Welcome to UCSB Computer Engineering

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Computer Engineering continues to be one of the most marketable degrees and with some of the best salaries.

In fact, Computer Engineers are in the best position to help solve some of our society's most pressing problems by designing novel systems with emerging technologies.

The Computer Engineering Program at UCSB starts with a foundation of hardware and software fundamentals and extends that foundation with advanced elective sequences. Students then bring all this knowledge together in a capstone sequence that culminates in a Capstone Presentation Day.

Our website was created with the student in mind. We wanted prospective and current students to have access to a freshman to senior year timeline, advising information, and CE's curriculum including the 4-year-plan, senior sequence courses, and the senior year "Capstone" project.

We’re sure you will find what you need on our website. If you don't, feel free to call us at 805/893-5615 or email us at info@ce.ucsb.edu.

We look forward to the 2018-19 academic year — Li-C. Wang, Director, CE Program

Key Areas of Interest

Undergraduate Areas of Interest

Recent Computer Engineering News and Events

ce logoFebruary 21 (Tue): "Towards Smarter IoT in the Cloud," Wanyeong Jung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

ce logoMarch 7 (Thu): "Hardware Acceleration in the World of Emerging Applications," Lisa Wu, Postdoctoral Researcher, EECS, UC Berkeley

ce logoMarch 12 (Tue): "From Theory to Practice with Hardware-Aware Signal Processing Algorithms" Christoph Studer, Assistant Professor, Cornell

cs logo Professors Tevfik Bultan and Giovanni Vigna's research in COE Convergence magazine article "Security Agents"

cs logoProfessor Rich Wolski interviewed on Hill.TV's "Boundless" about smart farming and 5G technology will make it easier for farmers to bring food to consumers

cs logo Professors Chandra Krintz and Rich Wolski's research on machine learning and classifying animals that are caught on camera in COE's Convergence magazine

cs logo Professor Tevfik Bultan receives an Amazon Research Award for his research on "Automatically etecting Bugs in Identity and Access Management Policies." 

ece logoProfessors Luke Theogarajan and John Bowers and four UCSB Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) work together in "Shrinking the Synthesizer"

cs logoProfessor Rich Wolski named to the Duval Family Presidential Chair in Energy Efficiency at UCSB through a gift from Glenn ’80 and Bettina Duval

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Professor Dmitri Strukov's research on integrated memristors and cybersecurity applications featured on the cover of Nature Electronics

Computer Science News & Events | Electrical & Computer Engineering News / Events

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Congratulations UCSB Hyperloop!

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For finishing in 1st place in the Levitation Sub-Competition at the 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition

The competition took place on July 22, 2018 at the Hyperloop system built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, CA

COE Convergence: "Security Agents"

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Digital security break-ins cost approximately $109 billion in the United States in 2016, and are estimated to cost between $375 billion and $575 billion per year worldwide. Small wonder that governments and industry are committing enormous resources to gain the upper hand in the data-theft wars. Often, such entities work with university researchers like Tevfik Bultan and Giovanni Vigna. Part of a formidable group of professors in the Computer Science Department at UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering, they take complementary approaches to security work.


Read the full article from the Fall 2018 Convergence

CS Video: "Where's the Bear" - Wolski & Krintz

photo of wolski and KrintzProfs. Chandra Krintz and Rich Wolski explain their research project 'Where's the Bear' that uses image recognition technology to classify photos taken by remote sensor cameras.

Grad Student Profile: Joseph McMahan – MS / PhD

photo of joseph mcmahanHometown: Petaluma, CA
Research Interests: architecture, formal methods, security, side channels
Advisor / Lab: Professor Tim Sherwood / ArchLab

Undergrad Student Profile: Sang Min Oh – Sr. Yr.

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Hometown: Fullerton, CA

Favorite Class: Distributed Systems, Advanced Computer Architecture, & VLSI Design Validat'n

Organizations: Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) and IEEE