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…

November 6, 2023

Ren Ng named 2024 Optica Fellow

CS Associate Professor Ren Ng has been elected as an Optica Fellow. Optica (formerly OSA) has inducted 129 members from 26 countries to the Society’s class of 2024 Fellows. Founded in 1916, Optica is a global society that works to advance the science and technology of light. Ng was honored “for pioneering…

October 25, 2023

Chenming Hu wins the Taiwan Presidential Science Prize

Professor Emeritus Chenming Hu, former chief technology officer at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has been awarded the Taiwan Presidential Science Prize “for advancing Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry.” The award, established in 2001, is presented every two years to the most distinguished scientists in Taiwan and is given to innovative researchers…


October 20, 2023

CS Professors win big at Very Large Data Bases 2023

CS Associate Professor Alvin Cheung has won the 2023 Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) Early Career Research Contribution Award. The award, which includes a $2,000 prize, recognizes researchers who have made a significant impact through a specific contribution since completing their Ph.D. Separately, a paper by CS Professors Joseph Gonzalez…

September 26, 2023

EECS Grads win another IEEE COMPEL Best Paper Award

EECS graduate students Yicheng Zhu and Jiarui Zou, and post-docs Ting Ge and Nathan Ellis have won the 2023 IEEE Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) Best Paper Award. Their paper, “A 48-V-to-1-V Switching Bus Converter for Ultra-High-Current Applications,” demonstrated a new dc-dc power converter topology and control technique…