Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg

Research Areas

Automation, Computing and Electronics


Ken Goldberg grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1990. After graduating, Goldberg taught computer science at the University of Southern California until 1995 when he moved to the University of California, Berkeley. Goldberg is currently a distinguished professor of New Media at Berkeley, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and an IEEE Fellow. Much of Goldberg’s work has been at the intersection of robotics, art, and social interactions.

Interview Synopsis

In this interview, Goldberg discusses the development of his work in robotics and automation, his contributions to the IEEE, and the future of his research.