CITRIS Research Exchange #CITRISRE

CITRIS Research Exchange – Fall 2020


The CITRIS Research Exchange (#CITRISRE) delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders.


Each seminar takes place on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Dates are listed below.


The Fall 2020 CITRIS Research Exchange will be virtual via Zoom. Register below to get details.

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Webinar recordings: Clear here to view the Fall 2020 CITRIS Research Exchange playlist on our YouTube Channel.

Sept 9, 2020

Inclusive Workforce Strategies: Enhancing the Future of Public Sector Work

Panelists include Elana Zeide (PULSE Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, Law & Policy, UCLA), Saurabh Sanghvi (Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company), and Scott Mauvais (Director of AI & Global Partnerships, Microsoft Philanthropies). Moderated by Brandie Nonnecke, CITRIS Policy Lab Director.

Sept 16, 2020

The New Era of University-Industry Alliances

Speaker: Karina Edmonds, VP Academies & University Alliances, SAP

Sept 23, 2020

Creating Positive Feedback Loops to Accelerate the Energy Transition

Speaker: Sarah Kurtz, Professor, School of Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering) Sciences, UC Merced

Sept 30, 2020

Data, Global Challenges, and Planetary Management

Speaker: Sol Hsiang, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Oct 7, 2020

CITRIS Research Exchange

Speaker: Kamal Jethwani, Co-Founder and Chief Product and Technology Officer,

Oct 14, 2020

Medical Management in Epilepsy – A Journey into the Unknown

Speaker: Rachel Kuperman, Founder and CEO, Eysz Lab

Oct 21, 2020

CITRIS Research Exchange

Speaker: Glenda Humiston, VP of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, UCOP

Oct 28, 2020

Blockchain for the Public Good

Panelists include Brian Behlendorf (Executive Director, Hyperledger), Ben Bartlett (Partner, Tackett Bartlett LLP), and Michele Benedetto Neitz (Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law). Moderated by Camille Crittenden, Ph.D., Executive Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

Nov 4, 2020

Scientific Natural Language Processing and the Fight Against COVID-19

Speaker: Oren Etzioni, Chief Executive Officer, Allen Institute for AI

Nov 18, 2020

CITRIS COVID-19 Response Seed Award Outcomes

Panelists: TBD, will feature 2-3 Principal Investigators from our CITRIS COVID-19 Response Seed Award winners.

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