People

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.

Wolfgang Rogge

Research interest: air pollution Sustainability and Healthy Environment are key for any future.

Han Zou

My research focuses on ubiquitous computing, statistical learning and machine learning with applications in occupancy sensing, indoor localization, smart home, Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems. My developed indoor positioning systems facilitate realizing various indoor location-based services and also improving the energy efficiency in buildings, which matches with the CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures Initiative. My designed […]

Professor Premkumar Devanbu

Prem Devanbu started off in Industrial software development, first at Perkin-Elmer; then at Bell Labs, first in software development and then in research, at Murray Hill, NJ; with the big travestyture, Devanbu went to AT&T Labs Research in Florham Park. Devanbu have been  at UC Davis since  late 1997.  His undergraduate education  was at IIT, Madras in India; his doctoral work was done  under Prof. Borgida at Rutgers University in the Garden State,which is a lovely   place, actually; although the Golden State   also has much to offer .

Ravnit Plaha

Ravnit is the Administrative Specialist and Project Coordinator at CITRIS Headquarters at UC Berkeley. She is also the Graduate Student Advising Officer for the UC Berkeley Designated Emphasis in Computational and Data Science and Engineering (DE-CDSE).

Jovan Pantelic

My research is focused on advancing sensor network analytics which bridges the gap between research and application of sensing networks. This is fully in line with the CITRIS mission to shorten the pipeline between world-class laboratory research and the development of applications, platforms, companies, and even new industries. Sensing networks are new technology on the […]

Elaine Sullivan

My work on 3D visualizations of ancient Egyptian sites aligns with the CITRIS mission of ‘Connected Communities’ and the innovative use of virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) applications for cultural heritage preservation. Research interests: Egyptology; Archaeology; Digital Humanities; Virtual Reality; Ancient landscapes; Temples and ritual sites; Women and gender

Grace O'Connell

Currently up to 30% of spinal fusion patients will need a revision surgery within 10 years of their first surgery. We are developing new computational models to advance spine surgery outcomes. Research interests: Soft tissue biomechanics. My group uses computational and experimental approaches to understand joint- and tissue-level mechanical behaviors of the soft tissues in […]

Zhou Yu

My research centers on an inter-disciplinary area of machine learning, natural language processing and human-computer interaction. The goal of my research is to develop AI system that have positive social impacts. Research interests: Natural Language Processing, Interactive Systems, Human-Robot Interaction

Ted Wun

Ted Wun focuses on the development of EMR-based predictive tool for cancer-associated thrombosis. Research interests: Epidemiology of cancer-associated thrombosis Complications of sickle cell disease Clinical trials in sickle cell disease Clinical trials in cancer-associated thrombosis Predictive risk models for cancer-associated thrombosis

Alireza Pourreza

My research interests include agricultural mechanization, robotics, sensors, computer vision, and GIS. My research goals are to answer fundamental questions using intelligent systems theory in high-impact applications–such as cooperative robotic systems with respect to sensing, estimation, and control. I am building a research program that is inspired by cutting-edge knowledge and will have a long-term […]