Honors & awards

$1.5 million to study language development, via bats

Michael Yartsev and Egyptian rousette bats

10/26/2016 - Seeking insight into the neurobiological basis of language learning, the New York Stem Cell Foundation has granted a $1.5 million Robertson Neuroscience Investigator award to Michael Yartsev, assistant professor of bioengineering, for his novel studies involving bats.

Women in Tech conference Oct. 5

Photo illustration of woman in technology

9/29/2016 - "Women in Technology: Recognizing Leaders, Inspiring the Next Generation," a daylong symposium on diversity in the tech sector, on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Banatao Auditorium.

3 from EECS win CITRIS Athena Awards

EECS professors Tsu-Jae King Liu and Claire Tomlin, and alumna Vidya Ganapati

9/29/2016 CITRIS - EECS professors Tsu-Jae King Liu and Claire Tomlin, and alumna Vidya Ganapati (M.S.'12, Ph.D.'15) , are among the inaugural winners of the CITRIS Athena Awards, recognizing the accomplishments of technology leaders and organizations fostering interest in computer science for the next generation of women and girls.

Fiona Doyle wins SME metallurgy award

Fiona Doyle

9/21/2016 - MSE professor Fiona Doyle, dean of the Graduate Division, has been selected by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration as the 2016 recipient of the Milton E. Wadsworth Award, which recognizes distinguished contributions that advance understanding of the science and technology of non-ferrous chemical metallurgy.

Berkeley again ranks well with U.S. News

Macchi Bears outside McLaughlin Hall on the engineering quadrant

9/13/2016 - Berkeley remained the top-ranked public university, and engineering was again the #3 program overall and the top public engineering school, in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.”

NSF funds cyber-physical systems research

VeHICaL project approach graphic

9/6/2016 National Science Foundation - The NSF on Tuesday awarded $4.6 million to VeHICaL (Verified Human Interfaces, Control, and Learning for Semi-Autonomous Systems), a project led by by EECS professor Sanjit Seshia that seeks to "impact the way humans collaborate and interact with automation." Researchers include EECS professors Ruzena Bajcsy, Shankar Sastry, Bjoern Hartmann, Claire Tomlin, and Tom Griffiths.

7 over 70: New thinking from older innovators

Ruzena Bajcsy and Michael Stonebreaker

8/23/2016 MIT Technology Review - A companion to Tech Review's annual 35 Innovators Under 35 list features seven innovators older than 70, including EECS professor Ruzena Bajcsy and EECS professor emeritus Michael Stonebraker, now at MIT.

Seven Berkeley engineers named top innovators under 35

Wei Gao and his sensor wristband, and Sergey Levine

8/23/2016 - Wei Gao, an EECS postdoc developing wearable sweat sensors to monitor health, and EECS assistant professor Sergey Levine, who helped pioneer “deep learning” for robots, are among seven Berkeley engineers on this year’s list of top innovators under 35, compiled by MIT Technology Review.