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Ken Goldberg

University of California at Berkeley
Prof IEOR & EECS, College of Engineering, Art Practice, & School of Information, UC Berkeley
Ken Goldberg is a roboticist and artist. At UC Berkeley, he serves as craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media, with primary appointment in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), and secondary appointments in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science (EECS), Art Practice, the School of Information, and in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UCSF Medical School. With his students and colleagues, Ken has published over 170 peer-reviewed technical papers on algorithms for robotics, automation, and social information filtering. Ken is Founding Director of UC Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Lecture Series and Faculty Director of the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative. Ken earned dual degrees (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and MS and PhD degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in the Bay Area with his daughters and wife, filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain. His Erdos-Bacon number is 6.