With support from a 2020 CITRIS COVID-19 Seed Funding Award, UC Davis professor Cristina Davis is working to develop a portable breathalyzer-like device to detect COVID-19.
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EcoBlock serves as PG&E microgrid exemplar
As the California Public Utilities Commission approves an expansion of eligibility requirements for community microgrids, PG&E offered their partnership with CITRIS on the Oakland EcoBlock as a case study of a successful microgrid project.
Kim recognized for community engagement
Katherine Kim, co-director of the CITRIS Health ACTIVATE project, received the 2021 Community Outcomes and Impact Award from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.
CITRIS-supported COVID-19 tracking earns Naughton acclaim
Colleen Naughton, an assistant professor at UC Merced, has received two significant honors for wastewater epidemiology work that stemmed from CITRIS seed funding.
‘Spike-liposomes’ pioneered with CITRIS support
Supported by a CITRIS Seed Award, a team of engineers at the University of California, Berkeley has created mimics of COVID-19 that can be used to test the efficacy of neutralizing antibodies.
Barbato discusses ways to protect California homes from wildfires
Michele Barbato, faculty director of CITRIS Climate, spoke to The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times about the wildfire risks of different home materials.
Soga to lead new Center for Smart Infrastructure
CITRIS PI Kenichi Soga has been named the founding director of the UC Berkeley Center for Smart Infrastructure, a unique collaboration with the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD).
UC adopts recommendations for the responsible use of artificial intelligence
Brandie Nonnecke, founding director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, co-chaired the University of California Presidential Working Group on AI.
CITRIS Foundry startup GenEdit raises $26M in series A funding
GenEdit, a venture from the spring 2016 CITRIS Foundry cohort, has received $26 million from Eli Lilly and Co. and nearly a dozen other investors […]
CITRIS Foundry alum Lion Semiconductor acquired for $335M
Texas-based microchip manufacturer Cirrus Logic has acquired Lion Semiconductor, a startup from the 2013 CITRIS Foundry cohort, for $335 million. Lion Semiconductor produces switched-capacitor architectures […]
CITRIS Research Guides Robot Surgery to Success – NY Times
The Berkeley team led by CITRIS People and Robots Director Ken Goldberg built a neural network to analyze the surgical robot’s mistakes and learned how […]
UC Davis Researchers Rushing To Develop New Treatments To Stop Coronavirus Spread
UC Davis doctors and researchers are rushing to develop treatments that will stop the new coronavirus, building on breakthroughs that helped them save the life […]
California CIO Amy Tong joins CITRIS Advisory Board
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 […]
Indonesia tsunami’s power surprises scientists
“It’s heartbreaking when you know the technology is there,” says CITRIS Policy Lab affiliate scholar Louise Comfort, who has been working to bring new tsunami sensors […]
How immigrants will respond to anti-immigrant victory at the E.U.
Berkeley Law professor Katerina Linos writes in the Washington Post about how immigrants are likely to respond to the anti-immigrant decision at the E.U., based on research she co-led […]
Big names in AI vow not to create weapons
The Verge: Tech leaders, including Elon Musk and the three co-founders of Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind, have signed a pledge promising to not develop lethal […]
A Radical New Standard in AI
Deferring to human preference and other proposals from internationally renowned AI pioneer and CITRIS researcher Stuart Russell.
How robot hands are evolving to do what ours can
This interactive feature describes the handiwork of the Autolab of Ken Goldberg, director of the CITRIS People and Robots Initiative.
White House summit: CITRIS a voice for ‘trustworthy’ AI
On May 10, the White House convened 100 national leaders in industry, tech, government, and academia for a summit on the potential of artificial intelligence […]
Irrigation robots could help grow wine grapes in California
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
How to interact with robots without embarrassing yourself
“All these robots suffer from the same challenge: they need to anticipate,” says CITRIS researcher Anca Dragan. Doctoral students working with CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures director […]
Sam Altman: How to build a successful bio startup
On April 25, 2018, CITRIS hosted Y Combinator President Sam Altman to discuss how to build a successful bio startup. Joining him on the panel […]
A huge UC Davis tech campus is coming to this neighborhood in Sacramento
Sacramento Bee: In April, UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May (M.S.’88, Ph.D.’91 EECS) announced plans for a 25-acre technology and innovation district at the university’s medical center campus in Sacramento.
Transforming Mobility in Rural America Through New Technology
Next Avenue/PBS: Asked at the CITRIS-co-hosted “Transforming Mobility” conference last week: How is it that Amazon can deliver toilet paper to a person in the Adirondacks overnight, but it takes that same person three days to arrange transportation to a doctor’s appointment?