From hobby to necessity

CITRIS administrator sews protective masks Karen Stierwalt, CITRIS Director of Finance and Administration, began sewing at about eight years old. Over the last decade, she […]

CITRIS Goes Virtual for Cal Week

Cal Day has now become Cal Week (April 18 – 24, 2020) Cal Day, a free public UC Berkeley spring tradition that generally draws upwards […]

A message from Director Costas Spanos

Institute responds to coronavirus crisis We find ourselves in extraordinary times. As our research community faces the coronavirus pandemic, our thoughts turn to what contributions we […]

CITRIS Foundry event welcomes spring 2020 cohort

The new spring cohort of CITRIS Foundry teams was announced February 13 at a Foundry event featuring Rich Lyons, UC Berkeley’s first-ever Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer. The 32 teams cover deep tech fields from AI and engineering systems to materials science and biotechnology, tackling issues including health care, energy and the environment, transportation, and sustainable infrastructure.

Kris Pister appointed new faculty director to Marvell NanoLab

Kris Pister, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and a co-director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, has been named the new faculty director of the UC Berkeley Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory (NanoLab), located at CITRIS. The appointment, which became effective Jan. 2, brings in a veteran user known for his advances in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) to head the cutting-edge facility.

Targeting the Caravan: Debunking an Anti-Migrant Video Spread as U.S. Right Wing Propaganda

The gross misrepresentation of events exemplified in this tweet came to my attention during my involvement in a research project between the CITRIS Policy Lab and the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley which analyzed thousands of tweets from the top 10 most influential bot and non-bot accounts spreading anti-migrant propaganda on Twitter leading up to the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

Tickets now on sale for Women in Tech Symposium: Reimagining Cybersecurity for All

The Women in Tech Symposium is back, this time focusing on cybersecurity. Get to know some of the leading women in the field on Friday, March 6 at UC Berkeley’s Sibley Auditorium. Join CITRIS for a day-long event focused on the experiences and career paths of women in cybersecurity and walk away with deep insights about our cybersecurity future.

Meet the 2020 Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards Winners

A pioneering woman in AI and Machine Learning, the first woman to receive tenure in her field at UC Berkeley, a computer scientist and digital activist challenging bias in decision-making software, and an organization that has introduced 185,000 girls to coding and computer science. The winners of this year’s Women in Tech Initiative Athena Awards represent a wide range of talents and contributions to the tech field and exemplify the goals of our program.