Honors & awards

Berkeley ranked #2 for blockchain

Illustration showing UC Berkeley ranked number two

10/9/2018 CoinDesk - A new survey ranks UC Berkeley second in the nation for blockchain education (and the only public school on the list). Berkeley was praised for its engineering prowess, its interdisciplinary courses and its vibrant on-campus community, including the Blockchain at Berkeley student group.

Student's 'astounding' solution to quantum puzzle

Urmila Mahadev giving a computer science seminar

10/8/2018 Quanta Magazine - Berkeley computer science postdoc Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school solving one of the most basic questions in quantum computation: How do you know whether a quantum computer has done anything quantum at all?

Eight Berkeley engineers honored as Siebel Scholars

Portraits of eight Siebel Scholars

9/14/2018 - Eight Berkeley engineers — representing bioengineering, computer science and energy science — have been named to the Siebel Scholars Foundation’s 2019 class, recognized for their academic achievements and demonstrated leadership.

New high rankings for Berkeley, engineering

Engineering engraved on McLaughlin Hall frieze

8/16/2018 - New global rankings place UC Berkeley at the pinnacle of public universities and fifth overall in the world. The 2018 Academic Rankings of World Universities also score several Berkeley Engineering programs highly, including top-3 rankings for materials science and engineering, electrical and electronic engineering and biotechnology.

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.

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.

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.

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