BERKELEY — The National Science Foundation announced Tuesday a five-year, $7.1 million grant to a technology research center, a new University of California, Berkeley-led initiative.
The NSF grant will support work in two of the major application areas the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is exploring: energy efficiency and disaster preparedness.
The awards are part of the federal government’s Information Technology Research (ITR) initiative, a program that began in 2000 and is designed to foster innovative information technology research.
CITRIS is a partnership between UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis and UC Merced. The state is investing $100 million in the CITRIS institute over the next four years, and that amount will be matched by at least $200 million in additional support from companies, federal agencies and private donors.