EECS

Football and the teenage brain

5/1/2019 A new study shows that a single season of high school football may cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain.

Heat-powered hat

Heat-powered hat

5/1/2019 Berkeley students have created WeLumen8, a baseball cap with built-in LED lights powered by human heat.

Sensors get flexible

Oximeter array printed on flexible plastic

5/1/2019 Researchers have created a flexible sensor that can be used over large areas of skin, tissue and organs to detect blood-oxygen levels.

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.

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