Graduate Programs

As the only computing-focused school in the University of California system, the Bren School offers a broad array of graduate degree programs in virtually every principal area within its three departments — Computer Science, Informatics and Statistics — as well as many interdisciplinary topics.

We invite you to explore the links on this page, which feature our areas of research and faculty information, as well as research highlights. If you need assistance with specific questions about the graduate student experience, please contact our Office of Student Affairs, whose information is listed below.


Telephone (949) 824-5156
Fax (949) 824-4163
Mailing Address Bren School Student Affairs
ICS Building, Suite 352
Irvine, CA 92697-3430
Office Hours Monday thru Friday
9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Walk-In Hours Monday thru Friday


The primary focus of the Student Affairs Office is to assist students and faculty with University policies, procedures, and requirements related to the Bren ICS academic programs. The graduate staff coordinates the graduate admissions process, fellowships, and the year graduate student review. It also handles the various forms and administrative functions relating to graduate students.

Kristine Bolcer

Director of Student Affairs

Neha Rawal

Associate Director of Student Affairs and Undergraduate Counselor

Julie Kennedy

Graduate Counselor

Karina Bocanegra

Graduate Counselor

Mary Stasik

Office Manager

Lumen Hwang

Instructional Support Manager

» Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Tony Givargis

Please contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at to discuss concerns (not related to specific academic advising), or share your thoughts and recommendations about any aspect of the Bren School's graduate program.

Associate Dean Givargis holds weekly office hours in the Bren School Student Affairs Office (SAO), ICS, Suite 352. Please call the SAO's front desk at (949)824-5156 to find out his hours of availability.