Org Structure

Org Chart

OIT Org Chart

Our organization is comprised of several practice areas:

  • Campus and National Institutes

OIT supports two institutes at UCLA: Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) and Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE). CESMII was named one of several national institutes on Smart Manufacturing, sponsored by the Department of Energy, driving cultural and technological transformation and secure industrial technologies as national imperatives. IDRE is a cooperative of UCLA faculty from a diverse group of disciplines working to advance the existing body of computing knowledge and expertise at UCLA.

  • Campus Research Initiative

Campus Research Initiatives is responsible for providing institutional leadership and support to coordinate and build campus capacity for innovative research and pedagogy through institutional coordination, alignment, and development of IT system requirements related to research computing and research data management. The goal of this organizational area is to facilitate broad-based, campus-wide collaboration and coordination with all academic departments, administrative and academic support units, campus computing facilities, and media/communications offices to align research and research computing with institutional direction.

  • Community Partnership Programs

Community Partnership Programs (CPP) develops programs that address technology education, professional development, and diversity in tech across the UCLA campus and in partnership with the Southern California technology community.  CPP’s approach to program development includes the principles of community, innovative problem solving, and the development of strong, diverse partnerships. CPP programs partner with a variety of communities, including UCLA technology staff, undergraduate and graduate students, UCLA researchers, UCLA faculty, UCLA emeriti and retirees, Women in Tech, and technology leaders.

​​IT Governance

The campus IT governance process is an integrated approach to developing and implementing technological strategy and solutions that advance the university’s mission of research, education, and public service. Several groups contribute focused expertise and perspective to technology related issues facing the campus, including the IT Governance and Oversight Board (GO IT Board) and Common Systems Group (CSG).

  •  Research Technology Group (RTG): Advanced Computing Group

    The Advanced Computing RTG develops and maintains research and computing infrastructure including the Hoffman2 shared computing cluster, consults with faculty and researchers on digitally enabled research and scholarship, and provides expertise on research computing tools and methods through workshops, training courses, and online materials. The RTG supports the technical elements of the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) mission, and provides services and support aligned with the IDRE program areas.

  • Research Technology Group:  Mobile and Web Strategy

OIT's Mobile and Web Strategy (MWS) group is comprised of creative technologists; accessibility engineers; data and interaction designers; data scientists; visualization experts; content, media and visual designers; as well as business strategists. MWS's multi-disciplinary teams work with clients and research partners to creatively tackle complex challenges related to mobile and web technologies. The MWS Mobile Apps Team helps clients embrace the mobile ecosphere and deliver engaging app experiences to users wherever they are. MWS is committed to an agile process with frequent redesigns to deliver human-centered experiences and environments, Universal Design solutions, and access for all.

  • Software Central

Software Central serves UCLA staff, faculty and students by centralizing software licensing and distribution for commonly used software in support of UCLA’s teaching, research and public service missions.  By negotiating, acquiring, distributing, managing and supporting campus-wide licensing agreements, Software Central provides efficient and cost-effective delivery of software to the campus community.  Software Central periodically reviews cross-campus software purchases and usage to identify opportunities to centralize software purchases to provide more value to campus users.

  • Strategic IT Policy & Chief Privacy Officer

Policy and privacy address a spectrum of issues having broad impact on the campus community, the academy, and the university mission. With oversight of the campus’s IT policy portfolio and Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, the office helps develop policy and offer guidance to the campus community to support academic freedom and strengthen operational effectiveness, drives transparency and ethical behavior, and serves as a fair and authoritative voice in facilitating conversations around the balancing of opportunity and risk in the use of campus data assets.