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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 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

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)

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…