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 societies 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 students to have access to questions such as "Why CE and UCSB?" and a Frosh-to-Senior Year Timeline and our current students to have better access to advising information, and CE's curriculum including the 4-year-plan, senior sequence courses, and Sr. 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 2015-2016 academic year — Li-C. Wang, Director, CE Program

Key Areas of Interest

Undergraduate Areas of Interest


Faculty Mentorship Spotlight: Luke Theogarajan

photo of Luke TheogarajanPh.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Awards: NIH New Innovator Award, 2010; NSF Career Award, 2011; Northrup Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011; ECE Outstanding Teaching Award, 2009- 2013

CoE Interview: CE Professor Ben Zhao (30 sec | full)

photo of YouTube interview with Ben ZhaoLab / Group: SAND Lab for research on Systems, Algorithms, Networking and Data
InstructionIntroduction to Networking (CS176A)

Faculty Lab Spotlight: SEALab, Prof. Yuan Xie

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  • 3D Design & Design Automation
  • Modeling, Arch. & Application for Emerging Nonvolatile Memory
  • Energy-efficient Hardware for Machine Learning and Neuromorphic Computing

Grad Student Profile: Carrie Segal, M.S. / Ph.D.

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Degree: Electrical & Computer Engineering – M.S./Ph.D (3rd Year)

Advisor / Group: Professor Forrest Brewer

Research: HW/SW interfaces, VLSI, Community Defs, Systems Design, Natural Language Specs

Undergrad Student Profile: Connor Buckland, Sr Yr

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Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Organizations: Tau Beta Pi Honors Engineering Society

Favorite CE-related Courses: HW/SW Interface (ECE 153A ) and Robotics – Control (ECE 179D)