Dear Members and Friends of CITRIS,
ranks as one of the top challenges we face in the coming decades.
Moreover there is a growing elderly population which will greatly
benefit from any advancements in transportation technology. In 1900,
only 4 percent of the population was age 65 and older. One hundred
years later, that age group represents nearly 13 percent of the
population.By 2030, when the "Baby Boom" generation has reached age 65,
there are expected to be 70 million people age 65 and older, and
representing over 20 percent of the population. The aging of the human
population represents one of the most significant public policy issues
facing society. CITRIS supports the research which brings about
technologies that meet the challenges of aging and this research will
be increasingly valuable. We seek to identify collaborative, technology
transfer, and technology development and deployment opportunities for
government, industry, and academia that help improve the independence,
mobility, security, and health of all citizens, along with our
increasingly elderly U.S. population.
We hope you enjoy this issue of the CITRIS newsletter.
Professor Ruzena Bajcsy
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
- UC Berkeley Offers a Short Course on
Risk Management in a Complex Business Environment-Attend UC Berkeley's
Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering's Short Course on
Risk Management in a Complex Business Environment (September 12-14,
2004) for an introduction to the latest on risk analysis for complex
systems and insight on application to business organizations. It is
designed for risk management officers in decision-making positions from
industry, academia, medicine, and government. Several renowned risk
management professionals will speak.
For more information please call (510) 643-9148 or visit our website at: http://iese.berkeley.edu/
- Berkeley Summer Engineering Institute launches new course
- Infineon Technologies – CITRIS Days
Jun 30 – Jul 1 : 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Infineon Facilities, Munich, Germany
For more information contact: Gary L. Baldwin
- CITRIS researcher receives National Science Foundation's top teaching award
- CITRIS-HP Day: "Planetary Scale Applications".
- Discovery Channel airs segment on CITRIS's motes project
- Building a wireless nervous system [registration required]
- CITRIS researcher Hal Varian asks "How Much Does Information Technology Matter? [registration required]