Alumni

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…

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February 8, 2024

Joseph Gier added to self-guided Black history tour of UC Berkeley

Black Lives at Cal adds the Joseph Gier Memorial to UC Berkeley’s first self-guided Black history tour. Black Lives at Cal (BLAC) is a multi-year initiative formed in 2021 “to celebrate, defend, and advance the legacy of Black people at the University of California, Berkeley.

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 1, 2024

EECS alum develops tongue-controlled touchpad

EECS alumnus Corten Singer (B.A.’17 CS, B.A.’17 CogSci, M.S.’18 EECS), co-founder of Augmental, an assistive technologies company, has developed MouthPad^ the world’s first hands-free touchpad. MouthPad^ debuted at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show. (Photo Courtesy of Augmental)

January 30, 2024

CS alumna Xiaoye Sherry Lee is elected Vice President-At-Large of SIAM

CS alumna Xiaoye Sherry Li (Ph.D. ‘96; Advisor: James Demmel) has been elected as Vice President-At-Large of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Li’s two-year term began on January 1, 2024. Li was named a SIAM Fellow in 2016 and has since served…

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…

November 21, 2023

Theodore “Ted” Van Duzer has died

EECS Professor Emeritus Theodore “Ted” Van Duzer passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 24th. He was 95. Ted was born in Piscataway Township, New Jersey in 1927. At 17, he joined the Navy as a radio technician, his entrée into a career in electrical engineering. With assistance from…

Unfinished bronze bust of Joseph Gier

September 9, 2023

Help Us Honor a Forgotten Hero

We need your help!  An effort is underway to restore the legacy of Berkeley EE Prof. Joseph Gier to the campus community. Gier, who was the first African American professor to earn tenure at the University of California, taught and ran a lab in Cory Hall between 1939 and 1958. …