Seed funding to start CAIS activites was provided in 2007 by CITRIS -- the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.
CITRIS creates information technology solutions for many of our most pressing social, environmental, and health care problems. CITRIS was created to “shorten the pipeline” between world-class laboratory research and the creation of start-ups, larger companies, and whole industries.
CITRIS and CAIS share numerous scientific and technological goals, and CAIS contributes to CITRIS mission. CAIS faculty and student benefit from unique opportunities for partnerships and collaborations among more than 300 faculty members and thousands of students from numerous departments at four UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz) and industrial researchers from over 60 corporations.