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May 3, 2024

Irene Chen and Preeya Khanna win Google Research Scholar Awards

EECS Assistant Professors Irene Chen and Preeya Khanna are recipients of Google Research Scholar Awards. The program aims to support early-career professors and provides recipients with up to $60,000 in funding to support world-class research. Of the four UC Berkeley recipients this year, Chen and Khanna were honored for their…

April 23, 2024

EECS Professor Sayeef Salahuddin and alumnus Kevin Kornegay elected lifetime fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Sayeef Salahuddin, TSMC Distinguished professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, has been elected as a lifetime fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was recognized “for distinguished contributions to electronic device science and engineering, in particular for inventing negative capacitance devices with potential for…

April 18, 2024

Francisca Vasconcelos chosen as Paul and Daisy Soros New American fellow

EECS Ph.D. student Francisca Vasconcelos (advisors: Jordan and Vazirani) has been chosen as a Paul and Daisy Soros fellow. She will receive up to $90,000 to support her graduate education as part of the Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellowship, a merit-based program for immigrants and children of immigrants.

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…

April 2, 2024

EECS graduate students recognized for outstanding peer mentorship

EECS Ph.D. students Myoungseok Kim and Federico Mora Rocha have won Outstanding Graduate Student Peer Mentor Awards. Conferred by The Graduate Assembly, the awards recognize commitment to helping fellow students succeed and exemplifying the university’s core values of effective mentoring. Recipients are nominated by faculty colleagues and peers. Kim’s primary…

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March 28, 2024

Anca Dragan named Head of AI Safety and Alignment at Google DeepMind

EECS Associate Professor Anca Dragan was named Head of AI Safety and Alignment at Google DeepMind. Google DeepMind’s AI Safety and Alignment organization, founded in February, is responsible for developing new safeguards for Gemini models and aligning forthcoming models with human goals and values. “Google DeepMind is fairly unique in…

March 26, 2024

CS alumnus gifts 1M to Berkeley EECS

CS alumnus Hao Zhang, Ph.D. ‘07 (Advisor: Jitendra Malik) has gifted 1M to Berkeley EECS. The generous gift will establish an endowed professorship to support junior faculty. The Zhang Family Endowed Professorship was inspired by the role that Berkeley faculty played in his life: “The mentorship and support I received…