06/18/18 — Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, the Fred and Claire Sauer Professor of Environmental Engineering, has been named as Berkeley's next vice provost for academic planning, effective July 1.
06/01/18 — ECS professor David Patterson won the A.M. Turing Award for his work, with Stanford's John Hennessy, on RISC processor design.
05/29/18 HPC Wire — EECS professor emeritus David A. Patterson and former Stanford president John L. Hennessy, who received the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures, will jointly present the Turing Award Lecture on June 4 at the International Symposium of Computer Architecture in Los Angeles. The Turing Award lecture is open to the public and will be livestreamed.
05/16/18 — The 2018 Berkeley Engineering commencement ceremonies were filled with celebration, words of inspiration, and a Berkeley Citation for departing Dean Shankar Sastry. Relive the ceremonies in video and photos.
05/01/18 — Umesh Vazirani, the Roger A. Strauch Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is one of five Berkeley faculty members newly named to the National Academy of Sciences.
04/18/18 — Berkeley Engineering faculty members Eric Brewer and James Demmel are among nine UC Berkeley researchers elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a society founded in 1780 to honor exceptional scholars, scientists, artists and innovators from around the world.
03/21/18 — Berkeley computing pioneer David Patterson has won the A.M. Turing Award, considered the Nobel prize of computing, for his work on reduced instruction set computer microprocessors. The award, announced Wednesday by the Association for Computing Machinery, comes with a $1 million prize, which Patterson will share with co-winner John Hennessy.
03/19/18 — EECS professor John DeNero has been named a winner of Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award, one of the university's highest honors. DeNero uses technology and teaching assistants to scale popular computer and data science courses without losing academic rigor. His work was recently featured in Berkeley Engineer magazine.
02/16/18 — Dean S. Shankar Sastry received an honorary doctorate degree from Politecnico di Torino recognizing a career defined by technical and societal contributions.
02/15/18 — EECS assistant professors Anca Dragan and Raluca Ada Popa are among six young Berkeley faculty members named as 2018 Sloan Research Fellows. The selections “honor early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the very best scientific minds working today.”
02/09/18 — Former EECS Chair and currently Professor in the Graduate School Edward Lee was presented with the prestigious Berkeley Citation on Thursday for his distinguished contributions to UC Berkeley.
02/07/18 — EECS professor Constance Chang-Hasnain is among 83 new members elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Two alumni also were elected to the academy.
02/07/18 — Three members of the Berkeley Engineering faculty - Grace O'Connell from mechanical engineering and Laura Waller and Avideh Zakhor from EECS - have recently received awards from scientific societies honoring their contributions to research and innovation in their fields.
01/17/18 — Prasad Raghavendra, an EECS associate professor, was honored by the National Academy of Sciences for his revolutionary research in computer science, sharing the inaugural $100,000 Michael and Sheila Held Prize with David Steurer of ETH Zurich.
12/20/17 — Thanks to a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Robert Full, professor of integrative biology and EECS, can realize a dream to show students how hacking the secrets of biology can help them design their future and give back to their communities.
12/12/17 — EECS professors Tsu-Jae King Liu and Eli Yablonovitch are among three newly named Berkeley fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, an organization that champions the societal benefits of university research.
11/29/17 — EECS professor Randy Katz (M.S. '78/Ph.D. '80), co-developer of the RAID concept for computer storage, has been inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame for his research and his "exemplary mentorship and teaching."
09/14/17 — U.S. News & World Report releases 2018 undergraduate program rankings, CEE retakes number one.
09/13/17 — EECS professor Ruzena Bajcsy has won a John Scott Award, bestowed since 1834 by the city of Philadelphia on those who have improved "the comfort, welfare and happiness of mankind." Bajcsy was honored for her contributions to robotics and engineering science.
09/11/17 SF Business Times — Bioengineering professor Amy Herr and EECS professor Scott Shenker are inaugural winners of the Berkeley Visionary Awards, an honor created by the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce to recognize innovative leaders in the city whose work is creating an economic impact.