Open House at CITRIS at UC Merced

Joshua Viers and Costas Spanos at the UC Merced open house, 2014

On March 12, CITRIS at the University of California, Merced held an open house and hosted a visit by the new CITRIS Director, Costas Spanos. At the Open House, visitors viewed the latest in unmanned aerial aircraft being developed at UC Merced to remotely sample lakes and waterways, heard about innovative work in intelligent building infrastructure, and received a tour of the new labs available to students and researchers for collaborating on CITRIS work.

In addition to the open house, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley’s Distinguished Service Professor Dr. Ted Selker gave a talk on “Industrial Design Intelligence.” Dr. Selker, who also heads the Considerate Computing Group at CMU-SV, does research on creating and evaluating design sketches focused on recognizing and respecting human intention in an effort to create a considerate cyber physical world.