Professor's eerie lethal drone video goes viral
11/20/2017 SF Chronicle - "Slaughterbots," a not-so-futuristic video warning against the development of autonomous weapons, has gone viral. Co-created by EECS professor Stuart Russell and the Future of Life Institute, it was released this week at the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva.
Engineering alumni among Forbes 30 Under 30
11/17/2017 - Three Berkeley Engineering alumni — Siddharth Satish and Kunwoo Lee from Bioengineering and Han Jin from Industrial Engineering and Operations Research — are among the young stars included in the 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Faculty positions available
11/16/2017 - The College of Engineering invites applications for faculty positions in all departments. The university seeks candidates whose excellence in research, teaching, and service and demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education will help us expand our national and international leadership.
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.
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