Dr. Stefano Foresti is the Associate Director of CITRIS at UC Merced. He has over 20 years of experience navigating the different worlds of academia, business and government. His work brings together teams to solve complex information technology problems in medicine, cyber-security, and collaboration; leading to new patents, products and publications.
As Director of Innovation at the UC Merced School of Engineering, he coordinates research and academic programs in innovation while cultivating relationships with industry for programs including the Innovation Design Clinic, Engineering Capstone Projects, CITRIS Mobile App Challenge, and Innovate 2 Grow.
His goal is to make human knowledge much easier to capture and reuse digitally. He is particularly interested in data permissions to support privacy and the digital information economy.
Specialties: human information interaction, user experience design, visual analytics, information visualization, distributed computing, cyber-security, privacy, web applications, collaboration, email technology, intellectual property management, multi-disciplinary team building, R&D funding, business development, start-ups.