Connections

The Information Systems Research Program (ISRP) maintains connections with IS-related research at other centers and programs at UCLA and in the University of California system. These include the following:

Center for Digital Transformation, Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

The Center for Digital Transformation generates and disseminates knowledge that helps businesses, governments and society leverage the possibilities enabled by emerging digital technologies. Its mission is to become a vital center of influence, advancing the competitiveness and productivity of business in the digital economy. Professor Vijay Gurbaxani serves as faculty director.

Easton Technology Management Center, Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles

The Easton Technology Management Center prepares the next generation of leaders for success in an increasingly technology driven world. Through innovative courses, creative workshops and high-profile events, the center helps students navigate disruption and identify areas for growth and innovation. By focusing on leadership skills in addition to exploring the latest technologies, students learn how to succeed in any industry. Adjunct Professor Terry Kramer serves as faculty director.

Center for Knowledge Infrastructures, Information Studies Department, University of California, Los Angeles

The Center for Knowledge Infrastructures conducts research on scientific data practices and policy, scholarly communication and socio-technical systems. Its team also mentors students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars in these areas. Its largest current project, titled “If Data Sharing Is the Answer, What Is the Question?,” is studying data practices, policy and infrastructure of four distributed scientific collaborations, exploring methods of data collection and management, innovations in scaling and workflows and multidisciplinary approaches to complex problems. The center is directed by Professor Christine Borgman.

Center for Information Technology and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Center for Information Technology and Society constitutes a vibrant network of scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education that seeks to understand and help shape the complex development, use and social effects of information technologies. It fosters cutting-edge research across engineering, social sciences and humanities through connections with academia, industry and government. Professor Joe Walther serves as director.

Center for Information Technology Research in the Information Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute, University of California, Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges. They leverage the research strengths of four UC campuses and operates within the greater ecosystem of the university and the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley. They facilitate interdisciplinary work among hundreds of UC faculty members, students, corporate partners and international institutions. Together with these public and private partners, they shape the future of technology in ways that cross traditional boundaries, bringing the expertise of multiple disciplines to bear on critical challenges, such as designing sustainable energy, water and transportation systems; improving the human experience with robotics and inclusive intelligence; modernizing health care delivery; fostering responsible tech policy; promoting diverse perspectives; and examining the future of work and the global economy in the age of automation. Professor Costas Spanos serves as director.

Center for Technology, Society & Policy, Information School, University of California, Berkeley

The Center for Technology, Society & Policy is a multidisciplinary research and design/build center focusing on the emergent social and policy issues arising from the development and adoption of technology. It seeks to build a community of researchers and technologists on campus and beyond who engage with these issues in collaboration with community organizations and advocates, policymakers and technology companies. The center is housed in the Information School and co-led by a rotating team of two Ph.D. students. For 2019, its areas of focus are Health + Sensors; Sustaining Democracy and Building Community; Integrating Safety & Privacy; and Just Algorithms: Fairness, Transparency and Justice.

Technology Management Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Technology Management Program is dedicated to the development of business and innovation in an increasingly technology-based global economy. It offers a Ph.D. in technology management, a professional Master of Technology Management degree, as well as UC-recognized certificates to current undergraduate and graduate students. Its doctoral students study and conduct research with leading scholars in organizational theory, organizational behavior, technology studies and strategy. Professor Kyle Lewis is department chair.