The ELLIS Unit Barcelona brings together researchers from nine academic entities: the five major universities of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)), as well as the four public research centers in the region focused on AI (Computer Vision Center (CVC), Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (CSIC-UPC), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS), Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC)). It was created under the auspices and with the financial support of the Catalan government. The focus of the ELLIS unit in Barcelona lies on advancing fundamental research in machine learning and related fields (vision, robotics, natural language processing), and on fostering interdisciplinary research in AI, in particular in the interactions of AI systems with humans and societies - a theme with important repercussions in life sciences and humanities.

Unit Directors