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The CITRIS Research Process

With our cutting-edge laboratories and renowned faculty experts, CITRIS serves as an incubator for translating new ideas into working prototypes. The combination-information technology research with state-of-the-art facilities creating products for the benefit of society-distinguishes us from other interdisciplinary research centers.

Our iterative process has four steps

Learn: We are committed to meeting UC's educational mission and sparking the desire to learn among students and faculty alike.
Build: We offer unparalleled facilities to building prototypes and demonstration models for projects large and small.
Launch: Once a proof of concept has been tested and refined, it is ready to launch to the broader community of experts, agencies or the interested public.
Connect: The final step is to connect these innovators with the sectors or groups that will benefit and promote adoption or implementation.

Digital Preservation in Historic Bodie

Terrestrial Remote Sensing for Monitoring Atmospheric Particulates

Understanding Image-based Big Data using Human Computation

ThermoVote: Participatory Sensing for Efficient Building HVAC Conditioning

An Automatic Wearable Speech Supplement in Face-to-Face and Classroom Situations

The Solar Irradiance Mapping Initiative (SIMI): A CITRIS Center for Forecasting Solar Power Availability in California

An EMR-based, Probabilistic Clinical Support System for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sepsis Patients

Canary on a Chip: Biomimetic Lung-Based Biosensor for the Rapid Detection of Airborne Pollutants

Center for Sierra Nevada Water Information System

Smart Transdermal Drug Delivery Patch

Magnetically Actuated MEMS Power Conditioning Circuits for Energy Scavenging in SmartGrid Applications

Efficient Strategies for Condition Monitoring and Fault Detection of HVAC Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings

Economic Value of Improved Water Operations Enabled by Sensor-Based Information Technologies

New Piezoelectric Transducer Material Platform for Technological Innovation

Pwning Asthma Triggers: Health Games as Technologies of Social Engagement

Collaborative Virtual Environments for Virtual Heritage

The Sensing Entity Tracking Initiative (SETI): A CITRIS Center for Smart Energy Infrastructure

Managed Aquifer Recharge Network (MAR-NET): Adaptive Floodwater Capture to Mitigate the California Budget Deficit

Motion Interfaces for Physical Therapy

Aggressively Duty-Cycling Buildings: The Next Frontier in Energy Efficiency

Mobile Sensor Networks for Independent Living and Safety at Home

Towards Semantic Spatial Awareness: Robust Text Spotting for Assistive Technology Applications

Sensing CO2 Domes for Adaptive Management of Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Archaeo-Pedia 3D: Collaborative Research in Cyber-Archaeology

Virtual Reality Technologies for Robotic Aided First Response

Climate Feedback: Crowdsourcing the evaluation of climate change information credibility

Genome-linked Antibiotic Resistance Database

Mobile Remote-Sensing Platform for Precision Agriculture

Enabling robots to express emotions based on human demonstrations

Integrating Electrically Conducting Membranes as In-Situ Sensors in Autonomous Water Treatment Systems

IndianaDrones: Smart Cave Drones as Robotic Co-Archaeologists

Smart Tiny Home Power System

Robotic and Virtual Assistive Agents for Establishing the Center on Autonomous and Interactive Systems at UC Merced