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CITRIS Day: The Future of Technology in the Interest of Society

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UCSC Silicon Valley Campus 3175 Bowers Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Advances in information technology are transforming the way we live, catalyzing improvements from personal health and wellbeing to the sustainability of our planet. Artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT), robotics and automation, and data science find application in our growing cities, aging population, and the way we seek information and communicate with each other.

As a multi-campus research organization within the leading public university system in the world, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute have an unparalleled opportunity to create advances in technology for the greatest social and economic impact.

We welcome colleagues and special guests to join this gathering of distinguished faculty, entrepreneurs, public sector leaders, and corporate partners to discuss how these technology innovations are likely to evolve in the future, how they might improve quality of life, and what business opportunities they may create.


Room 2110

8:30 am Registration and Tea/Coffee

9:30 am Welcome to UCSC Silicon Valley Campus Remarks

Mohamed Abousalem, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Industry Alliances and

Technology Commercialization, UC Santa Cruz

9:40 am Vision 2025: Technology in the Interest of Society

Costas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

10:00 am Urban Tech: Data for Sustainable Futures

Moderator: David Culler, Faculty Director, CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures

Camille Crittenden, Deputy Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Connected Communities
Andrew Krioukov, CEO & Co-Founder, Building Robotics
Sue Carter, Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development, UC Santa Cruz
Prith Banerjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Schneider Electric

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Unlocking the Promise of Digital: Data and Systems for Healthy Aging

Co-Moderator: Tom Nesbitt, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, UC Davis

Co-Moderator: David Lindeman, Director, CITRIS Health

Nick Anderson, Director of Informatics Research, UC Davis Health System
Alex Bayen, Director, Institute for Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
John Knoebel, President and CEO, Noble Cause Consulting; DaVincian Healthcare
Sanjay Dorairaj, Senior Director, Comcast Innovation Labs, Comcast

11:45 am Break

12:00 pm Magnifying AI: Deep Driving and Cloud Robotics

Moderator: Ken Goldberg, Faculty Director, CITRIS People and Robots

Trevor Darrell, Professor, CS Division, UC Berkeley; Berkeley Deep Drive and AI Research Lab
Robert Zhang, CEO, Cloudminds
Stefano Carpin, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Merced

12:45pm Implementing the CITRIS Vision

Pushkar Apte, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

1:00 pm Lunch and Interactive Showcase (in Rooms 2130/2150)

3:00 pm Adjourn

Presented by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute