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  • Chirp Microsystems
    Chirp Microsystems acquired

    3/23/2018 - Chirp Microsystems, a startup enabled with technology developed at UC Davis and UC Berkeley, has been acquired by Japanese electronics giant TDK Corporation. Based in Berkeley, Chirp Microsystems makes tiny, ultra-low power sensors that function like sonar or echolocation. The micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology enables extremely precise sensing and has applications in drones, robots, vehicles, smart home products, augmented reality and virtual reality systems.

  • David Patterson
    Patterson wins Turing Award

    3/21/2018 - Berkeley computing pioneer David Patterson has won the A.M. Turing Award, considered the Nobel prize of computing, for his work on reduced instruction set computer microprocessors. The award, announced Wednesday by the Association for Computing Machinery, comes with a $1 million prize, which Patterson will share with co-winner John Hennessy.

  • Berkeley Engineering
    Grad program rankings edge still higher

    3/19/2018 - In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs, Berkeley Engineering and its departments held steady or moved higher in all categories, including electrical engineering joining CEE as the top-ranked program in the nation.

  • John DeNero
    John DeNero honored for distinguished teaching

    3/19/2018 - EECS professor John DeNero has been named a winner of Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award, one of the university’s highest honors. DeNero uses technology and teaching assistants to scale popular computer and data science courses without losing academic rigor. His work was recently featured in Berkeley Engineer magazine.

  • Q&A with Barbara Simons

    3/16/2018 - Barbara Simons, a founding member of Women in Computer Science and Engineering (which is celebrating its 40th anniversary ), has been sounding the alarm about the potential pitfalls of internet and electronic voting for more than a decade.

  • Traffic jam on a Los Angeles freeway
    The perfect selfishness of mapping apps

    3/15/2018 The Atlantic - Popular mapping and routing apps may make overall traffic conditions worse in some areas, new research by Alexandre Bayen and the Institute of Transportation Studies suggests.

  • white fiber mat containing a stable enzyme that can break down a toxic chemical
    Protein 'mat' can soak up pollution

    3/15/2018 - Berkeley researchers led by Ting Xu, professor of materials science and engineering and chemistry, have found a unique way to keep proteins active in synthetic environments, using this breakthrough technology to create fiber mats that can trap chemical pollution.

  • Postdoc Amal El-Ghazaly with EECS professor Jeffrey Bokor
    California Alliance improving pipeline to the professoriate

    3/13/2018 - Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, like EECS postdoc Amal El-Ghazaly, are moving into the pipeline for coveted faculty positions thanks to a creative coalition of four elite universities, led by UC Berkeley.

  • Marissa Louie with several of her plush friends
    The hidden social mission behind a trending toy

    3/13/2018 - 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.

  • Roads dividing in a forest
    New machine learning method sees the forests and the trees

    3/6/2018 Berkeley Lab - In an effort to teach computers to guide science, researchers at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have come up with a novel machine learning method, which they call "iterative Random Forests," that enables scientists to derive insights from systems of previously intractable complexity in record time.


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