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.
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 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.