BioE alum Connor Landgraf has transformed the classic stethoscope into a tool with the potential to save lives and eliminate billions of dollars a year in unnecessary spending.
Discovery advances ferroelectrics in quest for lower power transistors
12/17/2014 CITRIS - A new study led by engineers at UC Berkeley and CITRIS describes the first direct observation of a long-hypothesized but elusive phenomenon called “negative capacitance” in ferroelectric material, which could open the door to a radical reduction in the power consumed by transistors and the devices containing them.
Students show off ‘autonomous vehicles’ at L.A. Drone Expo
12/16/2014 - Berkeley Engineering students joined civil engineering professor Raja Sengupta at the first-ever Drone Expo in Los Angeles on Saturday, demonstrating their “unmanned autonomous vehicles” to a crowd of hobbyists and enthusiasts.
Berkeley innovators named fellows of National Academy of Inventors
12/16/2014 - Three UC Berkeley faculty members whose innovations have launched startups and whole new areas of research, including biochemical engineer Jay Keasling, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
Study reveals resilience of Roman architectural concrete
12/15/2014 - An international research team studying the mortar used to build ancient Roman architectural marvels, led by Marie Jackson of civil and environmental engineering, has found a secret to the material’s resilienceformation during curing of a crystalline binding hydrate that prevents microcracks from propagating
Air pollution down thanks to California’s regulation of diesel trucks
12/11/2014 Berkeley Lab - Detailed measurement of emissions from thousands of heavy trucks in the Bay Area by Berkeley Lab air quality scientists, led by adjunct professor Thomas Kirchstetter and professor Rob Harley, both of civil and environmental engineering, showed a dramatic reduction in pollutants in the wake of aggressive new regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board.
Paul Allen gives $5.7M to ‘cutting-edge’ artificial intelligence researchers
12/11/2014 GeekWire - EECS professor Maneesh Agrawala, who is researching ways for machines to better "read" diagrams and other visualizations, is one of seven scientists who will share $5.7 million awarded this month by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation as part of the Allen Distinguished Investigator Program.
Retirement of Professor Ronald Gronsky
12/11/2014 - On December 9, 2014, UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele, made the following announcement: Dear Colleagues, We are writing to announce the retirement of Professor Ronald Gronsky who will be stepping down from his position as Director of the Global Engagement Office (GEO) at the end of December. Ron is looking forward to...
Berkeley’s RISC-V wants to be free
12/10/2014 EE Journal - EECS professor David Patterson and his graduate assistants are promoting their open-source RISC-V microprocessor instruction set as the go-to computer teaching tool, a CPU architecture for everything from SoC to IoT.
Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors
12/10/2014 - UC Berkeley researchers have created a pulse oximeter using all organic materials instead of silicon. The advance could lead to cheap, flexible sensors that could be used like a Band-Aid.
Gearing up for the Hour of Code
12/9/2014 NBC Bay Area - To mark CS Education Week, Jessica Aguirre interviews EECS professor Dan Garcia about the Hour of Code. At Berkeley, CS Education Day on December 9 brings 500 local high school students to campus for a full day of activities related to computer science.
2014-12-20, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Lawrence Hall of Science
Synthetic Biology to New Chemistry
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Simons Institute Open Lecture #1
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Simons Institute Open Lecture #2
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