4/20/2018 - Campus leaders are planning to convert a community room in the Foothill Residence Hall into a new facility dedicated to competitive student video game teams, ESPN reports.
4/16/2018 Berkeley Lab - New research from Berkeley Lab, co-led by materials science and engineering Ph.D. candidate Shuren Lin, finds useful new information-handling potential in tin sulfide, a candidate “valleytronics” transistor material that might one day enable chipmakers to pack more computing power onto microchips.
4/16/2018 Mercury News - More and more women are getting computer science and electrical engineering degrees from Berkeley and Stanford, reversing a national trend. But the growing and heated debate over the technology industry’s male-dominated culture hasn’t escaped the attention of those female students, said EECS professor John DeNero.
4/10/2018 - EECS grad student Xue Bin “Jason” Peng and his colleagues have made a major advance in realistic computer animation, using deep reinforcement learning to create a virtual stuntman that mimics natural motions.
4/2/2018 - There are more than 5 million species of fungi, each eager to digest a particular waste product — sawdust, plastic, heavy metals — and turn it into new, natural and compostable material. In this Fiat Vox podcast, mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate Sonia Travaglini talks about her work with "nature's recyclers."
3/13/2018 - Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, like EECS postdoc Amal El-Ghazaly, are moving into the pipeline for coveted faculty positions thanks to a creative coalition of four elite universities, led by UC Berkeley.
3/5/2018 - Berkeley researchers are using machine learning to encourage people to get more exercise. They have developed an algorithm for an exercise app that automatically adjusts goals to keep them within reach and to keep users motivated.
2/23/2018 Fung Institute - For their capstone project at the Fung Institute, a trio of master of engineering students are working on a software solution to combat the inefficiencies that currently impede efforts to report and track outbreaks of influenza.
2/16/2018 - Two civil engineering students built a 3-D model of Berkeley’s campus to better understand what’s going on with one of California’s many aging dams.
2/13/2018 - The Black Engineering and Science Students Association and the Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students celebrated milestone anniversaries with a daylong event at Alumni House on Feb. 10, including a keynote address by alumnus and UC Davis Chancellor Gary May.