Delli Carpini Research Talk
Director's Message
William Wang
Fake News Panel
Fake News Symposium
Fake News Breakout Session

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.

Upcoming Events

A brown-bag research talk at the Center for Information Technology and Society

  1. March 1, 2018 -
    12:00pm to 1:00pm


Message from the Director (January 18, 2018)

Joe Walther

As the new director, I’m expanding my awareness that CITS is about lots of things. It’s about learning new ideas from others around campus about the big questions presented by information technology and people, and synthesizing answers that their research provides... There are many topics that occupy the Center’s attention, but CITS is at its best when we grapple with questions that are too big for any academic discipline to understand on its own.


--Joe Walther
Mark and Susan Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Technology and Society
Distinguished Professor of Communication

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