Application Guidance

To prospective students: My research group has up to 3 funded PhD positions. The successful candidates could start as early as January 2018. Please check the application instructions and deadlines.

To prospective postdocs: One postdoc position is open until filled. Drop me an email with your resume that includes 3 professional references. Please also have your research statement and 1-2 selected publications attached.

About UC Santa Cruz

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is a well-known R1 research university and one of 10 campuses in the University of California system.

The campus lies on 2,000 acres of forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay. It is located 75 miles south of San Francisco, and just over the coastal mountains from Silicon Valley. Getting here is easy since several major highways run to Santa Cruz, and the San Francisco, San Jose, and Monterey airports are all nearby.

Founded in 1965, UCSC began as “the most significant educational experiment in the history of the University of California." Since then, it has evolved into a modern research university with a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate programs. The Jack Baskin School of Engineering was founded in 1997, as the first professional school of UCSC. The School includes 7 departments: Applied Mathematics & Statistics (AMS), Biomolecular Engineering (BME), Computational Media (CM), Computer Engineering (CE), Computer Science (CS), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Technology Management (TM). A close interrelationship exists between all departments, and with other divisions of the University.

Here is my colletion of YouTube videos about the city of Santa Cruz and UCSC.


UC Santa Cruz has earned international recognition both for the impact of its research and for its long-established commitment to quality undergraduate education. The following are selected recent achievements; see the full list.