Ken Goldberg is craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media at UC Berkeley. He teaches, makes art installations, and supervises research in Robotics, Automation, and New Media. His artwork and research explore contemporary issues in technology. Ken holds dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (1984) and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (1990). He joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1995 and is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, with secondary appointments in EECS and the School of Information. Ken has published over 150 peer-reviewed technical papers on algorithms for robotics, automation, and social information filtering, and he holds eight U.S. 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, 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.
Ken's art installations, based on his research, have been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial, the Berkeley Art Museum, the SF Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Pompidou Center, the Buenos Aires Biennial, and the ICC in Tokyo. Ken has co-written three award-winning Sundance documentary films, "The Tribe", "Yelp", and "Connected: An Autoblogography of Love, Death, and Technology." He is represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.
Ken was awarded the Presidential Faculty Fellowship by President Clinton in 1995, the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1994, the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000, and was elected IEEE Fellow in 2005.
- J. van den Berg, P. Abbeel, and K. Goldberg, "LQG-MP: Optimized Path Planning for Robots with Motion Uncertainty and Imperfect State Information," in Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2010.
- J. van den Berg, S. Miller, D. Duckworth, H. Hu, X. Fu, K. Goldberg, and P. Abbeel, "Superhuman Performance of Surgical Tasks by Robots using Iterative Learning from Human-Guided Demonstrations (Best Medical Robotics Paper Award)," in Proceedings 2010 Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010.
- R. Alterovitz, E. Lessard, J. Pouliot, I. J. Hsu, J. O'Brien, and K. Goldberg, "Optimization of HDR brachytherapy dose distributions using linear programming with penalty costs," Medical Physics, vol. 33, no. 11, pp. 4012-4019, Nov. 2006.
- K. Goldberg, D. Song, and A. Levandowski, "Collaborative teleoperation using networked spatial dynamic voting," Proc. IEEE, vol. 91, no. 3, pp. 430-439, March 2003.
- K. F. Bohringer, V. Bhatt, B. R. Donald, and K. Goldberg, "Algorithms for sensorless manipulation using a vibrating surface," Algorithmica, vol. 26, no. 3-4, pp. 389-429, April 2000.
- A. F. van der Stappen, K. Goldberg, and M. H. Overmars, "Geometric eccentricity and the complexity of manipulation plans," Algorithmica, vol. 26, no. 3-4, pp. 494-514, April 2000.
- K. Goldberg, B. V. Mirtich, Y. Zhuang, J. Craig, B. R. Carlisle, and J. F. Canny, "Part pose statistics: Estimators and experiments," IEEE Trans. Robotics and Automation, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 849-857, Oct. 1999.