Warning! AI is heading for a cliff
9/19/2019 California Magazine - EECS professor Stuart Russell proposes a solution to AI’s fundamental "design error."
U.S. Military researchers work to fix easily fooled AI
9/19/2019 NPR - NPR's All Things Considered talked to EECS professor Dawn Song about her AI work with traffic signs to explain how U.S. Military researchers are working to combat what they call "adversarial artificial intelligence." That's when someone hacks into an AI system to transmit the wrong information.
A single dose for good measure
9/13/2019 Berkeley Lab - Nuclear engineering professor Rebecca Abergel and her colleagues at Berkeley Lab developed a pill designed to treat radiation poisoning that could double as an anti-gadolinium-toxicity pill for MRI patients.
Students make neutrons dance beneath campus
9/11/2019 - In an underground vault enclosed by six-foot concrete walls and accessed by a rolling, 25-ton concrete-and-steel door, nuclear engineering students are making neutrons dance to a new tune: one better suited to producing isotopes required for geological dating, police forensics, hospital diagnosis and treatment.
Berkeley Engineering is #3 in U.S. News rankings
9/9/2019 U.S. News & World Report - Berkeley Engineering was again ranked the number three program overall and the top public engineering school, in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.” Eight individual engineering programs were ranked top 5 in their respective fields, and all were in the top 10.
Sally Floyd, who helped things run smoothly online, dies at 69
9/5/2019 New York Times - Sally Floyd (Ph.D '89, EECS) was one of the inventors of Random Early Detection, which continues to play a vital role in the stability of the internet. She passed away on August 25.
New Bakar Fellows already are making an impact
9/5/2019 - Three Berkeley Engineering professors have been named 2019 - 2020 Bakar Fellows. The fellows are Niren Murthy (BioE), Raluca Ada Popa (EECS) and Kenichi Soga (CEE).
Autonomous vehicles: The answer to our traffic woes
8/28/2019 Wired - Berkeley Engineering's Alexandre Bayen and Liao-Cho are studying the impact that autonomous vehicles can have on traffic flow. And, their findings suggest that self-driving cars can help alleviate traffic.
Fletcher Lab’s mobile phone-based microscope receives Gates Foundation support
8/27/2019 - 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.
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.
Going in Circles – Revolutionizing Repetitive Control, with Application to Tethered Energy Systems
2019-09-19, 10:00 am - 11:00 am | 3110, Etcheverry Hall
View from the Top: Tom Siebel
2019-09-19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor, Sutardja Dai Hall
Directional Energy Transfers in a Deep-Water, Extreme Ocean Wave
2019-09-19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 3110, Etcheverry Hall
Engineering Electronic States, Energy Transfer and Disorder in Nanomaterials Through the External Environment
2019-09-20, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 120, Latimer Hall