Joseph Gonzalez is a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley and co-director of the UC Berkeley RISELab. Joseph studies the design of algorithms and systems for scalable and secure machine learning (ML).
His research has applications in autonomous vehicles, recommendation systems, database management systems, robotics, personalized medicine, and intelligent assistants. Joseph also teaches the advanced data science class at UC Berkeley to over 600 students a semester and is helping to develop the new data science major. Joseph is on the technical advisory board for Deepscale.ai. Before joining UC Berkeley, Joseph co-founded Turi Inc. (formerly GraphLab) to develop AI tools for data scientists and later sold Turi to Apple. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the Apache Spark PMC.