Faculty

Berkeley links up with Facebook, but wants to see tech giant’s accountability

Hany Farid and Alexei Efros, with the Facebook logo

5/17/2019 - Stung by bad press and government investigations, Facebook is investing $7.5 million in a partnership with three universities — UC Berkeley, Cornell and Maryland — to develop new methods to improve detection of fake content, fake news and misinformation campaigns. At Berkeley, the work will be led by EECS professors Hany Farid and Alexei Efros.

Shifting gears

Nighttime traffic on U.S. Highway 101 south of San Francisco

5/1/2019 The integration of self-driving vehicles requires policy decisions that consider how travel behavior will shift with the introduction of new mobility choices.

Farewell

5/1/2019 Obituaries for Berkeley Engineering faculty and alumni

New & noteworthy

5/1/2019 Class notes and other updates about Berkeley Engineering alumni and faculty.

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.

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.

This innovation removes deadly arsenic from India's water

Professor Joyashree Roy and project team member Sreeman Mypati tasting water from ECAR plant.

12/12/2018 The Better India - Everyday, tens of millions of people drink water that significantly increases their risk of cancer and other deadly diseases. UC Berkeley professor Ashok Gadgil amd Asian Institute of Technology's Joyashree Roy hope to fix that with an efficient and cost-effective system called Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation (ECAR) for removing arsenic contamination from drinking water.

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