Rita Lucarelli Receives CITRIS Seed Grant

23 Apr, 2018

Rita Lucarelli Receives CITRIS Seed Grant

Rita Lucarelli from UC Berkeley has recently been awarded the Citris Seed Grant for her work as a principal investigator alongside Elaine Sullivan (recent The Past is Present speaker) from UC Santa Cruz.

About the Citrus Seed Grant

Ten teams receive a one-time award, averaging $60,000 each, for interdisciplinary work that can lead to larger research programs and extramural grant proposals. Winning proposals incorporate machine learning, data analytics and visualization, mapping, and sensors to advance smart energy and infrastructure, cultural preservation, patient care and screening, traffic management, and other timely applications in healthcare, sustainability, robotics, and democracy. Of the successful proposals, 90% of lead investigators are receiving their first Seed award and 100% are first-time lead PIs, and 80% of the projects include pre-tenured faculty members.

CITRIS Connected Communities

Lucarelli and Sullivan's work was awarded the grant under "CITRIS Connected Communities."

Their work is titled:

Visualizing Ancient Egyptian Landscapes And Material Culture: Cultural Contexts For Immersive Visualization And VR.

Researchers will build 3D and 4D models of ancient Egyptian artifacts and landscapes so they can be navigated in their ancient contexts.

See the other grant recipients here.