CITRIS Day – Annual Event for Industry Partners

CITRIS Day is an annual showcase of emerging research, leading-edge applications, collaboration opportunities, and societal impact of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute.

This event is open to our industry partners. Learn more about our Partnership Program >

CITRIS Day 2020: Looking Past the Pandemic
Remote Technologies to Enable Resilience in Society and Business

2020 has seen historic disruptions to business, social and personal lives, as the COVID-19 pandemic, devastating wildfires on the US West Coast & Australia, hurricanes in the Gulf, and other extreme events have wreaked havoc across the world. Leaders face an urgent call to preserve human and ecological health, essential operations, and supply chains.

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute stands at the forefront of seeking creative, sustainable solutions in the interest of society – for the immediate crises as well as long-term challenges. We have pioneered innovations in key areas such as telehealth, virtual work, and infrastructure monitoring – all remote technologies that have become critical in the face of current events. Many cutting-edge projects highlighted in the program today have been developed in collaboration with our industry partners.

CITRIS Day is an interactive, solutions-oriented event. We invite you to collaborate across boundaries to develop enduring, resilient technologies that transform society in profound ways — now in our moment of crisis and for the bright future beyond.

Digital transformation is today’s elephant in the room, towering silently at corporate boardrooms, city halls and dinner tables around the world. It means very different things to different people. Discussions and debates often raise more questions than answers. What are the driving and enabling technologies, and where are they headed in the future? What impact will they have on corporations, policy, and society? For CITRIS Day 2019, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute will bring together leading experts in academia, industry, and government to provide insights and clarity on how we can guide this elephant to help us improve human and organizational performance, while boosting – and not trampling – jobs, equality, diversity, and resilience.

Agenda

  • 2:00 – 2:05 pm – Welcome & Introduction to CITRIS Day – Dr. Pushkar Apte, CITRIS
  • 2:05 – 2:20 pm – Digital Transformation Accelerating Societal Resilience – Prof. Costas Spanos, CITRIS Director
  • 2:20 – 2:30 pm – Social and Policy Implications: Ethical AI, Data Privacy & Digital Inclusion (with Microsoft)
    Dr. Camille Crittenden, CITRIS Executive Director
    Dr. Brandie Nonnecke, CITRIS Policy Lab Director
  • 2:30 – 3:25 pm – Panel 1Remote Health and Safety
    Chair – Prof. Bahram Ravani, CITRIS Director, UC Davis
    Telehealth – Dr. Tom Nesbitt, UC Davis Health
    Robotics for Remote Surgery – Prof. Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley
    Cyber-Physical Systems – Prof. Ricardo SanFelice, UC Santa Cruz
    Disease Transmission & Remote Decontamination – Prof. Tarek Zohdi, UC Berkeley (with Lam Research)
    CITRIS Partnership Impact – Nerissa Draeger, Lam Research
    AI for Food Systems & Security – Prof. Ilias Tagkopoulos, UC Davis

    Open Discussion – 15 mins
  • 3:25 – 3:40 pm – Break
  • 3:40 – 4:35 pm – Panel 2: Remote Life & Work
    Chair – Prof. Josh Viers, CITRIS Director, UC Merced
    Remote operation of heavy machinery – Prof. Pieter Abeel, UC Berkeley (with Komatsu Corp.)
    Remote monitoring of infrastructure – Prof. Kenichi Soga, UC Berkeley (with Kajima & Enel Corp.)
    Wildfire Safety – Prof. Katia Obraczka, UC Santa Cruz
    UAV’s – Prof. YangQuan Chen, UC Merced
    Future of AR/VR – Edith Beigne, Facebook
    Remote Training using AR/VR – Prof. Eric Paulos, UC Berkeley, CITRIS Invention Lab (with Siemens)
    Open Discussion – 15 mins
  • 4:35 – 4:45 pm – Keynote: Barbara Humpton, President and CEO of Siemens USA, Introduced by Jill Finlayson, Director of Women in Tech Initiative at UC
  • 4:45 – 5:00 pm – The Path AheadPartnering with CITRIS for a Shared Vision – Dr. Pushkar Apte
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm – BYOB Happy Hour
    An informal chat over your favorite beer, wine, coffee, or tea!

