Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Work in Artificial Intelligence in the EECS department at Berkeley involves foundational research in core areas of knowledge representation, reasoning, learning, planning, decision-making, vision, robotics, speech and language processing. There are also significant efforts aimed at applying algorithmic advances to applied problems in a range of areas, including bioinformatics, networking and systems, search and information retrieval. There are active collaborations with several groups on campus, including the campus-wide vision sciences group, the information retrieval group at the I-School and the campus-wide computational biology program. There are also connections to a range of research activities in the cognitive sciences, including aspects of psychology, linguistics, and philosophy. Work in this area also involves techniques and tools from statistics, neuroscience, control, optimization, and operations research. Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (BAIR).


  • Learning and Probabilistic Inference:

    Graphical models. Kernel methods. Nonparametric Bayesian methods. Reinforcement learning. Problem solving, decisions, and games.

  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning:

    First order probabilistic logics. Symbolic algebra.

  • Search and Information Retrieval:

    Collaborative filtering. Information extraction. Image and video search. Intelligent information systems.

  • Speech and Language:

    Parsing. Machine translation. Speech Recognition. Context Modeling. Dialog Systems.

  • Vision:

    Object Recognition. Scene Understanding. Human Activity Recognition. Active Vision. Grouping and Figure-Ground. Visual Data Mining.

  • Robotics:

    Motion Planning, Computational Geometry. Computer assisted surgical and medical analysis, planning, and monitoring. Unmanned Air Vehicles

Research Centers




Faculty Awards

  • MacArthur Fellow: Dawn Song, 2010.
  • National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Member: Jitendra Malik, 2015. Michael Jordan, 2010.
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Member: Jitendra Malik, 2011. Michael Jordan, 2010. S. Shankar Sastry, 2001. Ruzena Bajcsy, 1997.
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Amacad) Member: Jitendra Malik, 2013. Michael Jordan, 2010. Ruzena Bajcsy, 2007. S. Shankar Sastry, 2003.
  • Berkeley Citation: Jerome A. Feldman, 2009.
  • UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award: Daniel Klein, 2010.
  • Sloan Research Fellow: Anca Dragan, 2018. Ren Ng, 2017. Michael Lustig, 2013. Benjamin Recht, 2011. Pieter Abbeel, 2011. Alexei (Alyosha) Efros, 2008. Dawn Song, 2007. Daniel Klein, 2007. Martin Wainwright, 2005. Lior Pachter, 2003.

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