Faculty honors and awards

Berkeley Engineering faculty receive the most prestigious awards and honors bestowed by academic and professional societies, foundations and other civic organizations. Among these are the 75 active and emeriti faculty who hold membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

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  • Michael Yartsev
    BioE's Yartsev wins young faculty award

    5/17/2017 - Bioengineering assistant professor Michael Yartsev has been named a 2017 McKnight Scholar, an award honoring the best young neuroscience faculty in the country.

  • Rikky Muller
    Rikky Muller wins early career professor award

    5/8/2017 Keysight - EECS assistant professor Rikky Muller has been selected to receive the 2017 Keysight Early Career Professor Award for her work in advanced integrated circuits for implantable and wearable medical devices.

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    Angel investors honor Magnetic Insights as innovative startup

    5/3/2017 - Bioengineering startup Magnetic Insight, founded by Patrick Goodwill (Ph.D.'10 BioE) and professor Steven Conolly, was selected by the Angel Capital Association for its 2017 Luis Villalobos Award for ingenuity, creativity, and innovation among startups.

  • Jitendra Malik
    Malik honored for pioneering computer vision work

    5/3/2017 ACM - EECS chair and professor Jitendra Malik has won the 2016 ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award "for seminal contributions to computer vision that have led the field in image segmentation and object category recognition."

  • Katherine Yelick
    NAE Class of 2017

    5/1/2017 - Eight Berkeley Engineering professors, alumni and board members have joined the National Academy of Engineering.

  • Alexei Efros
    Image alchemist Alexei Efros wins ACM computing prize

    4/18/2017 ACM - The Association for Computing Machinery has awarded its 2016 Prize in Computing to EECS professor Alexei Efros "for groundbreaking data-driven approaches to computer graphics and computer vision."

  • Katherine Yelick, Hari Balakrishnan, Paul Jacobs and Andrea Goldsmith
    Katherine Yelick, 3 alumni named AAAS fellows

    4/12/2017 AAAS - EECS professor Katherine Yelick is one of 228 newly elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest learned societies. Also honored in the 2017 class are Berkeley Engineering alumni Hari Balakrishnan, Andrea Goldsmith and Paul Jacobs.

  • Award presenter Hari Balakrishnan of MIT and honorees Rodrigo Fonseca, George Porter and Ion Stoica
    X-Trace paper stands the Test of Time

    4/3/2017 UCSD - A paper on network tracing, authored a decade ago by five Berkeley Engineering grad students and professors, has won the 2017 NSDI Test of Time Award. Honored for their influential paper were former grad students Rodrigo Fonseca and George Porter (now CS professors at Brown University and UCSD, respectively) and EECS professors Ion Stoica, Randy Katz and Scott Shenker.

  • Tarek Zohdi, Distinguished Teaching Award winner
    ME's Tarek Zohdi wins 2017 DTA

    3/21/2017 Center for Teaching & Learning - Mechanical engineering professor Tarek Zohdi is one of five winners of this year's Distinguished Teaching Award, honored for "teaching that incites intellectual curiosity." Also selected was Khalid Kadir, who created the Engineering, the Environment and Society course.

  • Ren Ng
    Ren Ng wins Sloan 'rising star' fellowship

    2/22/2017 - Ren Ng, an EECS assistant professor developing advanced imaging technologies, is one of five young UC Berkeley faculty members awarded 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships, coveted grants for scientists and scholars at the beginning of their academic careers.