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CITRIS Research Exchange, Fall 2006 Schedule

These popular talks are held every Wednesday at
noon in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building on the UC Berkeley campus and are
all free, open to the general public, broadcast live online, and archived on the
CITRIS website.

Agricultural projects win CITRIS White paper competition

Two agricultural proposals’one on supporting
urban agriculture in Mexico City and the other on alleviating water scarcity in
California farming’are co-winners of the first annual CITRIS White Paper
competition and will receive $7500 each.

CITRIS and Hong Kong open R&D Centers

On April 20, five new R&D centers opened in Hong Kong to further
promote the development of innovation and technology.  Hosted by
local universities and technology support organisations, including CITRIS, the Centers
provide a one-stop service for applied research, technology transfer and
commercialisation and help facilitate industries to move up the value chain.
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Air Solutions

Due to pollution, a breath of fresh air isn't what it used to be. Find
out how a new center at CITRIS campus UC Davis is increasing our
understanding of the causes and effects of bad air on human health

Professor John D. Owens

I am currently an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Davis. I began my appointment at Davis in January 2003 and was promoted to associate professor on 1 July 2008.

Jonathan P. Heritage

Professor Heritage is conducting research in microphotonics, terahertz bandwidth optics, next generation optical networks, optical microwave interactions and vacuum optoelectonics. Recent developments include MEMS mirror arrays for all optical switching, femtosecond pulse shaping, and miniature broadband time delay scanners. He investigates the impact of physical layer impairments on performance of switched WDM networks.

Zhi Ding

Dr. Ding is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the B.S. degree from Nanjing Institute of Technology in 1982, M.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 1990, all in electrical engineering. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA.

Professor Bernd Hamann

Bernd Hamann is a full professor of computer science at UC Davis. Previously he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.

Brian Kolner

Research Interests: 1. Space-time analogies in electromagnetics: There is an intriguing analogy between the equations that describe the natural diffraction of electromagnetic wave in space […]

Karl N. Levitt

Professor Levitt conducts research in the areas of computer security, automated verification, and software engineering. With respect to computer security he is working on techniques to detect malicious code (viruses, worms, time bombs, etc.) in programs and to detect attempts to penetrate or misuse computer systems, especially computer networks. With respect to verification, he is applying an automated theorem prover (Higher Order Logic – HOL) to the verification of hardware and software systems, especially operating systems for safety-critical embedded systems.

Shu Lin

Shu Lin received the B.S.E.E. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1959, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University, Houston, TX, in 1964 and 1965, respectively. In 1965, he joined the Faculty of the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He became an Associate Professor in 1969 and a Professor in 1973. In 1986, he joined Texas A&M University, College Station, as the Irma Runyon Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering. In 1987, he returned to the University of Hawaii.

Chen-Nee Chuah

Chen-Nee Chuah is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis.

Anh-Vu Pham

Professor Pham is conducting research in RF IC design, RF, Micro-, Millimeter wave electronic packaging, phased array antennas, and wireless sensors. In the area of RF IC design, his group is developing understanding and circuit techniques for RF CMOS, wide bandwidth circuits, and linearization methods for power amplifiers. Recent developments include linearized amplifiers and RF building blocks for gigabit wireless and phased array antennas up to 60 GHz.

Poornima Balasubramanyam

Dr. Poornima Balasubramanyam is conducting research with Professor Karl Levitt in the Computer Security Laboratory.

Professor Kenneth Joy

Ken Joy is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Davis. He came to UC Davis in 1980 in the Department of Mathematics and was a founding member of the Computer Science Department in 1983. Professor Joy’s research and teaching interests are in the area of visualization, geometric modeling, and computer graphics.

Bruce Kutter

Research: I consider myself to be a well-rounded geotechnical engineer with diverse research interests. My most important contributions have been in the areas of geotechnical […]

Zhaojun Bai

Zhaojun Bai is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis, and a Faculty Computer Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Ross Boulanger

Professor, Environmental Engineering
University of California, Davis

Oliver Staadt

Oliver Staadt is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. Prior to joining UC Davis, he has been Senior Research Associate in the Computer Graphics Lab at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He received a MSc degree in Computer Science from the Darmstadt Technical University, Germany, in 1995 and a PhD in Computer Science in 2001 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. His past research includes multi-resolution representations and compression of surface and volume data.

Steven Velinsky

My research interests are in mechanical systems analysis and design.

I have been involved in the analysis and design of a wide variety of systems including: wire ropes and cables, vehicles, air bearings, ballscrew mechanisms, eye surgery, and automated highway maintenance and construction machinery.

Professor Nelson Max

Professor Max’s research interests are in the areas of scientific visualization, computer animation, and realistic computer graphics rendering. In visualization he works on molecular graphics, and volume and flow visualization, particularly on irregular finite element meshes. He has rendered realistic lighting effects in clouds, trees, and water waves, and has produced numerous computer animations, shown at the annual Siggraph conferences, and in Omnimax at the Fujitu Pavilions at Expo ’85 in Tsukuba Japan, and Expo ’90 in Osaka Japan.

Daniel Wilson

Lecturer, University of California, Davis


AWARDS

US Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship in Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA. (1994 and 1995)

David Horsley

Dr. David Horsley is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, USA, and has been a co-director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) since 2005. His research interests include microfabricated sensors and actuators with applications in optics, displays, and physical and biological sensors.