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Davis recommends $100 million over three years for CITRIS
19 Jan 2001

Chancellors Berdahl, Tomlinson_Keasey and Greenwood


Something to cheer about:
Chancellors Carol Tomlinson-Keasey (UC Merced), Robert M. Berdahl (Berkeley), and M.R.C. Greenwood (Santa Cruz) celebrate Gov. Davis's endorsement of CITRIS.
Peg Skorpinski photo

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Gov. Gray Davis's recently released 2001-02 budget proposal includes $33 million as the first of three annual installments to establish UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

CITRIS will be a unique partnership of the state, California's high-tech industry, and UC campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz and Merced to bring the power of information to bear on such societal needs as energy efficiency, transportation, education, emergency preparedness, and health care.

If funded by the Legislature, CITRIS would become the fourth California Institute for Science and Innovation (CISI). Three other institutes were funded in December at various UC campuses after competitive competitions, including QB3, a joint Berkeley/UC San Francisco/UC Santa Cruz project.

More about CITRIS:

    Official CITRIS web site
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from CITRIS
    History of CITRIS: A Campaign to Re-engineer Engineering
    Comments about CITRIS: from University of California & Industry Partners
    CITRIS Research Management and Dissemination of Results
    CITRIS Receives Strong Endorsement from Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs

Related Stories:

    Digital Feature: Smart sensor technologies promise big savings in state energy costs (Berkeleyan, 7 June)
    Davis offers $33 million for CITRIS (Berkeleyan, 17 Jan)
    Davis urges financial support in next budget for Berkeley 'public interest' research center (Berkeleyan, 10 Jan)
    Dec. 7 press conference coverage: slide show | Berkeleyan story
    Gov. Davis singles out UC Berkeley information technology project to be fourth California Institute for Science and Innovation, with funding to be sought next year (UC Berkeley, 07 Dec)

UC Berkeley CISI announcement (UC Berkeley, 07 DEC)

    Press briefing Dec. 7, 3 pm at UC Berkeley (Media Advisory)
    UC Berkeley QB3 news

Related Research:

    To protect computerized documents from power blackouts, store them on Internet, says UC Berkeley researcher (UC Berkeley press release, 22 Jan)
    New traffic monitoring system could reduce commute times, says UC Berkeley researcher (UC Berkeley press release, 17 Jan)

Related Links:

    Official CITRIS web site
    CITRIS in the News
    UC Santa Cruz
    UC Davis
    UC Merced