Berkeley Engineering in the News

Stuart Russell is a 2019 Carnegie Fellow

Stuart Russell

4/23/2019 Carnegie Corporation - Stuart Russell, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow. He was recognized for his artificial intelligence work.

Elwyn Berlekamp, game theorist and coding pioneer, dies

Berlekamp playing the game Amazons

4/18/2019 - Elwyn Berlekamp, professor emeritus of mathematics and of EECS, developed error-correcting codes that allowed spacecraft from Voyager to the Hubble Space Telescope to send accurate and detailed images back to Earth.

Claire Tomlin elected to AAAS

Claire Tomlin

4/17/2019 - EECS professor Claire Tomlin is one of nine Berkeley faculty honored with membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2019.

Jordan Edmunds named 2019 Hertz Fellow

4/16/2019 Hertz Foundation - Jordan Edmunds, a PhD student in EECS, was named a 2019 Hertz Fellow. He specializes in the fabrication of neural interfaces— tools for studying and interacting with the brain.

Microscopic ‘traffic cops’ for optical communications

4/15/2019 - Berkeley engineers have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently than ever — and possibly revolutionize how information travels through data centers and high-performance supercomputers.

A robot has figured out how to use tools

robotic arm

4/15/2019 MIT Tech Review - A machine built by UC Berkeley researchers drew on experimentation, data and observation of humans to learn how simple implements could help it achieve a task.

Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California’s tule fog

Merced National Wildlife Refuge

4/10/2019 - The Central Valley’s heavy wintertime tule fog – known for snarling traffic and closing schools — has been on the decline over the past 30 years, and falling levels of air pollution are the cause, says a new study by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.