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...
May 10 2015
CITRIS @ UC Merced is proud to present the finalists for our 2015 Mobile App Challenge! Seventeen teams competed in the semifinals on May 2nd, and seven have moved on to the finals on Friday, May 15th. Click here for more information about the finals event.   Finalists Team Fun-D created an app that lets users contribute to charities and organizations by playing games on their phone.   Team Switch created an app that allows people to wirelessly control their appliances with a wifi-controlled power outlet.   Team Outpost created an educational math game that...
Jan 24 2015
Innovation is at the heart of the University of California. In university labs and in companies, UC researchers and alumni work in R&D to improve our collective future. From healthcare to the environment, from clean energy to big data, we live in an era of unprecedented technological challenges and opportunities. Now more than ever, creativity and analytic thinking are in great demand. Sponsored by CITRIS and supported by EECS, the new “Frontiers in Information Technology” seminar series brings to UC Merced visionary innovators from leading industries that are working to create the next...