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June 14, 2024

Berkeley EECS researchers win Best Showcase Award at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

EECS graduate students Logan Horowitz, Syed Tahmid Mahbub, Jiarui Zou, and Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski have received a Best Showcase Award at the 2024 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. In collaboration with a team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and other academic and industry partners, the Berkeley team developed technology that…

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June 7, 2024

Opaque Launches New Platform For Running AI Workloads on Encrypted Data

“The Confidential AI platform was developed at the Berkeley RISELab, a world-renowned lab known for developing technologies such as Apache Spark and Databricks. It was at this lab where the breakthrough MC2 (Multiparty Collaboration and Competition) platform was created, incubated, and open-sourced. In 2021, this platform served as the foundation…

May 31, 2024

Governor Newsom convenes GenAI leaders for landmark summit

California Governor Gavin Newsom and leaders representing technology, government, academia, labor, civic organizations and more convened at the Joint California Summit on Generative AI to collaborate on and examine this transformative technology. The summit included CDSS Dean and EECS Professor Jennifer Chayes, EECS Associate Professor Matei Zaharia, and EECS alumna…

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…

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April 10, 2024

How to keep AI from killing us all

As companies build ever more powerful AI systems — with capabilities that rival or even exceed those of humans — research into AI safety is lagging far behind. “I think the only way forward is to figure out how to make AI safety a condition of doing business,” said UC…

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March 28, 2024

Anca Dragan named Head of AI Safety and Alignment at Google DeepMind

EECS Associate Professor Anca Dragan was named Head of AI Safety and Alignment at Google DeepMind. Google DeepMind’s AI Safety and Alignment organization, founded in February, is responsible for developing new safeguards for Gemini models and aligning forthcoming models with human goals and values. “Google DeepMind is fairly unique in…

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 18, 2024

Boubacar Kante wins Bakar Prize

EE Professor Boubacar Kante has won the 2024 Bakar Prize. The prize is given annually to former Bakar Fellows and provides additional resources to ensure a successful transition of their technology from academic research to industry applications. Now in its 12th year, the Bakar Fellows Programs has supported 74 Faculty…