[FoRK] Best undergrad for Computer Science in California?

Reza B'Far (Oracle) reza.bfar at oracle.com
Sun Nov 10 18:14:36 PST 2013

I'm biased, but USC has, IMHO, the best breadth and depth in A.I. (given 
neuroscience pieces that moved over from UCLA last year plus the faculty 
that you can look up -- and they teach the classes -- in comp sci... )

On 11/10/13 5:34 PM, Damien Morton wrote:
> I don't know about which schools are which, but I can say that of the
> people I have hired in the last 10 years, the people who were the best
> programmers were those with electronics engineering degrees rather than
> comp sci.
> >From what I can tell, the comp sci courses have abandoned any ambitions to
> teach computing from the ground up, and are instead oriented towards
> producing programmers sufficiently educated to connect together pre-made
> components, digital plumbing.
> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:14 AM, Joseph S. Barrera III <joe at barrera.org>wrote:
>> My stepson is applying for colleges this year but wants to stay in
>> California.
>> He's currently applying to UC Irvine, Davis, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Santa
>> Barbara, and Los Angeles; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Caltech; Harvey Mudd;
>> and USC.
>> Irvine originally wasn't on the list because his father (an antennas
>> engineer) heard bad things about it, but I argued in favor based partly on
>> how many folks from UCI are on this list.
>> We want to keep the size of the list of schools around 10. Are there
>> schools we're missing that are better than what I've listed above?
>> Thanks,
>> - Joe
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