Dear members and friends of CITRIS,
Summer may be coming to an end, but here at CITRIS, it is a time of new beginnings. With the plans completed and the budget approved, construction on the new CITRIS headquarters building has begun. Our first newsletter feature focuses on one especially exciting portion of the new building: the CITRIS Nanolab Center. Building upon Berkeley's proud tradition of university-based microfabrication facilities, this state-of-the-art facility will facilitate future breakthroughs in nanoscale technologies and further our collaborations among CITRIS campuses and with industry.
Among the important research we expect to happen at the lab is in the area of health care. Our second newsletter feature discusses CITRIS's work to harness the best of information and communication technologies for the delivery of health care. Reducing the costs and improving the quality of our health care is, I believe, one of the most urgent societal problems our nation faces.
Thank you for your continued interest and support of CITRIS. We here are excited about all the excellent work our researchers and partners are doing, and hope you are as well. As always, we welcome your comments and ideas.<!-- InstanceEndEditable --> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="Director" -->
Professor Shankar Sastry
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society