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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 12, 2023

Making the grade

EECS professors Armando Fox and Dan Garcia develop ‘A’s for All’ pilot, a “mastery learning” grading system that gives students more room to learn from their mistakes. Students advance through topics only after they master the material for each one, with the aim of achieving thorough proficiency in the subject.  

September 26, 2023

EECS Grads win another IEEE COMPEL Best Paper Award

EECS graduate students Yicheng Zhu and Jiarui Zou, and post-docs Ting Ge and Nathan Ellis have won the 2023 IEEE Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) Best Paper Award. Their paper, “A 48-V-to-1-V Switching Bus Converter for Ultra-High-Current Applications,” demonstrated a new dc-dc power converter topology and control technique…

Clinical research coordinator Max Dougherty connects a neural data port in Ann’s head to the speech neuroprosthesis system as part of a study led by Dr. Ed Chang at UCSF.

August 24, 2023

Berkeley EECS pioneers AI brain implant to restore speech

A team of researchers from UCSF and Berkeley EECS have developed an implantable AI-powered device that can translate brain signals into modulated speech and facial expressions. The device, a multimodal speech prosthesis, and digital avatar, was developed to help a woman who had lost the ability to speak due to…

Book pages folded over so that they form into the shape of a heart. Light is peaking through the heart shaped space in between the pages.

August 3, 2023

AI-dating app co-founded by Berkeley CS Students featured on “The Today Show”

Charis Zhang, Oliver Johansson, and Tobias Worledge, three Berkeley CS undergraduates, have co-founded RIZZ!, an AI-dating app that uses AI to generate witty and charming messages. The app, which was featured on “The Today Show,” has helped users drastically reduce the time between chatting online and meeting in person. “Traditionally…

Photo of Vivek Nair, left, and photo of Dawn Song, right.

June 14, 2023

EECS researchers explore unprecedented privacy risks of VR

An article produced by the College of Computing, Data Science, and Society highlighted the increasingly frought landscape of user privacy in the emerging world of Virtual Reality (VR) devices. The article cites two papers published by faculty, students, and visitors affiliated with the Berkeley Center for Responsible, Decentralized Intelligence. Led…

Photo of Professor Boubacar Kanté

June 13, 2023

Boubacar Kanté and EECS researchers develop all-silicon quantum light source

A team of researchers led by Professor Boubacar Kanté has demonstrated the first on-demand quantum light source using silicon, an advancement towards creating photons in ways that would reliably feed quantum networks, or a quantum internet. “The possibility to use silicon as a source of quantum light signifies that current large-scale Complementary…