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.

Claire Tomlin elected to AAAS

Claire Tomlin

4/17/2019 - EECS professor Claire Tomlin is one of nine Berkeley faculty honored with membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2019.

Jordan Edmunds named 2019 Hertz Fellow

4/16/2019 Hertz Foundation - Jordan Edmunds, a PhD student in EECS, was named a 2019 Hertz Fellow. He specializes in the fabrication of neural interfaces— tools for studying and interacting with the brain.

Microscopic ‘traffic cops’ for optical communications

4/15/2019 - Berkeley engineers have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently than ever — and possibly revolutionize how information travels through data centers and high-performance supercomputers.

A robot has figured out how to use tools

robotic arm

4/15/2019 MIT Tech Review - A machine built by UC Berkeley researchers drew on experimentation, data and observation of humans to learn how simple implements could help it achieve a task.

Meet Blue, the low-cost, human-friendly AI robot

Thumbnail of video: Project Blue

4/9/2019 - Blue uses advances in artificial intelligence and deep reinforcement learning to master intricate human tasks, while remaining affordable and safe enough that every AI researcher — and eventually every home — could have one.

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.

A Tolman love story, 56 years in the making

Tolman Hall

3/28/2019 - UC Berkeley alumni Ian and Donna Mitroff met at Tolman Hall 56 years ago. The couple, celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary this year, say they feel “a great dedication” to Berkeley. So, they share their generosity through the Ian and Donna Mitroff Scholarship,