Industrial engineering

Seismic song

Thumbnail of video: UC Berkeley Campanile Light & Music Show (Full Length)

5/1/2015 Sensors lying on the Hayward Fault, which runs under campus, were connected to lights and sounds for a mid-winter public art show.


5/1/2015 This smartphone app makes conference calls more accessible to deaf users by transcribing conversations in real time.

The unknown start-up that built Google’s first self-driving car

Robotized Prius built by 510 Systems

11/20/2014 IEEE Spectrum - The story behind Google’s innovative self-driving car and the revolutionary Street View camera technology that preceded begins with 510 Systems, a tiny Berkeley start-up launched by IEOR grad (and later Google engineer) Anthony Levandowski and fellow Berkeley Engineering student Bryon Majusiak.

The robot in the cloud

Ken Goldberg

10/27/2014 New York Times - In a conversation with the New York Times' Bits blog, Berkeley Engineering professor, roboticist and new media pioneer Ken Goldberg discusses what he thinks will be one of the great technology breakthroughs of our age: the fusing of robotics and cloud computing.

Brainy, yes, but hardly handy

Robot hand performing a delicate task

9/2/2014 New York Times - Robots won't be able to take on many human roles until they acquire a delicate sense of touch, and that "takes time, and it’s more complicated,” says Ken Goldberg, a roboticist and IEOR professor at Berkeley Engineering. “Humans are really good at this, and they have millions of years of evolution.”

Amplifying California's collective intelligence

California Report Card app

6/11/2014 San Francisco Chronicle - In an op-ed article, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and IEOR professor Ken Goldberg write about the California Report Card, a mobile-friendly web-based platform from the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative that streamlines and organizes public input for the benefit of policymakers and elected officials.

Students’ energy-efficiency proposal wins ‘Most Innovative’ in DOE competition

Winners of DOE energy efficiency innovation award

3/26/2014 Daily Californian - A team of four Berkeley Engineering undergraduates won “Most Innovative” in one of six categories at the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Case Competition for its proposal to improve energy efficiency at universities. Members of the Golden EnergTech team were Nanavati Low (IEOR '16), Daniel Tjandra (ChemE '14), Michael Chang (CEE '15) and Grace Vasiknanonte (MSE '16).

Introducing the Dreambox

5/1/2013 Alum Will Drevno and partners created the Dreambox, a vending machine to make 3D printing more accessible.