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The paper " Robust Online Monitoring of Signal Temporal Logic" co-authored by Alexandre Donze (EECS postdoctoral researcher), Shromona Ghosh and Garvit Juniwal (both EECS grad students), and Prof. Sanjit Seshia, in collaboration with researchers at Toyota, received the Best Paper Award at the 15th International Conference on Runtime Verification, RV 2015."
October 2

Research on a self-sweeping laser led by Prof. Connie Chang-Hasnain has been published in Scientific Reports in an article titled “ Laser optomechanics”. This new approach that uses light to move mirrors could usher in a new generation of laser technology for a wide range of applications, including remote sensing, self-driving car navigation and 3D biomedical imaging.
UC News Center article
September 3

The paper " Sensing by Proxy: Occupancy Detection Based on Indoor CO2 Concentration" written by Ming Jin (EECS grad student), Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis (post-doc), Kevin Weekly (EECS grad student) and Profs. Costas Spanos and Alexandre Bayen has been selected as one of 3 “ Best Papers” at the Ninth International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2015. A digital award will be issued in the name of the authors and are invited to submit an extended article version to one of the IARIA (International Academy, Research and Industry Association) Journals.
September 2

Research on creating a color-changing chameleon-like synthetic skin led by Prof. Connie Chang-Hasnain is featured in a KQED video/article titled “ Nature’s Mood Rings: How Chameleons Really Change Color”. By etching a one-dimensional array into a thin silicon film and sticking it onto flexible plastic, when the plastic is stretched the design changes color. Applications for this color-changing array include biosensors, energy efficient displays and sensors that would change color to warn of structural failure on a bridge or airplane wing.
August 31

A paper written by Prof. Doug Tygar and his student Alma Whitten has received the USENIX Security 2015 conference’s Test of Time award. The USENIX Test of Time Award recognizes papers that have had a lasting impact on their fields. To qualify, a paper must have been presented at its respective conference at least 10 years ago. The paper titled “ Why Johnny Can’t Encrypt: A Usability Evaluation of PGP 5.0” was published in the Proceedings of the 8th USENIX Security Symposium in August, 1999.
August 18

EECS alumna Rikky Muller, Ph.D. ‘13 has been selected as one of MIT Technology Review’s Annual Innovators Under 35 2015 list. For over 10 years, MIT Technology Review has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. Dr. Muller is recognized for her work in the field of Engineering and Medicine. Dr. Muller co-founded Cortera Neurotechnologies, Inc. with Profs. Jan Rabaey and Michel Maharbiz.
Berkeley Research article
August 18

Research on cybersecurity led by Prof. Vern Paxson was featured in a NSF online article titled “ Cyber-defense and forensic tools turns 20”. In 1995, when Prof. Paxson was a computer science Ph.D. student here in EECS, he began writing what eventually became Bro, the ground-breaking open source cybersecurity software that was used to build a network monitoring framework. Today this is used by many of the largest supercomputing centers, national labs, university campuses and even Fortune 10 companies.
August 6

The Siebel Energy Institute, a global university consortium focused on smart energy announced the winning proposals of 24 research grants nearing $1M. The Siebel Energy Institute is a consortium of eight research institutions: Carnegie Mellon University, Ecole Polytechnique, MIT, Politecnico di Torino, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and U. of Tokyo. UC Berkeley faculty are lead researchers for half of the institute’s inaugural 24 research grants. Four of the selected proposals lead researchers are EECS professors Eric Brewer, Laurent El Ghaoui, Claire Tomlin and Kameshwar Poolla. More>>
August 5

The research of a team led by Prof. Sayeef Salahuddin is featured in a UC News Center article titled “ Small tilt in magnets makes them viable memory chips”. They have discovered a new way to switch the polarization of nanomagnets, paving the way for high-density storage to move from hard disks onto integrated circuits. This advance could lead to computers that turn on in an instant, operate with far greater speed and use significantly less power.
August 3

Michael Stonebraker and Lawrence A. Rowe are the recipients of the 2015 SIGMOD Systems Award for fundamental contributions to the design and implementation of modern, object-relational database systems as embodied by the Postgres DBMS. Prof. Emeritus Stonebraker has been a pioneer of data base research and technology for more than a quarter of a century. He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS, and the object-relational DBMS, POSTGRES. Prof. Emeritus Rowe’s research interests are multimedia systems and applications, distributed collaboration, DB application development tools, and distributed systems. He was co-founder of the original INGRES Corporation, and from 2007-2014 served as President/COO and later Chairman/CEO at FX Palo Alto Laboratory.
August 3

Koushik Sen and Prasad Raghavendra have been selected to receive 2015 Okawa Foundation Research Grants. This award recognizes promising young faculty members in the fields of information and telecommunications. Associate Prof. Sen and Assistant Prof. Raghavendra continue a line of distinguished faculty from Berkeley EECS who have received this award. To see the list by year please see
July 30

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In Memoriam: EECS Graduate Student Tim Campbell
The EECS Department mourns the loss of Computer Science PhD student Timothy (Tim) Bruce Campbell. Tim passed away Tuesday evening after a long battle with cancer. He distinguished himself both academically and as a peer. Tim was an active member of the Berkeley Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research community under the mentorship of Professor Eric Paulos. Details about Tim's memorial service planned for 9/28 are posted on Tim's Memorial Home Page.

Save the Date

Memorial Service for Ernest Kuh
Sunday, September 27, 2015
2 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

Memorial Tribute to Prof. Martin Graham
October 16, 2015
4 pm - 6 pm
Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall

Wednesday, October 7

Start Up Fair Hosted by CSUA, HKN, IEEE
12-4 p.m., International House

MIT Cheetah: new design paradigm shift toward mobile robots
Sangbae Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4-5 p.m., 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall

Vatic Labs Info Session
5:15-6:15 p.m., Wozniak Lounge/430/438 Soda Hall

Sungevity BERCshop: Jacob's Hall -- Embodying innovation in design
David Quattro, Sungevity; Andrew Anderson, Sungevity
6-8 p.m., Wells Fargo Room Haas School of Business

Thursday, October 8

Privacy in a Data-Driven World
Roxana Geambasu, Columbia University
12-1 p.m., Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall

Integrating Distributed Solar into Electric Power Systems
Duncan Callaway, University of California, Berkeley
3-4 p.m., Hughes Room (400 Cory Hall) Cory Hall

National Instruments Info Session
5:30-7:30 p.m., Wozniak Lounge/430/438 Soda Hall

Friday, October 9

Capital One Info Session
12-1:30 p.m., Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall

Dissertation Talk: Tools for Creating Audio Stories
Steve Rubin, University of California, Berkeley; Maneesh Agrawala
4-5:15 p.m., 510 Soda Hall

Monday, October 12

HTC Virtual Reality Demo Tour
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Garbarini Lounge Bechtel Engineering Center

Writing a Research Proposal Workshop
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager
12-1:30 p.m., 9 Durant Hall

Design at Large: Scaling the Studio and the Lab to the Globe
Scott Klemmer, UC San Diego
3-4 p.m., 306 HP Auditorium Soda Hall