Vision 2025

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute - Vision 2025

Vision 2025 – Leading the new information technology landscape

Since its founding in 2001, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute have tackled the big questions, working with research scientists at four University of California campuses to develop novel technologies for the benefit of California and the larger society beyond.

As we enter a new age driven by powerful new technologies – machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), drones and UAVs, augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR), genetic editing, and, powering it all, quantum leaps of data science – the needs and questions change. To lead us through this new landscape, CITRIS launches a new strategic plan, Vision 2025.

Research Thrusts

In 2019, as part of Vision 2025, CITRIS expanded to include additional research thrusts, which are grouped into the subcategories of Core Technology and Technology and Society.

Core Technology – Leading deep-tech innovation

Technology and SocietyFostering social impact

Labs and Platforms

World-class labs, testbeds and research opportunities


Leveraging the research strengths of four UC campuses

Student Discovery

Undergraduate and graduate students welcome

Partnerships and the Public

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