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New master’s degree programs

10/25/19 — Berkeley Engineering is joining with other units on campus to offer a master of design degree and a joint MEng/MBA degree program.
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Berkeley Engineering is #3 in U.S. News rankings

09/09/19 U.S. News & World Report — Berkeley Engineering's undergraduate program was again ranked third overall and the top public engineering school by U.S. News & World Report. Eight individual engineering programs were ranked among the top 5 in their respective fields, and all were in the top 10.
Jennifer Tour Chayes

Meet Berkeley’s new data science leader

08/14/19 — Microsoft's Jennifer Tour Chayes will become the university's new associate provost for the Division of Data Science and Information and dean of the School of Information.
Jerome Singer

Jerome R. Singer, MRI pioneer, dies at 97

08/06/19 — Jerome R. Singer, professor emeritus and a pioneer in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), passed away in July. Singer taught and conducted research in the electrical engineering and computer sciences and the biophysics departments at Berkeley for 25 years.

UC Berkeley launches joint master’s degree in business and engineering

07/23/19 — Haas School of Business and UC Berkeley have joined forces to launch a concurrent MBA/MEng degree program to equip innovative leaders with the skills to take on complex and technical challenges. Enrolling for fall 2020, the program will allow students to earn both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Engineering degree in just two years.
Commencement 2019

Berkeley Engineers off to change the world

05/22/19 — At two rainy commencement ceremonies, speakers called on graduates to draw on their Berkeley Engineering education to promote equity as well as innovation.

UC Berkeley expands responsible data and computer sciences curriculum

04/30/19 — The Responsible Computer Science Challenge, an ambitious $3.5 million initiative, has chosen UC Berkeley as one of its inaugural awardees. The award will support UC Berkeley faculty and students in computer science, social science, and humanities to develop and scale Berkeley's groundbreaking ethics curriculum for data science and computer science.
Berlekamp playing the game Amazons

Elwyn Berlekamp, game theorist and coding pioneer, dies

04/18/19 — Elwyn Berlekamp, professor emeritus of mathematics and of EECS, developed error-correcting codes that allowed spacecraft from Voyager to the Hubble Space Telescope to send accurate and detailed images back to Earth.
Jitendra Malik

Jitendra Malik receives 2019 IEEE’s Computer Pioneer Award

04/02/19 IEEE — Jitendra Malik, Arthur J. Chick Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of California at Berkeley, has been named to receive the IEEE Computer Society's 2019 Computer Pioneer Award.
McLaughlin Hall, Macchi bears and the Campanile

Berkeley Engineering retains #3 spot for grad schools

03/12/19 U.S. News & World Report — UC Berkeley was again No. 3 in U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of engineering graduate schools. All individual graduate programs were again among the top 10 in their field in the nation.