Posts by Magdalene L. Crowley

February 21, 2022

Lee Julian Purnell (1896-1983), Berkeley’s earliest known Black EE student

Lee Julian Purnell is the first Black student known to have graduated from the EECS department. He was born in Washington, D.C. in 1896, graduated from Berkeley High in 1915, earned a B.A. from Cal in 1919, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1921, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Berkeley in 1929. He settled into a career at Howard University where he eventually became Dean of Engineering.

October 22, 2021

UC Berkeley Announces Intel oneAPI Center of Excellence for Deep Learning

Kurt Keutzer (left, photo: Noah Berger) and Joey Gonzalez The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at the University of California, Berkeley, is happy to announce the launch of the Center for Energy Efficient Deep Learning (CEEDL), a new Intel oneAPI Center of Excellence (CoE). This center will…

March 16, 2021

The 2021 EECS Distinguished Alumni

Berkeley EECS has established a Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize the valuable contributions of its most distinguished alumni. The 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented at the Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS) on February 11, 2021. Electrical Engineering Hsing Kung Ph.D. 1975, advisor: William OldhamManaging Partner of…

October 4, 2019

Latinx Heritage Month: Prof. Dan Garcia

I grew up as a “Nuyorican” kid in the Woodlawn Reservoir neighborhood of The Bronx. My dad’s parents were from the Eastern side of Puerto Rico (Ceiba and Fajardo), and both came over in the…

September 27, 2019

Latinx Heritage Month: Prof. Armando Fox

I was born and raised in New York City.  Both my parents are from Cuba and fled as political refugees after the Castro government took power. At that time, professionals were simply not allowed to leave the country, but my parents couldn’t live in an unfree society, so they…

June 3, 2019

Meet the New Berkeley EE Faculty

Two new professors are joining the Electrical Engineering faculty in 2019. Boubacar Kanté Boubacar Kante Photo Copyright Noah Berger / 2019 Associate Prof. Boubacar Kanté joined the EECS department in January 2019. He had been an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California San Diego.

May 3, 2019

Meet the new Berkeley CS Faculty

Five new professors will join the U.C. Berkeley Computer Science division in July 2019. Alvin Cheung Assistant Prof. Alvin Cheung comes from the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington (UW). He was affiliated with the database and programming languages & software engineering research groups,…

February 28, 2019

2019 EECS WHM Events

WHM Kickoff Event - Succulents and Breakfast 3/1; Research Talks 3/7; JewelrEE Making Social 3/7; Movie Screening - Hidden Figures 3/8; Ice Cream Social 3/13; Lunch and Learn 3/19, Speaker Panel - Women in EECS 3/20

February 22, 2019

Reintroducing Joseph Thomas Gier

Joseph T. Gier was a pioneer in every sense. He was the first Black tenured faculty member in the UC system, a successful inventor, and a world authority on infrared measurement. Who was Berkeley EECS Prof. Joseph Gier?