AI: The revolution hasn’t happened yet

Michael Jordan

4/25/2018 Medium - EECS and statistics professor Michael Jordan writes about the opportunity and imperative of developing a "human-centric engineering discipline" to address the ethical concerns of artificial intelligence.

Berkeley engineers among new faculty elected to AAAS

Eric Brewer and James Demmel

4/18/2018 - Berkeley Engineering faculty members Eric Brewer and James Demmel are among nine UC Berkeley researchers elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a society founded in 1780 to honor exceptional scholars, scientists, artists and innovators from around the world.

More female computing grads challenge tech's bad bros

EECS senio Tammy Nguyen in a Soda Hall computer lab

4/16/2018 Mercury News - More and more women are getting computer science and electrical engineering degrees from Berkeley and Stanford, reversing a national trend. But the growing and heated debate over the technology industry’s male-dominated culture hasn’t escaped the attention of those female students, said EECS professor John DeNero.

Tiny nerve stimulator gains sophistication

Tiny StimDust device shown atop a dime, and schematic drawing detaililng its components

4/10/2018 - Berkeley engineers, led by EECS professors Rikky Muller and Michel Maharbiz, have taken implanted neural dust sensors forward by building the smallest, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator ever.

Atomically thin LED opens possibility for ‘invisible’ displays

Thin LED emitting light beneath outline of Campanile

3/26/2018 - Berkeley engineers have built a bright-light emitting device that is just three atoms thick and fully transparent when turned off. The device opens the door to wall or window displays that could disappear when not in use, or to futuristic applications such as light-emitting tattoos.

Chirp Microsystems acquired

Chirp Microsystems

3/23/2018 - Chirp Microsystems, a startup enabled with technology developed at UC Davis and UC Berkeley, has been acquired by Japanese electronics giant TDK Corporation. Based in Berkeley, Chirp Microsystems makes tiny, ultra-low power sensors that function like sonar or echolocation. The micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology enables extremely precise sensing and has applications in drones, robots, vehicles, smart home products, augmented reality and virtual reality systems.

Patterson wins Turing Award

David Patterson

3/21/2018 - Berkeley computing pioneer David Patterson has won the A.M. Turing Award, considered the Nobel prize of computing, for his work on reduced instruction set computer microprocessors. The award, announced Wednesday by the Association for Computing Machinery, comes with a $1 million prize, which Patterson will share with co-winner John Hennessy.

Grad program rankings edge still higher

Berkeley Engineering

3/19/2018 - In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs, Berkeley Engineering and its departments held steady or moved higher in all categories, including electrical engineering joining CEE as the top-ranked program in the nation.

John DeNero honored for distinguished teaching

John DeNero

3/19/2018 - EECS professor John DeNero has been named a winner of Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award, one of the university’s highest honors. DeNero uses technology and teaching assistants to scale popular computer and data science courses without losing academic rigor. His work was recently featured in Berkeley Engineer magazine.