Faculty honors and awards

Berkeley Engineering faculty receive the most prestigious awards and honors bestowed by academic and professional societies, foundations and other civic organizations. Among these are the 72 active and emeriti faculty who hold membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

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  • Ikhlaq Sidhu
    Ikhlaq Sidhu wins education innovation award

    7/31/2018 - IEOR professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, faculty director and chief scientist at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, has been awarded the 2018 Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board for his contributions in entrepreneurship pedagogy and innovative teaching methods.

  • Bakar Fellows Steven Conolly, David Schaffer, Ming Wu and Ting Xu
    Engineering innovators join Bakar ranks

    7/27/2018 - Berkeley Engineering faculty members Steven Conolly, Ming Wu, Ting Xu and David Schaffer are among the new members of the Bakar Fellows Program.

  • Alessandro Chiesa, John Schulman and Chelsea Finn
    Three Berkeley engineers named as top young innovators

    6/29/2018 - An EECS professor, graduate student and recent alumnus have been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2018 list of “35 Innovators Under 35.”

  • Alice Agogino with BEST Lab students on staircase
    Alice Agogino wins top U.S. award for mentoring

    6/27/2018 - Mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino has been named winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the government’s highest honor for mentors in STEM fields.

  • Lisa Alvarez-Cohen
    Alvarez-Cohen to lead academic planning for campus

    6/18/2018 - Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, the Fred and Claire Sauer Professor of Environmental Engineering, has been named as Berkeley’s next vice provost for academic planning, effective July 1.

  • Patterson wins Turing Award

    6/1/2018 - ECS professor David Patterson won the A.M. Turing Award for his work, with Stanford’s John Hennessy, on RISC processor design.

  • John Hennessy and David Patterson, circa 1991
    A.M. Turing Award lecture to be livestreamed

    5/29/2018 HPC Wire - EECS professor emeritus David A. Patterson and former Stanford president John L. Hennessy, who received the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures, will jointly present the Turing Award Lecture on June 4 at the International Symposium of Computer Architecture in Los Angeles. The Turing Award lecture is open to the public and will be livestreamed .

  • Masters degree candidates at Commencement
    Now and forever Berkeley Engineers

    5/16/2018 - The 2018 Berkeley Engineering commencement ceremonies were filled with celebration, words of inspiration, and a Berkeley Citation for departing Dean Shankar Sastry. Relive the ceremonies in video and photos.

  • Umesh Vazirani
    Vazirani elected to National Academy of Sciences

    5/1/2018 - Umesh Vazirani, the Roger A. Strauch Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is one of five Berkeley faculty members newly named to the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Eric Brewer and James Demmel
    Berkeley engineers among new faculty elected to AAAS

    4/18/2018 - Berkeley Engineering faculty members Eric Brewer and James Demmel are among nine UC Berkeley researchers elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a society founded in 1780 to honor exceptional scholars, scientists, artists and innovators from around the world.