Is spaghetti the key to building a better robot?
1/22/2020 - Studying how spaghetti reacts to water might offer clues to how robots built from flexible materials can better mimic human movement, according to Oliver O'Reilly, professor of mechanical engineering.
Berkeley professor Doug Tygar, leading expert in cybersecurity and privacy, has died
1/17/2020 - Doug Tygar, professor of computer sciences and information management, died on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the age of 57. Over his 20-year tenure at UC Berkeley, he made key contributions in the areas of computer security, cryptography, privacy and digital rights management.
French ambassador says global institutions needed to confront technology challenges
1/16/2020 - Philippe Étienne said the quickening pace of technological change requires nations to immediately build “shared governance” of the internet through both existing and perhaps new global institutions.
UC Berkeley professor influences Facebook’s efforts to combat deepfakes
1/14/2020 - The social media giant hired Hany Farid to help it detect fake videos, but Farid says company's new policy is problematic.
1/12/2020 CITRIS - Pioneers, activists and promoters of women in technology — the winners of this year's Athena Awards will be honored at the Women in Tech Symposium, Reimagining Cybersecurity for All , on March 6.
New discovery makes it easier to design synthetic proteins that rival their natural counterparts
1/8/2020 - Researchers have created a synthetic membrane that could transform fields including medicine, life sciences, alternative energy and environmental science.
Tarek Zohdi named 2019 AAM Fellow
1/2/2020 American Academy of Mechanics - Tarek Zohdi, professor of mechanical engineering, has been named the 2019 Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, an honor accorded to only one person per year in the country.
Grad students, Databricks founder tackle programming challenge
12/17/2019 Business Insider - RISELab spinoff Anyscale is building tools and infrastructure to run distributed applications, the next really hard problem for big data programmers.
Ceder peeks into the battery pipeline
12/16/2019 Berkeley Lab - From cobalt-free to sodium-ion, materials science and engineering professor Gerbrand Ceder evaluates some of the most promising battery technologies in development.
Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness
12/11/2019 - In a surprising new study, Berkeley researchers led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering, showed that heat energy can travel through a complete vacuum due to invisible quantum fluctuations, a discovery that could have profound implications for the design of computer chips.
2020-01-27, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 502 Davis Hall, Davis Hall
Compact accelerators and photon sources using laser-driven plasma acceleration
2020-01-27, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 3105, Etcheverry Hall
Palo Alto Networks Info-Sessions
2020-01-27, 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm | Wozniak Lounge (430), Soda Hall
ATC Lecture — Amy LaViers, "Dancing with Robots: Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems"
2020-01-27, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Osher Theater, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive