Alumni

Welcome to the Jacobs School of Engineering alumni page

WELCOME

As a graduate of the UC San Diego Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, you are a part of our vast network of visionaries, problem solvers, and trailblazers, shaping industries and driving progress worldwide. Our engineering alumni community, now over 45,000 and continuously growing, remains closely knit no matter where life takes you.

If it's been a while since you last connected, this is an ideal place to start. The alumni office at the Jacobs School is here as your gateway to get involved. Whether you are looking to reunite with fellow Tritons, contribute your time and expertise, or access resources, there's a team ready to support you.

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NETWORK AND GROW

Tritons Connect
 

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!

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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.

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Jacobs ​​Portal
 

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 explore current job openings and events.

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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.

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GET INVOLVED

All across the globe, our alumni are networking at one of our signature events. You can also stay involved in our vibrant alumni community through a regional alumni club or an affinity group. Check out our current line-up of events below.

  • Alumni 101 | From Campus to Career: Building a Strong Alumni Network

    May 22, 2024 at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PT

    Online

    Learn how to effectively build and leverage your alumni connections.

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  • Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Council: Annual Alumni Mixer

    May 25, 2024 at 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT

    The Home of Yen Tu ‘91

    Join the Asian Pacific Islander Council for a fun gathering!

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  • UC San Diego International: México City

    May 30, 2024 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM MT

    La Casa de la Universidad de California

    Join campus leadership, fellow Tritons and friends in Mexico City. Enjoy an exclusive evening of engagement, inspiration and discovery — as we explore what’s possible together.

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  • Chicanx/Latinx Alumni Council: Unidos x Siempre Mentor Program - End of Year Celebration

    June 01, 2024 at 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PT

    UC San Diego Career Services Center - Patio

    Celebrate the 1st year completion of the Unidos x Siempre Mentoring Program!

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  • San Diego Engineers Networking Event

    June 02, 2024 at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT

    Bay City Brewing Co. Tasting Room

    Join local engineers in the heart of downtown San Diego at this exclusive networking event. Complimentary event.

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  • Spring Regional: San Diego

    June 02, 2024 at 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PT

    UC San Diego Park & Market

    Join us at UC San Diego Park & Market for an evening of connection and inspiration. Held prior to the BIO International Convention, the annual mixer gathers alumni, industry leaders and friends together with colleagues from the School of Biological Sciences and other academic departments. Complimentary event; all alumni are welcome, no matter their major.

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  • Silicon Valley Regional Club: Planning Meeting

    June 05, 2024 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PT

    Join fellow UC San Diego alumni in the Silicon Valley area in planning upcoming events.

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  • Charting Career Pathways: Navigating the Impactful Realm of Healthcare and Public Health

    July 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

    Explore the diverse roles within the health landscape. Delve into career trajectories, degree impacts, and get expert advice on choosing your path. Gain valuable insights on how these roles intersect and contribute to the broader healthcare domain.

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IN THE KNOW

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Keep up with Dean Al P. Pisano and the latest research breakthroughs, recognitions and other great stories at the Jacobs School.

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See what the campus and fellow Tritons are up to. You'll find stories, accomplishments and more in the UC San Diego Magazine.


STAY CONNECTED

Our alumni network is remarkable, and we want to make sure you stay involved. Update your contact information and share the ways you'd like to be connected to the UC San Diego community.

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GET IN TOUCH

Tritons and friends,

Extending warm greetings and heartfelt gratitude to you for visiting the Jacobs School alumni page. It is a privilege to serve UC San Diego and our alumni engineers in my role as the Director of Alumni Relations.

My commitment is to bolster the bond between alumni and UC San Diego long after graduation. I aim to build personal connections with alumni and find relevant ways to connect them to the university, provide them with information and news, recognize their accomplishments, and involve them in our community through events and more. Along with engagement, I also lead development efforts to build and sustain philanthropic opportunities that support the Jacobs School of Engineering in ways that are meaningful for our alumni and their families.

I invite you to connect with me via email at jdelatrinidad@ucsd.edu to share your journey and interests. You can also reach me through LinkedIn or Tritons Connect.

Regards,

Jesse De La Trinidad
Director, Alumni Relations
UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

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SUPPORT A CAUSE

The gifts we receive from our alumni, regardless of size, have an immediate impact on our community. These contributions provide students with access to top-tier education and facilities, accelerate research, and establish scholarships and fellowships. Philanthropy truly makes a difference, and you can be a part of it.

By making a gift to the Jacobs School of Engineering, you can support the department, program or initiative of your choice.

Support scholarships and fellowships for students

Support students, both undergraduate and graduate, by making a donation to the Dean's Scholars of Excellence Fund. Students who have demonstrated excellent academic merit from all backgrounds, including underserved communities, will be empowered to excel in their pursuit of education.


CONTACT US

We are here to help you create a legacy of support. Get in touch with our team to discuss your giving options, including one-time or recurring gifts, estate gifts, and gifts of stock and other assets.

DONOR IMPACT AT WORK

Resources, learning, enrichment are all made better by philanthropy. See the 2023 UC San Diego Annual Fund Giving Report to learn how alumni philanthropy makes an impact.


NEWS


Jacobs School alum charges startup to $1 million prize

Jacobs School alum charges startup to $1 million prize

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


A Q&A with serial entrepreneur and alumnus Sergey Sundukovskiy

A Q&A with serial entrepreneur and alumnus Sergey Sundukovskiy

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


Remembering Kenneth Bowles, Creator of UCSD Pascal

Remembering Kenneth Bowles, Creator of UCSD Pascal

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


Graduating students honored with Awards for Excellence

Graduating students honored with Awards for Excellence

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


Engineering students and alumni sweep Triton Entrepreneur Night

Engineering students and alumni sweep Triton Entrepreneur Night

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


Above all, build trust

Above all, build trust

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


New Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

New Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

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


You Can Eat That Fork

You Can Eat That Fork

May 17, 2018

Zhicong “Zack” Kong, a 2017 bioengineering alumnus from UC San Diego, created compostable, durable, edible cutlery that is unique for several reasons:the ingredients, a scalable manufacturing process and an innovative mold technology. Full Story


Growing Computer Science Tutor Community Reunites at UC San Diego

Growing Computer Science Tutor Community Reunites at UC San Diego

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


Eight Jacobs School alumni recognized at UC San Diego's first 40 Under 40 awards

Eight Jacobs School alumni recognized at UC San Diego's first 40 Under 40 awards

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


A wearable system to monitor the stomach's activity throughout the day

A wearable system to monitor the stomach's activity throughout the day

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


A Campus  Hub for Data Science

A Campus Hub for Data Science

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


How Bacteria Steal Antibiotic-Resistant Genes

How Bacteria Steal Antibiotic-Resistant Genes

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


Using Computer Science and the Humanities to Step Back in Time

Using Computer Science and the Humanities to Step Back in Time

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


UC San Diego innovator in data storage technologies elected to National Academy of Engineering

UC San Diego innovator in data storage technologies elected to National Academy of Engineering

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


Engineers, Technology Featured in New National Geographic Documentary on Maya 'Megalopolis'

Engineers, Technology Featured in New National Geographic Documentary on Maya 'Megalopolis'

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


From Class to Clinic

From Class to Clinic

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


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