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August 4, 2015 - A new collaborative project, the Siebel Energy Institute (SEI), has been established at UC Berkeley to accelerate advancements in the safety, security, and reliability of modern energy systems. The Institute builds on FORCES and other NSF-funded research in cyber-physical systems, and is focused on developing engineering and computer solutions to promote efficient management of the country's energy infrastructure and energy resources.

The Institute awards a small amount of funding to researchers at member institutions (eight universities worldwide) to help them develop ideas that they then submit as large grant requests to government agencies, including the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. In the first round of grants, FORCES researchers at MIT and Berkeley received awards for projects that advance our understanding of vulnerabilities and sustainability of energy systems.