February 21, 2024

Three EECS professors win prized Sloan Research Fellowships

Nika Haghtalab, Preeya Khanna, and Sophia Shao are among the nine young faculty at UC Berkeley named 2024 Sloan Research Fellows. Of the 306 Sloan Research Fellowships awarded to UC Berkeley faculty since 1955, 45 are EECS professors. The Sloan Research Fellowship is “awarded annually to early-career researchers whose creativity,…

February 9, 2024

The ‘Accidental Activist’ Who Changed the Face of Mathematics

Quanta Magazine profiled Lenore Blum, a professor-in-residence at Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. “I had never wanted to think of myself as a woman mathematician, but I started realizing I had a role to play.”

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…

January 31, 2024

SAP Collaborates with UC Berkeley to Advance AI Research

“UC Berkeley’s research activities focus on enabling users to run large language model applications and general AI workloads seamlessly on any cloud, substantially reducing cloud costs, tapping into best-in-class hardware on different clouds and enjoying higher resource availability, according to Ion Stoica, director of the Sky Computing Lab at UC…

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…