Holger Schmidt directs the Applied Optics Group and the W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics. Stephen Petersen works with students on the Greenwharf project, a low-impact marine microgrid energy system. Machine Learning faculty at UC Santa Cruz Brad Smith (center) works with students and Cisco engineers on new projects in the NMO Lab. Katia Obraczka leads the Inter-Networking Research Group, which integrates sensors and networks to understand the environment. Programming languages and Software Engineering faculty at UC Santa Cruz Sri Kurniawan designs and evaluates interactive systems that help people with special needs. Database faculty at UC Santa Cruz