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EECS graduate student Sam Coogan (advisor Prof. Murat Arcak) has won the best student paper award at the Hybrid Systems Computation and Control (HSCC) conference for the paper "Efficient Finite Abstraction of Mixed Monotone Systems” by S. Coogan and M. Arcak.
April 16

Connie Chang-Hasnain has been selected to receive the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ) Medal. UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations whose purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture. This medal recognizes the tremendous benefits that stem from progress in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnologies. Prof. Chang-Hasnain is honored for her work in the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies.
April 15

Ruzena Bajcsy, who received the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science will be part of the “ Women in Science Showcase: A Story Collider Event”. This intimate, story-telling event gives a glimpse into the minds of some of science’s most visionary women featuring current and past Franklin Institute Award medalists. This event will be held Tuesday, April 21 at The Franklin Institute Awards Program in Philadelphia, PA.
April 15

EECS graduate students Behnam Behroozpour (advisor Prof. Bernhard Boser) and Phillip Sandborn (advisor Prof. Ming Wu) have been chosen one of 8 winning teams of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship. This fellowship was created with the belief that research and development is the key to harnessing the power of imagination and to discovering new possibilities. The goal is to enable students to pursue their futuristic innovative ideas. Behnam is a student in the SWARM Lab. More>>
April 15

Bin Yu has been named the 2016 IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics) Rietz Lecturer. The Rietz Lecturer is chosen every three years by the IMS Committee on Special Lectures. It is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the IMS, a member organization which fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. In 2011, Prof. Michael Jordan delivered a Neyman Lecture, which is also one of the 5 IMS Special Lectures. Prof. Yu will give her lecture July 11-15, 2016 at the World Congress of Probability and Statistics in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
April 15

James Demmel has been selected to receive the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award. This award honors specific theoretical accomplishments that have had a significant and demonstrable effect on the practice of computing. Prof. Demmel is receiving this award for his work on numerical linear algebra libraries, including LAPACK (Linear Algebra Package), a standard software library that forms part of the standard mathematical libraries for many vendors. The software and standards he developed enable users to transition their computer programs to new high-performance computers without resorting to basic building blocks.
April 15

Sylvia Ratnasamy has been selected to receive the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Grace Murray Hopper Award. This award is given to an outstanding computer professional selected on the basis of a single recent major technical or service contribution. Prof. Ratnasamy is recognized for her contributions to the first efficient design for distributed hash tables (DHT), a critical element in large-scale distributed and peer-to-peer computing systems. Her innovative design and implementation of networked systems enables a data object in a network to be located quickly without requiring a central registry.
April 15

A new documentary film titled “ CODE: Debugging the gender gap” is premiering in NY next week. With 63% of college entrants female, why are on 18% majoring in computer science? And with Black and Latino enrollment in four-year colleges at an all-time high, why are less than 2% majoring in computer science? This documentary addresses the digital divide in the tech industry regarding gender and ethnicity. Prof. Dan Garcia was a key consultant for the producers. The film debuts April 19th at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Another event related to this topic but separate from the film is “Breaking Through Gender Stereotypes with Dr. Jean-luc Doumont. In his talk, Dr. Doumont challenges received ideas about genders and about how one can fight stereotypes. This event is on Thursday, April 16, Noon-1:30pm, Banatao Auditorium, SD Hall.
April 15

EECS postdoctoral fellow Dr. Wei Gao (research advisor Prof. Ali Javey) has been chosen as one of the 2015 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Awardees. This award honors talented young inorganic chemists, and provides a high-profile forum for them to present their research results. The DIC will provide a $1000 honorarium for each speaker and a plaque to commemorate her/his participation in the event.
April 7

EECS Professor Emeritus Paul Gray (Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus) has been inducted into the Silicon Valley Hall of Fame. The Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Award recognizes engineers, technology leaders, and scientists within the Silicon Valley region who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and have made significant contributions to Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area communities. Other EECS recipients of this honor include Dave Patterson, Lotfi Zadeh, Ernest Kuh and Dave Hodges.
April 6

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Calendar Highlights

Save the Date!
EECS Cal Day
Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
Cory and Soda Halls

EECS Student Awards Ceremony & Reception

Friday, May 8, 2015
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall

Tuesday, April 21

BSAC Technology Seminar - From Technology Innovation to Business Success
Dr. Peter Hsi, RAE Systems by Honeywell
540 Cory Hall

TALK: Jose Renau, Tue, April 21st at 11am in Woz (430/38 Soda)
Prof Jose Renau, UC Santa Cruz
11 a.m.-12 p.m., Wozniak Lounge 430/38 Soda Soda Hall

Thursday, April 23

Eliminating unscalable communication in transaction processing, toward bionic databases
Ippokratis Pandis, Cloudera
12-1 p.m., 540 Cory Hall

TRUST Security Seminar
Tamara Denning, University of Utah
1-2 p.m., 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

Monday, April 27

Dissertation talk: Communication-Avoiding Krylov Subspace Methods in Theory and Practice
Erin Claire Carson, UC Berkeley
2-3 p.m., 380 Soda Hall

Wednesday, April 29

Theoretically Speaking Series — Cryptography: From Mathematical Magic to Secure Communication
Dan Boneh, Stanford University
5:45-7:15 p.m., Berkeley City College Auditorium

Thursday, April 30

Programming Languages Seminar: Tierless Programming and Reasoning for Software-Defined Networks
Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University
12-1 p.m., Wozniak Lounge/430/438 Soda Hall

TRUST Security Seminar
Charalampos (Babis) Papamanthou, University of Maryland
1-2 p.m., 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

Friday, May 1

Dissertation talk: Design techniques for ultra-high-speed time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters (ADCs)
Yida Duan, EECS, UC Berkeley
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 200 Berkeley Wireless Research Center

Programming Languages Seminar: The Recurring Rainfall Problem
Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University
12-1 p.m., 373 Soda Hall

Dissertation Talk: 3D Modeling of Interior Building Environments and Objects from Noisy Sensor Suites
Eric Lee Turner, EECS
1-2 p.m., 299 Cory Hall

Dissertation Talk: Ultra-low energy photoreceivers for optical interconnects
Ryan Going, EECS
3-4 p.m., 540 Cory Hall