Patrick E. Mantey

Professor Patrick E. Mantey is the founding Dean of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering.     He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of American Society for Engineering Education, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. He was one of the founders of CITRIS, and served from its beginnings in 2001 until 2018 as the UC Santa Cruz affiliate director of CITRIS.  He served on the Steering Committee of the UC Industry University Cooperative Research Program from 2002-2010 and on the Board of Directors of the University of California Global Health Institute 2010-2016.

In 1984, he joined the UCSC faculty to start the engineering programs, coming from IBM where he was a senior manager in Computer Science at the IBM Almaden Research Center.  He also taught at Stanford University in Electrical Engineering before and during his IBM employment.   From 1984 on, he directed engineering at UC Santa Cruz, led creation of departments including computer engineering and electrical engineering, served as the founding dean of the Baskin School of Engineering 1997-2001, and also continued as a consultant to IBM until 1994.   

Prof. Mantey was born in Fort Morgan, Colorado. He received his B.S. (magna cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame, his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. (with an NSF Fellowship) from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering.  His industry employment started in aerospace with Boeing, working on a variety of problems in aircraft instrumentation and sensors.

His research interests are generally in "signals and systems".  At IBM Research he was recognized for outstanding contributions in: computer applications in power systems, pioneering work in geographic information systems and spatial decision support systems, image processing system architecture and applications, and database systems extensions and applications for images and records management.  Two of his projects led directly to IBM products, and his group's original work in data compression and in image printing made major contributions to other IBM products in storage, printing and facsimile.  His extensive computer industry experience, especially in the design of computer systems for a variety of applications in government and industry, has influenced his research and professional activities in academia.  HIs research interests include image storage and retrieval, electronic libraries and multimedia,  network quality of service with real-time multimedia, educational applications of computer technology, image and signal processing, graphics and workstation hardware, geographic information systems, decision support systems, applications of machine learning, system architecture, design, and performance, and simulation and modeling of complex systems. 

Today his research focus is  Resilient and Renewable Electrical Energy Systems (RREES Lab).  In RREES,  his research with his students includes monitoring and management of energy distribution systems. energy management in micro grids, dynamic creation and management of federations of microgrids, anomaly detection in time-series measurement data, and decision support systems for energy management in micro-grids.  

He has received research support from many sources including the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, NOAA, IBM, Cisco, DEC, Sun, Microsoft, and Hewlett Packard. 

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