The Artificial Intelligence Group at UC San Diego engages in a wide range of theoretical and experimental research. Areas of particular strength include machine learning, reasoning under uncertainty, and cognitive modeling. Within these areas, students and faculty also pursue real-world applications to problems in natural language processing, data mining, computer vision, robotics, speech and audio processing, bioinformatics, and computer security. Interdisciplinary collaborations are strongly supported and encouraged.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) ranks 6th nationally in Artificial Intelligence according to CSRankings.org. It has 35 affiliated AI faculty members.