Byron Zhang with some of the Watsi team during a visit to a medical partner in Tanzania.

Coding better healthcare

Byron Zhang (B.S.’15 EECS) is using computer science to make health care more accessible in developing economies.

Coding better healthcare

11/7/2017, by Kristine Wong Though Byron Zhang (B.S.’15 EECS) got his bachelor’s degree from Berkeley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) program just two years ago, his programming skills have already been instrumental in securing health insurance for an entire village in Uganda. As a web developer at Watsi , a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization working in developing countries to provide accessible and affordable...

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“blankie” developed at UC Berkeley that contains printed MRI coils

Medical electronics ‘like a second skin’

11/15/2017 Using simple printers with special inks, EECS professor Ana Claudia Arias specializes in the development of low-cost, flexible and wearable electronics that can be used for medical monitoring and imaging.

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A 'stillsuit' for cities

11/6/2017 Berkeley water expert David Sedlak, a professor of civil & environmental engineering, says cities may soon have to develop their own version of the science fiction novel Dune's "stillsuit" to recycle wastewater for drinking.

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Drawing of stillsuit components
  • Engineering alumni among Forbes 30 Under 30

    11/17/2017 - Three Berkeley Engineering alumni — Siddharth Satish and Kunwoo Lee from Bioengineering and Han Jin from Industrial Engineering and Operations Research — are among the young stars included in the 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

  • Faculty positions available

    11/16/2017 - The College of Engineering invites applications for faculty positions in all departments. The university seeks candidates whose excellence in research, teaching, and service and demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education will help us expand our national and international leadership.

  • Berkeley offers new cybersecurity degree

    11/15/2017 CLTC - Applications are being accepted for a new, online master’s of information and cybersecurity program at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the I-School's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.

  • California clears the way for testing driverless cars, but concerns remain

    11/14/2017 LA Times - Steve Shladover, a research engineer with Berkeley's Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology, is worried that attempts to expand federal authority over autonomous vehicle operations may usurp state efforts to bolster safety standards.

Commencement set for May 15, 2018

Two ceremonies will be held that Tuesday for Berkeley Engineering graduates and their guests:

Graduate degrees
(Masters & Ph.D.)
9 – 11:30 a.m.

Baccalaureate degrees
2 – 4 p.m.

Both commencement ceremonies will be held at the Hearst Greek Theatre on the UC Berkeley campus. More information will be posted on the Engineering commencement web page as it becomes available; registration will begin in March 2018.

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