December 19, 2023

Alexandre Bayen named CITRIS director

Alexandre M. Bayen, Liao-Cho Innovation Endowed Chair and professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and associate provost for the Berkeley Space Center, has been appointed the director of the Center for Information Technology…

December 14, 2023

CS alumna Giulia Guidi wins SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Early Career Prize

CS alumna Giulia Guidi (Ph.D. ’22; Advisors: Aydın Buluç and Katherine Yelick) has won the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Early Career Prize for her work in applying High-performance computing to computational genomics. Guidi is now an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Graduate Field Faculty…

December 12, 2023

Making the grade

EECS professors Armando Fox and Dan Garcia develop ‘A’s for All’ pilot, a “mastery learning” grading system that gives students more room to learn from their mistakes. Students advance through topics only after they master the material for each one, with the aim of achieving thorough proficiency in the subject.  

November 28, 2023

Kam Lau wins IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal

EECS Professor Emeritus Kam-Yin Lau has won the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal. The medal, named in honor of Scottish Physicist James Clerk Maxwell, recognizes groundbreaking contributions with exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering, or related fields. The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze…

November 28, 2023

Constance “Connie” Chang-Hasnain wins IEEE Nick Holonyak Jr. Medal

EECS Professor Emerita Constance “Connie” Chang-Hasnain has won the IEEE Nick Holonyak Jr. Medal for Semiconductor Optoelectronic Technologies. The medal, named in honor of the late Nick Holonyak, Jr., recognizes individuals or teams that have made outstanding contributions to semiconductor optoelectronic devices and systems, including high-energy-efficiency semiconductor devices and electronics.

November 28, 2023

Claire Tomlin wins IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal

EECS Department Chair and Professor Claire Tomlin has won the IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal. The medal, named after the late Mildred Dresselhaus, is awarded to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the fields of science and engineering, significantly impacting the IEEE’s areas of focus. The award comprises a gold…

November 28, 2023

Tsu-Jae King Liu wins IEEE Founders Medal

Berkeley Engineering Dean and EECS Professor Tsu-Jae King Liu has won the IEEE Founders Medal. The IEEE Founders Medal recognizes outstanding contributions to the electrical and electronics engineering profession through leadership, planning, and administration. The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and an honorarium. Recipients…

November 21, 2023

Theodore “Ted” Van Duzer has died

EECS Professor Emeritus Theodore “Ted” Van Duzer passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 24th. He was 95. Ted was born in Piscataway Township, New Jersey in 1927. At 17, he joined the Navy as a radio technician, his entrée into a career in electrical engineering. With assistance from…

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…