Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • Diane Greene
    Google picks Diane Greene to expand its cloud business

    11/23/2015 NY Times - Google, playing catch-up in the booming cloud computing market, has named VMware co-founder Diane Greene (M.S.'88 EECS), a respected Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technologist, to head its cloud business that caters to companies.

  • James Demmel
    James Demmel among 3 new AAAS fellows

    11/23/2015 - Three UC Berkeley faculty members are among 347 new fellows named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, including James Demmel, professor of mathematics and of computer sciences, who was cited for his distinguished contributions to the theory and practice of numerical linear algebra.

  • Tae Joon Seok and Sangyoon Han
    Berkeley Engineering team wins $10,000 for cloud-storage innovation

    11/23/2015 Daily Californian - The EECS graduate student duo of Tae Joon Seok and Sangyoon Han has come away with $10,000 after winning third place in a national competition among collegiate inventors for their cloud-technology innovation, called the Silicon Waveguide Array Photonic Switch.

  • Eko Core stethoscope
    The superior stethoscope

    11/20/2015 Time - The Eko Core smart stethoscope, developed by CEO Connor Landgraf (B.S.’13, M.Eng.’14 BioE) and his team at Eko Devices, has been named one of the 25 best inventions of 2015 by Time magazine.

  • Engineering student Akol Kuan high-fives sixth-graders at Beacon Day School
    Of war, water and working to fix South Sudan

    11/18/2015 - Civil engineering undergrad Akol Kuan brought tales of his native South Sudan to Oakland’s Beacon Day School, where sixth graders had just finished reading A Long Walk to Water, a novel that follows the hardships and heartbreaks of two Sudanese 11-year-olds.

  • Thumbnail of video: Berkeley student turns urine into fertilizer to feed the world
    Celebrating World Toilet Day, reinventing sanitation

    11/16/2015 - United Nations World Toilet Day on Nov. 19 is environmental engineering doctoral student William Tarpeh’s main chance — a time to proselytize about all things sanitation. For mechanical engineering grad student Emily Woods, it's a boost for Sanivation, the company she co-founded to convert human feces into charcoal for a poor community in Kenya.

  • Research using the Microsoft Hololens
    Berkeley drone researchers win Microsoft Hololens research grant

    11/13/2015 CITRIS - Three faculty members from the UC Berkeley Robotics and Intelligent Machines Lab have won one of five academic research grants from Microsoft Research. The research by Allen Y. Yang, Claire Tomlin and Dean Shankar Sastry will be supported by a team of EECS undergraduates from the Virtual Reality @ Berkeley Club.

  • The problem with 'help' in global development

    11/10/2015 SSIR - To move beyond good intentions, the development paradigm must shift toward collaboration, community involvement, and empowerment, writes mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate Julia Kramer in a commentary for the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

  • Darwin performs actions after virtual and real-world learning.
    Robot toddler learns to stand by 'imagining' how to do it

    11/10/2015 MIT Technology Review - Instead of being programmed, Darwin, a robot in the lab of EECS associate professor Pieter Abbeel, uses brain-inspired algorithms to “imagine” doing tasks before trying them in the real world.

  • Self-steering bus in Portland, Oregon.
    Still no flying cars? The future of transit promises something even better

    11/6/2015 The Guardian - EECS professor Alexandre Bayen, director of the Institute for Transportation Studies, joins other transportation experts in discussing navigation and booking apps, driverless cars and automated buses, and other ways that technology promises to revolutionize the transportation industry.