CITRIS Day 2019: Digital Transformation
What does it mean and how do we chart a positive course?

Digital transformation is today’s elephant in the room, towering silently at corporate boardrooms, city halls and dinner tables around the world. It means very different things to different people. Discussions and debates often raise more questions than answers. What are the driving and enabling technologies, and where are they headed in the future? What impact will they have on corporations, policy, and society? For CITRIS Day 2019, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute will bring together leading experts in academia, industry, and government to provide insights and clarity on how we can guide this elephant to help us improve human and organizational performance, while boosting – and not trampling – jobs, equality, diversity, and resilience.

Agenda

  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm – Registration & Refreshments
  • 1:30 – 1:35 pm – Welcome from UCSC, JJ Garcia-Luna-Aceves, Distinguished Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, CITRIS Director, UCSC
  • 1:35 – 2:00 pm – CITRIS’ View of Digital Transformation, Prof. Costas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, UC Berkeley
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm – Keynote – Dr. Sarah Cooper, General Manager of IoT Solutions, Amazon Web Services
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm Panel 1: What does digital transformation mean for individuals and society?
    Moderator: Carolyn Remick, Director of Development, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
    Yuji Doi, Deputy Director, Kajima Corporation

    Brandie Nonnecke, Director, CITRIS Policy Lab
    Brandon Stark, Mechanical Engineering, Director, UC Center of Excellence, UC Merced
    Arturo Pizano, Siemens
    Mason Earles, Bio & Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm – Networking break
  • 4:00 – 4:30 pm – Keynote – Amy Tong, State Chief Information Officer & Director of the California Department of Technology
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm Panel 2: Future Vision – How CITRIS can help chart a positive course
    Bahram Ravani, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, CITRIS Director, UC Davis
    Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, UC Davis
    JJ Garcia-Luna-Aceves, Computer Science and Engineering, CITRIS Director, UCSC
    Erin Hestir, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Merced
    Camille Crittenden, Executive Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
    Pushkar Apte, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Keynote Speakers

Amy Tong, State Chief Information Officer & Director of the California Department of Technology
Amy Tong has served as Director of the California Department of Technology (CDT) since June 30, 2016. As State Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the California Department of Technology, Ms. Tong is responsible for advising the Governor on the strategic management of the state’s Information Technology (IT) resources. She is also responsible for establishing and implementing state IT strategic plans, policies, standards and enterprise architecture while minimizing overlap, redundancy and cost by promoting efficient and effective use of IT. Ms. Tong coordinates the activities of State Agency Information Officers and department CIOs to integrate statewide technology initiatives. She ensures compliance with IT policies and standards in the areas of Digital Services, Information Security, Project Delivery, Innovation and IT Workforce development. Under her leadership, CDT with input from hundreds of statewide IT leaders established California’s Statewide Technology Strategic Plan – “Vision 2020” to improve the way government services are delivered to Californians. The ultimate goal is to create one digital government securely delivered by a dynamic workforce.

Sarah Cooper, General Manager of IoT Solutions, Amazon Web Services
Dr. Sarah Cooper is AWS’s GM of IoT Solutions. With 15 years of experience building IoT devices and platforms, Sarah serves as vice chairwoman of the Internet of Things Community, a 20,000 member organization dedicated to education and information sharing amongst the IoT practitioner community. Formerly, M2Mi’s Chief Operating Officer, Sarah was named an IS 50 Most Empowering Women in Business, recognized Top 100 Wireless Technology Expert by Wireless World, a top 20 IoT Influencer by Inc. magazine and a National Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Engineering Awardee. Sarah founded and sold TE-Bio, an IoT device company, NaturalNano, an advanced nanomaterials company and conducted fundamental research at NASA and DoE. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Sydney and patents in advanced materials and devices.

