Honors & awards

Bioengineer Shang Song named to 30 Under 30

Shang Song

1/5/2016 Forbes - Bioengineering Ph.D. student Shang Song, co-founder of Rynm health, has been named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30. Rynm will collect and aggregate chronic disease data from patients to create meaningful pictures of community health in developing countries.

Dueber lab hailed for yeast engineered to brew opioids

John Dueber, engineered yeast, and Will DeLoache

1/4/2016 Science - A breakthrough from bioengineer John Dueber’s lab, led by BioE PhD William DeLoache, was a runner-up for Science magazine’s 2015 breakthrough of the year. They were recognized for creating an engineered yeast that can convert sugar into the makings of opioid painkillers.

Three scientists elected to National Academy of Inventors

Chenming Hu and Paul Wright

12/15/2015 - The National Academy of Inventors has elected three UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks in honor of their innovation and creativity leading to patented inventions that have made a tangible impact on society. The new members include Chenming Hu, an EECS professor in the graduate school, and Paul Wright, the A. Martin Berlin Chair in Mechanical Engineering.

Dan Fletcher named to Foreign Policy's 2015 Global Thinkers list

Dan Fletcher

12/3/2015 Foreign Policy - Bioengineering professor Daniel Fletcher has been named a top innovator of 2015 by Foreign Policy magazine for his development of the CellScope Loa, a 3D-printed plastic base that turns a cell phone into a disease-finding video microscope.

Russell wins technology policy award for AI work

Stuart Russell

11/30/2015 World Technology Network - EECS professor Stuart Russell, a leading thinker in the field of artificial intelligence, has won the 2015 World Technology Award in the area of Policy. Other finalists for the award included Pope Francis and economist and author Thomas Piketty.

Berkeley Engineering team wins $10,000 for cloud-storage innovation

Tae Joon Seok and Sangyoon Han

11/23/2015 Daily Californian - The EECS graduate student duo of Tae Joon Seok and Sangyoon Han has come away with $10,000 after winning third place in a national competition among collegiate inventors for their cloud-technology innovation, called the Silicon Waveguide Array Photonic Switch.

James Demmel among 3 new AAAS fellows

James Demmel

11/23/2015 - Three UC Berkeley faculty members are among 347 new fellows named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, including James Demmel, professor of mathematics and of computer sciences, who was cited for his distinguished contributions to the theory and practice of numerical linear algebra.