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  • Notre Dame of Paris
    A Berkeley structural engineer's perspective on rebuilding Notre Dame

    4/19/2019 - Matthew De Jong, professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Berkeley, recently spoke with us about Notre Dame and the proposed reconstruction of the cathedral.

  • squishy robot
    A robot that can be safely dropped out of a helicopter

    4/18/2019 Tech Crunch - Squishy Robotics, developed in part by mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino, may someday help first responders assess a situation before they jump into it.

  • Berlekamp playing the game Amazons
    Elwyn Berlekamp, game theorist and coding pioneer, dies at 78

    4/18/2019 - Elwyn Berlekamp, a professor emeritus of mathematics and of electrical engineering and computer sciences died April 1 at his home in Piedmont, California. His error-correcting codes allowed spacecraft from Voyager to the Hubble Space Telescope to send accurate, detailed and beautiful images back to Earth

  • Claire Tomlin
    Claire Tomlin elected to AAAS

    4/17/2019 - EECS professor Claire Tomlin is one of nine Berkeley faculty honored with membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2019. She builds models to understand and organize complex systems, including networks of unmanned aerial vehicles, air traffic control and biological processes.

  • Oki Karaoke founders Aayush Tyagi, Luofei Chen and Noah Adriany
    Can't sing? These undergrads have a karaoke booth just for you

    4/16/2019 - A trio of undergraduates, including M.E.T. freshman Luofei Chen and EECS junior Aayush Tyagi, have launched Oki Karaoke, a startup that hopes to bring soundproof karaoke pods, already popular across Asia, to the United States.

  • Jordan Edmunds named 2019 Hertz Fellow

    4/16/2019 Hertz Foundation - Jordan Edmunds, a PhD student in EECS, was named a 2019 Hertz Fellow. He specializes in the fabrication of neural interfaces— tools for studying and interacting with the brain.

  • robotic arm
    A robot has figured out how to use tools

    4/15/2019 MIT Tech Review - A machine built by UC Berkeley researchers drew on experimentation, data and observation of humans to learn how simple implements could help it achieve a task.

  • Largest, fastest array of microscopic ‘traffic cops’ for optical communications

    4/15/2019 - Berkeley engineers have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently than ever. This optical “traffic cop” could one day revolutionize how information travels through data centers and high-performance supercomputers that are used for artificial intelligence and other data-intensive applications.

  • Merced National Wildlife Refuge
    Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California’s tule fog

    4/10/2019 - The Central Valley’s heavy wintertime tule fog – known for snarling traffic and closing schools — has been on the decline over the past 30 years, and falling levels of air pollution are the cause, says a new study by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Jean Paul Jacob
    Obituary: Jean Paul Jacob, CITRIS special advisor

    4/10/2019 - CITRIS Special Advisor Jean Paul Jacob, an internationally renowned expert on informatics for the 21st century, died on Sunday, April 7.

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