The CITRIS Policy Lab has partnered with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group to launch the "Deepfake Education Competition. As deepfakes become easier to produce and more convincing, educating the public becomes critical. The competition encourages high school, undergrad, and grad students to produce engaging video content to help educate the public on the threat of deepfakes. Winners will receive awards up to $2,500 and will be featured through CITRIS media channels and broadly in the Silicon Valley community through Silicon Valley Leadership Group media channels, and may be featured during the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Oct. 30th flagship event with more than 1,000 industry and public sector leaders.
Free and open to the public, the CITRIS Research Exchange offers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders.
Camille Crittenden, Champion of Women in Tech
Located on the Davis campus in the Academic Surge Building, and Lake Tahoe Incline Village, the multidisciplinary labs are available to students, staff, faculty, and industry members to prototype a wide range of new software, hardware, and environmental sensors.
Principal Investigators at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz campuses can apply for seed funding that furthers CITRIS and the Banatao Institute research thrusts, strengthens connections among UC campuses, and catalyzes early-stage research that can lead to external funding.
The Drone Training Academy is a program for high school students launched in 2018. Designed by a 20-year veteran of the aviation industry, it aims to engage underrepresented youth with emerging STEM fields and wide-spread applications of UAVs for societal benefit.
Launched in 2016, The CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Tech for Social Good Program at UC Berkeley supported student-led learning and technology development for healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad, contemplating students in various interdisciplinary projects.
The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) is working towards the development of a fleet of Laboratory Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and sensor technologies for exploring challenges in water quality and environmental health.
Recent successes from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute’s invention ecosystem are featured in the reports below.