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The Department of Computer Engineering's research and teaching emphasizes interdisciplinary system design. In addition to the four areas below, faculty work on a variety of projects in collaborations throughout the Baskin School and UCSC, as well as with other industrial and academic partners. Students can pursue BS, MS, and PhD research in these areas and more.
Wireless networks, high-speed networks, sensor networks, algorithms and protocols for computer communication, quality of service
Alexandre Brandwajn, J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, Patrick Mantey, Katia Obraczka, Brad Smith, Anujan Varma. Hamid R. Sadjadpour (EE), Benjamin Friedlander (EE), Claire Gu (EE), John Musacchio (TIM), Kevin Ross (TIM).
Autonomous vehicles, sensor fusion, exoskeletons, medical robots, biomolecular control
CAD of VLSI, computer architecture, parallel and distributed systems, VLSI and FPGA design, placement and routing, fault diagnosis
Alexandre Brandwajn, Pak K. Chan, Andrea Di Blas, Joel Ferguson, Matthew Guthaus, Richard Hughey, Tracy Larrabee, Jose Renau, Martine Schlag. Darrell Long (CS), Charlie McDowell (CS), Ethan L. Miller (CS). Harwood Kolsky (retired).
Computer vision, remote sensing, telemetry, computer-based collaboration, assistive and rehabilitative technology, human-computer interaction