Dean Shankar Sastry

Dean Sastry to step down

Dean Shankar Sastry is stepping down on July 1, 2018, after more than a decade leading the College of Engineering. He will return to teaching and research in robotics, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), cyber-physical systems, and related areas.

Dean Sastry to step down

10/13/2017, by Berkeley Engineering Effective July 1, 2018, Shankar Sastry will step down as dean of the College of Engineering and return to research and teaching. Achievements & innovations Dean Sastry highlights the accomplishments of Berkeley Engineering's students, faculty, staff and benefactors over the past decade. View online or download (PDF) Campus announcement: Sastry stepping down as engineering dean Sastry has led Berkeley Engineering...

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Kamigami robots

Biologically inspired foldable robot bugs head to market

10/18/2017 Toy maker Mattel has teamed up with Berkeley-born Dash Robots to create Kamigami, a robotics platform that lets kids build their own six-legged robotic bugs from foldable plastic sheets.

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In undergrad startup class, students learn to build the future

10/2/2017 The student-run DeCal class “How to Build the Future,” created by computer science students Jimmy Liu and Zuhayeer Musa in collaboration with EECS professor Scott Shenker, encourages aspiring entrepreneurs by providing direct experience from world-renowned founders and professors.

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DeCal class creators Zuhayeer Musa and Jimmy Liu
  • Berkeley-Denver team comes in third in Solar Decathlon

    10/18/2017 Denver Post - A collaboration between UC Berkeley and the University of Denver took third place in the Solar Decathlon 2017, a challenge for student teams to build and operate highly energy-efficient and innovative solar houses. The team's RISE house was designed specifically for the city of Richmond, Calif.

  • Shafi Goldwasser appointed director of Simons Institute

    10/18/2017 - Turing Award-winning computer scientist Shafi Goldwasser will become the new director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing on January 1, 2018.

  • $13.4 million to build next-gen MRI brain scanner at UC Berkeley

    10/18/2017 - To zoom in on smaller groups of neurons, UC Berkeley researchers have reimagined functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques and instruments, bolstered by a BRAIN Initiative grant from the National Institutes of Health.

  • Berkeley experts on how to build more secure, faster AI systems

    10/16/2017 - In a new report from Berkeley’s Real-Time Intelligent Secure Execution Lab (RISELab), leading researchers outline challenges in systems, security and architecture that may impede the progress of Artificial Intelligence, and propose new research directions to address them.

Safety & security briefing

Learn strategies for keeping yourself safe, plus hear about services available from UCPD and City of Berkeley Police. Open to all Engineering students, faculty and staff.

Thursday, October 26 | 10 – 11 a.m.
Sibley Auditorium,
Bechtel Engineering Center

The presentation and Q&A will be recorded for later viewing on Berkeley Engineering's YouTube channel.


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