Science at the Theater: Cool Cities, Cool Planet featuring Art Rosenfeld

Arthur Rosenfeld, Professor of Physics Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was the last graduate student of Nobelist Enrico Fermi. In 1955 he joined the Physics faculty at UC Berkeley and the research group of Luis Alvarez. In 1974, in response to the OPEC oil embargo, Rosenfeld switched to the new field of efficient use of energy, and founded the LBNL Center for Building Science, which he led until 1994, when he was appointed Senior Advisor to the Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Management of Technology (MOT) Program Open House

You are invited to the MOT Open House. Stop by and meet the members of the Management of Technology (MOT) Program. We will answer any questions you might have about the MOT Program, the MOT Certificate, fellowships, lecture series, and much more. We look forward to meeting you.

TRUST Security Seminar: Secure Control Against replay Attacks

This work analyzes the effect of replay attacks on a control system. We assume an attacker wishes to disrupt the operation of a control system in steady state. In order to inject an exogenous control input without being detected the attacker will hijack the sensors, observe and record their readings for a certain amount of time and repeat them while carrying out his attack.

Fall 2010 Topics in Open Innovation Speaker Series

The Open Innovation Speaker Series is a weekly series intended to provide both academic and managerial perspectives on open innovation and related subjects. It is open to UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

i4Energy Seminar: Results from the Building-to-Grid Testbed Experiments in Cory Hall

We recently completed a dense electrical metering and wireless sensor network deployment in Cory Hall as part of a California Energy Commission supported Building-to-Grid Testbed to explore how an extremely complex load can potentially cooperate with the grid, both for demand response and for increasing the penetration of renewable supplies.

i4Energy Seminar: Challenges to the Integration of Renewable Resources at High System Penetration

The successful integration of renewable resources in the electric grid at high penetration levels – that is, sufficient to meet a 33% renewables portfolio standard for California – entails diverse technical and organizational challenges. These challenges are described here in terms of a coordination problem in time and space, balancing electric power on a range of scales from microseconds to decades, and from individual homes on distribution feeders to hundreds of miles.

July 2010 Newsletter

Dear Friends of CITRIS:

There are no two ways about it. We rely much too heavily on dirty energy sources, like oil and coal. Either we address this …

May 2010 Newsletter

Dear Friends of CITRIS: We talk to our machines a lot these days, from voice-recognition smartphones and cars to computerized operators that make …

Cal Day talk by Greg Niemeyer

As part of the UC Berkeley Cal Day activities, Professor Greg Niemeyer will present a talk: “Community Science: Approaching the Climate Change Issue One Hearth at a Time”

TSINGHUA WEEK AT BERKELEY – Academic Panel: Tsinghua-Berkeley Global Technology Entrepreneurship (GTE)

The Tsinghua-Berkeley Global Technology Entrepreneurship program is a joint program established in Fall 2009. Taught by faculty from both Tsinghua and Berkeley Engineering and based at Tsinghua, the program combines curriculum from Tsinghua’s School of Economics and Management and Berkeley Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to introduce Tsinghua graduate students, primarily in engineering and the sciences, to technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

TSINGHUA WEEK AT BERKELEY – Academic Panel: The Carbon Roadmap: Energy Efficiency for Buildings and Green Electronics

The Carbon Roadmap project is a multidisciplinary study to develop a trajectory for the energy system transformation from a high-carbon, lowefficiency system to a low-carbon, high-efficiency system, and will serve as a guide for the industries and government policies that will deliver this transition. This two-hour session will be divided into separate, one-hour overview and discussion sessions focusing on Tsinghua and Berkeley resources and potential collaboration on topics in energy efficiency for buildings (1–2 p.m.) and green electronics (2–3 p.m.).

April 2010 Newsletter: Marvell Lab

Letter from the Directors

Dear Friends of CITRIS:

These are challenging times, to be sure. But they are also thrilling ones, full of opportunities for …

Cyberattack as a Tool of U.S. Policy?

Much has been written about the possibility that terrorists or hostile nations might conduct cyberattacks against critical sectors of the U.S. economy.

February 2010 Newsletter

CITRIS "shortens the pipeline" between world-class laboratory research in science and engineering and the creation of startups, companies, and …

I4Energy Dedication

On January 29, 2010, we formally introduced the new i4Energy Center, with a panel of distinguished speakers from the California Energy Commission, the State Assembly, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the California Institute for Energy and Environment, and the Berkeley Campus. Following the introduction in the Banatao Auditorium, we dedicated the new i4Energy space on the fourth floor of Sutardja Dai Hall in the Banatao Institute at CITRIS. Photos of the event are online.