Computer Science faculty enjoy excellent access to Silicon Valley and the natural beauty of Santa Cruz. Applied Mathematics & Statistics Brad Smith (center) works with students and Cisco engineers on new projects in the NMO Lab. JJ Garcia-Luna-Aceves leads a team of researchers at UCSC and six other universities in developing ad-hoc wireless networking. Computer Graphics and Information Visualization faculty at UC Santa Cruz Ed Green is interested in the evolutionary history of humans and their extinct relatives. 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.