We are pleased to announce that 17 seed funding awards for CITRIS have been selected from a pool of outstanding proposals. The projects this year include two from UC Merced (29% of submitted), three from UC Davis (30% of submitted), four from UC Santa Cruz (50% of submitted), and eight from UC Berkeley (47% of submitted). Every single funded proposal is multi-campus and/or multi-disciplinary with lead investigators from numerous departments. More about the seed funding process is at http://citris-uc.org/about/funding/faq.
Proposals were funded proportionally to our stated focus in strategic areas, which are:
• Delivering “Quality Healthcare Everywhere” for Californians
• Adaptable Cities
• Energy Modeling
• Intelligent Systems.
A smaller number of proposals are within the general call area.
Thank you to all who submitted innovative proposals. We look forward to the discoveries and developments that will arise as a result of this round of funding. A list of 2010 CITRIS seed-funded proposals is online at: http://citris-uc.org/news/2010/04/06/2010_citris_seed_funding_awards.
This year’s projects are:
Self Simulating Software for Service Operations in the Health Care Industry
Lee Schruben, UC Berkeley and Aaron Bair, UC Davis
Intermittency-friendly and Super-efficient Tri-generation (Combined Production of Electricity, Heating, and Cooling) to Support Large-scale Penetration of Renewable Sources in Buildings and Cities
Ali Shakouri, UC Santa Cruz, Morten Blarke, Aalborg University and Bryan Jenkins, UC Davis
Clinical informatics and Predictive Analytics for Infectious Diseases using Structured and Unstructured Data
Ram Akella, UC Santa Cruz; Hien Nguyen and Christian Sandrock, UC Davis
Robot-Assisted Tele-Surgery for Tele Health: Proof-of-Concept for Robot Learning of Subtasks in Pediatric Appendectomy
Ken Goldberg and Pieter Abbeel, UC Berkeley; Douglas Boyd, UC Davis; and Jacob Rosen, UC Santa Cruz