Connor Landgraf and the digitally enhanced stethoscope

Devices: Smarter stethoscopes

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.

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    Maker hero: Alumnus Jack McCauley on Guitar Hero, Oculus and the future of making

    12/19/2014 Berkeley Innovators - Jack McCauley (EECS ’86), the inaugural speaker in the Berkeley Innovators Lecture Series, told a packed auditorium how his lifelong passion for tinkering brought him a path-breaking career in hardware engineering and design.

  • atomic structure of a ferroelectric material
    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.

  • graduate student Aislan Foina discusses drones with Expo attendees
    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.

  • Jay Keasling, Jennifer Doudna and Richard Mathies
    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.

  • Markets of the Trajan complex in Rome
    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

  • Heavy truck entering the Caldecott Tunnel
    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.

  • Maneesh Agrawala
    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...

  • David Patterson
    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.

  • pulse oximeter sensor composed of all-organic optoelectronics
    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.

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