Org Structure

Org Chart

OARC Org Chart

Our organization is comprised of several practice areas:

  • Campus and National Institutes

OARC 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.

  • Disabilities and Computing Program – DCP

OARC’s Disabilities and Computing Program (DCP) is focused on both researching and developing resources for web, computing and information accessibility as well as promoting awareness and accessibility education. The DCP works to facilitate the integration of adaptive computing technology into the areas of web publication, research, instruction and employment at UCLA. The DCP’s goal is to make all information accessible to students, faculty and staff and the public at large.  DCP facilitates and relies on-campus partnerships across many areas of the UCLA community with a focus on supporting the academic and research mission.

  • Infrastructure Support Services

Infrastructure Support Services provides internal support to OARC staff including desktop support, Windows and Linux web and file server support, networking, and facility management. The group also manages the Technology Sandbox/Modeling Lab and the Disabilities & Computing/Statistics lab, and handles the day-to-day operation of the Visualization Portal.

  • 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.