UC grad students deliver solutions, startups
4/24/2015 University of California - Grad students from across the UC system will descend on Sacramento April 28 for Graduate Research Advocacy Day. Among them will be Berkeley civil engineering grad student André Carrel, who is studying how bus service reliability affects ridership.
CITRIS launches "People and Robots" initiative
4/23/2015 CITRIS - The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society has launched the CITRIS People and Robots Initiative, a multidisciplinary, multi-campus research program that builds on 40 years of robotics research, a network of alumni, and many active labs and projects.
CEE chair Madanat appointed dean of engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi
4/23/2015 - Samer Madanat, chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering from 2012-present, has been named dean of engineering at New York University's Abu Dhabi campus, and will be leaving Berkeley in July.
Dow Distinguished Lecture
4/23/2015 Materials Science & Engineering - Dr. Ellen Williams is the Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), responsible for oversight of the Agency. For the 2015 Dow Distinguished Lecture in Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Williams will speak to "Materials Innovation" on Thursday, April 30 from 4-5 pm in Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center.
A simple task
4/22/2015 The Verge - More than a century after his graduation from UC Berkeley with an engineering degree, Rube Goldberg's whimsical machines — symbols of "man’s capacity for exerting maximum effort to accomplish minimal results" — are the focus of national competitions and a loving retrospective.
Gift from Pantas Sutardja and Ting Chuk renames the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
4/21/2015 - Berkeley Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology celebrated its 10-year anniversary Tuesday by announcing a generous gift from Pantas Sutardja and Ting Chuk that will help hundreds more students invent products, start companies and chart their course as industry innovators.
Q&A: Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence pioneer
4/21/2015 Quanta magazine - Computer scientist and EECS professor Stuart Russell wants to ensure that our increasingly intelligent machines remain aligned with human values.
Design Fest schedule announced
4/20/2015 Jacobs Institute - Design Fest, an open house where UC Berkeley students show and tell their current design projects, kicks off with a seminar by Don Norman, pioneer of human-centered design.
Fenves named next president of UT-Austin
4/20/2015 Texas Tribune - After more than three weeks as the sole finalist for the job, Gregory Fenves, former chair of civil and environmental engineering at UC Berkeley, has been named the next president of the University of Texas at Austin.
Paul Gray named to Silicon Valley Hall of Fame
4/17/2015 Silicon Valley Engineering Council - Paul Gray (EECS professor emeritus, executive vice chancellor and provost emeritus) has been inducted into the Silicon Valley Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement and significant contributions to Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area.
PiE Robotics Competition
2015-04-25, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Lawrence Hall of Science
2015-04-28, 12:00 pm - 12:00 am | Hearst Memorial Mining Building BiD Lab 354/360 HMMB
2015-04-29, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Sutardja Dai Hall 310, Banatao Auditorium
Theoretically Speaking Series — Cryptography: From Mathematical Magic to Secure Communication
2015-04-29, 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm | Berkeley City College Auditorium, Berkeley, CA