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.

CITRIS Foundry announces fall 2019 cohort

Spin microscopy for quantum computing, underwater nanoscience for clean tech, and bio-prospected hemp are a few of the novel technologies represented in the fall incubator cohort announced by the CITRIS Foundry, the innovation hub of the multicampus Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute, headquartered at UC Berkeley.

New Decal Course: Inclusive Pathways Into Tech & Entrepreneurship

Inclusive Pathways into Tech and Entrepreneurship is for students who want to get hands-on experience in creating a project that advances diversity in tech. This course engages in an innovative approach to teaching by bringing together students from tech and non-tech majors to learn what kind of diverse perspectives they need on their team to solve the world’s problems.

How to Become an Effective Female Founder

As female entrepreneurs, the job is often more challenging. For instance, raising capital, only 2% of all American venture capital went to female founders in 2018. Despite the consistent unconscious bias, startups founded by women have outpaced their male counterparts in terms of financial performance.