Visiting Program Mentors

We’re excited you’re interested in joining ICSI as a DAAD-sponsored postdoctoral fellow. The first step is to find a mentor whose research interests align with yours. The senior researchers who mentor postdocs are below. If you are interested in working with a member of the UC Berkeley faculty who does not appear below, let us know. We can work to establish relationships with new advisors.

Once you have identified someone, go to the FITweltweit call for proposal, which will guide you through the process of applying.

 

Big Data

Gerald Friedland

parallelization and big data mining for social media analysis, multimodal signal processing, non-speech, non-music audio processing, multimedia intelligence gathering and privacy

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publications
Audio & Multimedia Research
 

Kurt Keutzer

efficient algorithms and computational techniques for machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition, multimedia and big data analytics, and computational finance

full bio
publications
Aspire Lab
 

Michael Mahoney

large-scale machine learning, geometric network analysis tools for structure extraction in large informatics graphs, scalable implicit regularization methods, and applications in genetics and medical imaging

full bio
publications
MMDS Web Page
 

Nelson Morgan

signal processing and pattern recognition in speech processing, neural networks for speech classification

full bio
publications
web site
 

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Hayit Greenspan

medical image processing and analysis, statistical image modeling, segmentation, classification, learning, content-based image and video indexing and retrieval

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Medical Image Processing Lab
 

Michael Mahoney

large-scale machine learning, geometric network analysis tools for structure extraction in large informatics graphs, scalable implicit regularization methods, and applications in genetics and medical imaging

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publications
MMDS Web Page
 

Computational Neuroscience and Human Cognition

Eric Friedman

brain network image analysis and computation

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Brain Network Image Analysis and Computation Group
 

Jack Gallant

brain network image analysis and computation

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Gallant Lab @ UC Berkeley
 

Hayit Greenspan

medical image processing and analysis, statistical image modeling, segmentation, classification, learning, content-based image and video indexing and retrieval

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Medical Image Processing Lab
 

Tom Griffiths

computational models of cognition, including causality, categorization, inductive inference, probabilistic reasoning, language learning, and language evolution, machine learning, Bayesian statistics

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Computational Cognitive Science Lab
 

Rich Ivry

cognition and action, with an emphasis on how people select actions, learn skills, and produce coordinated movements, computational modeling

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CognAc Lab
 

George Lakoff

cognitive social science, human conceptual systems

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web site
 

Terry Regier

language and cognition, relation of language and thought

web page
publications
Language & Cognition Lab
 

Computer Vision and Robotics

Trevor Darrell

computer vision, machine learning, computer graphics, and perception-based human computer interfaces

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Berkeley Vision & Learning Center
 

Kurt Keutzer

efficient algorithms and computational techniques for machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition, multimedia and big data analytics, and computational finance

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publications
Aspire Lab
 

Stella Yu

spectral graph theory, perceptual organization, brightness perception, visual attention, and non-photorealistic rendering

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publications
web page
 

Cyber-Human Systems

Serge Egelman

decision-making with regard to computer security and online privacy, human-computer interfaces

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Berkeley Laboratory for Usable and Experimental Security
 

Blanca Gordo

regional-local economic development, urban poverty, local technology development processes, organizational analysis and development, public policy, ethnic populations (African Americans and Latinos), demographics, and social inequality structures

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Digital Equality
 

Bjoern Hartmann

human-computer interaction, design software, digital fabrication, end-user programming, internet of things

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web site
 

Industrie 4.0 (Advanced Manufacturing)

Ken Goldberg

cloud robotics in manufacturing

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web site
 

Bjoern Hartmann

human-computer interaction, design software, digital fabrication, end-user programming, internet of things

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web site
 

Florian Michahelles

Web of Things, advanced manufacturing

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Siemens Web of Things Research Center
 

Vadim Shapiro

geometric and solid modeling, physical modeling and simulation, computational design and analysis, interoperability and automation

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Spatial Automation Laboratory
 

Multimedia

Gerald Friedland

parallelization and big data mining for social media analysis, multimodal signal processing, non-speech, non-music audio processing, multimedia intelligence gathering and privacy

full bio
publications
Audio & Multimedia Research
 

Kurt Keutzer

efficient algorithms and computational techniques for machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition, multimedia and big data analytics, and computational finance

full bio
publications
Aspire Lab
 

Networking

Eric Friedman

brain network image analysis and computation

full bio
publications
Brain Network Image Analysis and Computation Group
 

Christian Kreibich

network monitoring, distributed systems, and network security

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publications
web page
 

Michael Mahoney

large-scale machine learning, geometric network analysis tools for structure extraction in large informatics graphs, scalable implicit regularization methods, and applications in genetics and medical imaging

full bio
publications
MMDS Web Page
 

Vern Paxson

security, operating systems and networking

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publications
ICIR home page
 

Barath Raghavan

network architecture, software-defined networking, sustainable design

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publications
web page
 

Sylvia Ratnasamy

design and implementation of networked systems

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web page
 

Scott Shenker

internet architecture, software-defined networks, datacenter infrastructure, large-scale distributed systems, game theory and economics

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web page
 

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Nicholas Weaver

network security, notably worms, botnets, and other internet-scale attacks, and network measurement, hardware acceleration and software parallelization of network intrusion detection, defenses for DNS resolvers, and tools for detecting ISP-introduced manipulations of a user's network connection

full bio
publications
web page
 

Security and Privacy

Serge Egelman

decision-making with regard to computer security and online privacy, human-computer interfaces

full bio
publications
Berkeley Laboratory for Usable and Experimental Security
 

Christian Kreibich

network monitoring, distributed systems, and network security

full bio
publications
web page
 

Vern Paxson

security, operating systems and networking

full bio
publications
ICIR home page
 

Robin Sommer

security, operating systems and networking

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publications
Bro Network Security Monitor
 

Nicholas Weaver

network security, notably worms, botnets, and other internet-scale attacks, and network measurement, hardware acceleration and software parallelization of network intrusion detection, defenses for DNS resolvers, and tools for detecting ISP-introduced manipulations of a user's network connection

full bio
publications
web page
 

Speech and Language Technologies

Collin Baker

computational linguistics, data structures, software design

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publications
FrameNet Project
 

Steven Bird

language preservation, phonology, computational linguistics, and linguistic annotation

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web page
 

Ellen Dodge

computational linguistics

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ECG Workbench web page
 

Jim Hieronymus

conversational and multilingual speech recognition and spoken dialogue systems

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publications
ICSI Speech Group
 

Kurt Keutzer

efficient algorithms and computational techniques for machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition, multimedia and big data analytics, and computational finance

full bio
publications
Aspire Lab
 

Dan Klein

unsupervised language acquisition, machine translation, efficient algorithms for NLP, information extraction, linguistically rich models of language, integrating symbolic and statistical methods for NLP, historical linguistics

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Berkeley NLP Group
 

George Lakoff

cognitive social science, human conceptual systems

full bio
publications
web site
 

Nelson Morgan

signal processing and pattern recognition in speech processing, neural networks for speech classification

full bio
publications
web site
 

Terry Regier

language and cognition, relation of language and thought

web page
publications
Language & Cognition Lab
 

Eve Sweetser

semantics, syntax, historical linguistics, Celtic languages, speech act theory, metaphor theory, semantic change, grammatical-ization, grammatical meaning, gesture

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publications
web site
 

Steven Wegmann

automatic speech recognition, mathematics, algebraic topology

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ICSI Speech Group