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Spring 2020




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. Each hour-long seminar is on Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive a free lunch (first come, first serve)!



Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

2594 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720


Rama Akkiraju

Director at IBM Watson
“Forbes Top 20” in AI
Wed, January 29, 2020
Vincent Vanhoucke
Director of Google
Brain Team & Robotics
Wed, February 5, 2020
Mallik Tatipamula
Ericsson Silicon Valley
Wed, February 12, 2020
Maggi Kelly
“Mapping a Changing California”
GIS and DataViz
Wed, February 19, 2020
Jen Schradie
“The Revolution That Wasn’t”
Wed, February 26, 2020
Grace Gu
“Innovator Under 35”
MIT Tech Review
Wed, March 4, 2020
Stephen Robinson
Former NASA Astronaut
Human Survival
Wed, March 11, 2020
Sarah Kurtz
California Energy Revolution
Research and Education
Wed, March 18, 2020
Karina Edmonds
University Collaborations
Google Cloud
Wed, April 1, 2020
Solomon Hsiang
Professor of Public Policy
Climate Change
Wed, April 8, 2020