10/25/19 — Researchers from the RADAR Lab have developed algorithms that can help with the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy — the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes — by detecting features in retinal images with better than 97% accuracy.
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.
08/27/19 — The Gates Foundation awarded a grant to Berkeley in July 2019 to support the scaled-up production of the LoaScope, a mobile phone-based microscope developed by bioengineering professor Daniel Fletcher and researchers in his bioengineering laboratory.
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.
08/06/19 — Berkeley engineers have created the fastest silicon-based, programmable two-dimensional optical phased array, which could improve medical imaging, optical communications and LiDAR sensors.
07/03/19 — Anca Dragan and Javad Lavaei have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Newly hired faculty members Alvin Cheung and Barna Saha were also honored.
06/20/19 — New research shows that cuts in federal funding for science might endanger the innovation that increasingly fuels the modern economy.
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.
05/03/19 — Thanks to cutting-edge machine learning techniques developed by IEOR's Risk Analytics and Data Analysis Research (RADAR) Lab at UC Berkeley, millions of diabetic patients now have a cheaper and more accurate way to screen for eye disease.
05/01/19 — Artificial intelligence can identify individuals by correlating step data from activity trackers and smartphones with demographic data.
05/01/19 — Ricardo San Martin weighs in on the alternative meat industry and the challenges of developing plant-based meats.
01/31/19 — A new 3D printer uses light to transform gooey liquids into complex solid objects in a matter of minutes.
11/14/18 — Recently retired IEOR professor Shmuel Oren, now serving as a professor of the graduate school, has been awarded the Berkeley Citation, one of UC Berkeley's highest awards honoring individuals "whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence."
11/02/18 — The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected eighteen teams, including two with Berkeley Engineering researchers, to participate in the Grid Optimization Competition. which aims to develop new management software for the nation's electricity grid.
08/01/18 — IEOR professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, faculty director and chief scientist at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, has been awarded the 2018 Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board for his contributions in entrepreneurship pedagogy and innovative teaching methods.
03/13/18 — A herd of stuffed animals with mix-and-match parts paid a visit to a Sutardja Center classroom to help students learn how they can design products to have a social impact - a subject dear to the heart of Animoodles CEO (and industrial engineering alumna) Marissa Louie.
03/05/18 — 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.
02/06/18 Sutardja Center — Telling a Newton Lecture Series audience that he got "really good at failing," Berkeley alumnus Nikita Bier recounted his difficult journey to creating TBH, a viral app that allows teenagers to anonymously compliment each other through a series of polls.
11/17/17 — Three Berkeley Engineering alumni - Siddharth Satish and Kunwoo Lee from Bioengineering and Han Jin from Industrial Engineering and Operations Research - are among the young stars included in the 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
11/01/17 — Nine Berkeley Engineering faculty members share some of their forward-looking work and how it might impact what's to come.