Research Centers

Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab

The Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab brings together UC Berkeley researchers across the areas of computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, planning, and robotics. 

BIDS (Berkeley Institute for Data Science)(link is external)

BIDS is a central hub of research and education at UC Berkeley designed to facilitate and nurture data-intensive science.

D-Lab(link is external) 

D-Lab serves data intensive social science and humanities with in-depth consulting and advising, access to staff support, and training and provisioning for software and other infrastructure needs. 

CDAR (Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk)(link is external)  

CDAR brings together researchers from across UC Berkeley and builds upon the programs of the Center for Risk Management Research (CRMR), a unit dedicated to understanding the dynamics of risk in financial markets.

Fisher Center for Business Analytics(link is external) 

The Fisher Center for Business Analytics pursues its vision through research, education, and accelerating the diffusion and adoption of analytics throughout all aspects of business and management.

CGRL (Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory)(link is external) 

The mission of the QB3 Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory (CGRL) is to serve as a focal point for scientists interested in the comprehensive analysis of next generation sequencing data.

RISELab(link is external) 

The RISELab develops technologies that enable applications to interact intelligently and securely with their environment in real time.

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is the world's leading venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science. 

University of California ClioMetric History Project

The University of California ClioMetric History Project (UC-CHP) takes a Big Data approach to exploring the history and role of the UC campuses in the state of California.

West Big Data Hub

The West Big Data Hub’s mission is to build and strengthen partnerships across industry, academia, nonprofits, and government to address societal and scientific challenges, spur economic development, and foster a national big data ecosystem. 


The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research also has a list of data science research centers and programs.