Database faculty at UC Santa Cruz Computational Media faculty at UC Santa Cruz Katia Obraczka leads the Inter-Networking Research Group, which integrates sensors and networks to understand the environment. 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 Systems faculty at UC Santa Cruz Holger Schmidt directs the Applied Optics Group and the W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics. Computer Science faculty enjoy excellent access to Silicon Valley and the natural beauty of Santa Cruz.