Topic “Digital Technologies”

Digital Technologies

Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.

This initiative examines the complex policy and legal questions raised by rapidly evolving digital technologies. Plummeting storage and communications costs, increasingly capable mobile devices, and the growth of the cloud are making anytime, anywhere access to information a reality for billions of people around the world. In addition to providing innumerable benefits, these changes are raising new challenges impacting privacy, the role of digital media, cybersecurity, intellectual property, and many other areas. Researchers at the Luskin Center are helping to develop national and international policy frameworks that are better matched to current and emerging digital technologies. Most recently, work within this initiative area has focused on developing and supporting strategies to advance gender equity within the technology sector. 


Sarah Godoy
Written by: Sarah Godoy
Written by: Rebecca Sadwick and Sarah Godoy
Rachel Wolfson

 Women Coming Together at #UCLAWIT


Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Supporting the creation and implementation of state and local policies, investments and plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing local resilience, environmental, public health, and economic benefits.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems and water use behavior in California.
Supporting urban greening efforts―in public parks, streets and beyond―to restore natural processes and habitats while connecting neighborhoods to each other and their environment.

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Svetha Ambati, Salvador Gutierrez, Samah Itani, and Alyssa Koehn
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation