12/15/15 — The National Academy of Inventors has elected three UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks in honor of their innovation and creativity leading to patented inventions that have made a tangible impact on society. The new members include Chenming Hu, an EECS professor in the graduate school, and Paul Wright, the A. Martin Berlin Chair in Mechanical Engineering.
12/03/15 Foreign Policy — Bioengineering professor Daniel Fletcher has been named a top innovator of 2015 by Foreign Policy magazine for his development of the CellScope Loa, a 3D-printed plastic base that turns a cell phone into a disease-finding video microscope.
11/30/15 World Technology Network — EECS professor Stuart Russell, a leading thinker in the field of artificial intelligence, has won the 2015 World Technology Award in the area of Policy. Other finalists for the award included Pope Francis and economist and author Thomas Piketty.
11/23/15 — Three UC Berkeley faculty members are among 347 new fellows named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, including James Demmel, professor of mathematics and of computer sciences, who was cited for his distinguished contributions to the theory and practice of numerical linear algebra.
11/17/15 — Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has opened a new building dedicated to energy supercomputing and networking, and named it after the late Shyh Wang, an EECS professor and a pioneer in semiconductor lasers.
11/13/15 CITRIS — Three faculty members from the UC Berkeley Robotics and Intelligent Machines Lab have won one of five academic research grants from Microsoft Research. The research by Allen Y. Yang, Claire Tomlin and Dean Shankar Sastry will be supported by a team of EECS undergraduates from the Virtual Reality @ Berkeley Club.
11/09/15 — Roberto Horowitz, the James Fife Endowed Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been named chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering.
10/21/15 American Physical Society — EECS professor Eli Yablonovitch, director of the Berkeley-based NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, has been awarded the 2016 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize by the American Physical Society "for seminal achievements in solar cells and strained quantum well lasers, and especially for creating the field of photonic crystals."
10/19/15 IGS — Chancellor emeritus Robert Birgeneau, professor of physics and materials science and engineering, has been named the 2015 winner of the Darius and Sarah Anderson Distinguished Service Award by the Institute of Governmental Studies for "advancing the spirit of good government and improving the quality of public affairs."
10/14/15 — George C. Johnson, professor of mechanical engineering, is one of two UC Berkeley faculty members honored by the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate as joint recipients of the Berkeley Faculty Service Award for 2015.
09/29/15 — Peidong Yang, a UC Berkeley chemist and materials scientist who is trying to capture carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into a sustainable transportation fuel, has been named a MacArthur Fellow.
08/17/15 — David Dornfeld, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley and recognized worldwide as an expert in smart and sustainable manufacturing, has been named faculty director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.
07/01/15 — The United Kingdom's Institute of Physics has awarded its prestigious Isaac Newton Medal to EECS professor Eli Yablonovitch, a pioneer in the field of optoelectronics and nanophotonics.
05/28/15 — Computer science professors Pieter Abbeel and Michael Lustig are now members of the Bakar Fellows Program, which is designed to translate research discoveries to marketable ventures. The fellows will receive up to five years of funding to help them introduce and scale new technologies that are likely to stimulate California's economy.
05/01/15 — The Bakar Fellows program supports faculty who are trying to translate research into commercialized technologies.
04/28/15 — Jitendra Malik, the Arthur J. Chick Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, is one of five UC Berkeley professors elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the nation's oldest and most prestigious scientific organization.
04/17/15 Silicon Valley Engineering Council — Paul Gray (EECS professor emeritus, executive vice chancellor and provost emeritus) has been inducted into the Silicon Valley Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement and significant contributions to Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area.
03/31/15 White House — President Obama on Monday named Sheila Humphreys, EECS director emerita of diversity, as one of 14 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Also honored were Berkeley Engineering alumni Gary May (M.S.'87, Ph.D.'91, EECS), engineering dean at Georgia Tech, and Lorraine Fleming (Ph.D.'85 CEE) of Howard University.
03/25/15 MIT — MIT researcher Michael Stonebraker, who revolutionized the field of database management systems in his nearly three decades as a Berkeley EECS professor, has won the Association for Computing Machinery's A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as “the Nobel Prize of computing.”
03/20/15 Berkeley Research — Bakar Fellow Shawn Shadden, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has developed computational strategies designed to serve as diagnostic tools to better inform treatment for medical conditions including stroke, heart disease and osteoporosis.