Celebrating 20 Years of Impact and Innovation
December 2020 marks 20 years since the founding of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute. Since 2000, CITRIS and its community of University of California researchers and industry partners have developed and delivered information technology solutions to address society’s most pressing challenges.
CITRIS, at its core, is a collective effort focused on the pursuit of discovery—scientific and technical discovery, but with a view of the real-world effects of these technologies on our daily lives.Costas Spanos, Director of CITRIS, and the Andrew S. Grove Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley
On December 4, 2000, Governor Gray Davis announced the launch of four visionary Institutes for Science and Innovation (ISIs), including CITRIS. The multicampus institutes share a vital mission: to improve the lives of Californians by tackling large-scale societal problems through interdisciplinary research and new market applications.