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Summer of Service Institute shares videos and photos

The Summer of Service Technology Institute won the Special Prize for Best Use of IT for Rural America ($5000 from AT&T) in this year's CITRIS White Paper competition and has now produced a summary video to share how the institute went.

Paul Wright named CITRIS Acting Director

Paul Wright, the current Chief Scientist at CITRIS, has been appointed Acting Director of the institute. Prof. Wright is a professor in Mechanical Engineering and co-director of both the Berkeley Manufacturing Institute and the Berkeley Wireless Research Center.

Student competition at CITRIS: $25K in prizes

Deadline is April 23 at 5:00 p.m. for the second annual CITRIS White Paper competition, which will give away $25K in cash prizes for the best ideas that demonstrate the ability of IT to address a major societal challenge.

CITRIS Newsletter Online

Read about the technology behind the dazzling holiday gala in addition to our efforts to support student research in the February/March newsletter.

Electronic medical records aid newborns

National Institutes of
Health has provided $1.35 million to a team of researchers at UC Santa Cruz working to develop
new statistical approaches that could dramatically improve the care for
severely ill newborn babies.

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.

A. Russell Flegal

My research is on the natural biogeochemical cycles of trace elements in the environment and the perturbation of those cycles by anthropogenic processes. Many of my studies investigate aquatic toxicology in fresh water and estuarine and marine ecosystems. Others address the toxicology of trace elements in ecosystems and humans.

Darrell Long

Dr. Darrell D.E. Long is Professor of Computer Science. He holds the Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair of Storage Systems Research and is Director of the Storage Systems Research Center.

He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from San Diego State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. His dissertation advisor was Jehan-François Pâris.

Katia Obraczka

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, UC Santa Cruz

Professor Luca de Alfaro

Dr. Luca de Alfaro works in the areas of Reputation systems, collaboration on the web and beyond, e-commerce, Embedded software design, formal methods for system design, Discrete, real-time, embedded, probabilistic systems Game theory, concurrency theory, and automata theory.

Roberto Manduchi

I am an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. My research focuses on assistive technology for the visually impaired. Specifically, I am exploring the use of mobile computer vision and wearable sensors to provide a blind person with increased spatial awareness.

I hold a “Dottorato di ricerca” in Electrical Engineering from the Universita’ di Padova, Italy. Prior to joining UCSC in 2001, I worked at Apple, Inc. and at NASA JPL.

I currently collaborate with SKERI (San Francisco), FBK (Trento, Italy), and CICATA-IPN (Queretaro, Mexico).

Ali Shakouri

Baskin School of Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz

$20K CITRIS competition for student ideas

CITRIS is sponsoring a $20K "white paper" competition that is open to teams of undergraduate and graduate students from all 4 CITRIS campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz, and Merced). Papers are due May 1, 2006. More

Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management (ISSDM) formed

The University of California, Santa Cruz, and Los Alamos National Laboratory have agreed to establish a new collaborative institute, the Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management (ISSDM), for research and education in the area of scientific data management.

Services: Science, Management and Engineering curriculum launched

pleased to announce that IBM is supporting a new curriculum initiative
in Services: Science, Management and Engineering (SSME) designed to
prepare graduate students for careers in the emerging multidisciplinary field of services sciences, engineering, and management.