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  • “blankie” developed at UC Berkeley that contains printed MRI coils
    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.

  • Cybersecurity graphic
    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.

  • Waymo CEO John Krafcik with one of the company's sensor-equipped vehicles
    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.

  • Loa loa worm
    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.

  • Byron Zhang with some of the Watsi team during a visit to a medical partner in Tanzania.
    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.

  • Thumbnail of video: BRETT: The easily teachable robot
    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.

  • Drawing of stillsuit components
    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.

  • Chelsea Finn, Sergey levine and Pieter Abbeel working on a robot that uses deep learning software.
    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.

  • schematic of a magnetic memory array
    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.