France’s Secretary for Education and Research, Valerie Pecresse, visits CITRIS museum

Valerie Pecresse, Secretary of Education and Research and a member of Nicolas Sarkozy’s government in France, visited UC Berkeley on Thursday, April 16, with members from her office, from the General Consulate in San Francisco and the French Embassy in Washington. She was given a demo of Mobile Millennium, the new traffic information system jointly developed by Nokia/Navteq and UC Berkeley, under the umbrella of the California and US Department of Transportation.

Secretary Pecresse visited the new CITRIS Tech Museum in Sutardja Dai Hall, where Ph.D. students demonstrated the Mobile Millennium technology for her. She was then offered a Nokia phone in commemoration of her visit.

Secretary Pecresse (second from left) is holding the E71 Nokia phone running the Mobile Millennium software and visiting with doctoral student Christian Claudel, Assistant Professor Alex Bayen, and incoming doctoral Ph.D. student Aude Hofleitner.