Kris Pister appointed new faculty director to Marvell NanoLab

Kris Pister, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and a co-director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, has been named the new faculty director of the UC Berkeley Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory (NanoLab), located at CITRIS. The appointment, which became effective Jan. 2, brings in a veteran user known for his advances in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) to head the cutting-edge facility.

Targeting the Caravan: Debunking an Anti-Migrant Video Spread as U.S. Right Wing Propaganda

The gross misrepresentation of events exemplified in this tweet came to my attention during my involvement in a research project between the CITRIS Policy Lab and the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley which analyzed thousands of tweets from the top 10 most influential bot and non-bot accounts spreading anti-migrant propaganda on Twitter leading up to the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

Tickets now on sale for Women in Tech Symposium: Reimagining Cybersecurity for All

The Women in Tech Symposium is back, this time focusing on cybersecurity. Get to know some of the leading women in the field on Friday, March 6 at UC Berkeley’s Sibley Auditorium. Join CITRIS for a day-long event focused on the experiences and career paths of women in cybersecurity and walk away with deep insights about our cybersecurity future.

Meet the 2020 Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards Winners

A pioneering woman in AI and Machine Learning, the first woman to receive tenure in her field at UC Berkeley, a computer scientist and digital activist challenging bias in decision-making software, and an organization that has introduced 185,000 girls to coding and computer science. The winners of this year’s Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards represent a wide range of talents and contributions to the tech field and exemplify the goals of our program.

Hamilton Sensors: How to make buildings smarter

Detecting temperature, humidity, or occupancy can make buildings “smarter.” The information can lead to reductions in energy consumption and improve the comfort of occupants by responding to energy demands in real time. We commonly see a single thermometer or humidity sensor per room, which can only provide limited information. What about deploying many cheap and disposable sensors to capture more granular data about buildings and energy use patterns?

CITRIS Foundry announces fall 2019 cohort

Spin microscopy for quantum computing, underwater nanoscience for clean tech, and bio-prospected hemp are a few of the novel technologies represented in the fall incubator cohort announced by the CITRIS Foundry, the innovation hub of the multicampus Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute, headquartered at UC Berkeley.

New Decal Course: Inclusive Pathways Into Tech & Entrepreneurship

Inclusive Pathways into Tech and Entrepreneurship is for students who want to get hands-on experience in creating a project that advances diversity in tech. This course engages in an innovative approach to teaching by bringing together students from tech and non-tech majors to learn what kind of diverse perspectives they need on their team to solve the world’s problems.