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Updated: 14 weeks 1 day ago

Alexandre Bayan selected to receive the 2014 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize

April 10, 2014 - 00:00

Alexandre Bayen was selected as the recipient of the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for 2014. Prof. Bayen was selected "for pioneering design and deployment of mobile sensing and measurement to the design and management of civil engineering systems, and path breaking research on algorithm design and implementation in the control and optimization of transportation networks." The selection committee particularly noted Bayen's contribution to the Mobile Millennium project, begun in 2008. The Huber Prize is awarded to ASCE members who demonstrate notable achievements in research related to Civil Engineering. It is generally given to members under 40 years of age who can be expected to continue long and fruitful careers in research.

2014-04-10T07:00:00Z

Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz technical consultants for movie "Transcendence"

April 9, 2014 - 00:00

Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz served as technical consultants for the movie “Transcendence,” directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister and starring Johnny Depp. A talk will be given by Wally Pfister, Profs. Carmena and Maharbiz with an introduction by Prof. Claire Tomlin on Wednesday, April 9 from 7-8PM in the Genetics and Plant Biology building, room 100

2014-04-09T07:00:00Z

Jean Richter selected to receive the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award

April 7, 2014 - 00:00

Jean Richter has also been chosen to receive the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award. Jean is being recognized for her contributions to the campus academic personnel task force which dealt with the tremendous undertaking of mapping out the various steps and procedures involved in all types of academic personnel actions, in preparation for some of those steps being handed off to CSS.

2014-04-07T07:00:00Z

Shirley Salanio & Christopher Hunn named recipients of 2014 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award

April 4, 2014 - 00:00

EECS staff members Shirley Salanio and Christopher Hunn have been chosen to receive the 2014 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award (COSA). COSAs are among the highest honors bestowed upon staff by the Chancellor and are presented to individuals and teams who, in addition to performing all their normal job duties with excellence, also demonstrate exceptional initiative in contributing to the UC Berkeley campus community.

2014-04-04T07:00:00Z

Intel Berkeley Research Lab collaboration papers to receive the NSDI Test-of-Time award

April 2, 2014 - 00:00

Two papers from the Intel Berkeley Research Lab collaboration will receive the NSDI (Networked Systems Design and Implementation) Test-of-Time award. The first paper “ Trickle: A Self-Regulating Algorithm for Code Propagation and Maintenance in Wireless Sensor Networks”, authors Philip Levis, University of California, Berkeley, and Intel Research Berkeley; Neil Patel, University of California, Berkeley; David Culler, University of California, Berkeley, and Intel Research Berkeley; Scott Shenker, University of California, Berkeley, and ICSI, won best paper when it appeared in 2004. The second paper is titled “ Operating System Support for Planetary-Scale Network Services”, authors Andy Bavier, Princeton University; Mic Bowman and Brent Chun, Intel Research; David Culler, University of California, Berkeley; Scott Karlin, Steve Muir, and Larry Peterson,Princeton University; Timothy Roscoe, Intel Research; Tammo Spalink and Mike Wawrzoniak, Princeton University.

2014-04-02T07:00:00Z

Pieter Abbeel recipient of the NSF 2014 Faculty Early Career Development Award

April 1, 2014 - 00:00

Pieter Abbeel is the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 Faculty Early Career Development Award. This is NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Prof. Abbeel's work under this award will be on "Apprenticeship Learning for Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects."

2014-04-01T07:00:00Z

Prof. George Turin recently passed away at the age of 84

April 1, 2014 - 00:00

Prof. Emeritus George Turin recently passed away, more information will be shared at a later date. Prof. Turin joined the EECS faculty in 1960 and served as chair of the department from 1980-83 and later served as Dean at UCLA before returning to UCB. He also served as Vice President, Technology, of Teknekron Corporation, a Bay Area firm he helped found in 1968. Teknekron specialized in starting high-technology firms with close links to researchers in universities and other research institutions. He also served as a consultant to numerous industrial and government organizations.

2014-04-01T07:00:00Z

BERKE1337 heads to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

March 31, 2014 - 00:00

This weekend, BERKE1337 (UC Berkeley's cybersecurity competition team) placed first in the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition! Over 18 hours, the team defended a highly misconfigured and insecure network against a professional team of attackers, all while keeping services up and constantly adding new features. The team will be proceeding on to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio, TX at the end of April. More information on the competition and the team's experiences there will be posted soon on their website.

2014-03-31T07:00:00Z

Tsu-Jae King Liu selected to receive the 2014 SIA University Researcher Award

March 19, 2014 - 00:00

Tsu-Jae King Liu has been chosen to receive the 2014 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award. Each year, the SIA University Research Award recognizes faculty whose record of professional contributions has been influential in setting directions for integrated circuit technology chosen by their peers at the SIA. The SIA is the leading voice for the semiconductor industry and has represented U.S.-based manufacturers since 1977. SIA member companies comprise more than 90% of U.S.-based semiconductor production.

