ECE Undergraduate Advising Office

The mission of ECE Student Affairs is to facilitate ECE faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in understanding and navigating UCSD administrative processes in order to achieve success in their research, educational and professional endeavors, and to prepare students to become engaged and constructive members of a diverse, dynamic and global society.


  1. To foster a healthy and cooperative community for ECE faculty, students and staff
  2. To motivate and inspire students to be independent, intelligent and innovative engineering professionals
  3. To build relationships with alumni and industry partners

OFFICE HOURS (subject to change without notice):


Current students contact: Virtual Advising Center

Questions must be sent to the VAC by current students and you should receive a response within 24-72 hours.

Prospective students: email us at


30 minute appointments are available everyday during remote advising hours starting week 3 of the quarter. Please contact us through the VAC to set up an appointment. Appointments must be set up at least 2 business days in advance.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Appointment?

Appointments to meet with a counselor are available for current student during specified times in 30 minute increments. Students can contact the office one week in advance to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be made through the Virtual Advising Center . Typical topics discussed by appointments include:

  • Developing long-range curriculum plans
  • Students facing academic difficulty or other challenges that may require a referral
  • Not sure if you require an appointment? Contact us through the Virtual Advising Center  for assistance.

What is the Virtual Advising Center?

Current students can submit brief questions 24/7 through the Virtual Advising Center . An Advisor will respond within 24-72 hours (and often sooner).

Faculty Advisors

Why Do You Need an Advisor?

During your undergraduate career, faculty advisors can be a valuable resource. Faculty advisors can provide insight about additional avenues of interest (research, industry, academia) and advice about course work, depth sequences, and other academic issues. Also, your advisors can share their own experiences about electrical engineering and provide a new perspective of industry. In addition, faculty can get to know you as a student, and your relationship may lead to limitless possibilities, including recommendations for graduate school, job opportunities, and research experiences.

Electrical Engineering Depth Advisors


Depth Advisor

Email (@ucsd)

Communications Systems

Tara Javidi


Electronic Circuit & Systems

Gabriel Rebeiz


Electronic Devices & Materials

Tina Ng


Machine Learning & Controls

Dave Sworder

Piya Pal




Zhaowei Liu


Signal & Image Processing

Piya Pal


Computer System & Design

Curt Schurgers



Computer Engineering:

Curt Schurgers



Engineering Physics: TO BE ANNOUNCED


Undergraduate Student Affairs Staff


Goodison, Shannon

Undergraduate Advisor
(858) 534-6395

Prado, Myda

Lead Undergraduate Advisor
(858) 822-0273