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Prof. Pieter Abbeel is the inaugural winner of the 2016 CRA (Computing Research Association)-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award. This award recognizes individual faculty members who have provided exceptional mentorship, undergraduate research experiences, and, in parallel, guidance on admission and matriculation of these students to research-focused graduate programs in computing. Prof. Abbeel's lab hosts a very large number of undergraduate researchers, an amazing number of whom go on to prestigious graduate programs.
February 11

Prof. Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig are the inaugural winners of the AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence)/EAAI (Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence) Outstanding Educator Award. Their landmark textbook, "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach,” formed the foundation of this recognition. The book dominates the field, and stands as another cornerstone of Berkeley impact: educational attainments that reach beyond the boundaries of the campus to influence students around the world. Peter, as a distinguished alumnus of our program, continues to give back to Berkeley through his numerous roles as an advisor to campus research activities.
February 11

A special issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE, the most highly cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science, on the evolution of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and its future developments, features papers from a number of research groups in EECS. The issue, including Prof. Robert Brayton and Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli as guest editors, has brought together for the first time multiple perspectives on the future of EDA and the challenges ahead. The significant contributions from EECS professors, students, and alumni witness the groundbreaking, continuous role of Berkeley EECS faculty and students in shaping the field. More>>
February 1

The research led by Prof. Ali Javey is featured in a Berkeley News article and video titled “Let them see you sweat: What new wearable sensors can reveal from perspiration”. Prof. Javey and his team developed the first fully integrated electronic system that can provide continuous, non-invasive monitoring of multiple biochemicals in sweat that is vitally important for the health and well-being of an individual.
January 27

The research group of Prof. Ana Arias is highlighted in the Nanotechnology science series produced by NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF). "Nanotechnology: Super Small Science" is a six-part series that shows viewers how atoms and molecules that are thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair can be used as building blocks to create future technology. Prof. Arias’ research group focuses on printed and flexible electronic systems for energy and medical applications and is featured in Episode 3.
January 26

EECS graduate students Grant Ho, Robert Nishihara and Jacob Andreas have been selected to receive Facebook Fellowships. Everyday Facebook confronts complex technical problems and believe that close relationships with the academic community will enable them to solve them. As part of their ongoing commitment to academic relationships they started the Facebook Graduate Fellowship Program. Jacob Andreas was also selected to receive a Microsoft Fellowship. More>>
January 22

The research paper written by EECS alumna Beth Trushkowsky (now a Professor at Harvey Mudd) , AMP Lab researchers Tim Kraska (now a Professor at Brown) and Purna Sarkar (now a Professor at UT Austin) and Prof. Michael Franklin, titled “Answering Enumeration Queries with the Crowd” has been published in Communications of the ACM. Each month Communications of the ACM publishes one or two “Research Highlights” chosen from across the field of computer science, intended to showcase cutting edge work in various sub-disciplines of computer science for the wider tech audience. More>>
January 22

Teaching Prof. Dan Garcia and EECS graduate student/teaching assistant Michael Ball were interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR) titled "Adding 'Beauty And Joy' To Obama's Push For Computer Science Teaching". In President Obama’s State of the Union address last week, he laid out a new goal of expanding computer science in America’s schools. According to Prof. Garcia, not only are there not enough computer science teachers in public schools, once courses are created, educators must make sure they're reaching a diverse audience.
January 19

EECS alumna Alexandra Meliou (Ph.D. ’09), now an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently received a $550,000 National Science Foundation grant to design and develop new technologies that will help those who work with data avoid errors and false information. According to Prof. Meliou, many researchers now looking at this problem make the mistake of looking at data out of context, but her approach will take into account how the data is accumulated and shared. More>>
January 14

Prof. Sanjam Garg and EECS alumnus Peter Bailis were named in Forbes “30 Under 30 Class of 2016”. Prof. Garg is listed under the “ Science” category and is noted for his research project developing a way to render the code of a computer program functional, but unintelligible to anyone who tries to reverse engineer it. Computer Science alumnus Peter Bailis was listed under the “ Enterprise Technology” category for his work on large-scale data management and is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
January 8

EECS alumni Gene Luen Yang has been selected as the new national ambassador for Young People’s Literature. This literary ambassador program was created in 2008 “to raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to literacy, education and the betterment of the lives of young people”. After graduating UC Berkeley in 1995, Yang went to work as a computer engineer for two years but came to the realization he was meant to teach. He left his job as an engineer to teach computer science at a high school. During this time he also wrote stories and began self-publishing comic books and in 2006 began winning awards and gaining notoriety for his graphic novels.
Washington Post article
January 7

A multi-university team led by Profs. Vladimir Stojanović and Krste Asanović has demonstrated the world's first microprocessor that can use light to communicate with the external world. This chip was fabricated in a foundry using a standard CMOS process, and features the RISC-V open instruction set architecture (which was originally developed in our CS Division) in addition to photonic I/O for more energy-efficient data transmission. A paper covering this major technical achievement is published in the journal Nature in an article titled “ Single-chip microprocessor that communicates directly using light”.
January 4

Prof. Emeritus Chenming Hu has been named recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by the White House, our Nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in the field of technology. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen the Nation’s technological workforce. A distinguished independent committee representing private and public sectors submits recommendations to the President. More>>
January 4

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Calendar Highlights

2016 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS)
"Beyond Computation: Data Science, People and the Physical World"
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, February 16

BSAC Technology Seminar - Dynamics-Enhanced Sensory Processing in Microelectromechanical Systems
Dr. Ashwin A. Seshia, Queens' College University of Cambridge, Engineering Department
12-1 p.m., 490 Cory Hall

Summer Abroad and Global Internships
2-3 p.m., 400 Cory Hall

CS Seminar: Overcoming Overfitting with Algorithmic Stability
Moritz Hardt, Senior Research Scientist, Google Research
4-5 p.m., 310 Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall

A9 Tech Talk
6-7:30 p.m., 430 Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall

Wednesday, February 17

2016 Internship and Summer Job Fair
12-4 p.m., Pauley Ballroom, 3rd Floor Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

EECS Colloquium: Sum-Product Networks: Deep Models with Tractable Inference
Pedro Domingos, University of Washington
4-5 p.m., 306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall

Quantcast Tech Talk
5-6 p.m., 430 Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall

Thursday, February 18

Electronic Arts Executive Talk
12-1 p.m., 430-8 Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall

Swarm-Terraswarm Seminar
Behnam Behroozpour
12:30-2 p.m., 490H Cory Hall

CS Seminar: Modeling and Depicting the World from All Photos
Noah Snavely, Cornell University
4-5 p.m., 306 Soda Hall

Juniper Networks Tech Talk
6-7 p.m., 430 Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall

Friday, February 19

Tackling Big Challenges Using Tiny Crystals
Prof. Matteo Cargnello, Stanford University, Chemical Engineering
2-3 p.m., 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building