Leadership

Professor Patrick Mantey

Professor Patrick E. Mantey holds the Jack Baskin Chair in Computer Engineering and is the founding Dean of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering. He is now the director of iNIST, the Institute for Networking, Information Systems and Technologies in the Baskin School of Engineering.

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.

Professor Joshua Viers

Joshua Viers joined the CITRIS leadership as the director at UC Merced in August 2013. Prior to this, Dr. Viers has been serving in a research capacity at UC Davis for 10 years since receiving his Ph.D. in Ecology there, most recently as Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy. Before […]

Professor German Gavilan

Professor German Gavilan is the Chief Scientist at CITRIS Merced and also serves the assistant dean in the School of Engineering. At UC Merced, he manages undergraduate academic programs, infrastructure and planning.

Dr. Jay J. Han

Jay J. Han, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. He is the Associate Director of the NIDRR-funded UC Davis Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) in Neuromuscular Diseases, and the Director of the Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, one of only a few in the country. Dr.

Professor Brad Smith

Brad Smith is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interests are in distributed systems and computer communications. His current work is in the areas of policy-based routing, formalizing trust in the context of a routing computation, object routing, and the application of these technologies to the improvement of the security and robustness of Internet-based systems.

Dr. David Lindeman

David Lindeman joined CITRIS in 2013. In addition to his role as Director of Health Care at CITRIS, he also serves as the Director of the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) and Co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health (CITPH), in partnership with the Public Health Institute.  CTA is a national research […]

Dr. Carl Blumstein

Carl, who is also the Director of the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), has explored the state’s and nation’s energy challenges inside and out, and he has worked to address them from every important angle. Carl has 35 years of experience in energy research and R&D management, and served for 10 years as the Associate Director of CIEE before becoming the Director in 2002.

Professor David Culler

He received his B.A. from UC Berkeley, in 1980, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT, in 1985 and 1989 respectively. He joined the EECS faculty in 1989 and is the founding Director of Intel Research, UC Berkeley and the Associate Chair of the EECS department. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an ACM Fellow, and was selected in Scientific American Top 50 Researchers and Technology Review 10 Technologies that Will Change the World. He was awarded the NSF Presidential Young Investigator and the Presidential Faculty Fellowship.

Professor Steven Glaser

Prof. Steven Glaser has been a member of the faculty at the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California since Dec. 1996, a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 1997, and a research associate at the Intel Laboratory at Berkeley since 2002. He is currently the Intelligent Infrastructure team leader for CITRIS, the Center for Information Technology Research in Service to Society.

Professor Kenneth Goldberg

Goldberg is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, with an appointment in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He received his PhD in Computer Science from CMU in 1990 and studied at the University of Pennsylvania, Edinburgh University, and the Technion. From 1991-95 he taught at the University of Southern California, and in Fall 2000 was visiting faculty at MIT Media Lab.

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.

Patrick Scaglia

Patrick Scaglia is a Consultant and Technology Advisor to startup ventures. Patrick was a Hewlett Packard Executive for 12 years, 7 as CTO, most recently as VP & CTO HP Cloud Services and Applications. Patrick has driven HP’s entry into Public Cloud Services built on an open platform and led HP’s mobile application platform strategy. Previously CTO for HP’s Printing and […]

Professor Eric Paulos

Eric Paulos 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 and the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM).

Professor Bjorn Hartmann

Björn Hartmann is an Assistant Professor in EECS. He received a BA in Communication, BSE in Digital Media Design, and MSE in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2009. His research in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on on the creation and evaluation of user interface design tools, end-user programming environments, and ubiquitous computing toolkits.

Dr. Bill Flounders

Bill Flounders was born in Deleware County, PA. 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. Bill completed a majority of his graduate research in the U.C. Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory. His dissertation focused upon fabrication of exposed gate field effect transistors for sensor applications and in-situ monitoring of plasma induced radiation damage to gate insulators.

Professor James Holston

My current research examines the worldwide insurgence of democratic citizenships in the context of global urbanization. Three considerations frame this work: those of theme, method, and critique.

Professor Tarek Zohdi

Research Interests:
I. Finite Element methods
II. Micro-structural/macro-property inverse problems involving optimization and design of new materials
III. Modeling and simulation of
a. high-strength fabric
b. particulate/granular flows
c. multiphase/composite electromagnetic media
d. the dynamics of swarms

http://www.me.berkeley.edu/faculty/zohdi/

Dr. Waqas Khalid

Dr. Khalid is a dynamic researcher currently working at UC Berkeley, NASA Ames and a startup, Jadoo Technologies Inc. He is leading a collaborative effort for PhD student exchange program with Sweden (starting with Chalmers University of Technology), UC Berkeley and NASA Ames. Dr. Khalid is also setting up a pilot project to incubate hardware based (non-software) research […]

Dr. Pushkar P. Apte

Dr. Apte received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in Materials Science and Electrical Engineering, and his Bachelor’s degree in Ceramic Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India. Dr. Apte has worked with Texas Instruments Incorporated on cutting-edge research and technology development, with McKinsey & Company as their Global Semiconductor Business […]

Steven DeMello

Steven DeMello has over 30 years of experience in research, hospital operations, strategic planning, systems management and consulting. He is currently the Director of Health Care at CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining CITRIS, Steve was Executive Director and Senior Advisor of the Health Technology Center (HealthTech), a non-profit research group and expert network based in San Francisco. Steve also served as Chief Operating Officer of ezboard, Inc., a large first-generation consumer social networking company.

Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm served as Michigan’s 47th governor from 2003 to 2011. As Governor, Granholm led the state through a brutal economic downturn that resulted from a meltdown in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. She worked relentlessly to diversify the state’s economy, strengthen its auto industry, preserve the manufacturing sector, and add new, emerging sectors, such as clean energy, to Michigan’s economic portfolio. During her tenure, […]

Karen Stierwalt

As the CITRIS Financial Analyst, Karen assists the institute by providing financial services and analysis for the four campus institute (UCB, UCD, UCM and UCSC). Activities include conducting analysis and preparing recommendations for financial plans and expense budgets, as well as participation in transactions and services, including journal entries, and reporting.

Julie Sammons

As Director of Communications and Outreach, Julie Sammons creates and executes a strategic communications plan for CITRIS; strengthens relationships with local, national and international media; and serves as liaison to the diverse range of campus and community groups that CITRIS engages.

Therese Peffer

Therese Peffer, works on Demand Response, Smart Grid and Building-to-Grid research projects based at CITRIS and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her current focus, energy consumption displays, thermostats, and consumer behavior, includes developing metrics for the EPA’s EnergyStar specifications on climate controls, and other user interface usability research. Therese earned a Ph.D. in Architecture with an […]

Professor Ruzena Bajcsy

For pioneering researcher Ruzena Bajcsy, fostering cutting-edge technology to improve people’s lives is a noble challenge. Dr. Bajcsy took the helm at CITRIS in November 2001, after devoting more than 30 years of her life to research in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence and machine perception. Bajcsy’s credentials reach across the traditionally discrete fields […]

Tod Stoltz

Tod Stoltz is responsible for building strategic partnerships with industry and international organizations that help to fulfill the Health Systems mission. Prior to that, he worked for the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology for four years, where he was responsible for building a robust industry relations program that brought in over $2 million in […]

Dr. David Lindeman

David Lindeman joined CITRIS in 2013. In addition to his role as Co-Director of Health Care here, he also serves as the director of the Center for Technology and Aging, which was developed with support from The SCAN Foundation, as the CTA moves to become a CITRIS Center. He also serves as Co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health, which advances the use of technology to support population health.

Professor Björn Hartmann

Björn Hartmann is the co-director of two research units: the Berkeley Institute of Design and the Swarm Lab; and a member of the Visual Computing Lab. He co-initiated the Course Thread in Human-Centered Design, an undergraduate certificate program; and the CITRIS Invention Lab, a new digital fabrication and rapid prototyping space. He also spends time with the great colleagues at the Berkeley Center for New Media, and the Cal Design Lab. He received my PhD from the Stanford Computer Science department in 2009 where he worked with Scott Klemmer (dissertation).

Dr. Ronald David Glass

Ron Glass is an Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at UC Santa Cruz, and PI/Director of the U.C. Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC), a multi-campus research program initiative. CCREC approaches the state’s crises in the economy, education, employment, environment, health, housing, and nutrition as inextricably linked and as requiring innovative relationships among researchers, community organizations, and policy makers to understand and respond to them.

Professor E. Daniel Hirleman

E. Daniel Hirleman is Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of California, Merced. He received the B.S.M.E with Highest Distinction in 1972, the M.S.M.E. in 1974, and the Ph.D. in 1977 from Purdue University. He joined the Arizona State University faculty and also served in administrative positions culminating in Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering. In 1999 he rejoined Purdue as William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of ME until 2010. Prof. Hirleman received the Hon. George Brown Award for International Scientific Cooperation from the U.S.

Edmund Seto

Research Interests

Mathematical Modeling
Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Disease
Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
Spatial Epidemiology

Public Health Interests

How do diseases evolve, spread, and change with the environment?
How does the geographic and temporal distribution of disease transmission inform sustainable disease control.
How can geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and remote sensing aid in exposure assessment?

Dr. 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.

Takahide Inoue

Takahide Inoue is long time advocate of U.C. Berkeley School of Engineering and has been Special Advisor to CITRIS since its foundation in 2001. He is also Founder and Principal of BA Consulting Group Company and has been Senior Consultant for Japanese Semiconductor Technology Research Corporation STARC since 1998. His role in CITRIS is to promote the institute as a prominent model of the foundation for research and dissemination of the international Academia-Industry-Government collaboration in the interest of Society of 21 century.

Professor Paul Wright

Paul K. Wright is the Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute @ CITRIS Berkeley — the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society. It serves four UC campuses and hosts many multi-disciplinary projects on large societal problems such as energy and the environment; IT for healthcare; and intelligent infrastructures such as: public safety, water management and sustainability.