CITRIS Day 2018:
Harnessing the AI Revolution: Technology for an Empowered Workforce and Shared Social Responsibility

Technology is rapidly creating an intelligent, hyper-connected world. At the University of California’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute, we are at the forefront of researching and inventing these technologies. With excitement and opportunity comes the responsibility to ensure these technologies truly serve society rather than creating a dystopian future that many fear. For CITRIS Day 2018, we bring together leading innovators and visionaries addressing this challenge. We focus on two areas foremost in many minds. How to prepare the current and future workforce to ensure employment, equity, and inclusion? And how to foster collaborative relationships between industry leaders and regulators to safeguard economic and social interests for all?

Agenda

  • 8:30 – 9:15 am – Registration & refreshments
  • 9:15 – 9:25 am Welcome – Alexander Wolf, Dean, School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
  • 9:25 – 9:35 am CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Vision 2025 – Professor Costas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
  • 9:35 – 10:45 am Panel 1: Engineering an Inclusive and Resilient Workforce
    Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are re-shaping work like never before: As history has shown, new technologies can create occupations previously unimaginable and diversify the workforce. At the same time, some jobs will be inevitably lost, and it is essential to retrain the workforce under threat of being replaced. Broadly, educational institutions must respond to the changing landscape to prepare students and create meaningful work opportunities for all. We provide here some positive examples of how this can be achieved from CITRIS researchers and our industry partners.

    Chair: Bahram Ravani, Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, CITRIS Director, UC Davis
    Ricky Togashi, Program Director, Komatsu LTD
    Teenie Matlock, Professor, Cognitive Science, and Vice-Provost, UC Merced

    Camille Crittenden, Deputy Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
    Eric Paulos, Associate Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley
  • 10:45 – 11:05 am Networking break
  • 11:05 – 11:35 am Keynote: How AI and Robots Can Diversify Human Thinking, Not Replace It
    Ken Goldberg, William S. Floyd Distinguished Chair of Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • “Should we believe headlines about AI and robots stealing jobs, replacing drivers, doctors, and lawyers. Is the Singularity coming? Are AI and Robots an existential threat to humans? “Automation Anxiety” has a long history, with widespread pronouncements about the imminent loss of jobs to Automation in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1980s. Instead of a hypothetical Singularity, I propose “Multiplicity,” where diverse groups of humans work together with diverse groups of machines to innovate and to solve complex problems. I’ll share results from a new global study suggesting how AI could lead to a more productive and inclusive future for humans. The talk will be in three parts: 1) What Isn’t New, 2) What Is New, and 3), How We Can Prepare.”
  • 11:35 am – 12:45 pm Panel 2: Technologies for Social Innovation
    As technology becomes an inextricable feature of daily life, technologists and entrepreneurs can no longer work in isolation from regulators. Questions about social media’s influence on democratic elections, risks of autonomous driving, or concerns about algorithms for public safety – technology and policy engage in a dynamic dance at a pace that is likely to accelerate. Can civil society and technology companies reach consensus regarding reasonable incentives that promote innovation? In this panel, CITRIS researchers and civic leaders describe examples of how we can meet technological innovation head-on to align economic, political, and social interests in healthcare, automation, and civic engagement.

    Chair: Josh Viers, Professor, School of Engineering, CITRIS Director, UC Merced
    Jeppe Olesen, Science Attaché at Innovation Centre Denmark / Silicon Valley, DAFSHE
    Katherine Isbister, Professor, Computational Media, UC Santa Cruz
    Tom Nesbitt, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, UC Davis
    Brandie Nonnecke, CITRIS Policy Lab
  • 12:45 pm – 12:55 pm Partnering for Impact – Dr. Pushkar Apte, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
  • 12:55 pm – 1:00 pm Closing remarks – Closing remarks, Prof. JJ Garcia-Luna, Director, CITRIS UC Santa Cruz
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch and networking

CITRIS Day 2017:
People and Technology: Scaling for Impact

Technology transforms and improves our daily lives in astonishing ways – monitoring and managing our health, homes, cars, entertainment, and much more. University of California (UC) researchers have developed several of the critical technology platforms that launched this transformation, and in the process, spawned multi-billion dollar industries.

At CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, an interdisciplinary UC research center with leading faculty across four campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz), researchers continue to pioneer new technology platforms. CITRIS applies leading-edge technology to tackle large-scale social issues – including health and well-being, food and water supply, transportation and communication, energy conservation, and equitable access to justice and civic resources.

For CITRIS Day 2017, we bring the focus back to people – technologies create the most value when they improve human quality of life. We invite you to join global leaders from CITRIS and our industry partners to discuss how today’s technology platforms – such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) – will shape our future, scale for social impact, and create business opportunities.

CITRIS Day Agenda

  • 8:30-9:15 am – Registration & Refreshments
  • 9:15-9:30 am – Welcome – Tedd Siegel, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Santa Cruz
  • 9:30-9:45 am – CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Vision 2025 – Prof. Costas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
  • 9:45-10:45 am – Panel 1: Pioneering Platforms & Applications – Highlighting future directions for technology platforms such as AI, IoT, data analytics, virtual & augmented reality, etc., and the exciting applications they will enable in critical areas like health & infrastructure. Chair: Juan L. Aparicio, Siemens. Speakers: Prof. Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley, Prof. Ricardo SanFelice, UC Santa Cruz, Prof. Kenichi Soga, UC Berkeley, Prof. Ida Sim, UC San Francisco
  • 10:45-11:15 am – Networking Break & Interactive Exhibits
  • 11:15-11:45 am – Keynote – Gov. Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan, Director of the American Jobs Project. Introduction by Dado Banatao, Managing Partner and Founder, Tallwood Venture Capital
  • 11:45-12:45 am- Panel 2: Amplifying Social Impact. Ensuring that technology works for social good, becomes more inclusive, and enhances our ability to lead healthy, productive lives. Chair: Scott Mauvais, Microsoft. Speakers: Dr. Camille Crittenden, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Prof. John Zysman, UC Berkeley, Prof. Josh Viers, UC Merced, Prof. Bahram Ravani, UC Davis, and Prof. Eric Paulos, UC Berkeley
  • 12:45-1:00 pm Partnering for Impact – Dr. Pushkar Apte, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
  • 1:00-1:05 pm Closing Remarks – Prof. Patrick E. Mantey, Campus Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, UC Santa Cruz
  • 1:05-2:00 pm Lunch

CITRIS Day 2016:
The Future of Technology in the Interest of Society

Description

Advances in information technology are transforming the way we live, catalyzing improvements from personal health and wellbeing to the sustainability of our planet. Artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT), robotics and automation, and data science find application in our growing cities, aging population, and the way we seek information and communicate with each other.

As a multi-campus research organization within the leading public university system in the world, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute have an unparalleled opportunity to create advances in technology for the greatest social and economic impact.

We welcome colleagues and special guests to join this gathering of distinguished faculty, entrepreneurs, public sector leaders, and corporate partners to discuss how these technological innovations are likely to evolve in the future, how they might improve quality of life, and what business opportunities they may create.

