Celebrating 15 Years of Innovation

The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at UC San Diego (Calit2), now known as the Qualcomm Institute (QI), is celebrating its 15th anniversary.  Earlier this week, Chancellor Khosla and dignitaries including former Governor Gray Davis united for a reception and showcase of QI innovation.  Davis was instrumental in securing funding for Calit2, as was his then Chief of Staff Lynn Schenk.

At the event, Davis and Calit2 Director Larry Smarr discussed the past and future of the Qualcomm Institute, with particular emphasis on the groundbreaking potential of the Pacific Research Platform – a new National Science Foundation grant that uses fiber-optic networks to connect researchers at universities throughout the West Coast, enabling them to share “big data” at an unprecedented speed.

Former Governor Gray Davis