Computer science undergrad student Alexander Francis has been selected for the KPCB (Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers) Fellows Program. The KPCB Fellows Program is the top engineering program for young people interested in technology and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. This program pairs top engineering students from across the country with leading edge startups in Silicon Valley and their work experience is additionally supplemented with events and programming led by CEOs and executives from KPCB portfolio companies and KPCB Partners.
Trevor Darrell is in an interview titled “
Deep Learning” on the BBC World Service’s
The Forum. Prof. Darrell research focuses on computer vision and advances in the use of Deep Learning algorithms in robots and drones. He and his team develop algorithms for large-scale perceptual learning, including object and activity recognition and detection, for a variety of applications including multimodal interaction with robots and mobile devices.
Avideh Zakhor’s research on 3-D modeling through infra-red imaging was featured in
Voice of America titled, “
New Tool Maps Buildings' Energy Efficiency”.
Voice of America is the official external broadcast institution of the U.S. federal government. While participating at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation summit Prof. Zakhor was visited by journalist George Putic, science and technology reporter for Voice of America.
Andrew Neureuther and
William Oldham were honored with a Special Award for Career-Long Contributions to the Art and Science of Lithography at the 40th anniversary of the SPIE Advanced Lithography Symposium. Particular attention was paid to papers published by the two in 1979 and 1980 introducing the SAMPLE process simulator, calling the work "a defining moment, when lithography moved from art to become science."
Ana Arias and
Laura Waller have been selected for the
2014-15 Bakar Fellows Program. This program supports innovative research by early career faculty at UC Berkeley that holds commercial promise and is designed to build a strong network that assists researchers in introducing their discoveries to the market. Prof. Arias’ research focuses on customizing hardware for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Prof. Waller’s project focuses on developing new methods of quantitative phase imaging, for applications in biological microscopy and semiconductor lithography.
Several women affiliated with UC Berkeley are named in the Businessinsider.com list of “
54 women who rocked the tech world”. Included on the list are Professors
Ruzena Bajcsy and
Susan Graham, Valerie Taylor (Ph.D. in EECS), Shafrira Goldwasser (M.S. and Ph.D. in CS), Deborah Estrin (B.S., UCB) and Barbara Liskov (B.A. in Math from UCB) and are widely recognized for their contributions to the field of computing.
Ali Javey has been selected as one of two recipients of the Materials Research Society (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award. This award recognizes exceptional, interdisciplinary scientific work in the field of materials science by a young scientist or engineer who also shows excellent promise as a developing leader in the materials research community. Prof. Javey was chosen from a large group of extraordinary nominees “for innovative contributions in integrating nanomaterials into device applications.”