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.

Our office space at night.

Upcoming Events


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

  1. September 22, 2016


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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