College news

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.”

Solve the housing crisis, fight climate change and more — all for credit

UC Berkeley students, from left, Ben Truong, Surabhi Yadav, Erik Phillip, Zachary Chao and Andre Balthazard, talk about solutions in the

2/6/2019 Mercury News - The 25 students enrolled in UC Berkeley’s new “Hacking4Local” class are shooting for more than a good grade. They also intend to help solve the Bay Area’s housing shortage, prevent wildfires in the East Bay hills and slow climate change. Those lofty goals, and more, are all part of the syllabus.

Dean Liu chats with EngineerGirl

Dean Liu and Angela Zheng outside the dean's office in McLaughlin Hall

1/30/2019 EngineerGirl - In an interview with Angela Zheng from EngineerGirl, Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu talks about her path to electrical engineering, her priorities as dean, and her advice to students from all backgrounds considering a career in engineering.

Berkeley launches accelerator to support blockchain startups

1/29/2019 - UC Berkeley is launching a new blockchain-focused accelerator. The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator will help entrepreneurs pursue ventures in the blockchain space, tap into the vast resources of the campus and Silicon Valley, and receive expert industry guidance to create high-value blockchain startups.