Professor Emeritus Patrick E. Mantey joined the UC Santa Cruz faculty in 1984 to start the engineering programs. He came from industry where he was a senior manager in computer science at the IBM Almaden Research Center. 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. He taught at Stanford University in electrical engineering before and during his IBM employment. He is the founding dean of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering. He is one of the founders of CITRIS and served as its director until stepping down in 2018. He also served as the director of the Information Technologies Institute, with major funding from Cisco and other industry sponsors.
He is affiliated with the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center, CenSEPS and UC Solar. Mantey is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. 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. Mantey continues his affiliation with the UC Santa Cruz Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as a recalled research professor and director of senior design capstone.