Industry Connections and Roundtables

Creating information technology for society’s most pressing challenges

Tech For Social Good

Locally supporting student-led learning and technology development for more sustainable, connected, and equitable initiatives. 

Seed Funding

Competitive teams from the campuses of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Merced, Davis, and Davis Health submit proposals for collaborative research projects.

Tahoe Environmental Research Center

Advancing research in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems science initiatives to save Lake Tahoe.
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CITRIS launches Aviation Research Initiative

“Aviation technology can help us address some of the grand challenges facing the world today,” says CITRIS Director Costas Spanos. “From deploying drones for environmental monitoring to reducing the impact of commercial air transportation, as well as creating opportunities for the next-generation workforce, CITRIS and the Aviation initiative intend to catalyze innovations and research.”

Highlighted Events

Summer 2022 Drone Academy

The 3rd annual CITRIS @UC Davis Drone Academy kicked off with students from 10 Sacramento Valley High Schools.

People and Robots Seminar Series

CITRIS People and Robots hosts a weekly seminar series every Monday afternoon jointly with UC Berkeley’s “Design of Robotics and Embedded systems, Analysis, and Modeling” Seminars (DREAMS).

Spring 2022 Research
Exchange Series

Catch the replay of UC Davis College of Engineering Dean Richard Corsi discussing Pandemic Engineering: Accessible Tools for Lowering Risk and Spread of Infection

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CITRIS UC Davis Labs and Programs

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.

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Seed Funding

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.

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Aviation and Visual
Thinking Labs

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.

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Tech for Social Good

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.

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Environmental Robotics Laboratory

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.

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The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges.

CITRIS Research Initiatives

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute has expanded research initiatives across UC Davis, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Merced campuses creating IT solutions that generate social and economic benefits for everyone.

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CITRIS HEALTH
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CITRIS PEOPLE &
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CITRIS POLICY
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