Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE)

The Baskin School of Engineering is known for rigorous engineering research with a focus on engineering for social good. From data science, to life and health and cyber-physical systems, BSOE is shaped around the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Much of our research takes place in collaborative interdisciplinary centers and institutes, outfitted with modern equipment and instrumentation, and providing opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to work side by side with world-class engineering faculty.

Facilities and resources include class 100 clean rooms, nanofabrication equipment, modern microscopy facilities, ultrafast optics and single particle spectroscopy labs, an immersive virtual reality CAVE lab, modern gaming equipment, and one of the most advanced stem cell research facilities in the western United States.

BSOE Research Centers and Institutes

California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)

Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE)

Center for Games and Playable Media

Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS)

Center for Research in Storage Systems (CRSS)

Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center (CPSRC)

Data, Discovery and Decisions in Data Science (D3) Research Center

Information Technologies Institute (ITI)

Storage Systems Research Center

W.M. Keck Center for Adaptive Optical Microscopy

W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics

BSOE Research Groups and Laboratories

Advanced Visualization and Interactive Systems Lab

Applied and Nano-Optics Group

Autonomous Systems Lab

Computer Communication Research Group (CCRG)

Computer Vision Lab

Geospatial Visualization Laboratory

Group Researching Advances in Software Engineering (GRASE)

Hybrid Systems Laboratory

Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management Lab (IRKM)

Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management (ISSDM)

Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells (IBSC)

Internetworking Research Group (i-NRG)

Micro Architecture at Santa Cruz (MASC)

NanoEngineering Group

Network Management and Operations Lab

Robotics and Control Lab

Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC)

Systems Research Lab

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

VLSI Design and Automation Group

Resources for learning and research in the Baskin School of Engineering are augmented by industry partnerships, both in Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, and by labs and centers across the UC Santa Cruz campus.