CITRIS Research

How CITRIS is bringing together faculty and students to generate social and economic impact

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute bring together hundreds of affiliated faculty members and students to generate social and economic impact. Together with more than 70 public and private collaborators, we are shaping the future of technology in ways that cross traditional boundaries. Sustainable solutions for society's complex infrastructure, governance, and economic needs will be found at the intersection of diverse disciplines - each working together in the spirit of the University of California's ingenuity and public mission. Building on a 15-year record of success, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute are uniquely positioned to discover and accelerate these interdisciplinary innovations for the benefit of California and the world. Our faculty and students gain the opportunity to see firsthand where technological needs and markets are headed and can bring their expertise to bear on these challenges. In turn, industrial and institutional partners gain access to leading-edge research at one of the top public university systems in the world, along with the ability to recruit outstanding students and place visiting fellows or entrepeneurs in CITRIS-affiliated research labs. Our research initiatives apply deep expertise to emerging frontiers of information technology: Sustainable Infrastructures, People and Robots, Connected Communities, and Health. Several themes cut across all four initiatives, including opportunities in data analytics, attention to resilience strategies, and a global lens on IT applications. Our focus on solving complex, large-scale challenges exemplifies the interdisciplinary mission and strengths of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.