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.
Honors & awards
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11/29/2017 - EECS professor Randy Katz (M.S. '78/Ph.D. '80), co-developer of the RAID concept for computer storage, has been inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame for his research and his "exemplary mentorship and teaching."
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.
11/1/2017 Han Jin, founder and CEO of Lucid VR, was recently named to Inc.’s “30 under 30” list.
9/14/2017 - U.S. News & World Report releases 2018 undergraduate program rankings, CEE retakes number one.