“Geo is deep earth.” We can image deep space and the formation of stars, but at present we have great difficulty imaging even tens of meters into the earth. We want to develop a Hubble telescope into, not away from, the earth–a tool for high resolution imaging of the Earth’s interior. Our Subsurface Imaging and Sensing team at the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory near the old Homestake Mine in the Lead, South Dakota, facility is developing and refining the science necessary to image the earth at the many scales required. These new tools allow the community to gain a deeper understanding of rock and rock mass, and to leverage these discoveries into engineering tools. All the earth interrogation methods used by the team rely heavily on inversion methods because the data collected do not directly measure the physical quantity of interest. Our suite of experiments combines the power of many methodologies to provide strong constraints on the necessary inversions, and allows us to bring our images into sharper focus. The Homestake Mine provides a unique facility in which to allow this multi-scale and multi-physics campaign to happen.
Surgical robotics and health informatics are two key technologies that form the basis of a collaboration between the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University (FAH-SYSU) and CITRIS.
Research partners from MITRE, CITRIS Health, UC Davis and UC Merced worked with health care teams to identify digital health barriers and co-create new ways to address them.
Working in partnership with senior living providers, Lighthouse researchers conducted focus groups with residents and staff to identify barriers to technology use.