Project and the sequencing of other model organisms. From these roots, CBSE has grown to encompass a vast array of biological and engineering research that is fueling the biotechnology explosion.

CBSE serves as an umbrella organization at UC Santa Cruz spanning the Baskin School of Engineering and the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences. No longer limited to genome science, the research conducted by center affiliates reaches into bioelectronics, sensing technologies, and nanotechnology in addition to the biomolecular sciences. Much of the research incorporates the cutting-edge computational approaches that distinguish UCSC. In addition, through collaboration with UCSC affiliates in philosophy, community studies, and sociology, the center promotes the exploration of the ethical, social, and legal implications of the new biology.

The revolutionary technologies that have recently been developed to gather and analyze genomic information will help to forge a new understanding of biology with widespread applications to medicine, agriculture, and ecology. These technologies have been made possible by developments in structural biology, engineering, and computer science, and their further advancement requires a new blend of computational analysis, micromechanical robotics, microfluidics, bioelectronic chips, imaging, and new laboratory functional genomics methods.
UCSC's actively collaborating groups in molecular biology, protein and RNA biochemistry, computational biology, and the support for micro- and nanoscale engineering methods from both the older and newly emerging programs in the new School of Engineering, make this a natural research and academic focus area for this campus.

Center for Games and Playable Media

The Center for Games and Playable Media was formally established in 2010, building on work done since the founding of the game degree. The center houses the school's five games-related research labs including the Expressive Intelligence Studio â€" one of the largest technical game research groups in the world.
Projects range from work on artificial intelligence and interactive storytelling to natural language dialogue systems, cinematic communication, procedural content generation, human computer interaction, rehabilitation games, computational photography, and level design. Members of the group have published in some of the most respected journals in the fields of game studies, game AI, and game culture. Currently, the group has more than 11 active research grants on games and is the only non-European university taking part in the European Union's SIREN Project, a serious games initiative tackling conflict resolution. Agencies funding game research at UC Santa Cruz include the MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, National Science Foundation (NSF) and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is a state-wide research institute focused on California's biggest challenges energy efficiency, transportation, earthquake preparedness, health care, education, and others on the horizon.

Center for Sustainable Energy and Power Systems (CenSEPS)

The Center for Sustainable Energy and Power Systems (CenSEPS) is poised to become a major hub for innovation in emerging clean energy technologies and tackling the challenges of energy sustainability. The Center explores the societal implications of new renewable energy technologies as well as prepares a new generation of 21st century engineers and scientists to address the problem of more efficient energy use with minimal carbon footprint. We promote and integrate the use of renewable energy technology to create sustainable communities and renewable energy districts.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is a nonprofit medical research organization dedicated to discovering and disseminating new knowledge in the basic life sciences. The HHMI appoints approximately 300 investigators at more than 60 universities, research institutes, and medical schools around the country. The scientists are supported by approximately 2,500 research associates, technicians, and other personnel employed by HHMI, as well as by a headquarters staff. By appointing scientists as investigators, rather than awarding research grants, the HHMI is guided by the principle of "people, not projects." The investigators are HHMI employees who also maintain their faculty positions at their host institutions. In addition, through its grants program and other activities, HHMI is helping to enhance science education at all levels and maintain the vigor of biomedical science worldwide.

Institute of Scalable Scientific Data Management

The Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management (ISSDM) is an education and research collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The ISSDM focuses on Scientific Data Management advanced research and development topics in the areas of simulation and real time/experimental data collection, storage, analysis, and organization management. By working collaboratively with industry partners, LANL, and UCSC, the Institute will help solve Simulation Data Management problems at unprecedented scale and of national importance while also supporting CCN division, DOE/NNSA Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, and LANL Institutional Computing program goals.

Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics

A joint endeavor of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering and the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences at UCSC, the Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics explores the integration of nanotechnology and optofluidic silicon chips and how this technology can be used to improve biomedical analysis in a wide range of fields, including toxicology, immunology, disease detection, and diagnostics.

Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC)

The Storage Systems Research Center includes faculty from the Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments. Research focuses on many aspects of file and storage systems. We have active projects in archival storage, scalable distributed indexing and non-hierarchical file systems, large-scale distributed storage systems, file systems for next-generation storage devices, and data deduplication. We also have particular focus in cross-cutting issues such as security and reliability in file and storage systems.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Adaptive Optics
  • Applied Mathematical Modeling
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Bayesian Hierarchical Models
  • Bayesian Nonparametric Modeling
  • Bayesian Spatio-temporal Models
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Bioelectronics and Biophotonics
  • Biological Imaging
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Biotechnology
  • Circuit Testing
  • Communications and Information Theory
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Game Design
  • Computer Graphics, Animation and Visualization
  • Computer System Design
  • Computer Vision
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Computer-Aided VLSI Design
  • Control Theory
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science
  • Database Systems
  • Dynamic Mathematical Modeling
  • Electronic and Photonic Materials
  • Engineering Management
  • Field Programmable Multi-Chip Modules
  • File Systems/Storage Systems
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Genomics
  • Geographical Imaging Systems
  • High-Performance Computing
  • High-Speed, Sensor and Wireless Networks
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Image Processing and Multimedia
  • Internetworking
  • Java and Embedded Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Microelectromechanical Systems
  • Mobile and Pervasive Computing
  • Nanoelectronics, Spintronics, Plasmonics and Thermoelectricity
  • Nanopore Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Renewable Energy and Power Systems
  • Robotics
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Sustainability Engineering
  • Technology Management

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

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Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Appointments: 18 86 33 0 137
Stipends: $1,833 $2,228 $2,227 $0
Biomolecular Engineering
Appointments: 9 29 60 6 104
Stipends: $2,555 $2,228 $2,555 $2,555
Computational Media
Appointments: 0 22 24 0 46
Stipends: $0 $2,228 $2,279 $0
Computer Engineering
Appointments: 13 102 74 0 189
Stipends: $2,000 $2,228 $2,227 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 41 131 90 0 262
Stipends: $2,166 $2,228 $2,279 $0
Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 14 20 48 0 82
Stipends: $2,166 $2,228 $2,227 $0
Technology Management
Appointments: 5 15 6 0 26
Stipends: $2,000 $2,228 $2,227 $0
All Total Appointments 100 406 335 6 847