2/19/2016 - President Obama this week named three young UC Berkeley faculty members, including EECS associate professors Pieter Abbeel and Sayeef Salahuddin, as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
Honors & awards
2/8/2016 - The National Academy of Engineering elected five Berkeley engineers, including three current faculty, in this year’s class of new members.
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.
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.
12/22/2015 - Chenming Hu, EECS professor emeritus, and Paul Alivisatos, Berkeley Lab director and a professor of chemistry and materials science, have been selected to receive the nation’s top honors in science and technology, the White House announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.