Fork in the Road: A new UC Merced docuseries focuses on food supply research featuring UC Merced Prof. Colleen Naughton who received a CITRIS COVID-19 […]
Computer Science for All: Campus outreach programs like the new START UP SJV help area teachers engage younger students with the sciences. The technology world […]
Interim Vice Chancellor for Research
ACTIVATE is a public-private pilot initiative to support rural, low-income agricultural workers by providing access to internet and telehealth services.
Denise D. Payán is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of California, Merced. She directs the Community Health & Innovative Policy (CHIP) Lab which conducts applied public health and health services research to promote equitable and community-oriented policy solutions.
UC Merced Newsroom: The Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and UC Merced’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Group present an […]
UC Merced: Thirty-four students from San Joaquin Valley colleges are getting an opportunity to learn how to access and build careers in technology and research at a unique workshop designed to help diversify science-related fields.
State Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the California Department of Technology Amy Tong has joined the advisory board of the Center for Information […]
Bay Area native Erin Hestir followed a non-traditional path to a position in technology before becoming an engineering professor at UC Merced. Inspired by her […]
Dr. Ehsani received his Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He was a faculty member at the Ohio State University and University of Florida before joining UC Merced in 2017. Currently, he is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Merced. His areas of research include engineering systems for agriculture, automation, and intelligent machines for production and postharvest of high value crops, precision agriculture, sensors for biotic and abiotic plant stress detection, mechanical harvesting machines, and robotic harvesting systems for fruit and nut trees.
UC Merced Newsroom: Harvesting is one of the most costly and labor-intensive operations in strawberry production. But a UC Merced engineering researcher is looking for ways […]
Dr. Lisa Yeo is an Assistant Professor in the Ernest & Julio Management Program at UC Merced who works to help organizations understand how to safely govern the data and information they need to compete. By focusing on people and process, she believes that organizations can design and build information systems that make it easy to protect privacy and prevent security breaches without requiring extensive investments in security layers after the fact. Lisa holds a B. Math in Applied Math from the University of Waterloo and an MBA and PhD (Operations & Information Systems) from the University of Alberta.
CITRIS at UC Merced
At a showcase in April at the Banatao Auditorium, undergraduate and graduate students presented their work developing novel tech ideas, addressing issues from gait impairment in the elderly and robots for disaster relief to connecting refugees to social services.
Faced with shortages of water and workers, winemakers are working with CITRIS researchers at UC Merced and UC Berkeley on a robot-assisted precision irrigation delivery system that uses machines to monitor and adjust water emitters
Drought, climate change, an aging infrastructure and growing population threaten the water California’s San Joaquin Valley uses to supply most of the nation’s produce and […]