College news

Meet Berkeley’s new data science leader

Jennifer Tour Chayes

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.

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

Jerome Singer

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.

UC Berkeley launches joint master’s degree in business and engineering

MBA-MEng-degree

7/23/2019 - Haas School of Business and UC Berkeley have joined forces to launch a concurrent MBA/MEng degree program to equip innovative leaders with the skills to take on complex and technical challenges. Enrolling for fall 2020, the program will allow students to earn both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Engineering degree in just two years.

Berkeley Engineers off to change the world

Commencement 2019

5/22/2019 - At two rainy commencement ceremonies, speakers called on graduates to draw on their Berkeley Engineering education to promote equity as well as innovation.

UC Berkeley expands responsible data and computer sciences curriculum

4/30/2019 - The Responsible Computer Science Challenge, an ambitious $3.5 million initiative, has chosen UC Berkeley as one of its inaugural awardees. The award will support UC Berkeley faculty and students in computer science, social science, and humanities to develop and scale Berkeley’s groundbreaking ethics curriculum for data science and computer science.

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.

Jitendra Malik receives 2019 IEEE’s Computer Pioneer Award

Jitendra Malik

4/2/2019 IEEE - Jitendra Malik, Arthur J. Chick Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of California at Berkeley, has been named to receive the IEEE Computer Society’s 2019 Computer Pioneer Award.

Berkeley Engineering retains #3 spot for grad schools

McLaughlin Hall, Macchi bears and the Campanile

3/11/2019 U.S. News & World Report - UC Berkeley was again No. 3 in U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of engineering graduate schools. All individual graduate programs were again among the top 10 in their field in the nation.

Claire Tomlin elected to engineering academy

Claire Tomlin

2/7/2019 - The National Academy of Engineering has elected EECS professor and alumna Claire Tomlin (Ph.D.’98 EECS) to its ranks. Tomlin was cited for her “contributions to design tools for safety-focused control of cyberphysical systems.”

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