Students working in Jacobs Hall

Countering extremism with technology

Every Thursday afternoon, students gather in a light-filled teaching studio of Jacobs Hall to develop technology-based solutions to a very tangible problem: ideologically motivated violence in the United States.

Countering extremism with technology

3/13/2017, by Nate Seltenrich Every Thursday afternoon, students gather in a light-filled teaching studio of Jacobs Hall to develop technology-based solutions to a very tangible problem: ideologically motivated violence in the United States. This one-of-a-kind class, called “Designing Technology to Counter Violent Extremism,” was assembled from scratch before the start of the semester by two uniquely qualified instructors. Björn Hartmann is an associate professor...

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Sketch of Hyperlane concept

A superfast lane for self-driving cars?

3/22/2017 Imagine a future where self-driving cars zip beside interstates at 120 mph, with absolutely zero congestion. That future that could exist as soon as 2050, according to grad students Baiyu Chen (B.S.'14 CEE, M.S.'15 CEE, M.S.'17 EECS) and Anthony Barrs, whose Hyperlane idea was awarded top prize and $50,000 at the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge.

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ME's Tarek Zohdi wins 2017 DTA

3/21/2017 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.

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Tarek Zohdi, Distinguished Teaching Award winner
  • Synthetic spider silk for sale in a $314 necktie

    3/15/2017 MIT Technology Review - Bolt Threads, co-founded by bioengineering grad David Breslauer (Ph.D.'10), is releasing its first commercially available spider-silk product: a $314 limited-edition necktie, spun from fibers grown in the startup's lab.

  • Gift from virtual reality pioneer Immerex will create AR/VR lab at Berkeley

    3/14/2017 - A gift from the entertainment virtual reality company Immerex will outfit a new lab for Berkeley’s accelerating work in AR/VR, from training doctors to enhancing artistic performances.

  • Origin stories at The House

    3/13/2017 - A new course this semester combines inspiring startup stories with a nuts-and-bolts guide for accessing and leveraging Berkeley’s maturing innovation ecosystem.

  • AI needs more humans in it

    3/9/2017 Medium - EECS assistant professor Anca Dragan writes about the AI4ALL education program she's leading at Berkeley, BAIR Camp, where high school students will explore human-centered artificial intelligence.

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