Alumni

July 11, 2024

Berkeley CS alum wins second place at ACM Student Research Competition

CS alum Amar Shah received second place in the undergraduate category of the 2024 Association for Computing Machinery Student Research Competition (ACM SRC) Grand Finals. The year-long competition involves 323 computer science students presenting research projects at 21 ACM conferences, culminating in the SRC Grand Finals where three winners are…

July 8, 2024

Berkeley EECS win awards at CVPR

CS Assistant Professor Angjoo Kanazawa has won the IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) Young Researcher Award. The award recognizes researchers who have made distinguished contributions to Computer Vision within seven years of receiving their Ph.D. Kanazawa currently leads the Kanazawa AI Research (KAIR) Lab under…

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…

Students take a selfie at one of UC Berkeley's inaugural College of Computing, Data Science, and Society commencement ceremonies. (Photo: Kayla Sim, UC Berkeley College of Computing, Data Science, and Society)

May 20, 2024

CDSS celebrates students’ resilience at inaugural college graduation

“You have achieved an impressive feat, not only because you’ve completed a demanding curriculum, but also because you’ve been doing this during a time of historic change and challenge, beginning with a global pandemic and now – during your years here – widespread social unrest,” said Jennifer Chayes, dean of the new college that…

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…

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…

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 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…