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  • Steve Wozniak and Yoky Matsuoka
    Wozniak, Matsuoka honored with Cal Alumni awards

    3/3/2015 Cal Alumni Association - Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist Steve Wozniak (B.S.'86 EECS), co-founder of Apple Computer, has been named the 2015 Alumnus of the Year by the Cal Alumni Association . Robotics pioneer and fellow EECS alum Yoky Matsuoka (B.S.'93), an executive at Google, Nest and Twitter, received an Excellence in Achievement Award.

  • Engineering is: Saving the world with cookstoves
    KQED e-book explores engineering through cookstoves

    3/2/2015 KQED Quest - KQED’s new Engineering Is… e-book series launches with the Berkeley Darfur cookstove, developed by environmental engineering professor Ashok Gadgil to improve the lives of refugees in the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan.

  • William Garrison
    In memoriam: William L. Garrison, civil engineer and transportation expert

    3/2/2015 - William L. Garrison, a professor emeritus of civil engineering and an expert in the ways innovation and technological change occur in the field of transportation, has died at age 90.

  • Laura Waller
    Bringing the invisible to light

    2/27/2015 Berkeley Research - EECS professor Laura Waller is working on computational imaging methods for quantitative phase microscopy, which can be applied in a variety of scientific and industrial settings. Her work is supported by the Bakar Fellows Program for young faculty whose work holds commercial promise.

  • Outlining a project at SkyDeck
    SkyDeck accepting spring 2015 applications

    2/26/2015 - SkyDeck, the startup accelerator in downtown Berkeley co-sponsored by the College of Engineering, is accepting applications for their spring 2015 session. All entrepreneurs affiliated with UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab or UCSF are encouraged to apply; the deadline is March 31.

  • Ken Goldberg at the World Economic Forum
    Forget the Singularity, let’s talk Multiplicity

    2/25/2015 Robohub - EECS and new media professor Ken Goldberg recaps his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he talked about artificial intelligence and took part in a debate on "Will Machines Make Better Decisions Than Humans?"

  • Thumbnail of video: Jacobs Hall topping out
    Jacobs Hall takes shape

    2/25/2015 - The mood was festive when the college community gathered to celebrate the placement of the final steel beam atop the new Jacobs Hall.

  • Ashley Tsai and colleagues
    Generation innovation: battling neglected tropical diseases

    2/25/2015 Blum Center - The career trajectory of Ashley Tsai, bioengineering and material science major, was transformed by a Global Policy and Practice experience at Kohn Kaen University in Thailand, where she researched liver fluke infections, a disease common among the rural poor in many countries.

  • Eric Brewer
    Data and development: The Mezuri platform

    2/25/2015 Blum Center - Computer science professor Eric Brewer, leader of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) group, talks about his platform to better understand development projects through integrated data analysis.

  • John Dueber (right) and bioengineering graduate student Zach Russ examine a culture of indigo-producing E. coli bacteria.
    Greener blue jeans

    2/23/2015 Berkeley Research - The indigo that dyes your favorite pair of jeans blue is wildly popular, but very "dirty" to synthesize chemically. Bioengineering professor and Bakar fellow John Dueber thinks he has found an environmentally green way for industry to churn out the dye without toxic compounds.

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