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Lars Rohrbach, Manager of the Infrastructure Development and Support Group (IDSG), is the winner of the 2014 Wil Zeilinger Staff Excellence Award. The Zeilinger Award honors a staff member of the EECS department or ERSO who exemplifies a spirit of service cheerfully given for the general good.
October 9

Laura Waller is among a few highly talented researchers who have been selected to each receive $1.5 million over the next five years from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, as part of the foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative. This initiative is committed to enabling new types of scientific breakthroughs by supporting interdisciplinary, data-driven researchers. Prof. Waller’s research involves simultaneous design of optical systems and computational algorithms for creating microscopes that employ simple hardware, yet achieve contrast modes not otherwise possible.
UCB News Center article
October 2

The National Institutes of Health announced its first research grants through President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, including three awards to the University of California, Berkeley, totaling nearly $7.2 million over three years. These initial awards are part of a 12-year scientific plan focused on developing the tools and technologies needed to make the next leap in understanding the brain. Michel Maharbiz’ proposal on the use of ultrasound to create ‘waveguides’ that can steer light below the surface of the cortex, stimulating photoswitches that enable the study of neurotransmitters and was chosen with 5 other proposals. More>>
October 1

The EECS Department is proud to congratulate three outstanding Masters students - Matthew Fong (5th Year MS), Henry Lu (5th Year MS), and Johanna Ye (M.Eng.) on joining the class of 2015 Siebel Scholars. The Siebel Scholars program was established by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation in 2000 to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering. All UC Berkeley scholars were honored at a lunch with Tom Siebel and the Dean of the College of Engineering, Shankar Sastry.
September 19

Martin Wainwright has been awarded the COPSS (Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies) Presidents’ Award, at the Joint Statistical Meetings earlier this month. This award is considered to be the Nobel Prize of Statistics, a most prestigious award for young researchers in Statistics. More>>
August 28

Dan Garcia was interviewed for an article in the Center for Digital Education online publication titled “ California Shores up Support for Computer Science Education”. Lawmakers and educators are taking steps to make computer science now count toward high school graduation requirements for math and science.
August 28

EECS alumnus Kuang Chen (Ph.D. ’11, advisor Profs. Joseph Hellerstein and Tapin Parikh) has been named in MIT Technology Review’s 2014 Innovators Under 35 list. Kuang’s research focuses on data management systems and developed the technology to capture paper-bound data in countries that had yet to fully harness the power of computing. He founded a company called Captricity that uses a combination of computing and brainpower to read information on paper forms dozens of times faster and more cost-effectively. More>>
August 20

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Calendar Highlights

Tuesday, October 21

BSAC Technology Seminar - Critical Success Factors for the Commercialization of MEMS: The 2013 MEMS Industry Report Card
Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates
12:30-1:30 p.m., 540 Cory Hall

EECS Research-Based Graduate Admissions Info Session
2-3:30 p.m., Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall

Pixar Info Session
6-7:30 p.m., Wozniak Lounge/430/438 Soda Hall

Wednesday, October 22

The power of determinism in database systems
Daniel Abadi, Yale
12-1 p.m., 405 Soda Hall

BISC Roundtable
Professor Reza Talebi-Daryani, Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Control engineering and building automation/ energy management systems (BEMS), Germany
1-2 p.m., 443 Soda Hall

Transfer Workshop: Connecting with Faculty and Graduate School
4-5 p.m., 380 Soda Hall

Beyond the Singularity: The Search for Extraterrestrial Technologies
Andrew Siemion, Berkeley SETI Research Center
4-5 p.m., 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall

EA Info Session
5:30-7 p.m., Wozniak Lounge/430/438 Soda Hall

Thursday, October 23

Programming Languages Seminar: TouchDevelop
Peli de Halleux, MSR; Michal Moskal, MSR
12-1 p.m., Wozniak Lounge/430/438 Soda Hall

Swarm-Terraswarm Seminar: fabryq: Using Phones as Gateways to Program Smart Devices from the Web
Will McGrath, Stanford
12:30-1:30 p.m., 490H Cory Hall

Square Info Session
6-7 p.m., Wozniak Lounge/430/438 Soda Hall

Friday, October 24

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar
Dr. Chung-Hsun Lin, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center
1-2 p.m., 521 Cory, The Hogan Room Cory Hall