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 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 2017-18 academic year — Li-C. Wang, Director, CE Program

Key Areas of Interest

Undergraduate Areas of Interest


COE Interview: Professor Tim Sherwood

photo of tim sherwoodTim Sherwood simplifies computer security in relation to computer architecture. For info visit his lab's website ArchLab

Welcome New CE Faculty – Prof. Zheng Zhang


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Zhang obtained his PhD in EECS from MIT in 2015. In 2016 he received the ACM Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation. He is a TPC member of DAC and ICCAD. His theoretical research is focused on uncertainty quantification, high-dimensional data analysis, and reduced-order modeling. Applications include variation-aware design automation of VLSI/ MEMS/integrated photonics, uncertainty-aware modeling and control of robotic systems and autonomous vehicles, machine learning and MRI. Learn more about Professor Zhang.

Graduate Student Profile: Celeste Bean, B.S. / M.S.

photo of celeste beanHometown: Los Angeles, CA 
Research Interests: renewable energy, power grid development
Awards & Honors Received: Outstanding Teaching Assistant (CE Capstone - ECE 189A/B)

Undergrad Student Profile: Brian Sandler – Sr. Yr.

photo of Brian SandlerHometown: Carlisle, MA  and Del Mar, CA

Favorite Course: Computer Security, Databases, Machine Learning, and Networking
Senior Project: Sonos COM. – an intercom device that sends voice messages to any Sonos system in your home