2014-03-19T07:00:00Z

Research work by Michel Maharbiz published in Nature.com

March 13, 2014 - 00:00

The research work of Michel Maharbiz on tissue engineering is featured a Nature Materials article titled “ Galvanotactic control of collective cell migration in epithelial monolayers” and the UCB NewsCenter. They have found that an electrical current can be used to orchestrate the flow of a group of cells, an achievement that could establish the basis for more controlled forms of tissue engineering and for potential applications such as “smart bandages” that use electrical stimulation to help heal wounds.
UC NewsCenter article

2014-03-13T07:00:00Z

RapMod chosen for demonstration at ARPA-E Summit in Washington D.C.

February 25, 2014 - 01:00

Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz chose RapMod (Rapid Building Energy Modeling System) as one of five ARPA-E sponsored projects to personally visit during the ARPA-E summit. EECS graduate student Eric Turner demonstrated the project to Secretary Moniz. Prof. Avideh Zakhor and co-PI Phil Haves of LBL will demonstrate the project to members of Congress. This project was chosen because it provides a compelling example of the great work ARPA-E invests in.

2014-02-25T08:00:00Z

UC Berkeley amateur radio club commemorate 100th anniversary

February 25, 2014 - 01:00

A UC Berkeley technology club started 100 years ago is making a come back and growing in numbers. Often called “ham radio,” amateur radio is the recreational or experimental use of radio frequencies set aside for non-commercial purposes. The UC Berkeley Amateur Radio Club will be commemorating its centennial this week. Prof. Michael Lustig started teaching his students about amateur radio technology because it involves using radios, electronic equipment and knowledge of electromagnetics. A new home base is located at the Richmond Field Station, and another is being set up in Cory Hall to become operational this spring.

2014-02-25T08:00:00Z

Tapan Parikh has been awarded a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship

February 20, 2014 - 01:00

Tapan S. Parikh has been awarded a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship. These fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.

2014-02-20T08:00:00Z

UC Berkeley has largest representation at 2014 Richard Tapia Conference

February 20, 2014 - 01:00

The UC Berkeley contingent had the greatest presence at the 2014 Richard Tapia Conference with 32 students, staff, and faculty. The goal of the Tapia Conference is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities. This years’ conference attendees were comprised of 48% female, 33% African American, and 26% Hispanic.
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2014-02-20T08:00:00Z

Robert Meyer featured in IEEE Solid-State Circuits magazine

February 19, 2014 - 01:00

Robert G. Meyer is featured in the winter issue of IEEE Solid-State Circuits magazine (to be published March 2014). The hard copy appeared at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) where Prof. Meyer was also presented the 2014 Donald O. Pederson award. Prof. Meyer was recognized for “pioneering contributions to the design and modeling of analog and radio-frequency circuits.”Robert Meyer is featured in the winter issue of IEEE Solid-State Circuits magazine (to be published March 2014). The hard copy appeared at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) where Prof. Meyer was also presented the 2014 Donald O. Pederson award. Prof. Meyer was recognized for “pioneering contributions to the design and modeling of analog and radio-frequency circuits.”

2014-02-19T08:00:00Z

Paper written by EECS grad student Richard Przybyla selected one of 5 hot papers at ISSCC

February 19, 2014 - 01:00

The paper “ Ultrasonic 3D Rangefinder on a Chip” written by EECS graduate student Richard Przybyla as part of Prof. Bernhard Boser’s research group was selected one of 5 hot papers presented at the ISSCC, the premier conference in the field of integrated circuits.

2014-02-19T08:00:00Z

EECS class "Beauty and Joy of Computing" featured in SF Gate article

February 18, 2014 - 01:00

The class “Beauty and Joy of Computing” created by Professors Dan Garcia and Brian Harvey was featured in a SF Gate article titled “ Tech shift: More women in computer science classes”. For the first time since 1993, when university enrollment records were digitized, more women than men have enrolled in an introductory computer science course.
Also see:
San Jose Mercury News
San Jose Mercury News
techcrunch.com
slate.com

2014-02-18T08:00:00Z

Costas Spanos has been named new director of CITRIS

January 30, 2014 - 01:00

Costas Spanos has been named new director of CITRIS beginning February 1, 2014. As the Andrew S. Grove Professor and former Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Prof. Spanos conducts research on the application of statistical analysis in the design and fabrication of integrated circuits, and the development and deployment of novel sensors and computer-aided techniques in semiconductor manufacturing. He will take over leadership of CITRIS from Paul K. Wright, who has served as director since 2007.

2014-01-30T08:00:00Z