Trevor Darrell

AI Faculty Partner, since 2018

What are you most excited about right now?
Finding time to be with my family.
Favorite book?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Favorite ice breaker?
A gin and tonic

The energy of the leadership at The House Fund is a constant source of inspiration.


Prof. Darrell is a faculty member in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. He leads Berkeley's DeepDrive (BDD) Industrial Consortia, is co-Director of the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) lab, and is Faculty Director of PATH at UC Berkeley.

Darrell's group develops algorithms for large-scale perceptual learning, including object and activity recognition and detection, for a variety of applications including autonomous vehicles, media search, and multimodal interaction with robots and mobile devices. Prof. Darrell was previously on the faculty of the MIT EECS department from 1999-2008, where he directed the Vision Interface Group. He received the S.M., and PhD. degrees from MIT in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He obtained the B.S.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.

Prof. Darrell also serves as Co-Founder & Faculty Partner at AI@The House, consulting Chief Scientist at Nexar, and as a technical consultant on deep learning and computer vision for Pinterest. Darrell is on the scientific advisory board of several other ventures, including DeepScale, WaveOne, SafelyYou, and Graymatics.

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