Welcome to the Center for Information Technology and Society at UC Santa Barbara

CITS is a vibrant and effective 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. We foster cutting edge research across engineering, social sciences, and humanities through dynamic connections with academia, industry, and government.

Center for Information Technology and Society

Upcoming Events


Check back later this summer for information about our events this Fall.

  1. September 22, 2016

The screening of this highly acclaimed documents will be followed by an expert panel discussion with Robin Hauser Reynolds (Director/Producer),  Cornelia Davis (Director of Platform Engineering in the Cloud Foundry team at Pivotal), Maria Charles (Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department, Area Director for Sex and Gender research at the Broom Center for Demography and Affiliated Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara), Karen K. Myers (Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Associate Dean in the Graduate Division at the University of California, Santa Barbara) and Amr El Abbadi (Professor in the Computer Science Department, University of California, Santa Barbara.)

  1. May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm


On May 5, CITS co-hosted a screening and panel discussion of the documentary Code: Debugging the Gender Gap. Panelists included Robin Hauser Reynolds (Director/Producer), Cornelia Davis (Director, Platform Engineering, Cloud Foundry Team, Pivotal), Maria Charles (UCSB), Karen K. Myers (UCSB), and Amr El Abbadi (UCSB). Cynthia Stohl (Director, CITS) moderated. Watch the panel discussion below. 



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