EECS

Student's 'astounding' solution to quantum puzzle

Urmila Mahadev giving a computer science seminar

10/8/2018 Quanta Magazine - Berkeley computer science postdoc Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school solving one of the most basic questions in quantum computation: How do you know whether a quantum computer has done anything quantum at all?

David Patterson: Moore's Law is over

David Patterson

9/18/2018 IEEE Spectrum - David Patterson, Turing laureate and professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer sciences, says the demise of Moore's Law is a golden opportunity for computer architects and software engineers.

Eight Berkeley engineers honored as Siebel Scholars

Portraits of eight Siebel Scholars

9/14/2018 - Eight Berkeley engineers — representing bioengineering, computer science and energy science — have been named to the Siebel Scholars Foundation’s 2019 class, recognized for their academic achievements and demonstrated leadership.

Diamond dust boosts magnetic field detection

Iron shavings showing magnetic fields

9/10/2018 - Berkeley engineers have created a device that dramatically reduces the energy needed to power magnetic field detectors, which could revolutionize how we measure the magnetic fields that flow through our electronics, our planet and even our bodies.

The art of innovation

George Crow and the Mac team

8/23/2018 California magazine - It's been a long, strange trip for George Crow (B.S.'66 EE), from proofreading textbooks for his Berkeley professors in the sixties to developing the original, groundbreaking Apple Macintosh computer (and its many offspring) with Steve Jobs and the Mac team.

Calling out fake photos on the web

Illustration of fake photo detection

8/21/2018 Wired - Fake photos are the bane of internet junkies. SurfSafe, a browser plugin from RoBhat Labs (computer science undergrads Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte), can warn users that they're viewing a Photoshopped fake in real time — like an antivirus for photos.

'Location history' off? Google's still tracking you

Map plotting location history of Google account user

8/17/2018 AP News - Computer science graduate student K. Shankari tipped the Associated Press off to the persistence of Google's movement tracking, even for users who explicitly tell the company not to do so.

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.

From cyclotrons to wetsuits

8/10/2018 Daily Californian - In a special issue marking UC Berkeley's 150th anniversary, a review of the campus's history of scientific endeavors features Berkeley Engineering figures in a variety of prominent roles, including Vice Chancellor for Research (and EECS professor) Randy Katz.

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