11/01/13 — Scientists have discovered a better way to study integrins experimentally, by creating a computer model.
11/01/13 — A Berkeley research team has created a computer program that can rebuild protolanguages - the ancestral languages from which modern languages evolved - in days or even hours.
09/11/13 — For some, the explosion of visual media and the Internet's transformation as a space dominated by images feels inevitable. But Shane Wey (B.S. '10 EECS) sees things differently. Bucking the digital visual trend, Wey cofounded Melt, an audio-based micro-blogging app that underscores the power of voice. Have a listen.
04/05/13 I-School — Instead of typing your password, in the future you may only have to think it, according to a study by School of Information researchers and an EECS undergrad that explores the feasibility of brainwave-based computer authentication.
11/01/12 — A team from the Algorithms, Machines and People (AMP) Laboratory developed an mobile phone app that provides individual energy recommendations.
10/16/12 Graduate Division — VMware could have honored software architect Michael Nelson (B.A'83 CS, Ph.D'88 EECS) with a gold watch and a handshake for his groundbreaking contributions to cloud technology. Instead, the firm endowed an $800,000 fellowship at Berkeley. In all, the Graduate Fellowships Matching Program has set up more than 60 funds campuswide – 13 of them in the College of Engineering alone.
09/24/12 International Computer Science Institute — Vern Paxson, EECS professor and researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), will help lead cybercrime research funded by a $10-million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation. Researchers from ICSI, UC San Diego and George Mason University will investigate the roles played by such human factors as social media and market incentives in providing opportunities for attacks and manipulation.
09/05/12 Wired — Electrical engineering and computer sciences professor Eric Brewer is at it again. Known for his contributions to the early Internet architecture that make today's web apps possible, Brewer is now working with Google to develop tomorrow's Internet architecture. Little is revealed in this story about what that future might look like, but it is an interesting read.
05/17/12 — Thanks to a generous grant of $60 million from the Simons Foundation, UC Berkeley is poised to become the worldwide center for theoretical computer science.
05/01/12 — The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing will be coming to Calvin Hall; funded by a $60 million Simons Foundation grant, the institute will create a hub for theoretical computer science.
08/03/11 Intel — Aimed at shaping the future of cloud computing and how increasing numbers of everyday devices will add computing capabilities, Intel Labs announced the latest Intel Science and Technology Centers (ISTC) both headquartered at Carnegie Mellon University. The center combines top researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of California Berkeley, Princeton University, and Intel. The researchers will explore technology that will have has important future implications for the cloud.
05/04/11 — Modern computing has a looming data traffic problem. Sometime in the next decade, experts say, processors will not be able to deliver better performance, because integrated circuits will have reached their capacity. Commonly described as interconnect bottleneck, this phenomenon means that computers, regardless of their processing speed, will be incapable of moving data any faster. But Berkeley engineers, led by Connie Chang-Hasnain, have recently developed a groundbreaking process that could solve the vexing problem of interconnect bottleneck and lead to a new class of faster, more efficient microprocessors.
04/06/11 — This week the 2011 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing was held in San Francisco, marking the 10th anniversary of the conference series. UC Berkeley EECS professor David Patterson served as General Chair. This year the conference had a record number of attendees and the largest contingent was from UC Berkeley.
03/15/10 Wall Street Journal — A connection to the University of California at Berkeley - and a lengthy record for innovations - seem to be winning attributes in this year's big computing prizes. Eric Brewer and Charles Thacker have both.