Professor Costas Spanos is the Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. CITRIS leverages the research strengths of University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz to create information technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges. CITRIS facilitates multi-disciplinary collaboration and partnerships among hundreds of faculty members, students, and researchers from corporations and institutions worldwide.
Dr. Camille Crittenden serves as Deputy Director of CITRIS, Director of the CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative, and Executive Director of the CITRIS Social Apps Lab. Prior to coming to CITRIS in 2012, she was Executive Director of the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law, where she helped to develop its program in human rights, technology, and new media.
Bahram Ravani is the CITRIS Director at UC Davis. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Davis and a Co-Director of the Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology Research Center, a collaborative research center between the California Department of Transportation and the University.
Professor Patrick E. Mantey is the Director of CITRIS at UC Santa Cruz. He holds the Jack Baskin Chair in Computer Engineering and is the founding Dean of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering. He is also Director of iNIST, the Institute for Networking, Information Systems and Technologies in the Baskin School of Engineering.
Joshua Viers is the Director of CITRIS at UC Merced and an Associate Professor in Water Resources Engineering at UC Merced. He has also served in leadership roles as Executive Associate Director at the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, on the UC Davis Graduate Education Committee, and chaired the International Programs Committee for the College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences.
Dr. Stefano Foresti is the Associate Director of CITRIS at UC Merced. As Director of Innovation at the UC Merced School of Engineering, he coordinates research and academic programs in innovation while cultivating relationships with industry for programs including the Innovation Design Clinic, Engineering Capstone Projects, CITRIS Mobile App Challenge, and Innovate 2 Grow.
Professor David Culler is Faculty Director of the CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures Initiative. His research addresses networks of small, embedded wireless devices, planetary-scale internet services, parallel computer architecture, parallel programming languages, and high performance communication. This includes TinyOS, Berkeley Motes, PlanetLab, Networks of Workstations (NOW), Internet services, Active Messages, Split-C, and the Threaded Abstract Machine (TAM).
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.
Bjoern Hartmann is Faculty Director of the CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative and co-Director of the CITRIS Invention Lab, which he co-founded in 2012. 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. Thomas S. Nesbitt is Faculty Director for the CITRIS Health Initiative. Based at the UC Davis School of Medicine, he also serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances where he is responsible for advancing the UC Davis Health System’s excellence in telemedicine.
Dr. David Lindeman is Director of the CITRIS Health Initiative. He also serves as Director of the Center for Technology and Aging, which was developed with support from The SCAN Foundation. He is Co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health, which advances the use of technology to support population health.
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.
Dr. Pushkar Apte is Director of Strategic Initiatives for CITRIS at UC Berkeley, where he develops industrial and institutional partnerships that support innovative research and applications. Dr. Apte previously worked with Texas Instruments Incorporated on cutting-edge research and technology development, with McKinsey & Company as their Global Semiconductor Business Expert, and with the Semiconductor Industry Association as Vice President of Technology Programs.
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.
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).
Professor Grey Niemeyer is Co-Director of the CITRIS Social Apps Lab. He previously served on the Faculty Council for the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative. He founded the Stanford University Digital Art Center, which he directed until 2001 when he was appointed at UC Berkeley as Assistant Professor for New Media.
James Holston is Co-Director of the CITRIS Social Apps Lab and Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at UC Berkeley. His current research examines the worldwide insurgence of democratic citizenships in the context of global urbanization.
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 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.
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 areas of focus are energy consumption displays, thermostats, and consumer behavior, including developing metrics for the EPA’s EnergyStar specifications on climate controls and other user interface usability research.
Brad Smith is Director of the Network Operations and Management (NMO) Lab at UC Santa Cruz and Associate Adjunct Professor of Computer Engineering. His research interests are in distributed systems and computer communications.
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.
As Director of Business Development and International Affiliations for the UC Davis Health System, Tod Stoltz is responsible for building strategic partnerships with industry and international organizations that help to fulfill the Health Systems mission.
Professor German Gavilan is the Chief Scientist for CITRIS at UC Merced, where is also Assistant Dean in the School of Engineering. At UC Merced, he manages undergraduate academic programs, infrastructure and planning.
Duncan Callaway received his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 2001 and subsequently held an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis. He then spent 4 years working in the energy industry in senior engineering positions, first at Davis Energy Group and later at PowerLight Corporation. He was a member of the research faculty of the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan from 2006-2009.
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.
She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.A.Sc. in 1992, and from Imperial College London, with a M.Sc. in 1993, from the University of California, Berkeley, with a PhD in 1998. She currently holds a joint appointment as an associate professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Department of Electrical Engineering, at Stanford University where she is director of the Hybrid Systems Laboratory and as an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley.
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 of neuroscience, applied mechanics and computer science. She is a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, a distinction few people can match.
Paul K. Wright was Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at CITRIS Berkeley from 2007-2014. He is currently Director of the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI). He is a professor in the mechanical engineering department and holds the A. Martin Berlin Chair. He is also a co-director of the Berkeley Manufacturing Institute (BMI) and co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC).
S. Shankar Sastry is currently the Dean of Engineering at University of California, Berkeley and the faculty director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He was the Director of CITRIS from 2005 to 2007 and now serves on the CITRIS Advisory Board.
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