The Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) is part of the Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE)  at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC).  CROSS enhances BSOE graduate programs by leveraging student research to create the next generation leadership in the open source software community. Our proximity to Silicon Valley allows us to match our world class research expertise with leading tech experts. We draw from this expertise to choose projects that will have maximum real world impact. Our projects are mentored and guided by a team of experts chosen specifically to best ensure success.