Breaking the sound barrier in deaf communication
1/20/2015 - Although Thibault Duchemin (M.Eng.’14 IEOR) has perfect hearing, he has a deep understanding of deafness — he grew up as the only hearing person in his family. As a bridge between two worlds, the industrial engineer has developed a novel communications tool called Transcense.
Forbes' "30 Under 30" includes Eko stethoscope
1/20/2015 California magazine - The Skydeck | Berkeley startup accelerator landed two teams on Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" list of the brightest entrepreneurial stars, including Eko Devices (founded by Berkeley bioengineer Connor Landgraf), which developed the Core digital stethoscope.
What makes pop, pop?
1/13/2015 - Three engineers work by day at one of the nation’s premier research labs; by night, they color-code transcriptions of pop songs. It could be the setup to a new prime-time sitcom. Or, perhaps, the wacky backstory of another successful startup.
Beyond clean water: A development engineer profile
1/13/2015 Blum Center - Listening to a dry academic lecture on flood prediction while monsoons flooded a fifth of Pakistan sparked a humanitarian drive in Syed Imran Ali, now a Blum Center postdoc pursuing his vision of safe water delivery through development engineering.
Mainstreaming science in the movies
1/13/2015 berkeleyByte - Energy engineering undergrad Alison Ong discusses how Hollywood has been giving STEM fields a boost lately — The Imitation Game, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything — and notes the tension between good science and good storytelling.
Sangiovanni-Vincentelli named ACM fellow
1/9/2015 Association for Computing Machinery - EECS professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has been named a 2014 fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery fopr his contributions to electronic design automation.
Identifying Seaborg's lost plutonium
1/8/2015 Physics Central - A tiny radioactive fleck — rediscovered in a bucket on its way to a disposal site — may well be the first sample of plutonium big enough to be seen by the naked eye, produced in 1942 by the element's discoverer, Glenn Seaborg.
The impact of falling oil prices on your wallet
1/5/2015 WalletHub - In a recent Ask the Experts column, Robert Bea, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, discusses the precipitous drop in oil prices and its likely effect on the economy.
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.
Discovery advances ferroelectrics in quest for lower power transistors
12/17/2014 CITRIS - Berkeley engineers describe 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.
Trends in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Education
2015-01-28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Sutardja Dai Hall 310, Banatao Auditorium
Sackler Lecture in Astronomy
2015-01-28, 5:00 pm - 12:00 am | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
ARCH Lecture Series: Sheila Kennedy
2015-01-28, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Wurster Hall 112
TRUST Security Seminar
2015-01-29, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Sutardja Dai Hall 250