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


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

New CE Faculty – Dr. Yogananda Isukapalli


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Dr. Isukapalli joined the UCSB ECE faculty in Winter 2017. He instructs the Computer Engineering Capstone course and most of his teaching is centered around courses related to CE Capstone projects. Prior to UCSB, he was a staff scientist in the Wi-Fi division at Broadcom, San Diego from 2010 to 2017. At Broadcom he was involved with the design and implementation of fast and power efficient 11n/11ac/11ax Wi-Fi chips. As part of the systems team at Broadcom he worked on all phases of Wi-Fi chip production from conceptual design to integration of the chip into customer products. Isukapalli received his Ph.D. in ECE from UC San Diego in 2009.

Learn more about Dr. Isukapalli & his ECE189 Capstone Course

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.

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

Graduate Student Profile: Tegan Brennan – Ph.D.

photo of tegan brennanHometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Research Interests: program analysis, computer security, verification, side-channel analysis
Advisor / Lab: Professor Tevfik Bultan / Verification Laboratory