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Joseph E. Gonzalez

I am an assistant professor in the EECS department at UC Berkeley and a founding member of the new UC Berkeley RISE Lab. My research interests are at the intersection of machine learning and data systems and my students are working on a wide range of projects including:

Co-founder: I am also co-founder of Turi Inc. (formerly GraphLab), which was based on my work on the GraphLab and PowerGraph Systems. Turi was recently acquired by Apple Inc.

Background: Before joining UC Berkeley as a professor, I was a post-doc in the AMPLab working on several projects including GraphX (now part of Apache Spark), early versions of MLbase, Velox, and concurrency control for ML.

Current Graduate Students and Post-docs

I am fortunate to advise the following amazing students.

Graduate Students

Masters Students



Former Students and Post-docs

Prospective Postdocs and Graduate Students

I am currently looking for postdocs and graduate students to join the new UC Berkeley RISE Lab. As a founding member of the RISE Lab, I am working on several projects in large-scale systems for real-time machine learning, deep neural network design for accelerated computer vision, dynamic networks for multi-task learning, sparse representations for autonomous vehicles, software architectures for robotic systems, and explainable reinforcement learning. My machine learning research spans both classical statistical machine learning methods as well as new work in deep learning. If you are interested please consider applying to the UC Berkeley CS graduate program in DBMS or AI.
If you are looking for a post-doc position please contact me directly.

Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

We are also looking for motivated undergraduate students who would like to get involved in doing cutting edge research. If you are an undergraduate at Berkeley and are interested in getting involved in research please fill out this Google Form.


I am currently on the technical advisory board for Deepscale.ai which is developing new computer vision software and systems for autonomous vehicles. Deepscale.ai is currently hiring!


My research as part of the UC Berkeley RISE Lab is funded by the NSF Expedition grant and a consortium of industrial sponsors: