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  • Berkeley student descending a staircase outside the RISE house
    Berkeley-Denver team comes in third in Solar Decathlon

    10/18/2017 Denver Post - A collaboration between UC Berkeley and the University of Denver took third place in the Solar Decathlon 2017, a challenge for student teams to build and operate highly energy-efficient and innovative solar houses. The team's RISE house was designed specifically for the city of Richmond, Calif.

  • Kamigami robots
    Biologically inspired foldable robot bugs head to market

    10/18/2017 TechCrunch - Toy maker Mattel has teamed up with Berkeley-born Dash Robots to create Kamigami, a robotics platform that lets kids build their own six-legged robotic bugs from foldable plastic sheets.

  • Shafi Goldwasser
    Shafi Goldwasser appointed director of Simons Institute

    10/18/2017 - Turing Award-winning computer scientist Shafi Goldwasser will become the new director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing on January 1, 2018.

  • Size comparison of relative areas of focus for old and new fMRI scanners
    $13.4 million to build next-gen MRI brain scanner at UC Berkeley

    10/18/2017 - To zoom in on smaller groups of neurons, UC Berkeley researchers have reimagined functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques and instruments, bolstered by a BRAIN Initiative grant from the National Institutes of Health.

  • RISElab
    Berkeley experts on how to build more secure, faster AI systems

    10/16/2017 - In a new report from Berkeley’s Real-Time Intelligent Secure Execution Lab (RISELab), leading researchers outline challenges in systems, security and architecture that may impede the progress of Artificial Intelligence, and propose new research directions to address them.

  • Professor Shankar Sastry steps down as dean of College of Engineering

    10/16/2017 Daily Californian - Electrical engineering, computer science and bioengineering professor Shankar Sastry will be stepping down from his position as dean of the College of Engineering, as announced in an email addressed to campus by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos on Oct. 13.

  • Engineering Commencement at the Greek Theatre
    Achievements & innovations, College of Engineering, 2007-2017

    10/13/2017 - As Dean Sastry prepare to step down at the end of this academic year and return full-time to his faculty position, he reviews highlights of the work achieved by the college over the past decade.

  • Dean Shankar Sastry
    Dean Sastry to step down

    10/13/2017 - Dean Shankar Sastry is stepping down on July 1, 2018, after more than a decade leading the College of Engineering. He will return to teaching and research in robotics, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), cyber-physical systems, and related areas.

  • New École Polytechnique and the Institute of Transportation Studies agreement
    École Polytechnique and Berkeley partner for new transportation program

    10/11/2017 - École Polytechnique and the Institute of Transportation Studies have signed a new partnership agreement for the new École Polytechnique’s Executive Master degree program. The new program will train transporation leaders to design, deploy and manage strategies and projects for companies and organizations that have an international focus.

  • Diagram of CRISPR–Gold nanoparticle delivery
    CRISPR-Gold fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in mice

    10/3/2017 - Berkeley bioengineers have developed a new non-viral way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells. Researchers in the labs of professors Niren Murthy and Irina Conboy have demonstrated in mice that the technique can repair the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting disease.

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