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…

April 18, 2024

AI Language Models Allow Researchers to Explore New Frontiers in Bioengineering

In a new preprint, researchers from Berkeley EECS, the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), the NSF Center for Genetically Encoded Materials (C-GEM), the Center for Computational Biology, led by IGI and C-GEM Investigator Jamie Cate, share deep learning models that bring us closer to using ribosomes as multi-purpose factories. EECS undergraduate…

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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…

March 25, 2024

Berkeley EECS wins Best Presentation Awards at IEEE APEC

EE grad student Logan Horowitz and post-doc Nathan Miles Ellis, advised by Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, have received awards for outstanding technical presentations at the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC)–the flagship conference in power electronics.  Logan received a Best Presentation award for his work on a…

January 11, 2024

Small solar sails could be the next ‘giant leap’ for interplanetary space exploration

EECS Professor Kris Pister and researchers seek to leverage advancements in micro-scale technology to make interplanetary space exploration more cost-effective and accessible — and to accelerate new discoveries about our inner solar system. They describe their work, the Berkeley Low-cost Interplanetary Solar Sail (BLISS) project, in a study published in…

November 13, 2023

New Design tool to Optimize Quantum Optics Circuits in Silicon

A team led by EECS Associate Professor Boubacar Kanté and EECS Professor Eli Yablonovitch has developed a machine-learning based optimization method for nonlinear and quantum optics. Inverse-design has been traditionally applied to linear optical systems, and it often leads to optimized structures that are unintuitive or experimentally unrealistic. In this…


October 20, 2023

CS Professors win big at Very Large Data Bases 2023

CS Associate Professor Alvin Cheung has won the 2023 Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) Early Career Research Contribution Award. The award, which includes a $2,000 prize, recognizes researchers who have made a significant impact through a specific contribution since completing their Ph.D. Separately, a paper by CS Professors Joseph Gonzalez…

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…

Kurt Keutzer

August 28, 2023

Kurt Keutzer receives DAC Most Influential Paper Award

EECS Professor Kurt Keutzer has received a Design Automation Conference (DAC) Most Influential Paper Award. Keutzer’s 1987 paper, “Dagon: technology binding and local optimization by DAG matching” was selected as the most influential DAC paper of the 1980s. Recipients must have previously published DAC papers between 1964 and 2000, which have…