Short Biography

Joseph Gonzalez is a founding member of the Berkeley RISE Lab where he studies the design of Real-time, Intelligent, Secure, and Explainable systems. His research addresses problems in neural network design, efficient inference, computer vision, prediction serving, autonomous vehicles, machine learning lifecycle management, graph analytics, and distributed systems. Gonzalez also led the development of the Berkeley Data Science 100 course which is now taught to over 700 students a semester. Prior to joining Berkeley, Gonzalez co-founded Turi Inc (formerly GraphLab) based on his thesis work and created the GraphX project (now part of Apache Spark). Gonzalez’s innovative work has earned him significant recognition, including the Okawa Research Grant, and the NASA Space Act Award. His work was also awarded the NSF Expedition Award and the NSF Early Career Award.