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About AVC Jensen


Carlos D. Jensen, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor – Educational Innovation
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering 

Carlos Jensen joined UC San Diego and the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) team in 2020. He is a champion of experiential learning and has extensive leadership experience in public education, with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence, educational innovation and access, and enhancing the student experience. As AVC-EI, he leads our campus educational innovation efforts, designed to stimulate the development of new academic programs and infrastructures in support of our strategic priorities for diversity and access, the student experience, organizational sustainability, and more. In this capacity, Carlos oversees the Teaching + Learning Commons, which promotes educational excellence through comprehensive services for students and educators.  

Before joining UC San Diego, Dr. Jensen served as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, and an Associate Professor in Computer Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.