Professor Nina Amenta

Amenta is a professor and chair of Computer Science at UC Davis and is part of the Visualization and Graphics Research Group. She works in computational geometry, using discrete geometry to develop algorithms for problems in areas like computer graphics and simulation. Her recent research has focused on the construction of good models of 3D objects from clouds of points, improvements in the construction of basic geometric structures, and visualization for computational biology. She is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship and an NSF CAREER award.

Ken Goldberg

Professor Ken Goldberg is Faculty Director of the CITRIS People and Robots Initiative. He previously served as Faculty Director of the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative and is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), with an appointment in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley.

Professor Warren Sack

Warren Sack is a software designer and media theorist whose work explores theories and designs for online public space and public discussion.

Carl Blumstein

Carl Blumstein is Managing Director of the CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures Initiative. He is also Director of the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE). Carl’s recent work includes publications on evaluation and incentives for energy efficiency programs, administration of energy efficiency programs, restructuring in the electric power supply industry, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and the role of market transformation in energy efficiency programs.

Eric Paulos

Eric Paulos is co-Director of the CITRIS Invention Lab, which he co-founded in 2012. He works at the interface between computing and the humanities, with research research and creative activities encompassing both human-computer interactions and New Media arts. He is jointly appointed in EECS at UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM).

Patrick Scaglia

Patrick Scaglia is co-Founder of the CITRIS Foundry technology incubator program. He serves on the CITRIS Advisory Board and is a consultant and technology advisor to startup ventures. Patrick was a Hewlett Packard Executive for 12 years, seven of those as CTO, and most recently as VP and CTO of HP Cloud Services and Applications.

Bill Flounders

Bill Flounders is Executive Director of the Berkeley Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory, located at CITRIS headquarters on the UC Berkeley campus. He received the B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 1985 and the Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992.

Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm served as Michigan’s 47th governor from 2003 to 2011. She is a Senior Research Fellow at CITRIS, focused on development of clean energy policy and technology roadmaps through the The American Jobs Project.

Tarek Zohdi

Professor Tarek Zohdi is Chair of the Designated Emphasis in Computational and Data Science and Engineering (DE-CDSE) program at UC Berkeley. DE-CDSE is an interdisciplinary graduate minor coordinated through CITRIS that trains students to use and manage scientific data.

Jean Paul Jacob

During his 42-year career at IBM, Dr. Jean Paul Jacob’s research interests have covered software engineering, artificial intelligence, multimedia, personal digital assistants and decision-support systems. He has given hundreds of interviews and multimedia presentations throughout the world on informatics for the 21st century — a view of how people will use computers and computing and how it will affect their lives and business/society at large.

Rita Lucarelli

  My work on 3D visualizations of ancient Egyptian artifacts and in particular coffins fits well in CITRIS mission of the Connected Communities section and the innovative use of virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) applications for cultural heritage preservation. Research Interests: Ancient Egyptian literature, magic and religion. Ancient Egyptian Demonology.Magic and religion in the ancient world. Digital […]

Professor Anne Kelly

Professor Kelley’s group is also working to better understand and exploit the enhancement of scattering intensities observed for molecules adsorbed to the surfaces of metal nanoparticles (surface enhanced Raman and hyper-Raman scattering). These techniques provide amplification of the normally weak signals needed for sensitive analytical and bioanalytical applications.

Prabal Dutta

Prabal Dutta is an Associate Professor at UC Berkeley with research areas in computer architecture and engineering (ARC); Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Energy (ENE); and Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT).

Adrian Aguilera

Dr. Aguilera’s current research interests focus on utilizing digital health and mobile technologies to improve health and mental healthcare of low-income and ethnic minority populations, with a focus on Latino and Spanish speaking populations. He is also interested in understanding how culture and socioeconomic status influence mental health and mental health treatment.

Anca Dragan

I am an Assistant Professor in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. My goal is to enable robots to work with, around, and in support of people. I run the InterACT Lab, where we focus on algorithms for human-robot interaction — algorithms that move beyond the robot’s function in isolation, and generate robot behavior that also accounts for interaction and […]

Professor Katerina Ziotopoulou

Research Interests

Geotechnical earthquake engineering, constitutive modeling of soils, liquefaction effects on structures and lifelines, numerical modeling of soil-structure systems, laboratory testing, development of numerical tools, geotechnical systems engineering and sustainable lifelines.


Coming from a geotechnical earthquake engineering perspective, Professor Ziotopoulou’s interest in sustainable water and gas distribution targets at figuring out how to make them more resilient and consequently more sustainable in the face of extreme events (e.g. earthquakes, tsunamis) and the loads that these impose to these systems. Being buried, a water pipeline’s fate is intimately related with that of its surrounding ground. Being able to simulate and thus predict ground damages is the core of her research and lies in the backbone of sustainable water and gas pipelines.

Catherine Keske

Research Interests: Agricultural and resource economics and coupled natural and human systems research As an applied economist, the majority of Professor Keske’s work involves collaborations with natural and physical scientists to explore the value of managing of complex systems.  Professor Keske implements a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, depending upon the research question.

Erfan Goharian

My research interests centered on understanding the dynamics of water, energy, and food (WEF) systems OR coupled human-natural systems, specifically using resilience thinking, system analysis, integrated modeling and management, hydroinformatics, and climate change impact assessment. I always search for holistic solutions, trans-disciplinary collaborations, and inclusive participatory modeling techniques to extend individual management of environmental systems […]

Kap Stann

As Communications Director, Kap leads strategic communications, media relations and outreach programs across multiple channels at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

Emily Sawicki

Emily Sawicki coordinates our CITRIS Membership program and facilitates relationships with corporate partners.