Department: EECS

June 18, 2024

Sophia Shao wins Anita Borg Early Career Award

EECS Assistant Professor Sophia Shao has won the Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA) from the Computing Research Association’s Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research (CRA-WP). The BECA honors the late Anita Borg, a pioneering member of CRA-WP, and reflects her dedication to advancing women’s participation in computing research.

June 14, 2024

Berkeley EECS researchers win Best Showcase Award at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

EECS graduate students Logan Horowitz, Syed Tahmid Mahbub, Jiarui Zou, and Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski have received a Best Showcase Award at the 2024 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. In collaboration with a team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and other academic and industry partners, the Berkeley team developed technology that…

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June 7, 2024

Opaque Launches New Platform For Running AI Workloads on Encrypted Data

“The Confidential AI platform was developed at the Berkeley RISELab, a world-renowned lab known for developing technologies such as Apache Spark and Databricks. It was at this lab where the breakthrough MC2 (Multiparty Collaboration and Competition) platform was created, incubated, and open-sourced. In 2021, this platform served as the foundation…

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…

May 28, 2024

Three Berkeley Ph.D. students win Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships

Berkeley EECS Ph.D. students Tess Despres, Ran (Thomas) Tian, and Chenfeng Xu have won Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships (QIF). Since 2009, the QIF has aimed “to enable students to pursue their futuristic innovative ideas.” Despres and co-author Alex Bellon from UCSD were selected for their work, “Crowd-Sourced and Private IoT Device…

Students take a selfie at one of UC Berkeley's inaugural College of Computing, Data Science, and Society commencement ceremonies. (Photo: Kayla Sim, UC Berkeley College of Computing, Data Science, and Society)

May 20, 2024

CDSS celebrates students’ resilience at inaugural college graduation

“You have achieved an impressive feat, not only because you’ve completed a demanding curriculum, but also because you’ve been doing this during a time of historic change and challenge, beginning with a global pandemic and now – during your years here – widespread social unrest,” said Jennifer Chayes, dean of the new college that…

May 14, 2024

The 2024 EECS Distinguished Alumni

The EECS Department is proud to present the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. The Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences has established a Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize valuable contributions made by the distinguished alumni of Berkeley to the fields of Electrical Engineering and…