Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • Fire-cleared area in Yosemite's Illilouette Creek basin has become a wetland. (Scott Stephens photo)
    Wildfire management vs. suppression benefits forest and watershed

    10/24/2016 - An unprecedented 40-year experiment in Yosemite National Park, led by a team of Berkeley civil and environmental engineers, strongly supports the idea that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire, with the added benefit of increased water availability and resistance to drought.

  • Alice Agogino
    NSF awards $3 million grant to development engineering program

    10/20/2016 - The National Science Foundation grant will support graduate students working to find innovative solutions to food, energy and water challenges in developing countries.

  • Huawei puts $1M into AI research partnership with UC Berkeley

    10/11/2016 TechCrunch - China's Huawei on Tuesday announced a $1 million partnership between its Noah’s Ark Laboratory and the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab to perform basic research into machine learning, computer vision and other areas of artificial intelligence.

  • Ali Javey and graduate student Sujay Desai with a vacuum probe station
    Smallest. Transistor. Ever.

    10/10/2016 - For more than a decade, engineers have been racing to shrink the size of components in integrated circuits. Now, a research team led by EECS professor Ali Javey has surpassed a theoretical limit of physics and created the smallest transistor reported to date.

  • Berkeley research team and their autonomous car
    Berkeley team recognized for autonomous car research

    10/5/2016 - ME professors Francesco Borrelli and Karl Hedrick, Ph.D. student Ashwin Carvalho, and Associate Director for Self-Driving Vehicle Development Chan Kyu Lee were in attendance for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement of a new policy on Automated Vehicle Development.

  • Drawing of rural well-water treatment system
    Berkeley startup helps people find out what they’re drinking

    10/4/2016 California magazine - SimpleWater, launched by a team of Berkeley engineers and entrepreneurs, offers a water-testing and product-recommendation service called Tap Score that helps users of private wells learn about and treat potential contaminants in their drinking water.

  • House damaged in Napa earthquake
    $3.4 million PEER study to quantify seismic performance of retrofitted homes

    10/4/2016 PEER - The California Earthquake Authority has awarded a $3.4 million, 3.5-year research contract to the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center for a project to evaluate the effectiveness of seismic retrofitting on single family wood-frame buildings.

  • Oscar Dubon
    Dubon named to UC Davis chancellor search committee

    10/3/2016 University of California - MSE professor Oscar Dubon, Berkeley Engineering's associate dean for equity and inclusion and student affairs, has been named by UC President Janet Napolitano to join an advisory committee helping in the international search for a new chancellor to lead UC Davis.

  • EECS professors Tsu-Jae King Liu and Claire Tomlin, and alumna Vidya Ganapati
    3 from EECS win CITRIS Athena Awards

    9/29/2016 CITRIS - EECS professors Tsu-Jae King Liu and Claire Tomlin, and alumna Vidya Ganapati (M.S.'12, Ph.D.'15) , are among the inaugural winners of the CITRIS Athena Awards, recognizing the accomplishments of technology leaders and organizations fostering interest in computer science for the next generation of women and girls.

  • Photo illustration of woman in technology
    Women in Tech conference Oct. 5

    9/29/2016 - "Women in Technology: Recognizing Leaders, Inspiring the Next Generation," a daylong symposium on diversity in the tech sector, on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Banatao Auditorium.