Welcome to the Jacobs School of Engineering alumni page
As a graduate of the UC San Diego Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, you are automatically a part of our expansive alumni network. The alumni office at the Jacobs School is your resource to stay connected to the university and fellow Tritons, to assist you as you grow professionally and to share ways to inspire and support the next generation of alumni. Your alumni community, over 230,000 and growing, is always close no matter where you are.
CONNECT AND GROW
Tritons Connect is an online community of UC San Diego alumni, students, staff and faculty. It's a Triton exclusive network where you can be matched with a mentor, post and apply for job opportunities, join a community group, access a directory of Triton community members, and so much more!
Career Center Alumni Resources
As you think about what's to come in your professional journey, remember the Career Center can be one part of your strategy. Working with thousands of students and alumni every year, the Career Center understands the trends and has likely experienced or helped with whatever challenge you're facing.
Jacobs School alumni are sought after by industry leaders for their engineering knowledge and abilities. The Corporate Affiliates Program provides you access to career opportunities brought to you by our Corporate Partners. Create a profile on the Jacobs Portal*, and apply for career opportunities.
Master of Advanced Studies
Offering three highly critical engineering master's programs tailored to the needs of working, engineering professionals and industry needs, the Master of Advanced Studies degree program allows for students to continue working while earning their master's in an in-class academic environment.
All across the country, our alumni have the opportunity to reenergize old friendships and make new connections at one of our signature events. You can also stay involved in our vibrant alumni community through a UC San Diego regional alumni club or affinity group. Join us!
Sep 28 - UC San Diego Alumni Regional Series in DC
Oct 4 - UC San Diego Jacobs School Alumni Mixer in Palo Alto
Oct 5 - UC San Diego Alumni Regional Series in San Francisco
Date: Thursday, October 5 | 6 to 8:30 p.m. PT
Location: California Academy of Sciences - The Terrace | 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, CA 94118
Contact: UC San Diego Alumni | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jesse De La Trinidad
Director, Alumni Relations
To our alumni community,
As the Alumni Director for the Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, I aim to develop and sustain the connection between alumni and the Jacobs School well after graduation. I am committed to facilitating opportunities for alumni to support students, research, and more at UC San Diego.
I enjoy staying in touch with alumni and finding meaningful ways to connect them to the university, provide them with practical information and news, celebrate their accomplishments, and involve them in our expansive network through events and mentorship opportunities.
Reach me at email@example.com to share your story, sign up for an event and more or connect with me through:
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You can join a collective effort to support the Jacobs School in our commitment to converge minds and inspire the next generation of engineers.
Please visit our giving page to make your contribution or get more information about how you can support the initiative of your choice. Your involvement matters, and we are here to partner with you in creating a legacy of support, innovation, and togetherness.
October 15, 2018
A startup with a Jacobs School alumnus as its CTO won the $1 million grand prize at 43North, the startup pitch competition with the largest prize pool in the U.S. Christopher Ellis, a 2017 electrical and computer engineering graduate, is the CTO of SparkCharge, which is developing a portable electric vehicle charging system that can fit in the trunk of a car, to make distance limitations on electric cars a thing of the past. Full Story
September 13, 2018
Sergey Sundukovskiy earned a degree in computer science here at the Jacobs School of Engineering in 2001. He is now the CTO, CPO and co-founder of Carlsbad-based Raken, a start-up that provides an app and software suite for the construction industry. In this Q&A, Sundukovskiy talks about his career, his memories of UC San Diego and gives some career advice for recent computer science graduates. Full Story
September 7, 2018
Kenneth (Ken) Bowles, a computer science pioneer and professor emeritus at the University of California San Diego, passed away on Aug. 15, 2018 in Solana Beach, Calif. He was 89. Bowles gained world renown for initiating and leading a largely student-driven project that culminated in the creation of the UCSD Pascal programming system in the late 1970s, which included a programming language, an operating system and a whole suite of other tools. UCSD Pascal influenced many aspects of computing that are now ubiquitous, including modern PCs and Macs as well as Sun Microsystem’s Java language. Full Story
June 15, 2018
Here are some highlights from the impressive resumes of the 2018 Jacobs School of Engineering student award winners, recognized by the IDEA Engineering Student Center and Dean Albert P. Pisano at the Ring Ceremony. Full Story
June 7, 2018
Two teams led by students and alumni of the Jacobs School of Engineering won big at Triton Entrepreneur Night, the signature event of The Basement—an undergraduate business incubator founded in 2015 with support from alumni. The teams competitively pitched their ideas, Shark Tank style, to a panel of esteemed investors and entrepreneurs. Full Story
May 24, 2018
For Greg Papadopoulos, a UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering alumnus and partner at NEA, one of the largest venture capital firms in the world, engineering leadership is all about trust. Papadopoulos was awarded the Professional Gordon Fellow honor at the 9th annual Engineering Leadership Awards event run by the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center Full Story
May 17, 2018
UC San Diego researchers have developed a test that can screen for pancreatic cancer in just a drop of blood. The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, provides results in under an hour. It's simple: apply a drop of blood on a small electronic chip, turn the current on, wait several minutes, add fluorescent labels and look at the results under a microscope. If a blood sample tests positive for pancreatic cancer, bright fluorescent circles will appear. Full Story
May 16, 2018
More than 170 current and alumni computer science tutors reunited at UC San Diego in April 2018 to celebrate a program that has become a hallmark of the department and a model for the rest of campus. Full Story
April 12, 2018
From startup founders to VPs at major technology companies, eight alumni of the Jacobs School of Engineering were recognized in the first 40 Under 40 awards bestowed by the University of California San Diego. Full Story
March 21, 2018
A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours—essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Applications include monitoring GI activity for patients outside of a clinical setting, which cuts down costs. Monitoring for longer periods of time also increases the likelihood of capturing abnormal events. Researchers detail their findings in the March 22 issue of Nature’s open access journal Scientific Reports. Full Story
March 1, 2018
The cross-disciplinary Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, or HDSI, will become the campus hub for data science. It will help train students in the latest data-science techniques and transform the research of scholars who are now increasingly limited in making progress in their disciplines because of the need to make sense of the massive amounts of data generated from their research. Full Story
February 22, 2018
Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation have identified the mechanism by which a clinically relevant bacterium may gain antibiotic resistance, and have come up with a model for predicting the conditions under which it spreads. The findings, which establish a framework for understanding, quantifying and hopefully combating the emergence of superbugs, were published in a recent paper in eLife. Full Story
February 15, 2018
A collaborative group of researchers from the University of California San Diego traveled to Turin, Italy recently to digitally map an entire portion of the city—complete with historic architecture, expansive murals and stunning works of art. Full Story
February 9, 2018
Eric Fullerton, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and nanoengineering at the Jacobs School and Director of the School's Center for Memory and Recording Research, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering “for invention and development of multilayer, high-density magnetic recording media.” His innovations made it possible for hard disk drives and non-volatile memories to store data at unprecedented levels. Full Story
February 6, 2018
Lost Treasures of the Maya Snake Kings," a new one-hour National Geographic special premiering FEb. 6 at 9/8 p.m. central, shows how LiDAR laser imaging technology is revolutionizing archaeology and features the WAVE data visualization technology created by researchers at the University of California San Diego. Albert Yu-Min Lin, who earned a Ph.D. at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, hosts the program. Full Story
January 11, 2018
It’s not every day that an undergraduate class influences the way surgeons prepare for operations. But that’s exactly what happened with a freshman bioengineering class co-taught by then-PhD student Jason Caffrey ’11, MS ’13‚ and professor Robert Sah. Full Story