Database faculty at UC Santa Cruz Corporate Sponsored Senior Projects Program Artificial Intelligence faculty at UC Santa Cruz Holger Schmidt directs the Applied Optics Group and the W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics. Jose Renau directs the first-ever OpenSPARC Center of Excellence. Programming languages and Software Engineering faculty at UC Santa Cruz Computational Media faculty at UC Santa Cruz Professors Elkaim and Dunbar lead research on autonomous systems at all scales.