Mission

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges.

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute leverage 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 and the Banatao Institute facilitate multi-disciplinary partnerships and collaborations among more than 400 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.

CITRISand the Banatao Institute addresse complex and future-facing issues such as developing more 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 and the Banatao Institute represent a bold and exciting vision that engages one of the top university systems in the world to generate social and economic benefit.

View the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Overview for 2015-2020