Meet the people who make CITRIS at UC Davis what it is - our faculty researchers.  With over 150 research faculty connected through CITRIS in over 30 departments, schools, and centers, UC Davis has a broad network of experts changing the world with the help of CITRIS funding.

2022 CITRIS Seed Award Recipients

This past year, in competition for the 2022 CITRIS Seed Awards, teams from the University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Davis Health, Merced and Santa Cruz submitted proposals that address various challenge areas within the information technology sector, including aviation, climate resilience, digital health and robotics.

Of those highly competitive proposals, eight were chosen for funding - six of which included researchers from UC Davis.  CITRIS at UC Davis is proud to have 11 Principal Investigators associated with these innovative projects.

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Restoring speech communication with a multimodal decoder-synthesizer


Trust aware human-machine teaming using real-time neurophysiological data
  • Kosa Goucher-Lambert (Lead PI, UC Berkeley)
  • Zhaodan Kong (UC Davis)


Battery health degradation for electric off-road vehicles
  • Shima Nazari (Lead PI, UC Davis)
  • Scott Moura (UC Berkeley)


Toolkit for the assessment of ecosystem resilience and functional diversity in fire-affected landscapes, using remote sensing data


Activity monitoring to improve caregiver connection and care for older adults living alone with Alzheimer’s disease


Joint UAV- and robot-optimized approach to quantify methane emissions and energy losses from landfills 

See all 2022 CITRIS Seed Award Recipients

See past UC Davis CITRIS Seed Award Recipients