Berkeley Engineering in the News

A constantly updated archive of press clippings about Berkeley engineers and the College of Engineering.

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  • Tsu-Jae King Liu
    Tsu-Jae King Liu named new dean of Berkeley Engineering

    6/19/2018 - EECS professor and NAE member is known for her innovations in semiconductor technology; appointment effective July 1

  • Sebastian Palluk and Daniel Arlow in a lab at the Joint BioEnergy Institute
    New technique could speed synthesis of DNA

    6/18/2018 - A team of scientists in chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Jay Keasling's lab has made a breakthrough in the synthesis of new genes, offering promise for cheaper, faster, and safer development of medicines.

  • Blockchain Fundamentals instructors Gloria Wang and Rustie Lin.
    Course will make blockchain so clear 'you can explain it to your grandma'

    6/15/2018 - A popular Berkeley DeCal course on blockchain — the complex, bewildering bookkeeping technology that underpins things like bitcoin — will soon be available free online to the public via edX.

  • Exterior of Skydeck offices in downtown Berkeley
    Accelerating Berkeley startups at SkyDeck

    6/11/2018 TechCrunch - TechCrunch profiles Skydeck, the UC Berkeley tech incubator that has developed an acceleration program to launch a series of successful startups, including Chirpo, LimeBike and Kiwi.

  • Roadway image showing bounding boxes over objects of note, like cars and traffic signals
    Download the world's largest self-driving dataset

    6/7/2018 Interesting Engineering - The Berkeley DeepDrive Industry Consortium has released an open-source dataset of 100,000 self-driving video sequences — largest of its kind — to the public in hopes of helping engineers develop autonomous vehicles.

  • Eric Schmidt at commencement
    Eric Schmidt calls for greater investment in public universities

    6/4/2018 - In an op-ed published in the Sacramento Bee , Berkeley Engineering alum and former Google exec Eric Schmidt (M.S. '79/Ph.D. '82 EECS) advocates for more government support of public universities, including the University of California. Schmidt, who is a member of the UC Berkeley Board of Visitors, points out that the investment in public universities has paid Californians back many times over.

  • Kiwi robot transporting food in downtown Berkeley
    Those four-wheeled robots on campus, explained

    5/31/2018 - The presence of talented EECS student engineers, along with plenty of hungry students and a gourmet local food scene, goes a long way to explain the decision by Felipe Chavez to launch his robot-powered meal delivery startup Kiwi in Berkeley.

  • John Hennessy and David Patterson, circa 1991
    A.M. Turing Award lecture to be livestreamed

    5/29/2018 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 .

  • Stephanie Tena teaches middle schooler Bianca Castro coding and AI during an after- school club
    The future of AI depends on high school girls

    5/23/2018 The Atlantic - From a coding summer camp for high schoolers at Stanford to a project showcase for teens and their mentors at Berkeley, AI4All is working to widen the pipeline of women entering the field of artificial intelligence.

  • Computer illustration of human-looking bot
    Microsoft acquires Berkeley AI company to humanize its bots

    5/21/2018 The Verge - AI start-up Semantic Machines, co-founded and co-led by EECS professor Dan Klein, is being acquired by Microsoft, which hopes to make its Cortana digital assistant and other bots sound more naturally human by establishing "a conversational AI center of excellence in Berkeley."

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