Honors & awards

Honors for three Berkeley Engineering faculty

Grace O'Connell, Laura Wall, Avideh Zakhor

2/6/2018 - Three members of the Berkeley Engineering faculty — Grace O'Connell from mechanical engineering and Laura Waller and Avideh Zakhor from EECS — have recently received awards from scientific societies honoring their contributions to research and innovation in their fields.

NAS honors Prasad Raghavendra for computer science work

Prasad Raghavendra

1/17/2018 - Prasad Raghavendra, an EECS associate professor, was honored by the National Academy of Sciences for his revolutionary research in computer science, sharing the inaugural $100,000 Michael and Sheila Held Prize with David Steurer of ETH Zurich.

Drone pioneer Warren Hoburg named Innovator of the Year

Warren Hoburg with the Jungle Hawk Owl drone

12/20/2017 R&D - Aerospace engineer and astronaut candidate Warren "Woody" Hoburg (M.S.'11, Ph.D.'13 EECS) has been named Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine for his pioneering work creating the Jungle Hawk Owl extended-flight drone.

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.