CITRIS is accepting proposals from principal investigators at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz for projects addressing Grand Challenges of IT.
UC Merced leads innovative effort to secure water for agriculture and ecosystems
Joshua Viers, director of CITRIS at UC Merced and professor of water resources engineering, will lead the SWIM initiative, the largest research grant in UC Merced’s history.
New AI Institute Awarded to UC Merced Strengthens Agricultural Systems Research and Workforce Capabilities
Artificial Intelligence, better known as AI, is changing how decisions are made. AI is an approach to harnessing the power of massive data and computational […]
CITRIS Confronts Pandemic Challenges and Continues to Innovate
The 20th anniversary of CITRIS coincided with the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown of many in-person campus operations. In response, the institute pivoted key programming […]
Analyzing Particle and Droplet Transport During COVID-19 to Enable Safer Semiconductor Manufacturing Cleanroom Operation
The pandemic unleashed by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (which causes the disease COVID-19) has infected over 100 million and resulted in over 2.6 million deaths worldwide […]
SlrpEV Electric Vehicle Chargers Available at UC Berkeley
Next-generation of intelligent electric vehicle charging stations change the future of EV charging. UC Berkeley Professor and CITRIS PI Scott Moura and the eCAL research team […]
UC Merced Faculty Advise State’s Energy and Water Efficiency Program
Josué Medellín-Azuara and Sarah Kurtz Join the SWEEP Advisory Board The California Department of Food and Agriculture—or CDFA—recently added two UC Merced faculty to the […]
BECC Conference 2021 Call for Abstracts
This year’s BECC Conference theme is “Reimagining the Future.” The submission deadline for abstracts is April 1, 2021. The length of abstracts should be 300 […]
Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency Applications Now Open!
The Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency aims to develop resource-efficient societies. This award provides UC Berkeley graduate student funding for technical, social science, and […]
Cal Energy Corps 2021 Applications Are Now Open!
Looking for a summer 2021 internship? Apply to the Cal Energy Corps! The Cal Energy Corps, hosted by the California Institute for Energy & Environment in partnership with CITRIS, is […]
California Fires: CITRIS researchers explore tech solutions
Wildfires have shaped California’s landscape for centuries, but increased urbanization and development encroaching into formerly forested land is posing risks to life and property. Climate […]
Fork in the Road features CITRIS PI Colleen Naughton
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 […]
Campus charging station a new testbed for EV research
Scott Moura, CITRIS PI and associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, heads up the SlrpEV Charging Station project (Smart LeaRning Pilot for Electric Vehicles). This summer, […]
Pilot Site for the EcoBlock Project Announced
The EcoBlock Project is a California Energy Commission-funded research project led by the University of California Berkeley, motivated by urgent societal questions, and California legal mandates […]
How can buildings decrease COVID-19 transmission?
UC Berkeley researchers have released guidelines on regulating ventilation systems in buildings to reduce indoor exposure to COVID-19. The guidelines offer practical, step-by-step recommendations for settings and […]
Energy-Saving AI Is Coming for Your Office Thermostat
Wired: CITRIS Director Costas Spanos was recently featured in Wired for his work helping Singapore cut office energy use with the help of artificial intelligence. Read the story […]
BECC Conference 2020: Submit an Abstract
The submission deadline for abstracts is April 1, 2020. The BECC conference will be held on December 6-9, 2020 in Washington DC. Mitigating climate change […]
Looking for an internship? Apply to Cal Energy Corps!
The Cal Energy Corps is a paid summer internship program engaging top UC Berkeley undergraduate students in the design, development, and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions around the world.
Oakland EcoBlock looking for interested neighborhoods
Please fill out the EcoBlock Response Form to nominate a neighborhood and submit by December 30, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PDT.
Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer.
Berkeley News: Kara Manke spoke with CITRIS PI and CIEE Electrical Grid Director Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier about the risks posed by the current energy grid and the EcoBlock project, a possible solution moving forward. The EcoBlock project is looking to develop microgrids separate from PG&E in the City of Oakland.
Be a Host Organization for Cal Energy Corps 2020!
Cal Energy Corps is a summer intern program that matches talented UC Berkeley students with host organizations working on energy and climate change solutions. Over […]
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?
Bolinas to be case study in evacuation
Point Reyes Light: CITRIS visiting scholar Louise Comfort will join a yearlong study in Bolinas, CA along with other UC Berkeley researchers to develop the […]
Cal Energy Corps Summer Interns Reflect on Experience
by Connor Clark Just as soon as it’s began, we are at the end of another great year of the Cal Energy Corps summer internship […]