Jul 02 2015
Building on deep research strengths and emerging areas of expertise, CITRIS announces four new Initiatives that address transformations in technology and their intersection with critical societal challenges, including automation, urbanization, aging populations, and climate change. Read on for detail and highlights about each.This research agenda is inspired by countless conversations, debates, and rigorous input from colleagues dedicated to IT in the interest of society. Join us to catalyze new research and applications that leverage the unique interdisciplinary and multicampus strengths of...
Jul 01 2015
This year, the CITRIS orchestrated Mobile App Challenge had a particularly tight race to win the Grand Prize of $5000. The 7 finalists went through another round of judging as part of the School of Engineering's Innovate to Grow event involving pitches and poster presentations. Honorable mentions were given to teams Pill ID and Spinewatch.  In the end, team Switch with an app that can wirelessly control home appliances took home the prize.   Click here for more information about the Mobile App Challenge.  
Jun 01 2015
UC Merced Professor Stefano Carpin will serve on the executive board of a new multidisciplinary research enterprise called the People and Robots Initiative, by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).The initiative will support efforts by faculty members and students working on robotics from the four CITRIS campuses: UC Merced, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz. Building on 40 years of robotics research, a network of alumni, and many active labs and projects, the initiative will draw on innovations in sensors, devices, unmanned aerial vehicles...