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.
Over the next several decades, economic development and anti-poverty programs will likely lift the incomes of the world’s poor. In this paper, we study the implications for energy use, focusing on the accumulation of energy-using assets.
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.
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.
Recent events in the field of climate change have confused both the public and many “experts.” I will try to elucidate what has been happening. Two out of three climate groups show no global warming for the past 13 years.
This talk will survey results of the Secure Machine Learning group at UC Berkeley. We will discuss machine learning applied to security. Unlike conventional approaches to machine learning, security presents Byzantine adversaries who adapt to various techniques and attempt to make machine learning systems mislearn.
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.
At this student-led seminar, selected EPG/BERC Members will provide short briefings on their recent energy and water resource policy analysis and advocacy efforts, as well as field questions from the audience.
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.
This April Peter released his second book, Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities. Smart Power examines the industry’s technology, cost characteristics, and ability to function as a sustainable business.
Are some regions of the world smarter than others? Are they more sustainable? Greener? More innovative? Do things just work better in some regions, and do these regions offer better jobs to workers and better investments to investors? How do these regions attract people and capital, and create value?
Kayje Booker is a Berkeley Lab researcher and UC Berkeley graduate student in ecosystem sciences. She is exploring how carbon markets can serve as catalysts for innovation in technologies for the poor.
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.
SETI combines state-of-the-art network technology with novel data processing algorithms in order to determine how people are distributed within a building. The ultimate goal of the seed-funded project is to model and accurately predict how buildings will be used in order to achieve significant energy savings.
Using the latest digital mapping technologies, “Local Code” documents the location and character of 1,500 City-owned “remnant parcels” in San Francisco.
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 …
Dear Friends of CITRIS: We talk to our machines a lot these days, from voice-recognition smartphones and cars to computerized operators that make …
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”
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.
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.).
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 …
Much has been written about the possibility that terrorists or hostile nations might conduct cyberattacks against critical sectors of the U.S. economy.
CITRIS "shortens the pipeline" between world-class laboratory research in science and engineering and the creation of startups, companies, and …
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.