David Culler has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Okawa Prize, which is awarded annually by the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications. This prize recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to research, technological development and business in these fields. Prof. Culler was selected "For pioneering contributions to the design and development for wireless sensor networks."
Lofti Zadeh and John Whinnery each are past recipients (in 1996 and 1997, respectively) of this prestigious award.
Krste Asanovic has been selected as an IEEE Fellow for 2014. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade. Prof. Asanovic is recognized for his contributions to computer architecture.
EECS graduate student Aadithya Karthik (advisor
Jaijeet Roychowdhury) has just won first place (the gold medal) at the ACM Student Research Competition (Design Automation category) at this year's ICCAD for his work on ABCD (Accurate Booleanization of Continuous Dynamics), a project they are doing jointly with
EECS alumni Dr. Sehat Sutardja and Ms. Weili Dai are the first recipients to be jointly awarded the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Dr. Sutardja is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, and Ms. Dai is President and Co-Founder of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Marvell). The duo of successful business partners will be presented with this lifetime achievement award during the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Ari Rabkin (Amplab alum, now post-doc @ Princeton) and Parlab graduate student
Leo Meyerovich received the best paper award at OOPSLA for their work on the "
Empirical Analysis of Programming Language Adoption" .
Björn Hartmann and
Eric Paulos were featured in a Forbes Magazine article titled “
Educating A Maker: The Berkeley Perspective”. Two classes, “
Interactive Device Design”, taught by Prof. Hartmann and “
Critical Making”, taught by Prof. Paulos are designed to fashion student “Makers” at UC Berkeley by bridging the gap between theory and practice.
New work by the team led by
Sayeef Salahuddin was published in a
Nature Nanotechnology|Letter article titled “
Spin Hall effect clocking of nanomagnetic logic without a magnetic field”. This new research could soon transform the building blocks of modern electronics by making nanomagnetic switches a viable replacement for the conventional transistors found in all computers. It was also featured in a UC Berkeley Newscenter article titled “
New milestone could help magnets end era of computer transistors”.
Students from Dan Garcia and Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia's
CNM190 Advanced Digital Animation class (Fall 2012-Spring 2013) won the
Napa Valley Film Festival Favorite Animated Short Audience Award and Best Animated Short Honorable Mention Jury Award for their animated short film
"Horsepower". Led by senior Olivia Shetler,
the 11-person team worked for two semesters on their winning 30-second animation.