The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) creates information technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges.
CITRIS leverages the research strengths of University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz, and operates within the greater ecosystem of the University and the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley. The institute was created to “shorten the pipeline” between world-class laboratory research and the development of applications, platforms, companies, and even new industries. CITRIS facilitates multi-disciplinary partnerships and collaborations among more than 300 faculty members, thousands of students, and researchers from over 60 corporations and institutions. Together, we are thinking about information technology in ways that cross traditional boundaries.
CITRIS addresses complex and future-facing issues such as developing sustainable energy, water and transportation systems; fostering civic engagement in the digital era; improving the human experience through advances in robotics and automation; and modernizing health care delivery. CITRIS represents a bold and exciting vision that engages one of the top university systems in the world to generate social and economic benefit.