• Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics [M.S., Ph.D.]
    Bioinformatics combines mathematics, science, and engineering to explore and understand biological data from high-throughput experiments, such as genome sequencing and gene expression chips.

    Computer Engineering [M.S., Ph.D.]
    Computer Engineering focuses on the design, analysis and application of computers and on their applications as components of systems.

    Computer Science [M.S., Ph.D.]
    Computer science is the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of computer technology and computer usage. The department offers courses on a wide range of topics, many of which include a mathematical component.

    Electrical Engineering [M.S.; Ph.D.]
    Electrical engineering is a very broad discipline that addresses the design and understanding of devices, circuits, and systems that use electromagnetic waves in electronic or optical signals. This increasingly involves the use of computers, but focuses on the design and analysis of electronic/optical components and the signals that connect them. In contrast, the field of computer engineering focuses on computer hardware, while computer science looks at computer software and theory.

    Games & Playable Media [M.S.]
    The graduate program is focused on combining technical and design innovation to create novel possibilities for the games of today, to enable new types of games, and to explore a wide variety of indie and next-generation playable experiences.

    Statistics and Applied Mathematics [M.S., Ph.D.]
    Statistics and Applied Mathematics students use mathematical methods and reasoning to solve real-world problems of a scientific or decision-making nature in a wide variety of subjects, in engineering, medicine, the physical and biological sciences, and the social sciences.

    Technology & Information Management [M.S., Ph.D.]
    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.

  • Facilities

  • Jack Baskin Engineering BuildingEngineering2 Building (E2)
    Electrical Engineering Laboratory

  • Meet Us

  • David Haussler from UCSC Grad Div Videos on Vimeo.

    David Haussler :: Professor, Bioinformatics
    David leads the Genome Bioinformatics Group, which designed and built the program that assembled the first working draft of the human genome sequence.

    Sherol Chen from UCSC Grad Div Videos on Vimeo.

    Sherol Chen :: Student, Computer Science
    "Sheryl is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence. She is currently researching Intelligent Stories and the Expressive Intelligence Studio research lab.

    Herbie Lee from UCSC Grad Div Videos on Vimeo.

    Herbie Lee :: Professor, Statistics
    Herbie is a Bayesian statistician who develops methodology for applied problems involving computer simulators, spatial models, and inverse problems.

    James Davis from UCSC Grad Div Videos on Vimeo.

    James Davis :: Associate Professor, Computer Science
    James works within the realm of computer vision and graphics. His focus is on how one builds digital models on the computer, of things that exist in the real world.

  • Research

  • California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)
    During the last half-century, molecular genetics revolutionized biomedical research and gave rise to the biotechnology industry. During the next half-century, the application of the quantitative sciences - mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering - to Biosciences brings about a second revolution that promises to improve human health and create dynamic new technologies. To catalyze these changes, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), a cooperative effort among three campuses of the University of California and private industry, harnesses 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. This long-sought integration allows scientists to attack problems that have been simply unapproachable before, setting the stage for fundamental new discoveries, new products and new technologies for the benefit of human health. 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 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. The Institute involves more than 180 scientists housed in a new building at Mission Bay in San Francisco, in a new building at UC Berkeley, and in two new facilities at UC Santa Cruz. 

    Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering
    The center serves as an umbrella organization at UCSC spanning the Baskin School of Engineering and the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences. Our location in the San Francisco Bay Area and proximity to Silicon Valley allows UCSC researchers to collaborate actively with other world-class institutions (Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco) and with leading biotechnology and high tech companies. 

    Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
        The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society — CITRIS — creates information technology solutions for many of our most pressing social, environmental, and health care problems. CITRIS facilitates partnerships and collaborations among more than 300 faculty members and thousands of students from numerous departments at four UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz) with industrial researchers from over 60 corporations. Together the groups are thinking about IT in ways that have not been thought of before. They see solutions to many of the concerns that face all of us today, from monitoring the environment and finding viable, sustainable energy alternatives to simplifying health care delivery and developing secure systems for electronic medical records and remote diagnosis, all of which will ultimately boost economic productivity. CITRIS represents a bold and exciting vision that leverages one of the top university systems in the world with highly successful corporate partners and government resources. [Read more...]

  • Contact Us

  • Email the graduate advisors in the School of Engineering:

    Emily Gregg (831-459-2576) - Computer Engineering [M.S., Ph.D.], Electrical Engineering [M.S., Ph.D.] and Technology & Infomration Management.

    Tracie Tucker (831-459-5737) - Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics [M.S., Ph.D.], Computer Science [M.S., Ph.D.] and Statistics and Applied Math [M.S., Ph.D.].