In Chang-Lin Tien, a leader to emulate

Chancellor Tien, with his provost, Carol Christ, at a Charter Day celebration on the Sproul steps

10/3/2018 - Chancellor Carol Christ reflects back on the legacy of Chang-Lien Tien, her predecessor and mentor, professor of mechanical engineering, builder of community and "an extraordinary leader."

AI may not be bad news for workers

Cartoon of worker relaxing at desk while computer does work.

9/14/2018 The Economist - Countering fears that artificial intelligence will eliminate millions of jobs, a new report co-authored by Berkeley Engineering roboticist Ken Goldberg says AI may instead enhance job satisfaction for ordinary workers by taking over mundane tasks.

Surveying expert James Anderson dies at 92

James Anderson

8/30/2018 - Professor James Anderson, civil and environmental engineering faculty member for 25 years and an expert on the theory and practice of surveying, died on Aug. 23; he was 92.

Fiona Doyle to retire

Fiona Doyle

8/27/2018 - Fiona Doyle, vice provost of graduate studies, longtime leader in the College of Engineering and campus, champion of student services and an influential pioneer in mineral engineering, will retire in June 2019 after a remarkable 36-year career at Berkeley. Read more about her many accomplishments

Ikhlaq Sidhu wins education innovation award

Ikhlaq Sidhu

7/31/2018 - IEOR professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, faculty director and chief scientist at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, has been awarded the 2018 Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board for his contributions in entrepreneurship pedagogy and innovative teaching methods.

Engineering innovators join Bakar ranks

Bakar Fellows Steven Conolly, David Schaffer, Ming Wu and Ting Xu

7/27/2018 - Berkeley Engineering faculty members Steven Conolly, Ming Wu, Ting Xu and David Schaffer are among the new members of the Bakar Fellows Program.

Ravi Prasher to lead energy technologies at Berkeley Lab

Ravi Prasher

7/19/2018 Berkeley Lab - Ravi Prasher, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering, has been promoted to associate laboratory director for energy technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he previously headed the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division.

Alice Agogino wins top U.S. award for mentoring

Alice Agogino with BEST Lab students on staircase

6/27/2018 - Mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino has been named winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the government’s highest honor for mentors in STEM fields.