Computer Science faculty enjoy excellent access to Silicon Valley and the natural beauty of Santa Cruz. Systems faculty at UC Santa Cruz Stephen Petersen works with students on the Greenwharf project, a low-impact marine microgrid energy system. Jose Renau directs the first-ever OpenSPARC Center of Excellence. Corporate Sponsored Senior Projects Program Ed Green is interested in the evolutionary history of humans and their extinct relatives. For their senior capstone design project, a team of engineering undergraduates builds a lightweight bionic exoskeleton JJ Garcia-Luna-Aceves leads a team of researchers at UCSC and six other universities in developing ad-hoc wireless networking.