Stephen Petersen works with students on the Greenwharf project, a low-impact marine microgrid energy system. Ed Green is interested in the evolutionary history of humans and their extinct relatives. Corporate Sponsored Senior Projects Program Brad Smith (center) works with students and Cisco engineers on new projects in the NMO Lab. Computer Science faculty enjoy excellent access to Silicon Valley and the natural beauty of Santa Cruz. JJ Garcia-Luna-Aceves leads a team of researchers at UCSC and six other universities in developing ad-hoc wireless networking. Professors Elkaim and Dunbar lead research on autonomous systems at all scales. The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute unlocks the world's genomic data to accelerate scientific breakthroughs