Membership Program

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute represent a bold and exciting vision that engages one of the top university systems in the world to generate social and economic benefit. Together, we are thinking about technology in ways that cross traditional boundaries.

The Sustainable Infrastructures Initiative pursues information technology research in energy, water, and transportation as parts of the cyber-infrastructure of a sustainable society. Information technology can weave these interrelated systems into a sustainable fabric for the next generation, contributing to enhanced resiliency and addressing climate change.

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute researchers have contributed foundational research in energy-efficient building and grid management and technology; energy harvesting, storage and distribution; and open-source platforms for control as well as collecting, analyzing and visualizing energy data. IT research in water includes the deployment of wireless sensor networks in the Sierras and American River Basin for monitoring the snowpack, water availability and flow. Other key CITRIS and the Banatao Institute faculty apply models and analytics on transportation systems and technology related to urban growth and mobility.

View the benefits of collaboration with CITRIS and the Banatao Institute and our Research Initiatives:


To discuss CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Partner Affiliate opportunities, please contact:

Dr. Pushkar Apte
Director of Strategic Initiatives, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
(510) 664-4618

University of California, Berkeley
330 Sutardja Dai Hall, MC-1764
Berkeley, CA 94607-1764

Dr. Carl Blumstein (for initiative-specific opportunities)
Managing Director, CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures Initiative

University of California, Berkeley
448 Sutardja Dai Hall mail stop: 1764
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776