UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California San Diego

Computer Science and Engineering Building Opens

Students joining the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department in Fall 2005 are the first class to start their career in the new $40 million CSE building. Spanning five floors, the 148,000 square foot building features an entire wing dedicated to undergraduate instruction, 150 offices, 46 graduate labs and 11 conference rooms. The space includes informal interaction areas scattered throughout the building, a fourth-floor terrace and reading ream, and a graduate student lounge with professional espresso service.

The new CSE building helps accommodate the department's dynamic growth. In the past decade alone, 32 professors joined CSE and student enrollment increased from 720 in 1995 to 1,230 today. In turn, the department has launched new programs in bioinformatics and computer engineering, created research groups in computer vision, graphics, embedded systems and software, and established leadership positions in fields ranging from networking to cryptography.

Residents began moving into the building over the summer, and the university held a formal dedication ceremony on September 30.The event will be followed quickly by the Calit2 building dedication slated for October 28.

Guests check out commemorative paver inscriptions along Legacy Walk. CSE professors Fan Chung Graham, Fran Berman, Jeanne Ferrante and Tajana Simunic Rosing.
CSE founding faculty member Irwin Jacobs (Chairman, QUALCOMM); Joan Jacobs, UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, Alumna Lindsey DeSalvo ( ’05), Prof. Mohan Paturi and Dean Frieder Seible unveil the new building. Diego Kaplan (’95) shares a laugh with CSE professor Bill Griswold.


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Video: Building Dedication Remarks
Website: CSE Department
Website: Legacy Walk
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