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,

How malevolent machine learning could derail AI

Dawn Song speaking at the EmTech Digital conference

3/26/2019 MIT Technology Review - Berkeley Engineering AI security expert Dawn Song warns that “adversarial machine learning” could be used to reverse-engineer systems — including those used in defense.

Disrupting the male-dominated field of blockchain


3/1/2019 Newsweek - UC Berkeley student Sara Reynolds (B.S. EECS '21) and fellow female coders started She(256), a nonprofit dedicated to diversity in the burgeoning blockchain industry. (The name is a play on SHA-256, a secure hash algorithm in the cryptological community.)

Eli Yablonovitch honored with Optical Society award

2/8/2019 - The Optical Society, the leading global professional association in optics and photonics, announced that the 2019 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize will be presented to EECS professor Eli Yablonovitch. Yablonovitch is honored for “diverse and deep contributions to optical science including photonic crystals, strained semiconductor lasers, and new record-breaking solar cell physics.”

Claire Tomlin elected to engineering academy

Claire Tomlin

2/7/2019 - The National Academy of Engineering has elected EECS professor and alumna Claire Tomlin (Ph.D.’98 EECS) to its ranks. Tomlin was cited for her “contributions to design tools for safety-focused control of cyberphysical systems.”