About ICSI

The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) is a leading independent, nonprofit center for research in computer science.

With its unique focus on international collaboration and through its established international programs, ICSI brings together scientists from all over the world and at all stages of their career to work with established staff researchers, UC Berkeley professors, and their networks of academic, government, and industrial partners.

Current areas of research include computer networking, speech and language processing, brain networks, computer vision, audio and multimedia analysis, usable security and privacy, big data, artificial intelligence, 5G, and cybermanufacturing. Algorithm development--with application to genomics, video and speech processing, Internet routing and measurement, and machine learning--is one of ICSI's particular strengths.

Since its inauguration in 1988, ICSI has maintained an affiliation with UC Berkeley. Many of ICSI's scientists hold joint faculty appointments at the university, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and supervising students who pursue their doctoral thesis research at ICSI. ICSI's offices are located in downtown Berkeley, adjacent to the UC Berkeley campus and in close proximity to San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.

The executive director of the Institute is Maria Eugenia Quintana. The chief scientist of the Institute is Scott Shenker.