Berkeley Engineering in the News

A constantly updated archive of press clippings about Berkeley engineers and the College of Engineering.

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  • David Sedlak by the reflecting pool in front of Hearst Memorial Mining Building
    On California, the drought and the ‘yuck factor’

    6/23/2017 - David Sedlak, professor of civil and environmental engineering, says our aging urban water infrastructure needs a major upgrade in order to keep our cities thriving. He spoke with Berkeley News about technologies being developed to recycle water, capture storm water and use water more efficiently.

  • Dawn Tilbury
    Dawn Tilbury to head NSF engineering

    6/21/2017 NSF - Dawn Tilbury (M.S.'92, Ph.D.'94 EECS), a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Michigan, will lead investments in fundamental engineering research and education as the newly appointed head of the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Engineering.

  • Eko Devices' Duo tool being used on a patient
    FDA clearance for Eko Devices' latest tool

    6/14/2017 BioSpace - Eko Devices, a startup led by alumnus Connor Landgraf (B.S.'13, M.Eng.'14 BioE), has received FDA clearance for its second tool, a combined digital stethoscope and electrocardiogram.

  • Irina Conboy
    Viral infections decrease muscle health

    6/13/2017 - UC Berkeley bioengineers, led by associate professor Irina Conboy, have found unexpected effects of viral infections on muscle regeneration and other health factors, a discovery that may explain why viruses can make people feel so lousy.

  • NASA's 12 new astronaut candidates in front of a NASA jet
    EECS alum Warren Hoburg joins astronaut corps

    6/12/2017 NASA - Warren “Woody” Hoburg (M.S.'11, Ph.D.'13 EECS), 31, an MIT assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, is one of 12 new astronaut candidates selected by NASA from its largest field of applicants ever.

  • Cellphone
    Tracking the smartphone apps that are tracking you

    6/6/2017 Fast Company - The Haystack Project, a multi-institution collaboration at UC Berkeley's International Computer Science Institute, aims give those with mobile devices more control to police what apps do with their location and other personal data.

  • Avideh Zakhor
    Avideh Zakhor: the brains behind Google Earth and Street View

    5/26/2017 Mercury News - EECS professor Avideh Zakhor, inventor of the 3-D modeling technology underlying Google Earth and Street View, is now turning her attention indoors. Her new startup — Indoor Reality — aims to create virtual reality and augmented reality technology for the mapping of building interiors.

  • Per Peterson
    The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

    5/19/2017 Vox - The latest in a series of Climate Lab videos produced by Vox Media and the University of California features the work of nuclear engineering professor and associate dean Per Peterson.

  • Google's tensor processing unit, and David patterson at his retirement celebration.
    Next big thing for David Patterson: New chip for Google Brain

    5/8/2017 CNBC - Less than a year after retiring from 40 years at Berkeley Engineering, legendary EECS professor David Paterson is now a key part of the team behind a critical chip that Google uses for artificial intelligence processing.

  • Elizabeth Hausler delivering the 2015 Minner Lecture
    Saving lives through safer buildings

    5/8/2017 Wall Street Journal - The nonprofit group Build Change, founded by Elizabeth Hausler (M.S.'98 Ph.D.'02 CEE), says it has helped create more than 51,000 earthquake-resistant homes and schools in developing countries.