Happenings

UNM launches Grand Challenges Initiative
UNM

UCLA is excited to see another university focus on grand challenges. On November 14, 2018, the University of New Mexico (UNM) launched its Grand Challenge initiative. UNM seeks to identify three Grand Challenge Conceptual Goals focused on issues faced in New Mexico. We are honored that UNM refers its applicants to UCLA and the Report on University-Led Grand Challenges as Read more

Power lines in the Mojave Desert.
Nurit Katz/UCLA

UCLA and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) entered a partnership to fund research that will move the city to clean local water and clean energy over the next five years. This agreement fosters collaborative research across universities in the LA region designed to achieve LA’s local water and energy goals as well as the aims of the Sustainable LA Grand Read more

Hosting collaborators from the University of Oulu Center for Ubiquitous Computing
Christopher Douglas (UCLA)

On November 8 and 9, 2018, the Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) hosted collaborators from the University of Oulu.  Denzil Ferreira and his team from Oulu’s Center for Ubiquitous Computing – Dr. Aku Visuri, Dr. Yuuki Nishiyama, and Kennedy Asare – conferred with DGC members to formalize plans for using their smartphone-based behavior tracking platform in ongoing Read more