Transforming Southern California and the World
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science includes more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students and 190 full-time faculty members. Established in 1945, UCLA Samueli is known as the birthplace of the internet, and where countless other fields took some of their first steps — from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics.
The school academic departments include Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as the recently added Department of Computational Medicine, which is affiliated with both the David Geffen School of Medicine and Samueli. In addition, UCLA Samueli offers the Master of Science in Engineering Online program and a Master of Engineering professional degree program.
In 2000, the engineering school was re-named in honor of alumnus Henry Samueli, following a $30 million gift that supported capital improvements as well as fellowships for graduate students and early career faculty. In 2019, Samueli and his wife Susan gave another gift of $100 million to support the school’s expansion well into the next decade.
The school’s facilities include four major buildings — Boelter Hall, Engineering-IV, Engineering-V and Engineering-VI. Recent renovations have added the Student Creativity Center — home to many of its student organizations, and the Innovation Laboratory — a makerspace for hands-on learning and creativity.
The school is ranked No.1 public university (No. 2 in 2021 overall) for its online master’s program by U.S. News & World Report.
In his lab, Gerard Wong, professor of bioengineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, explores the molecular mechanisms behind basic processes of life and their influence on human health.
First Gen Alumnus Paying It Forward: Meet the UCLA Engineering Alumni Association Board’s New President
Eddie Shek M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’97 has seen UCLA’s campus in a light most others haven’t. While he was a doctoral student in computer science under the guidance of distinguished professor Richard Muntz at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Overcoming Hearing Deficit, UCLA Computer Science Student Uses Her Own Experiences to Empower Others
Natalia Luzuriaga knows firsthand the power of technology to make people’s lives better having overcome her own experiences with partial hearing loss.
Xiang “Anthony” Chen, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received a Google Research Scholar Program Award.
Xiaolin Zhong, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been appointed chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
Professor Todd Millstein has been selected to be the chair of the Computer Science Department at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering