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CITRIS ED offers op-ed on meat industry’s effects on climate change
CITRIS Executive Director Camille Crittenden points out an avenue for improving our climate impact — reassessing our menu — in a recent Berkeley Blog post.
UC Merced drought report estimates $1.2B impact to California ag in 2022
CITRIS PIs Josué Medellín-Azuara and Joshua Viers are co-authors on a report on the impact of the 2020–22 California drought.
King Liu, Salahuddin talk future of transistors with IEEE Spectrum
It’s the 75th anniversary of the invention of the transistor! What’s on the horizon before the 100th? Two CITRIS affiliates weigh in.
UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz named agricultural experiment stations
UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz are the first UC campuses to be named agricultural experiment stations in more than 50 years.
Siemens gift supports University of California STEM outreach to underserved communities
The donation to CITRIS — an “easy decision,” said partners at Siemens — helped bring skills training to students across Northern California.
Levine, Abbeel announce innovations in walking robots
Two CITRIS People and Robots researchers are making great strides in teaching robots to walk and move in record time.
MyShake app, enabled by CITRIS collab, gives earthquake early warnings
Some residents got an early warning for San Jose’s earthquake Tuesday thanks to the MyShake app, developed by CITRIS PI Richard Allen.
Farid talks AI in US criminal justice system on PBS’s Nova
The CITRIS PI and Policy Lab advisor discussed the results of a study that explored the use of COMPAS, case management software used in criminal courts.
Are carbon offsets too good to be true? Haya suggests caution in Time
CITRIS Climate researcher Barbara Haya encourages people to instead make cash contributions directly to a climate-positive cause.
CIDER to assist with ONR-funded ecology survey
The CITRIS Initiative for Drone Education and Research will test forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras on drones as a potential tool for counting animals and detecting biological hot spots.
Goldberg’s AUTOLab breaks robotic laundry-folding speed record
Research by CPAR Director Ken Goldberg and team will be presented at the IEEE/RSJ IROS2022 conference.
Bayen weighs in on self-driving cars in U.S. News & World Report
Contrary to Bayen’s research, autonomous vehicles are causing traffic snarls on San Francisco streets.
Nonnecke discusses Section 230 with NBC News
The CITRIS Policy Lab recently launched a database of legislation related to Section 230, which provides some immunity for websites hosting third-party content.
Collaboration, confidence, critical thinking: CITRIS internships teach UC students essential skills
CITRIS Workforce Innovation interns gained real-world experience in areas of tech innovation central to California’s future, while their hosts benefited from sharp minds and fresh perspectives.
Nickhil Jakatdar and Weijie Yun join CITRIS advisory board
Jakatdar and Yun bring deep domain knowledge that aligns well with CITRIS’s mission to solve complex problems through public-private collaboration.
On the cutting edge of robotic surgery: Bahareh Nejad serves as physician, international instructor
The CITRIS PI and UC Davis Health OB-GYN uses specially designed robots to conduct surgery — and shares her expertise with colleagues across an ocean.
Barbato, others named outstanding mentors by UC Davis Graduate Studies
Several UC Davis faculty members with CITRIS ties have been recognized for their graduate student advising and mentorship.
Saif Islam, CITRIS PIs recognized at UC Davis Engineering faculty celebration
Saif Islam, director of CITRIS at UC Davis, received the Outstanding Senior Research Faculty Award.
UC Santa Cruz alumni found Immergo Labs to bring physical therapy to VR
Immergo Labs, a venture from the fall 2021 CITRIS Foundry cohort, will launch its beta platform in January 2023.
Viers, Hestir to quantify California water use with NASA support
CITRIS at UC Merced leadership will collaborate with local agencies to mine satellite data for California’s Central Valley.
Our Better Web initiative launches at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley’s new Our Better Web initiative, led by Brandie Nonnecke, director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, is advancing efforts to study and combat online harms.
Policy Lab partners with UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy on new initiative
The Tech Policy Initiative aims to strengthen multidisciplinary collaborations, foster education and innovation, and inform effective strategies across the public and private sectors.
Fresno-Merced Future of Food Innovation coalition receives $65.1M from US government
The funding will support the launch of a new agriculture technology center called iCREATE.