Ken Goldberg is an artist and UC Berkeley professor.
He and his students investigate robotics, automation, art, and
social media. Goldberg directs the Automation Sciences Research Lab,
co-directs the Center for Automation and Learning for Medical Robotics,
and is Faculty Director of the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative.
Goldberg 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
Goldberg 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 African Robotics Network
(AFRON), Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM),
Co-Founder and CTO of Hybrid Wisdom Labs, Co-Founder of the Moxie
Institute, and Founding Director of UC Berkeley's Art, Technology, and
Culture Lecture Series.
Goldberg's art installations are related to his research and have been
exhibited at venues such as the Whitney Biennial, Berkeley Art Museum,
SF Contemporary Jewish Museum, Pompidou Center, Buenos Aires Biennial,
and the ICC in Tokyo. Goldberg 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." Goldberg is represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.
Goldberg was awarded the Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1995 by
President Clinton, the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship
in 1994, the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000, and elected
IEEE Fellow in 2005. Goldberg lives in the Bay Area with his
daughters and wife, filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain.
Goldberg's Erdos-Bacon number is 6.
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