People

Professor Nina Amenta

Amenta is a professor and vice 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.

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.  

Kyle Clark

Kyle is the Program Manager at the CITRIS Foundry, where he is responsible for driving and improving program operations. He has a deep background in organizational efficiency, and will help the CITRIS Foundry scale to provide better support for deep tech startup companies.

Mohammad Safeeq

Research Interests: Climate Change and Water Sustainability Climate Change and Hydrologic Extremes Watershed and Regional Scale Hydrologic Modeling Water Resources Sensitivity and Scenario Analysis Role of Vegetation Dynamics on Future Water Resources under Climate Change Agriculture and Forest Management Options for Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability Application of Remote Sensing and LiDAR in Hydrologic Modeling […]

Martha Conklin

Dr. Martha Conklin, Professor of Engineering and member of the Environmental Systems Graduate Group, joined UC Merced in 2003 as one of the Founding Faculty. Dr. Conklin is Co-PI of the National Science Foundation’s Sierra Nevada Critical Zone Observatory located at the Kings River Experimental Watershed. As a member of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, Dr. […]

Michael Kiparsky

Michael Kiparsky is Director of the Wheeler Water Institute at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, at Berkeley Law. Dr. Kiparsky has worked on both technical and policy aspects of water resources management, and his overarching professional interest lies at the intersection between the two. As a researcher, he has published on governance and […]

Anne Kelley

Our group’s research focuses on using the inelastic laser light scattering technique known as resonance Raman spectroscopy to study the specific atomic-level motions that occur in a molecule or nanocrystal immediately after it absorbs light.  This information is particularly relevant to the mechanisms of photochemistry, vision, photography, xerography, and natural and artificial  photosynthesis (solar energy […]

Laurel Larsen

My research integrates new methods emerging in the disciplines of information theory and complex systems theory with the earth and environmental sciences. I am particularly interested in data-driven techniques to understanding environmental feedbacks and generating predictions about drought and other climate anomalies or flows of surface water, or to trace pathways of spatial connectivity to […]

Lucia Jacobs

I have recently become interested in behavioral robotics and human-robot interactions, as a natural extension of my interests in animal behavior (People and Robots). My work on navigation has led to my current NSF funding to study olfactory navigation in humans and search dogs. I am therefore also interested in new sensor technology (Health Initiative). […]

Alejandro Martinez

My research interests, described above, are well-aligned with two of CITRIS’ initiatives: sustainable infrastructure and people and robots. My research on bioinspired processes, in collaboration with experts in biology and robotics, focuses on the development of robots with enhanced capabilities to improve the efficiency and sustainability of construction practices. My research on natural and human-made […]