Patterson wins Turing Award

6/1/2018 ECS professor David Patterson won the A.M. Turing Award for his work, with Stanford’s John Hennessy, on RISC processor design.


6/1/2018 Obituaries for Berkeley Engineering faculty and alumni

A.M. Turing Award lecture to be livestreamed

John Hennessy and David Patterson, circa 1991

5/29/2018 HPC Wire - EECS professor emeritus David A. Patterson and former Stanford president John L. Hennessy, who received the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures, will jointly present the Turing Award Lecture on June 4 at the International Symposium of Computer Architecture in Los Angeles. The Turing Award lecture is open to the public and will be livestreamed .

Now and forever Berkeley Engineers

Masters degree candidates at Commencement

5/16/2018 - The 2018 Berkeley Engineering commencement ceremonies were filled with celebration, words of inspiration, and a Berkeley Citation for departing Dean Shankar Sastry. Relive the ceremonies in video and photos.

Vazirani elected to National Academy of Sciences

Umesh Vazirani

5/1/2018 - Umesh Vazirani, the Roger A. Strauch Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is one of five Berkeley faculty members newly named to the National Academy of Sciences.

When geneticists talk sloppily about race

Five babies of different races in a row

4/30/2018 The Atlantic - Bioengineering professor Ian Holmes writes about how a geneticist’s recent op-ed in The New York Times caused controversy when it used sloppy language to talk about the tricky relationship between race and genetics research.

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.

New technology could wean battery world off cobalt

Gerbrand Ceder

4/11/2018 - A research team led by Gerbrand Ceder, professor of materials science and engineering, has devised a way to build lithium battery cathodes using materials that have greater capacity, and a far lower price, than the traditional cobalt.

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.