Application Guidance

Application deadline: January 3, 2018

My research group has multiple fully funded PhD positions for Fall 2018. Please send me an email “PhD Application-Fall2018-Your Name” with your CV, transcripts, and 1-2 selected publications; check the flyer.

CSC-UCSC Joint Program: UCSC and China Scholarship Council (CSC) has a joint program that allows Chinese students to engage in PhD programs at UCSC. Drop me an email asap if you are interested. Candidates shall apply directly to UCSC Graduate Admission by January 3, 2018; see the detailed instructions.

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.