Honors & awards

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.

Introducing the Hallac Scholars

8/21/2017 - Berkeley Engineering sophomores Alex Montanez and Miriam Almaraz are part of the inaugural class of Hallac Scholars — a program sponsored by the global asset management firm BlackRock that’s a combined scholarship, mentorship and internship all rolled into one. The goal of the new program is to teach engineers how to develop innovative tech for delivering financial services.

Ensuring that robots and humans work and play well together

Anca Dragan

8/17/2017 MIT Tech Review - EECS assistant professor Anca Dragan is working to distill complicated or vague human behavior into simple mathematical models that robots can understand. Her visionary work has landed her a spot on MIT Tech Review's 35 Innovators Under 35 list.

Ana Claudia Arias wins FLEXI R&D award

Ana Claidia Arias with a flexible medical sensor

6/22/2017 SEMI - EECS associate professor Ana Claudia Arias has won the 2017 FLEXI R&D Achievement award for her development of flexible medical sensors and printed flexible devices.