Ken Goldberg is an artist and UC Berkeley professor.
He and his students investigate robotics, automation, art, and
social media. Ken is Director of the People and Robots Initiative
(a CITRIS multicampus multidisciplinary research program established in April 2015) and
UC Berkeley's Automation Sciences Research Lab (since 1995).
Ken earned dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics
from the University of Pennsylvania (1984) and MS and PhD degrees from
Carnegie Mellon University (1990). He joined the UC Berkeley faculty
in 1995 where he is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations
Research (IEOR), with secondary appointments in Electrical
Engineering/Computer Science (EECS), Art Practice, the School of
Information, and in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UCSF
Ken has published over 200 peer-reviewed technical papers on
algorithms for robotics, automation, and social information filtering;
his inventions have been awarded eight US Patents. He is
Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and
Engineering (T-ASE), Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM),
the African Robotics Network (AFRON),
the Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics (CAL-MR),
the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative (DDI),
Hybrid Wisdom Labs, and Moxie Institute.
Ken's art installations are related to his research and have been
exhibited at venues including the Whitney Biennial, Berkeley Art Museum,
SF Contemporary Jewish Museum, Pompidou Center, Buenos Aires Biennial,
and the ICC in Tokyo. Ken co-wrote three award-winning Sundance
documentary films, "The Tribe", "Yelp", and "Connected: An
Autoblogography of Love, Death, and Technology" and co-directed the Emmy-Nominated
Short Doc "Why We Love Robots." Ken's artwork is represented by the
Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco and he is
Founding Director of UC Berkeley's Art, Technology, and
Culture Lecture Series (since 1997).
Ken was awarded the Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1995 by
Bill Clinton, the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship
in 1994, the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000, and elected
IEEE Fellow in 2005. He lives in the Bay Area with his
daughters and wife, filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain.
Ken's Erdos-Bacon number is 6.
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