CITRIS Day 2016 information

CITRIS Day 2016 Program

Agenda:

  • 8:30 am – Registration and Tea/Coffee
  • 9:30 am – Welcome to UCSC Silicon Valley Campus Remarks – Mohamed Abousalem, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Industry Alliances and Technology Commercialization, UC Santa Cruz
  • 9:40 am – Vision 2025: Technology in the Interest of SocietyCostas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
  • 10:00 am – Urban Tech: Data for Sustainable Futures – Moderator: David Culler, Faculty Director, CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures. Speakers: Camille Crittenden, Deputy Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Connected Communities, Andrew Krioukov, CEO & Co-Founder, Building Robotics, Sue Carter, Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development, UC Santa Cruz, and Prith Banerjee, Executive Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer, Schneider Electric.
  • 10:45 am – Break
  • 11:00 am – Unlocking the Promise of Digital: Data and Systems for Healthy Aging – Co-Moderators: Tom Nesbitt, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, UC Davis, and David Lindeman, Director, CITRIS Health. Speakers: Nick Anderson, Director of Informatics Research, UC Davis Health System, Alex Bayen, Director, Institute for Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley, John Knoebel, President and CEO, Noble Cause Consulting; DaVincian Healthcare, and Sanjay Dorairaj, Senior Director, Comcast Innovation Labs, Comcast.
  • 11:45 am – Break
  • 12:00 pm – Magnifying AI: Deep Driving and Cloud Robotics – Moderator: Ken Goldberg, Faculty Director, CITRIS People and Robots. Speakers: Trevor Darrell, Professor, CS Division, UC Berkeley; Berkeley Deep Drive and AI Research Lab, Robert Zhang, CEO, Cloudminds, and Stefano Carpin, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Merced.
  • 12:45 pm – Implementing the CITRIS Vision – Pushkar Apte, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
  • 1:00 pm – Lunch and Interactive Showcase (in Rooms 2130/2150)
  • 3:00 pm – Adjourn

CITRIS Day 2015:
Data, Discovery & Learning in the Interest of Society

CITRIS Day is the inaugural showcase of emerging research, leading-edge applications, collaboration opportunities, and societal impact at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.

EVENT PARTICIPANTS

Industrial partners and collaborators including Senior Managers and Technical Directors
Research and laboratory directors from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz
Faculty, postdocs, Ph.D. candidates, and Masters candidates from the CITRIS research community
Startup founders from our invention ecosystem


PROGRAM

  • 8:30 am – Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Welcome: Camille Crittenden, CITRIS Deputy Director
  • 9:15 am – Opening Remarks: Costas Spanos, CITRIS Director
  • 9:30 am – An Open Letter from Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Researchers: Professor Stuart Russell, Computer Science, UC Berkeley
  • 9:45 am – Keynote: “How Making Can Change Your Mind”, Dale Dougherty, Founder and Executive Chairman of Maker Media, Inc.
  • 10:15 am – Break
  • 10:30 am – Panel: “Will Deep Learning Revolutionize Robotics?” Moderated by Prof. Ken Goldberg. Panelists: Pieter Abbeel (UC Berkeley), Trevor Darrell (UC Berkeley), Anca Dragan (UC Berkeley), Jitendra Malik (UC Berkeley), and Ashutosh Saxena (Cornell University, Stanford University)
  • 11:15 am – Panel: “The Future of Technology-Mediated Education” Moderated by Prof. Björn Hartmann. Panelists: Chris Bezsylko (AltSchool), John Denero (UC Berkeley), Armando Fox (UC Berkeley; MOOClab), and Katherine Kim (The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis)
  • 12:00 pm – Networking Lunch
  • 12:45 pm – Founder’s Address: Governor Gray Davis
  • 1:00 pm – Panel: “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a University Environment”, Moderated by Prof. Paul K. Wright
  • Panelists: Governor Gray Davis (37th Governor of California); Nick Kohut (Dash Robotics), Peter Minor (CITRIS Foundry); Patrick Scaglia (CITRIS Foundry); Anna Schneider (WattTime)
  • 2:00 pm – Open Houses, Demos, and Displays
  • 3:00 pm – Inaugural CITRIS Membership Meeting (by invitation only)
  • 4:00 pm – Reception with CITRIS Leaders and Affiliated Faculty

For questions, please contact: citrismembership@citris-uc.org
Partnership information: https://citris-uc.org/membership


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