Honors & awards

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.

BioE's Yartsev wins young faculty award

Michael Yartsev

5/17/2017 - Bioengineering assistant professor Michael Yartsev has been named a 2017 McKnight Scholar, an award honoring the best young neuroscience faculty in the country.

Rikky Muller wins early career professor award

Rikky Muller

5/8/2017 Keysight - EECS assistant professor Rikky Muller has been selected to receive the 2017 Keysight Early Career Professor Award for her work in advanced integrated circuits for implantable and wearable medical devices.

Malik honored for pioneering computer vision work

Jitendra Malik

5/3/2017 ACM - EECS chair and professor Jitendra Malik has won the 2016 ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award "for seminal contributions to computer vision that have led the field in image segmentation and object category recognition."

Angel investors honor Magnetic Insights as innovative startup

Magnetic Insight logo

5/3/2017 - Bioengineering startup Magnetic Insight, founded by Patrick Goodwill (Ph.D.'10 BioE) and professor Steven Conolly, was selected by the Angel Capital Association for its 2017 Luis Villalobos Award for ingenuity, creativity, and innovation among startups.

NAE Class of 2017

Katherine Yelick

5/1/2017 Eight Berkeley Engineering professors, alumni and board members have joined the National Academy of Engineering.

VR innovator Han Jin named to 30 Under 30

Han Jin and other 30 Under 30 honorees

4/25/2017 Inc. - The latest crop of 30 Under 30 young entrepreneurs at Inc. includes Fung Institute alumnus Han Jin (MEng '12 IEOR), co-founder of Lucid VR, which has simplified capturing virtual reality with a mass-market 3-D video camera.

Image alchemist Alexei Efros wins ACM computing prize

Alexei Efros

4/18/2017 ACM - The Association for Computing Machinery has awarded its 2016 Prize in Computing to EECS professor Alexei Efros "for groundbreaking data-driven approaches to computer graphics and computer vision."