Rikky Muller and nerual dust component

Machines that heal

Rikky Muller is building tiny, wireless devices that can be implanted in the brain, with the aim of treating conditions such as epilepsy or spinal cord injuries.

Machines that heal

Microsystems that monitor and treat in real-time

5/1/2019, by Linda Vu | Photos by Adam Lau Imagine a tiny, wirelessly-powered device that can be safely implanted in the brain to restore useful functions for people disabled by a spinal cord injury, stroke or cerebral palsy. A micromachine that could also be used to prevent epileptic seizures — or even treat symptoms of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s diseases. Recent breakthroughs in brain-machine interfaces have brought medical advances such as these to the verge of reality. And Rikky Muller, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences (EECS) and...

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Cal Blueprint Handoff

Building tech solutions for social good

5/15/2019, by Linda Vu Tech for social good — that’s not just the motto of Berkeley’s Blueprint club, but an accurate description of the work they’re producing.

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Spring Berkeley Engineer magazine is here

5/1/2019 The Spring 2019 edition of Berkeley Engineer magazine includes features on self-driving vehicles, machines that heal, the science of war games and more.

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Magazine cover, Rikky Muller and 3D-printed sculpture
  • PEER grant to improve seismic safety of natural gas infrastructure

    5/17/2019 PEER - The California Energy Commission awarded a $4.9 million grant to the Pacific Earchquake Engineering Research Center on May 15 to improve the seismic risk assessment of natural gas storage and pipeline infrastructure.

  • Berkeley links up with Facebook, but wants to see tech giant’s accountability

    5/17/2019 - Stung by bad press and government investigations, Facebook is investing $7.5 million in a partnership with three universities — UC Berkeley, Cornell and Maryland — to develop new methods to improve detection of fake content, fake news and misinformation campaigns. At Berkeley, the work will be led by EECS professors Hany Farid and Alexei Efros.

  • Berkeley's top graduate, engineer Tyler Chen, is an aspiring Elon Musk

    5/10/2019 - Tyler Chen, a joint major in materials science and bioengineering, is this year’s winner of the University Medal, Berkeley's highest honor for graduating seniors. He's also an inventor, a black belt in taekwondo, and a relentless optimist.

  • Bringing out the science of war games

    5/7/2019 - A first-of-its-kind online game is poised to revolutionize the field of war-gaming. This new multi-player computer game was custom-built to explore deterrence and decision-making in an escalating conflict.

Get ready for commencement!

The College of Engineering's Spring 2019 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at the Hearst Greek Theatre. Information about tickets, caps and gowns, transportation, disabled accommodation requests, diplomas, pictures, etc., is on our commencement web page.

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