LA Traffic

Waze hijacked L.A. in the name of convenience. Can anyone put the genie back in the bottle?

Traffic apps, like Waze, turned L.A. neighborhoods into "shortcuts." Los Angeles Magazine recently spoke to UC Berkeley's Alex Bayen and Susan Shaeen about how we got here and whether this trend can be reversed.

Waze hijacked L.A. in the name of convenience. Can anyone put the genie back in the bottle?

8/21/2019 Traffic apps, like Waze, turned L.A. neighborhoods into "shortcuts." Now furious residents are attempting to take them back, street by street. Los Angeles Magazine talked to UC Berkeley's Alex Bayen and Susan Shaeen about how we got here and whether this trend can be reversed.

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Wearable sensors detect what’s in your sweat

8/16/2019 A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your sweat. They hope that one day, monitoring perspiration could bypass the need for more invasive procedures like blood draws, and provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue.

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Engineering research entices community college students to pursue STEM careers

8/12/2019, by Linda Vu In an effort to improve the transfer rate from California community colleges to four-year institutions, a program called Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experiences for Undergraduates offers these students an opportunity to work alongside UC Berkeley researchers.

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TTE class of 2019
  • Meet Berkeley’s new data science leader

    8/14/2019 - The University of California, Berkeley, announced today that Jennifer Tour Chayes, Microsoft technical fellow and managing director for Microsoft Research in New England, New York and Montreal, will become the university’s new Associate Provost for the Division of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information.

  • NSF awards $5M to increase public cloud access to research

    8/9/2019 - The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million to researchers from UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and the University of Washington to develop CloudBank, a suite of managed services to remove barriers to public cloud access for data science and computer science research and education.

  • Jerome R. Singer, pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging, dies at 97

    8/6/2019 - Jerome R. Singer, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus and a pioneer in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), passed away July 30. He was 97. Singer taught and conducted research for 25 years in the electrical engineering and computer sciences and the biophysics departments at Berkeley.

  • New chip could lead to cheaper and better medical imaging devices and self-driving cars

    8/6/2019 - Berkeley engineers have created the fastest silicon-based, programmable two-dimensional optical phased array, built on MEMS. This chip could lead to cheaper and more efficient medical-imaging devices and robust light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors for self-driving cars.

Welcome engineers

Welcome to our new first-year and transfer students! Beginning with Golden Bear Orientation on August 22, students will have the opportunity to meet the Berkeley Engineering leadership team, college faculty, advisers and student leaders while learning how to navigate the Northside. We're excited to have new faces in our midst, and look forward to getting to know them over the next few years.

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Our faculty includes 73 members of the National Academy of Engineering