Honors

February 26, 2024

Three EECS professors win IEEE SSCS Innovative Education Award

EECS Professors Kris Pister, Borivoje Nikolic, and Ali Niknejad have won the IEEE SSCS Innovative Education Award for their pioneering efforts in the creation of an integrated circuit ‘tapeout’ course. The instructors took a cohort of largely undergraduate students from the design phase of a chip to its manufacture all…

February 21, 2024

Three EECS professors win prized Sloan Research Fellowships

Nika Haghtalab, Preeya Khanna, and Sophia Shao are among the nine young faculty at UC Berkeley named 2024 Sloan Research Fellows. Of the 306 Sloan Research Fellowships awarded to UC Berkeley faculty since 1955, 45 are EECS professors. The Sloan Research Fellowship is “awarded annually to early-career researchers whose creativity,…

February 9, 2024

International House to honor Chenming Hu with Global Impact Award

EE Professor Emeritus Chenming Hu will be honored at the International House Celebration and Awards Gala on March 21st. Known as the “Father of the 3D Transistor,” Hu is cited “for his contributions to the semiconductor industry which have led to transformative improvements in computing…

February 9, 2024

The ‘Accidental Activist’ Who Changed the Face of Mathematics

Quanta Magazine profiled Lenore Blum, a professor-in-residence at Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. “I had never wanted to think of myself as a woman mathematician, but I started realizing I had a role to play.”

February 7, 2024

Ion Stoica elected to the National Academy of Engineering

EECS Professor Ion Stoica has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.  Stoica was honored “for networked systems for large-scale data processing, analytics, and machine learning.” He joins 114 newly elected members, as well as 21 international members to be inducted into the NAE, which is among…

February 5, 2024

Amy Wendt Wins CITRIS Athena Award for Academic Leadership

EE alumna Amy Wendt (M.S. ’85, Ph.D. ’88) has won the 2024 EDGE in Tech Athena Award for Academic Leadership. The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) confers four categories of awards to exceptional pioneers in diversity, equity, and…

February 2, 2024

Four Berkeley EECS undergraduates named in CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards

The Computing Research Association (CRA) Undergraduate Research Awards “recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research.” Each year, four students are selected for their contributions to multiple research projects, co-authoring papers, or presenting their work at large-scale conferences.

February 1, 2024

Berkeley EECS wins three best paper awards at SODA

Berkeley EECS students and faculty co-authored three of the four winning papers at this year’s ACM-SIAM Symposium of Discrete Algorithms (SODA). SODA’s focus is “research topics related to efficient algorithms and data structures for discrete problems.” Papers submitted by students and faculty are accepted based on their insights…

December 14, 2023

CS alumna Giulia Guidi wins SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Early Career Prize

CS alumna Giulia Guidi (Ph.D. ’22; Advisors: Aydın Buluç and Katherine Yelick) has won the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Early Career Prize for her work in applying High-performance computing to computational genomics. Guidi is now an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Graduate Field Faculty…