Data Science, AI & Robotics

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Data Science, AI & Robotics

Berkeley researchers lead the way in using AI and data science to accelerate discovery


Data is changing the way we live our lives, from how we make decisions about our health and the environment to how we provide essential services. As part of this rapid transformation, Berkeley researchers are re-envisioning data science methods, AI and computing capabilities as well as community engagement that shape society’s relationship to technology. Berkeley researchers are finding today’s data science solutions for our most urgent problems, laying a foundation for a dynamic, equitable and accessible field for years to come. 

Groundbreaking research at the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, the College of Engineering, the School of Information and across the campus tackles society’s greatest challenges. Research centers and institutes bring together faculty from a variety of disciplines to work on the most complex problems, including the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab, Sky Computing and EPIC Data Lab.

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April 23, 2024
The Transaction Costs of Municipal Cyber Risk Management

The Transaction Costs of Municipal Cyber Risk Management

Research from the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity brings to light the transaction costs associated with municipal cyber risk management and how we can utilize technology governance at the municipal and regional scales.
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Institutes and Programs

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Bakar Institute of Digital Materials for the Planet

The Bakar Institute of Digital Materials for the Planet is leveraging machine learning to accelerate breakthroughs for climate change.
Bakar Institute of Digital Materials for the Planet
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Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab

The Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab brings together UC Berkeley researchers across the areas of computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, planning, and robotics.
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Berkeley Center for New Media

Berkeley Center for New Media is an interdisciplinary research center that studies and shapes media transition and emergence from diverse perspectives to cultivate technological equity and fairness in classrooms, communities, and on the internet.
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Berkeley DeepDrive

Berkeley DeepDrive seeks to merge deep learning with automotive perception and bring computer vision technology to the forefront.
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Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) promotes scientific breakthroughs by advancing interdisciplinary, data-driven discovery.
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Center for Computational Biology

The Center for Computational Biology supports interdisciplinary research on the broad array of subjects that cover the interface between computation and biology, and fosters graduate and undergraduate education in the field.
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CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS is advancing robotics research and developing socially responsible technology focusing on Deep Learning, Cloud Robotics, Human-Centric Automation, Precision Agriculture, and Bio-Inspired Robotics.
Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity supports research, curriculum development, seminars, conferences, and outreach on the future of cybersecurity.
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Center for Technology, Society & Policy

The Center for Technology, Society & Policy is a multidisciplinary research and design/build center focusing on the emergent social and policy issues arising from the development and adoption of technology.
Center for Technology, Society & Policy
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Computational Precision Health

This UCSF UC Berkeley Joint Program in Computational Precision Health (CPH) will apply computation to real-world settings to improve the quality, efficiency, and equity of medicine and public health.


D-Lab helps Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science.
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Schmidt Center

The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center for Data Science and Environment is committed to building solutions to problems compromising the health of our environment.
Schmidt Center
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EECS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, is a top-ranked department with stellar researchers at the frontiers of information science and technology.
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EPIC Data Lab

The EPIC Data lab develops low-code and no-code interfaces for data work, powered by next-generation predictive programming techniques.
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Responsible, Decentralized Intelligence

Berkeley Center for Responsible, Decentralized Intelligence advances the science and technology of web3, decentralization, and decentralized intelligence, to make it universally accessible and empower a responsible digital economy.
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School of Information

School of Information is a research and education community offering graduate degrees in Information and Data Science and Information Management and Systems.
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SDAV Institute

SDAV Institute

The Scalable Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization (SDAV) effort supports breakthrough science by providing advanced technical solutions.
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Simons Institute

Simons Institute

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing brings together the world's leading researchers to explore the nature and limits of computation.
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Sky Computing

Sky Computing will catalyze innovation and competition, unleashing less costly and more secure computing power for everything from self-driving car technology to human health.
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In addition to developing fundamental theory and methodology, many faculty in the Department of Statistics have strong interdisciplinary links.
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Swarm Lab

Swarm Lab is designing and developing new methodologies, software, and hardware, and educating the next generation of engineers.