Department: EECS

March 19, 2024

Jack Welch, pioneer in molecular radio astronomy, dies

EECS and Astronomy Professor Emeritus William “Jack” Welch died on March 10, 2024. He was 90.  Welch was a pioneer in molecular radio astronomy, who together with Charles Townes used a radio telescope to make the first detections of ammonia and water in interstellar space. This…

March 18, 2024

Boubacar Kante wins Bakar Prize

EE Professor Boubacar Kante has won the 2024 Bakar Prize. The prize is given annually to former Bakar Fellows and provides additional resources to ensure a successful transition of their technology from academic research to industry applications. Now in its 12th year, the Bakar Fellows Programs has supported 74 Faculty…

March 12, 2024

Björn Hartmann elected to SIGCHI Academy

EECS Associate Professor Björn Hartmann has been elected to the Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) Academy. The SIGCHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made significant, cumulative contributions to shaping the field of human-computer interaction. Hartmann co-founded the CITRIS Invention Lab in 2012 and previously…

March 11, 2024

Lisa Yan receives Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

EECS Assistant Teaching Professor Lisa Yan has been selected as a recipient of the 2024 Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs. The annual award recognizes faculty members who have provided outstanding pedagogical mentorship to GSIs. The award is sponsored by the Graduate Council’s Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs and…

March 5, 2024

Natacha Crooks wins IEEE TCDE Rising Star Award

CS Assistant Professor Natacha Crooks has won the IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering Rising Star Award. Crooks was cited “for contributions to distributed data management, and its applications to blockchain technology, security, and cloud computing.” The award will be presented at the 40th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering,…

March 4, 2024

Nika Haghtalab named Schmidt Sciences’ AI2050 Early Career Fellow

CS Assistant Professor Nika Haghtalab is among three UC Berkeley faculty members named to Schmidt Sciences’ AI2050 Early Career Fellows. Haghtalab, along with Statistics and CS Assistant Professor Jacob Steinhardt and incoming Statistics Assistant Professor Amanda Coston are among this year’s 19-person group. Each will receive up to $300,000 over…

February 26, 2024

Three EECS professors win IEEE SSCS Innovative Education Award

EECS Professors Kris Pister, Borivoje Nikolic, and Ali Niknejad have won the IEEE SSCS Innovative Education Award for their pioneering efforts in the creation of an integrated circuit ‘tapeout’ course. The instructors took a cohort of largely undergraduate students from the design phase of a chip to its manufacture all…

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

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…