Wired: CITRIS Director Costas Spanos was recently featured in Wired for his work helping Singapore cut office energy use with the help of artificial intelligence. Read the story […]
Dr. Ehsani received his Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He was a faculty member at the Ohio State University and University of Florida before joining UC Merced in 2017. Currently, he is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Merced. His areas of research include engineering systems for agriculture, automation, and intelligent machines for production and postharvest of high value crops, precision agriculture, sensors for biotic and abiotic plant stress detection, mechanical harvesting machines, and robotic harvesting systems for fruit and nut trees.
Point Reyes Light: CITRIS visiting scholar Louise Comfort will join a yearlong study in Bolinas, CA along with other UC Berkeley researchers to develop the […]
“It’s heartbreaking when you know the technology is there,” says CITRIS Policy Lab affiliate scholar Louise Comfort, who has been working to bring new tsunami sensors […]
Director, Electric Grid, California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), UC Berkeley
Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley
German conglomerate Siemens has acquired Comfy, which designs IoT-enabled technology for office workers to control temperature and lighting. The company got its start at CITRIS […]
Faced with shortages of water and workers, winemakers are working with CITRIS researchers at UC Merced and UC Berkeley on a robot-assisted precision irrigation delivery system that uses machines to monitor and adjust water emitters
In its first annual student video competition, UCTV’s CITRIS-seeded “Sustainable California” channel awarded first place to a trilingual Berkeley graduate student team production about using UAVs for mapping and ecological monitoring.
Drought, climate change, an aging infrastructure and growing population threaten the water California’s San Joaquin Valley uses to supply most of the nation’s produce and […]
Decades in the making, a carbon-free future for the University of California is finally in sight.
The University of California launched its Carbon Neutrality Initiative in 2013, aiming to reach that target by 2025. But the big question has been how. Now, a […]
Applications are now open for this year’s Cal Energy Corps program! The Cal Energy Corps, sponsored this year by the Center for Information Technology Research […]
The test beds at CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) and the Banatao Institute in Sutardja Dai Hall, CIEE (California […]
Research Interests: Agricultural and resource economics and coupled natural and human systems research As an applied economist, the majority of Professor Keske’s work involves collaborations […]
CITRIS-seeded UC-TV’s “Sustainable California” channel features documentaries on environmental topics such as this update on the sea star wasting disease first identified in 2013 from […]
3D Orchards: Virtual reality meets agriculture in the article below featuring CITRIS Researcher Dr. YangQuan Chen and the UC Merced MESA lab. Farmers are relying more and more […]
UC Berkeley engineers, working with CITRIS Director and EECS Professor Costas Spanos, have developed a new Building-in-Briefcase (BiB) system that can easily monitor the efficiency & sustainability of buildings.
Do you want to fight air pollution and win $100,000? Apply for Smogathon 2017 by August 15th! On October 3rd, BERC will be hosting a […]
CITRIS Director Costas Spanos is among a team of UC Berkeley researchers investigating the implications – and potential misuse – of information gathered by smart […]
The University of California is sharing their efforts to maintain a Sustainable California, with a new media-rich web portal hosted by University of California Television […]
Ken Goldberg, director of the People and Robots initiative of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, explains robotic applications for crop irrigation. Researchers are developing a […]
The BECC Conference 2017 Call for abstracts is open. Closes on April 1, 2017. The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier […]
Art Rosenfeld, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Distinguished Scientist Emeritus who is also known as California’s “godfather” of energy efficiency and who has […]
A nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping University of California researchers refine collaborative robotic technology that could change […]