University of California, Irvine (UCI)
School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS)
Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems (CML)
  Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics (IGB)

Research Areas

  • AI and Machine Learning with particular emphasis on: Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Reinforcement Learning, and their Theoretical Foundations and Applications.
  • Applications, particularly in the Natural Sciences:
    • Physics (High-Energy Physics, Cosmology, Quantum Mechanics);
    • Chemistry (Prediction of Molecular Properties, Prediction of Chemical Reactions, Drug Discovery, Chemoinformatics);
    • Biology (Neuroscience, Circadian Rhythms, Gene Regulation, Omic Sciences, Protein Structure Prediction, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology).

The driving interest behind my efforts is to understand natural and artificial intelligence.

New book: Deep Learning in Science

Google Scholar Profile

UCI Positions


Ph.D. Mathematics, California Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

  • Lew Allen Research Award
  • Laurel Wilkening Faculty Innovation Award
  • Microsoft Faculty Research Award
  • Fellow AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence)
  • Fellow AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
  • Fellow IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • 2010 Eduardo R. Caianiello Prize from the Italian Neural Network Society (SIREN)
  • Fellow ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
  • Fellow ISCB (International Society for Computational Biology)


Contact Information

Pierre Baldi
School of Information and Computer Sciences
Office: 4038 Bren Hall
University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Irvine, CA 92697-3435


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