David E. Culler, Professor and Chair of Computer Science, Associate Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Associate CIO of the College of Engineering, has been appointed Faculty Director of the i4Energy Center.
Culler received his B.A. from UC Berkeley, 1980, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT, 1985 and 1989 respectively. He joined the EECS faculty in 1989 and was the founding Director of Intel Research and Co-Founder and CTO of Arch Rock Corporation. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an ACM Fellow. IEEE Fellow, and was selected for ACMs Sigmod Outstanding Achievement Award, Scientific American Top 50 Researchers and Technology Review 10 Technologies that Will Change the World . He was awarded the NSF Presidential Young Investigator and the Presidential Faculty Fellowship. His research addresses complex energy systems, networks of small, embedded wireless devices, planetary-scale internet services, parallel computer architecture, parallel programming languages, and high performance communication. This includes TinyOS, Berkeley Motes, PlanetLab, Networks of Workstations (NOW), Internet services, Active Messages, Split-C, and the Threaded Abstract Machine (TAM). He has served on Technical Advisory Boards for several companies, including Inktomi, ExpertCity (now CITRIX on-line), DoCoMo USA, and PeoplePower, Academic Advisory boards, including UCSB Computer Engineering, and NRC studies.
The i4Energy Center is a collaboration among CITRIS (U.C. Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz); the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE); and the and the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
The mission of the Center is: to facilitate and promote research on system-integrated enabling technologies that will achieve better energy efficiency, improved demand / response, and dramatic improvements in energy distribution.