Professors Elkaim and Dunbar lead research on autonomous systems at all scales. Holger Schmidt directs the Applied Optics Group and the W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics. Artificial Intelligence faculty at UC Santa Cruz Katia Obraczka leads the Inter-Networking Research Group, which integrates sensors and networks to understand the environment. JJ Garcia-Luna-Aceves leads a team of researchers at UCSC and six other universities in developing ad-hoc wireless networking. Machine Learning faculty at UC Santa Cruz Computer Science faculty enjoy excellent access to Silicon Valley and the natural beauty of Santa Cruz. Computer Graphics and Information Visualization faculty at UC Santa Cruz