1/16/2020 - Philippe Étienne said the quickening pace of technological change requires nations to immediately build “shared governance” of the internet through both existing and perhaps new global institutions.
10/7/2019 - UC Berkeley received a $180,000 grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network to develop an innovative curriculum that encourages students to work across disciplines and understand the ethical, political and societal implications of technology.
9/23/2019 - Berkeley Engineering, Berkeley Lab and MIT researchers have created a new tool that uses cellphone data to estimate building occupancy rates in urban areas, with the aim of optimizing energy use at a citywide scale — and helping to mitigate climate change.
8/21/2019 Los Angeles Magazine - Traffic apps, like Waze, turned L.A. neighborhoods into "shortcuts." Los Angeles Magazine recently spoke to UC Berkeley's Alex Bayen and Susan Shaeen about how we got here and whether this trend can be reversed.
6/20/2019 - New research shows that cuts in federal funding for science might endanger the innovation that increasingly fuels the modern economy.
6/19/2019 - Berkeley Engineering researchers suggest that emergency management agencies and local relief organizations should leverage Airbnb, Lyft, Uber and private citizens to ensure equity in emergency evacuations.
5/28/2019 - Three UC Berkeley undergrads attended the U.N. Environmental Assembly in Kenya and saw their proposals included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
5/17/2019 - Stung by bad press and government investigations, Facebook is investing $7.5 million in a partnership with three universities — UC Berkeley, Cornell and Maryland — to develop new methods to improve detection of fake content, fake news and misinformation campaigns. At Berkeley, the work will be led by EECS professors Hany Farid and Alexei Efros.
5/1/2019 Researchers have built an online, multi-player video game to explore how nuclear weapons influence decision making in a conflict.
4/3/2019 American Chemical Society - UC Berkeley researchers develop a rapid, cost-effective method to make lead pipes safe.