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 thanks to invisible quantum fluctuations, a discovery that could have profound implications for the design of computer chips.
Diversity initiatives help change the face of computer science
12/9/2019 - Berkeley’s population of burgeoning computer scientists has recently grown a lot more diverse, thanks in part to a series of programs that were launched to support women and underrepresented minorities in computer science.
Chenming Hu awarded IEEE Medal of Honor
12/6/2019 IEEE - The EECS professor emeritus was recognized for his distinguished work with semiconductor models, particularly 3-D device structures.
Sustainable sand gives pollution a one-two punch
12/5/2019 - UC Berkeley engineers have developed a mineral-coated sand that can soak up toxic metals like lead and cadmium from water.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot not dying
12/3/2019 NBC News - After studying the behavior of Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot with computer simulations, Berkeley researchers led by mechanical engineering professor Philip Marcus say there is no evidence that the giant storm is dying, despite observations over the past decade suggesting it is shrinking.
AI-powered Berkeley robot among Popular Science’s ‘Best of What’s New'
12/3/2019 - Berkeley's Blue robot named among Popular Science's 100 great innovations for 2019.
Abergel, Schaffer named to AAAS
11/26/2019 - Rebecca Abergel, assistant professor of nuclear engineering, and David Schaffer, professor of bioengineering and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, are among five Berkeley faculty members named new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Hopper-Dean Foundation gift of $2M bolsters EECS diversity initiatives
11/20/2019 - The Hopper-Dean Foundation has awarded $2 million over two years to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in support of diversity initiatives in computer science.
Building a world where data privacy exists
11/18/2019 New York Times - Electrical engineering and computer sciences professor Dawn Song, a leading expert in computer security and trustworthy artificial intelligence, is building a platform in which people control their own data online and are compensated for its use by corporations.
Weill Neurohub to fuel race for new brain disease treatments
11/14/2019 Berkeley News - The newly launched Weill Neurohub, supported with a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, will bring together researchers in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry and mathematics to speed the development of new therapies for brain and neural diseases.
BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum
2019-12-16, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | 190, Doe Library
Dissertation Talk: End to End Learning in Autonomous Driving System
2019-12-16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 405, Soda Hall
Urban Displacement Project Symposium: Predicting neighborhood change using big data and machine learning: Implications for theory, methods, and practice
2020-01-09, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | 190 Doe Library, Doe Library
Application Deadline for the Product Development Program
2020-01-10, 12:00 am | Online