Honors

May 28, 2024

Three Berkeley Ph.D. students win Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships

Berkeley EECS Ph.D. students Tess Despres, Ran (Thomas) Tian, and Chenfeng Xu have won Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships (QIF). Since 2009, the QIF has aimed “to enable students to pursue their futuristic innovative ideas.” Despres and co-author Alex Bellon from UCSD were selected for their work, “Crowd-Sourced and Private IoT Device…

May 14, 2024

The 2024 EECS Distinguished Alumni

The EECS Department is proud to present the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. The Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences has established a Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize valuable contributions made by the distinguished alumni of Berkeley to the fields of Electrical Engineering and…

May 3, 2024

Irene Chen and Preeya Khanna win Google Research Scholar Awards

EECS Assistant Professors Irene Chen and Preeya Khanna are recipients of Google Research Scholar Awards. The program aims to support early-career professors and provides recipients with up to $60,000 in funding to support world-class research. Of the four UC Berkeley recipients this year, Chen and Khanna were honored for their…

April 23, 2024

EECS Professor Sayeef Salahuddin and alumnus Kevin Kornegay elected lifetime fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Sayeef Salahuddin, TSMC Distinguished professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, has been elected as a lifetime fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was recognized “for distinguished contributions to electronic device science and engineering, in particular for inventing negative capacitance devices with potential for…

April 2, 2024

EECS graduate students recognized for outstanding peer mentorship

EECS Ph.D. students Myoungseok Kim and Federico Mora Rocha have won Outstanding Graduate Student Peer Mentor Awards. Conferred by The Graduate Assembly, the awards recognize commitment to helping fellow students succeed and exemplifying the university’s core values of effective mentoring. Recipients are nominated by faculty colleagues and peers. Kim’s primary…

March 26, 2024

CS alumnus gifts 1M to Berkeley EECS

CS alumnus Hao Zhang, Ph.D. ‘07 (Advisor: Jitendra Malik) has gifted 1M to Berkeley EECS. The generous gift will establish an endowed professorship to support junior faculty. The Zhang Family Endowed Professorship was inspired by the role that Berkeley faculty played in his life: “The mentorship and support I received…

March 25, 2024

Berkeley EECS wins Best Presentation Awards at IEEE APEC

EE grad student Logan Horowitz and post-doc Nathan Miles Ellis, advised by Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, have received awards for outstanding technical presentations at the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC)–the flagship conference in power electronics.  Logan received a Best Presentation award for his work on a…

March 20, 2024

Berkeley alumna Tandy Warnow wins ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award

Berkeley Math alumna Tandy Warnow (Ph.D. ’91) has won the International Society for Computational Biology’s Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award. The annual award recognizes a member of the computational biology community, more than two decades post-degree, who has made major contributions to the field. Warnow is currently a professor, and the…

March 19, 2024

Jack Welch, pioneer in molecular radio astronomy, dies

EECS and Astronomy Professor Emeritus William “Jack” Welch died on March 10, 2024. He was 90.  Welch was a pioneer in molecular radio astronomy, who together with Charles Townes used a radio telescope to make the first detections of ammonia and water in interstellar space. This…