Competitions

Berkeley students use AI to to help with disaster response

AsTeR

6/7/2019 Consumer Technology Association - During a natural disaster, fast and efficient collection of information saves time and lives. With AsTeR, a platform developed by Berkeley MEng students, victims will get help sooner and firefighters will be able to assist a larger amount of people in a limited time.

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.

A collision of talent

Illustration of a football player running with a ball

11/14/2018 A course at Berkeley teams STEM students with athletes to develop sports-related technology.

Berkeley engineers selected to modernize the grid

Thumbnail of video: The ARPA-E Grid Optimization (GO) Competition

11/2/2018 - The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected eighteen teams, including two with Berkeley Engineering researchers, to participate in the Grid Optimization Competition. which aims to develop new management software for the nation's electricity grid.

Evan Rambo making plays in world of sports technology

Evan Rambo at football practice in Memorial Stadium

8/13/2018 San Francisco Chronicle - Cal football safety Evan Rambo teamed up with students from materials science and engineering, chemical biology and EECS to develop force-tracking wearable technology, a concept that won the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship of Technology' Collider Cup competition.

Solar cruiser

6/1/2018 Berkeley’s CalSol team designed a new solar-powered vehicle that can hold four passengers.

Berkeley water engineer lands 2018 'Slammy'

Joseph Charbonnet and his Grad Slam presentation

5/4/2018 Graduate Division - At the UC-wide Grad Slam competition on May 3, environmental engineering doctoral student Joseph Charbonnet brought home the first-place ‘Slammy’ — and $9,000 in prize money — for his three-minute talk on using manganese-coated sand to capture, clean and re-use stormwater.

Grad students win $100,000 in data science contest

Winning students Eric Munsing, Allen Tang, Soeren Kuenzel and Jake Soloff with their prize check

12/4/2017 - A team of UC Berkeley graduate students with serious data science and analysis skills, including EECS MS student Allen Tang and CEE Ph.D. candidate Eric Munsing beat teams from the likes of Harvard, MIT and Oxford to win the $100,000 top prize in an international data science competition staged by the hedge fund Citadel.

Students learn to 'think like a hacker'

11/8/2017 EdScoop - Through a partnership with HackerOne's bug bounty platform, students in EECS professor Doug Tygar's computer science class are gaining real-world experience in cybersecurity and ethical hacking — with the potential for real-world payoffs.

Chest sound waves

Tabla device to acoustically diagnose pneumonia

11/1/2017 The award-winning Tabla, a device that digitizes chest sounds for diagnosing pneumonia (and other ailments), began as a class project in Jacobs Hall.

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