February 1, 2024

EECS alum develops tongue-controlled touchpad

EECS alumnus Corten Singer (B.A.’17 CS, B.A.’17 CogSci, M.S.’18 EECS), co-founder of Augmental, an assistive technologies company, has developed MouthPad^ the world’s first hands-free touchpad. MouthPad^ debuted at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show. (Photo Courtesy of Augmental)

February 1, 2024

Berkeley EECS wins three best paper awards at SODA

Berkeley EECS students and faculty co-authored three of the four winning papers at this year’s ACM-SIAM Symposium of Discrete Algorithms (SODA). SODA’s focus is “research topics related to efficient algorithms and data structures for discrete problems.” Papers submitted by students and faculty are accepted based on their insights…

January 30, 2024

CS alumna Xiaoye Sherry Lee is elected Vice President-At-Large of SIAM

CS alumna Xiaoye Sherry Li (Ph.D. ‘96; Advisor: James Demmel) has been elected as Vice President-At-Large of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Li’s two-year term began on January 1, 2024. Li was named a SIAM Fellow in 2016 and has since served…

January 11, 2024

Small solar sails could be the next ‘giant leap’ for interplanetary space exploration

EECS Professor Kris Pister and researchers seek to leverage advancements in micro-scale technology to make interplanetary space exploration more cost-effective and accessible — and to accelerate new discoveries about our inner solar system. They describe their work, the Berkeley Low-cost Interplanetary Solar Sail (BLISS) project, in a study published in…

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…