Medical electronics ‘like a second skin’
11/15/2017 STAT - Using simple printers with special inks, EECS professor Ana Claudia Arias specializes in the development of low-cost, flexible and wearable electronics that can be used for medical monitoring and imaging.
Berkeley offers new cybersecurity degree
11/15/2017 CLTC - Applications are being accepted for a new, online master’s of information and cybersecurity program at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the I-School's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.
California clears the way for testing driverless cars, but concerns remain
11/14/2017 LA Times - Steve Shladover, a research engineer with Berkeley's Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology, is worried that attempts to expand federal authority over autonomous vehicle operations may usurp state efforts to bolster safety standards.
A cellphone-based microscope for treating river blindness
11/9/2017 - A smartphone-based microscope technology developed by Berkeley bioengineers has been used to help treat river blindness, a debilitating disease caused by parasitic worms.
Students learn to 'think like a hacker'
11/8/2017 EdScoop - Through a partnership with HackerOne's bug bounty platform, students in EECS professor Doug Tygar's computer science class are gaining real-world experience in cybersecurity and ethical hacking — with the potential for real-world payoffs.
Coding better healthcare
11/7/2017 - Byron Zhang (B.S.’15 EECS) is using computer science to make health care more accessible in developing economies.
Berkeley startup to train robots like puppets
11/7/2017 - Robots today must be laboriously programmed by writing computer code, but imagine donning a VR headset and virtually guiding a robot through a task instead. That’s the vision of EECS professor Pieter Abbeel and three of his students.
A 'stillsuit' for cities
11/6/2017 - Berkeley water expert David Sedlak, a professor of civil & environmental engineering, says cities may soon have to develop their own version of the science fiction novel Dune's "stillsuit" to recycle wastewater for drinking.
Building AI that can build AI
11/6/2017 New York Times - As the tech industry hunts for new ways to quicken the development of artificially intelligent machines, Berkeley researchers are focusing on machine-learning algorithms that will help robots learn new tasks based on things they've learned before. "Computers are going to invent the algorithms for us, essentially," says EECS professor Pieter Abbeel.
Ultrafast magnetic reversal points the way toward speedy, low-power computer memory
11/3/2017 - Researchers at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have developed a new, ultrafast method for electrically controlling magnetism in certain metals, a breakthrough that could lead to speedier, more energy-efficient computer memory.