Computing

NSF awards $5M to increase public cloud access to research

8/9/2019 - The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million to researchers from UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and the University of Washington to develop CloudBank, a suite of managed services to remove barriers to public cloud access for data science and computer science research and education.

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.

Adobe Research and UC Berkeley: Detecting Facial Manipulations in Adobe Photoshop

Facial Manipulations in Adobe Photoshop

6/19/2019 Adobe - UC Berkeley and Adobe researchers have developed a method for detecting edits to images that were made using Photoshop’s Face Aware Liquify feature. While still in its early stages, this collaboration between Adobe Research and UC Berkeley, is a step towards democratizing image forensics, the science of uncovering and analyzing changes to digital images.

Bringing out the science of war games

Demo of SIGNAL, a new multi-player computer game

5/7/2019 - A first-of-its-kind online game is poised to revolutionize the field of war-gaming. This new multi-player computer game was custom-built to explore deterrence and decision-making in an escalating conflict.

Scott Shenker elected to the NAS

Scott Shenke

5/1/2019 - EECS professor Scott Shenker is one of eight UC Berkeley faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year. He is considered to be one of the top computer scientists in the country and has designed new ways to configure complex computer networks.

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.

Ellen Ullman on her life in code

Ellen Ullman onstage with Dean Liu

4/1/2019 - In a Berkeley Talks podcast, programmer and author Ellen Ullman chats with Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu about digital technology’s loss of innocence, and reckons with all that has changed — and so much that hasn’t.

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