Waze hijacked L.A. in the name of convenience. Can anyone put the genie back in the bottle?
8/21/2019 Los Angeles Magazine - Traffic apps, like Waze, turned L.A. neighborhoods into "shortcuts." Los Angeles Magazine recently spoke to UC Berkeley's Alex Bayen and Susan Shaeen about how we got here and whether this trend can be reversed.
Wearable sensors detect what’s in your sweat
8/16/2019 - A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your sweat. They hope that one day, monitoring perspiration could bypass the need for more invasive procedures like blood draws, and provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue.
Meet Berkeley’s new data science leader
8/14/2019 - The University of California, Berkeley, announced today that Jennifer Tour Chayes, Microsoft technical fellow and managing director for Microsoft Research in New England, New York and Montreal, will become the university’s new Associate Provost for the Division of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information.
Engineering research entices community college students to pursue STEM careers
8/12/2019 - In an effort to improve the transfer rate from California community colleges to four-year institutions, a program called Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experiences for Undergraduates offers these students an opportunity to work alongside UC Berkeley researchers.
NSF awards $5M to increase public cloud access to research
8/9/2019 - The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million to researchers from UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and the University of Washington to develop CloudBank, a suite of managed services to remove barriers to public cloud access for data science and computer science research and education.
Jerome R. Singer, pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging, dies at 97
8/6/2019 - Jerome R. Singer, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus and a pioneer in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), passed away July 30. He was 97. Singer taught and conducted research for 25 years in the electrical engineering and computer sciences and the biophysics departments at Berkeley.
New chip could lead to cheaper and better medical imaging devices and self-driving cars
8/6/2019 - Berkeley engineers have created the fastest silicon-based, programmable two-dimensional optical phased array, built on MEMS. This chip could lead to cheaper and more efficient medical-imaging devices and robust light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors for self-driving cars.
Bancroft Library oral history, podcast highlights Berkeley Engineering achievements
8/1/2019 - UC Berkeley's Oral History Center recently highlighted the history of mechanical engineering professor emeritus George Leitmann, as well as Berkeley Engineering's contribution to the rise of the semiconductor industry and Silicon Valley.
You can’t squash this roach-inspired robot
8/1/2019 - A new insect-sized robot created by UC Berkeley researchers can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach and can't be squashed. Small-scale robots like these could be advantageous in search and rescue missions.
Berkeley Engineering recognized for diversity commitment
7/29/2019 - Berkeley Engineering has been recognized as an exemplar bronze medalist by the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE’s) Diversity Recognition Program.