Dr. Camille Crittenden has been named as the Deputy Director of CITRIS
CITRIS was featured in a recent article by Joaquin Palomino in the East Bay Express that explores the complicated relationship between corporate support and scientific research on university campuses.
Big Ideas@Berkeley is an annual innovation contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of UC undergraduate and graduate students who have “big ideas.”
The Spring 2013 Research Exchange Seminar Series
As wind energy production continues to increase its share of the total worldwide energy supply, conditional assessment of wind turbine structure will become increasing important to help reduce interruptions and increase profitability of these important renewable energy resources.
13 proposals were funded this year.
This project focuses on a robust nano air vehicle that will be an invaluable exploratory tool in a disaster response scenario.
A collaboration among UC Santa Cruz, Davis, and Merced to develop novel functional material platforms for thermoelectric power generators.
CITRIS is about more than just cranking out brilliant ideas; our mission is to see those ideas bear fruit in the real world.
Ultra-thin, printable batteries are safe, long-lasting, flexible, disposable, and easy to manufacture.
I am deeply humbled to deliver the commencement address at my own school, UC Berkeley. In 1988, my husband, Sehat Sutardja, received his doctorate in electrical engineering on this stage…
The Spring 2012 Research Exchange Seminar Series
Professor Dan Fletcher’s invention of the CellScope, which is a Nokia device with a microscope attachment, was the inspiration for a teeny-tiny film.
A new approach could allow for more affordable, efficient, and portable gas-detecting devices that could revolutionize industry.
Since Rosie the Robot first debuted on television’s “The Jetsons” in 1962, the futuristic image of a personal robot autonomously operating in a human home has captivated the public imagination.
The weekly series will begin on Wednesday, January 26
This weekly Friday lunch series begins again on Jan. 21
As traditional CMOS technology scaling has essentially ended, electronic systems can no longer simply increase functionality or performance without dissipating more power. In order to surmount this challenge and enable many emerging applications, integrated circuit designers must turn their attention to energy efficiency as their primary driver.
On the distribution side of a power system, there exist many distributed energy resources (DERs) that can be potentially used to provide ancillary services to the grid they are connected to. An example is the utilization of power electronics grid interfaces commonly used in distributed generation to provide reactive power support. While the primary function of these power electronics-based systems is to control active power flow, when properly controlled, they can also be used to provide reactive power support.
Computing has become ubiquitous and indispensable: it is embedded all around us, in cell phones, automobiles, medical devices, and much more. This ubiquity brings with it a growing challenge to ensure that our computing infrastructure is also dependable and secure. We need to develop and maintain complex software systems on top of increasingly unreliable computing substrates under stringent resource constraints such as energy usage.
Direct solar energy conversion to storable fuels offers a promising route toward less reliance on fossil fuels.
Who is responsible for the harm and risk of security flaws? The advent of worldwide networks such as the internet made software security (or the lack of software security) became a problem of international proportions. There are no mathematical/statistical risk models available today to assess networked systems with interdependent failures. Without this tool, decision-makers are bound to overinvest in activities that don’t generate the desired return on investment or under invest on mitigations, risking dreadful consequences. Experience suggests that no party is solely responsible for the harm and risk of software security flaws but a model of partial responsibility can only emerge once the duties and motivations of all parties are examine and understood. State of the art practices in software development won’t guarantee products free of flaws.
IBM has made a generous gift of a cloud computing cluster, housed in a dedicated laboratory in Sutardja Dai Hall that will lend significant resources to solving some of the most challenging problems facing us in energy and water.
After an intense competition, a UC Berkeley team located on the 7th floor of the CITRIS Headquarters Building was awarded with a PR2 robot. The team, led by Pieter Abbeel, will continue developing open source code for robotics.