Honors & awards

Eli Yablonovitch wins 2019 Franklin Medal

Eli Yablonovitch

12/10/2018 - Eli Yablonovitch, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, will receive the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering.

Three named as top young innovators

Alessandro Chiesa, Chelsea Finn and John Schulman

11/14/2018 Alessandro Chiesa, Chelsea Finn and John Schulman were recognized on MIT Technology Review’s list of “35 Innovators Under 35.”

Shmuel Oren awarded Berkeley Citation

Shmuel Oren and his Berkeley Citation

11/13/2018 - Recently retired IEOR professor Shmuel Oren, now serving as a professor of the graduate school, has been awarded the Berkeley Citation, one of UC Berkeley’s highest awards honoring individuals "whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence."

Berkeley researchers to help develop trustworthy machine learning systems

Cybersecurity abstract mage

10/24/2018 - Berkeley engineers, led by computer sciences professor Dawn Song, are part of the new Center for Trustworthy Machine Learning funded by the National Science Foundation. The NSF center, led by Pennsylvania State University and announced today, will focus on developing secure systems in the era of machine learning models. The center will receive $10 million over five years.

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.

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