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…


February 8, 2024

Joseph Gier added to self-guided Black history tour of UC Berkeley

Black Lives at Cal adds the Joseph Gier Memorial to UC Berkeley’s first self-guided Black history tour. Black Lives at Cal (BLAC) is a multi-year initiative formed in 2021 “to celebrate, defend, and advance the legacy of Black people at the University of California, Berkeley.

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.