Honors & awards

New course to tap Berkeley’s diversity and maker spirit

Robert Full showing students the adhesive pads of a gecko

12/20/2017 - Thanks to a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Robert Full, professor of integrative biology and EECS, can realize a dream to show students how hacking the secrets of biology can help them design their future and give back to their communities.

Liu, Yablonovitch honored as inventors

Tsu-Jae King Liu, Eli Yablonovitch

12/12/2017 - EECS professors Tsu-Jae King Liu and Eli Yablonovitch are among three newly named Berkeley fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, an organization that champions the societal benefits of university research.

Grad students win $100,000 in data science contest

Winning students Eric Munsing, Allen Tang, Soeren Kuenzel and Jake Soloff with their prize check

12/4/2017 - A team of UC Berkeley graduate students with serious data science and analysis skills, including EECS MS student Allen Tang and CEE Ph.D. candidate Eric Munsing beat teams from the likes of Harvard, MIT and Oxford to win the $100,000 top prize in an international data science competition staged by the hedge fund Citadel.

Engineering alumni among Forbes 30 Under 30

Siddharth Satishm Kunwoo Lee and Han Jin

11/17/2017 - Three Berkeley Engineering alumni — Siddharth Satish and Kunwoo Lee from Bioengineering and Han Jin from Industrial Engineering and Operations Research — are among the young stars included in the 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

Ruzena Bajcsy honored for contributions to mankind

Ruzena Bajcsy

9/13/2017 - EECS professor Ruzena Bajcsy has won a John Scott Award, bestowed since 1834 by the city of Philadelphia on those who have improved "the comfort, welfare and happiness of mankind." Bajcsy was honored for her contributions to robotics and engineering science.

Herr, Shenker win Berkeley Visionary awards

Award winners Mike Alvarez Cohen, Amy Herr and Scott Shenker

9/11/2017 SF Business Times - Bioengineering professor Amy Herr and EECS professor Scott Shenker are inaugural winners of the Berkeley Visionary Awards, an honor created by the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce to recognize innovative leaders in the city whose work is creating an economic impact.

Defending the Internet from spear fishing

Internet Defense Prize winning team

8/23/2017 - At the USENIX Security Conference in Vancouver this month, a team of computer science researchers from Berkeley Engineering won the 2017 Internet Defense Prize — and a $100,000 award — for their new approach to detecting credential spear phishing attacks.