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AI-powered Berkeley robot among Popular Science’s ‘Best of What’s New'

Berkeley's Blue robot named among Popular Science's 100 great innovations for 2019.

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AI-powered Berkeley robot among Popular Science’s ‘Best of What’s New'

12/3/2019 An affordable, human-friendly robot developed by Berkeley engineers is among Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” innovations for 2019. The magazine released its definitive list of the year’s top 100 technologies and products today , highlighting feats of engineering, breakthrough software and other acclaim-worthy discoveries from the past year. Pieter Abbeel, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, led a...

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot not dying

12/3/2019 After studying the behavior of Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot with computer simulations, Berkeley researchers led by mechanical engineering professor Philip Marcus say there is no evidence that the giant storm is dying, despite observations over the past decade suggesting it is shrinking.

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Abergel, Schaffer named to AAAS

11/26/2019 Rebecca Abergel, assistant professor of nuclear engineering, and David Schaffer, professor of bioengineering and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, are among five Berkeley faculty members named new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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  • Hopper-Dean Foundation gift of $2M bolsters EECS diversity initiatives

    11/20/2019 - The Hopper-Dean Foundation has awarded $2 million over two years to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in support of diversity initiatives in computer science.

  • Building a world where data privacy exists

    11/18/2019 New York Times - Electrical engineering and computer sciences professor Dawn Song, a leading expert in computer security and trustworthy artificial intelligence, is building a platform in which people control their own data online and are compensated for its use by corporations.

  • Weill Neurohub to fuel race for new brain disease treatments

    11/14/2019 Berkeley News - The newly launched Weill Neurohub, supported with a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, will bring together researchers in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry and mathematics to speed the development of new therapies for brain and neural diseases.

  • Silicon Valley combatting deepfake videos that could upend an election

    11/5/2019 Los Angeles Times - Leaders in artificial intelligence are unveiling a tool to push back against deepfake videos, built in part on scanning software that UC Berkeley has been developing in partnership with the U.S. military.

Commencement date: May 19

Master's graduateBerkeley Engineering's 2020 graduate (master's and Ph.D.) and undergraduate commencement ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at the Hearst Greek Theatre. Initial details are on our Commencement page; registration and ticket information will be available in early March.

Commencement, seen from backstage


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