For nearly 20 years, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) have brought together leading researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz to advance information technology development and application for the public good in such areas as sustainable energy; water and transportation systems; robotics and artificial intelligence; civic engagement; and health care.
We envision a world where decisions related to the development, deployment, and distribution of technology are informed by considerations grounded in timely interdisciplinary research on current and future technological capabilities and their implications for society. Due to its strong interdisciplinary approach to technology research and development, CITRIS is uniquely positioned to be a leader in driving policy research and engagement in public and private sectors at local, state, national, and international levels.
The CITRIS Policy Lab supports interdisciplinary research, education, and thought leadership to address core questions regarding the role of formal and informal regulation in promoting innovation and amplifying its positive effects on society.
The CITRIS Policy Lab Director and CITRIS Deputy Director guide the CITRIS Policy Lab’s research agenda in consultation with the Faculty Advisory Board consisting of CITRIS-affiliated faculty at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz and an External Advisory Board consisting of domain experts from academia, private sector, government, and NGOs. The CITRIS Policy Lab engages with private and public sector policymakers through consultation, high-level events and publication of peer-reviewed research articles, op-eds, and reports.