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FROM CITRIS'S UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PARTNERS
Chancellor, UC Berkeley
"This project is about solving society's most challenging
problems. By bringing together some of our most innovative
and far-sighted scientists and scholars, CITRIS aims to put
information technology to work improving the quality of people's
Chancellor, UC Santa Cruz
"We need to develop information technology that addresses
the critical needs of society, and CITRIS will do that. I
anticipate tremendous synergy between CITRIS and the UC Santa
Cruz engineering school and our proposed Silicon Valley Center,
where we plan to create and test new models for delivering
education and conducting research. I am particularly excited
about the development by CITRIS of smart classrooms and related
systems for enhanced education and training. These projects
will work hand in hand with our efforts to meet the research
and educational needs of California."
Chancellor, UC Merced
"This institute provides an exciting opportunity for the University
of California, Merced, to partner with three of our sister
campuses and industry leaders on important technological research
stands to benefit in many ways from its involvement, including
recruitment of faculty and improved service to students. Top
faculty will be attracted to the new campus by the prospect
of participating in this innovative, collaborative research,
and students all around the Central Valley will have access
to a broad range of university courses using CITRIS technology."
Chancellor, UC Davis
"The planned UC Davis contributions to the CITRIS institute
have the sound of science fiction: an urban control center
where managers use virtual reality to improve traffic flow
or coordinate earthquake emergency responses; a transmission
system that moves data as light, at record speeds; and sensor
networks that monitor and help protect the state's air and
water quality. With our UC partners, Davis scientists will
be building the technologies of the future while they teach
the visionaries of tomorrow."
Dean, Baskin School of Engineering
Baskin Professor of Computer Engineering
UC Santa Cruz
"The information systems we envision will make our lives more
livable by helping us respond to everyday problems, such as
traffic congestion, and to more serious events caused by severe
storms, fires, earthquakes or other environmental disasters.
most of the data in today's information system is text - usually
keyed in by humans - the deployment of vast arrays of sensors,
all connected to the Internet, will bring us a wealth of new
information, and make it available to us immediately. The
REINAS system is a small-scale version of this--a network
of sensors with a Web interface that delivers data immediately
via the Web. In this case it's environmental conditions in
Monterey Bay, but it could just as well be traffic patterns
or earthquake information."
Director of academic planning, UC Merced
Merced will be a test ground for CITRIS research that will
help us leverage technology to bring innovative, quality courses
to UC Merced's centers in Fresno, Bakersfield and Modesto.
classrooms' will expand accessibility to otherwise impacted
courses, such as those offered through UC Berkeley's computer
science program, which is considered to be one of the best
in the nation. We're excited about making such courses available
to UC Merced students when the campus opens in 2004."
FROM OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Don Perata (D-Oakland)
will revolutionize information technology in ways that will
benefit the entire state. It will improve our systems for
disaster preparedness, help implement distance learning, modernize
environmental monitoring, and introduce state-of-the art mechanisms
for medical care. With CITRIS, the public sector is the primary
driver - its applications won't be determined by market forces.
CITRIS is not only exemplary for its strong commitment to
the infrastructure of the state of California, but its ambitious,
cutting-edge research agenda."
Dion Aroner (D-Berkeley)
information technology becomes more powerful and pervasive,
CITRIS will advance technology and improve our day-to-day
lives. CITRIS will exploit the potential for technology to
strengthen our public infrastructure, with a clear emphasis
on addressing the many challenges our society faces and will
face in the future.
I am excited
by the possibilities of CITRIS and its commitment to improve
the welfare of all Californians."
Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
Co-chair, President's Information Technology Advisory Council
is a wonderful example of the kind of visionary, long-range
research endeavor the country needs to realize the full potential
benefits of information technology to all sectors of society.
UCB is a leading center for innovation in IT with a distinguished
faculty and is eminently suited to provide the leadership
CITRIS needs," said Professor Raj Reddy, former dean of computer
science at Carnegie-Mellon University and co-chair of the
President's Information Technology Advisory Council (PITAC).
"I am very pleased to see this work go forward and am confident
that this world-class group of companies and university collaborators
will produce very exciting results in the years ahead."
President, Great Valley Center, Modesto
Member of UC Merced's Foundation Board of Trustees
CITRIS research agenda addresses the high-priority needs in
education, transportation, safety, health care, industry and
several other areas crucial to the future of the state and
its citizens. Developing technological solutions to these
issues will help improve the quality of life, the economy
and the overall success of California in the coming years.
am pleased that the results of CITRIS research will be brought
into the Central Valley and made available for valley uses."
of the Great Valley Center is to support activities and organizations
that promote the economic, social and environmental well-being
of California's Great Central Valley.]
FROM CITRIS'S INDUSTRY PARTNERS
provides a set of noble and inspirational challenges that
will motivate research in computer science, electrical engineering
and related disciplines," said David Tennenhouse, vice president
and director of research at Intel. "It identifies a wide range
of new technologies that must be explored in order to realize
our shared vision of how ubiquitous and proactive computing
will be used in the service of society - both in the public
and private sectors. Sponsoring programs like CITRIS is one
of the ways in which Intel extends the boundaries of its labs
to longer-term research. Together with universities, we create
disruptive technologies that will help shape the future of
congratulates UC Berkeley for its technical leadership and
innovative approach in engaging the technology industry with
the CITRIS program," added Albert Yu, senior vice president
are extremely pleased to support CITRIS and jointly seek solutions
to social and commercial problems through information technology,"
said Dan Ling, vice president of Microsoft Research. "Over
the years, Microsoft researchers have collaborated consistently
with both academic institutions and corporate partners and
look forward to conducting research with the stellar people
at the University of California. As a company dedicated to
simplifying and enhancing technology at work, home and school,
Microsoft shares CITRIS Institute's commitment to produce
useful technology that can strengthen the economy, improve
quality of life, and ensure the success of California's society."
Networks views the evolution of technology as a means of bringing
about dramatic and positive social change," said Daniel Pitt,
vice president of the Technology Center. "UC Berkeley's vision
has always gone far beyond information technology to include
people and society. Our attraction to CITRIS is its interdisciplinary
nature, which has always been a long standing commitment of
understands the integral role that universities play in shaping
and preparing the workforce of tomorrow. It is this understanding
that enables us to join with other industry partners to support
the CITRIS initiative, which we believe will positively impact
California's students and its economy for years to come,"
said Joerg Schwarz, business development group manager.
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