Researcher

Douglas Boyd

Dr. Boyd is recognized for his pioneering work in cardiothoracic surgery and for his use of robotic-assisted surgical systems. He specializes in minimally invasive cardiac and robotic-assisted heart surgery. He completed the world’s first closed-chest, beating-heart coronary artery bypass surgery using a robotic system in 1999 and performed the first human extracellular matrix xenograft implant for cardiovascular repair several years later. Prior to his appointment as a professor of surgery at UC Davis Health System, Dr.

Gail Brager

Gail S. Brager, Ph.D., is Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley. Gail is CBE’s Associate Director, and leads our research effort in mixed-mode buildings, which combine natural and mechanical ventilation. Gail also leads CBE’s research into worker performance in alternative office environments.

She received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering from UC Santa Barbara.

Professor Scott Brandt

Dr. Scott A. Brandt is Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is also Director of the UCSC Systems Research Laboratory, co-founder of the UCSC Storage Systems Research Center and, co-founder and Director of the UCSC/Los Alamos Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management. Dr. Brandt’s research is in the area of Computer Systems. He specializes in Storage Systems and Real-Time Systems and, more recently, System and Storage Performance Management.

Peter Brantley

Peter Brantley is the Director of Online Strategy for the University of California Davis Library. Previously, he was the Director of Digital Development at New York Public Library, and before that, Director of Scholarly Communication at the open source not-for-profit, Hypothes.is. He worked at the Internet Archive on policy issues and open standards. He convenes […]

Professor Eric Brewer

Dr. Brewer focuses on all aspects of Internet-based systems, including technology, strategy, and government. As a researcher, he has led projects on scalable servers, search engines, network infrastructure, sensor networks, and security. His current focus is (high) technology for developing regions, with projects in India, Ghana, and Uganda among others, and including communications, health care, education, and e-government.

Karl Brown

Karl Brown is Deputy Director of CIEE and Director for CIEE’s Energy Use in Buildings program. As Program Director, he plans and manages new technology demonstration efforts that are leading to deep reductions in energy consumption by buildings. Karl also helps develop energy policy for the University of California (UC), provides energy planning support for […]

Professor Nic Brummell

My interests lie in astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics. I concentrate on the highly nonlinear, turbulent flow regimes, using high resolution numerical simulations for such studies. In particular, my research is currently focused on dynamos, where turbulence in an electrically-conducting fluid creates and maintains strong magnetic field, with a particular view to understanding the origin of magnetic activity of our Sun.

Andrew Burke

Since 1974, Dr. Andrew Burke’s career work has involved many aspects of electric and hybrid vehicle design, analysis, and testing. He was the head systems engineer on the U.S. Department of Energy–funded Hybrid Vehicle (HTV) project while working at the General Electric Research and Development Center in Schenectady, N.Y.

James Bushnell

James Bushnell is Research Director at the University of California Energy Institute and a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from U.C. Berkeley in 1993. He has written extensively on the organization and competitiveness of electricity markets. Dr. Bushnell has served as a member of the Market Monitoring Committee of the California Power Exchange and is currently a member of the Market Surveillance Committee of the California ISO.

Duncan Callaway

Duncan Callaway is the Assistant Faculty Director of the CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures research thrust. Duncan received his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 2001 and subsequently held an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis. He then spent 4 years working in the energy industry in senior engineering positions, first at Davis Energy Group and later at PowerLight Corporation. He was a member of the research faculty of the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan from 2006-2009.