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

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2019 Best Projects – CS 189 Capstone

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  • 1st place: '); Drop Table Teams (Appfolio)
  • 2nd place: High Voltage Society (Arthrex)
  • 3rd place: Pretty Lil LeetCoders (Logmein)

Projects presented in March 2019 @ the Summit.cs Event >>>

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: Sayali Kakade – Sr. Yr.

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Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Fav Class: Computer Architecture (ECE 154B)

Organizations: Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)