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Alexandre Bayen was selected as the recipient of the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for 2014. Prof. Bayen was selected "for pioneering design and deployment of mobile sensing and measurement to the design and management of civil engineering systems, and path breaking research on algorithm design and implementation in the control and optimization of transportation networks." The selection committee particularly noted Bayen's contribution to the Mobile Millennium project, begun in 2008. The Huber Prize is awarded to ASCE members who demonstrate notable achievements in research related to Civil Engineering. It is generally given to members under 40 years of age who can be expected to continue long and fruitful careers in research.
April 10

Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz served as technical consultants for the movie “Transcendence,” directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister and starring Johnny Depp. A talk will be given by Wally Pfister, Profs. Carmena and Maharbiz with an introduction by Prof. Claire Tomlin on Wednesday, April 9 from 7-8PM in the Genetics and Plant Biology building, room 100 More>>
April 9

Jean Richter has also been chosen to receive the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award. Jean is being recognized for her contributions to the campus academic personnel task force which dealt with the tremendous undertaking of mapping out the various steps and procedures involved in all types of academic personnel actions, in preparation for some of those steps being handed off to CSS.
April 7

EECS staff members Shirley Salanio and Christopher Hunn have been chosen to receive the 2014 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award (COSA). COSAs are among the highest honors bestowed upon staff by the Chancellor and are presented to individuals and teams who, in addition to performing all their normal job duties with excellence, also demonstrate exceptional initiative in contributing to the UC Berkeley campus community.
April 4

Two papers from the Intel Berkeley Research Lab collaboration will receive the NSDI (Networked Systems Design and Implementation) Test-of-Time award. The first paper “ Trickle: A Self-Regulating Algorithm for Code Propagation and Maintenance in Wireless Sensor Networks”, authors Philip Levis, University of California, Berkeley, and Intel Research Berkeley; Neil Patel, University of California, Berkeley; David Culler, University of California, Berkeley, and Intel Research Berkeley; Scott Shenker, University of California, Berkeley, and ICSI, won best paper when it appeared in 2004. The second paper is titled “ Operating System Support for Planetary-Scale Network Services”, authors Andy Bavier, Princeton University; Mic Bowman and Brent Chun, Intel Research; David Culler, University of California, Berkeley; Scott Karlin, Steve Muir, and Larry Peterson,Princeton University; Timothy Roscoe, Intel Research; Tammo Spalink and Mike Wawrzoniak, Princeton University.
April 2

Pieter Abbeel is the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 Faculty Early Career Development Award. This is NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Prof. Abbeel's work under this award will be on "Apprenticeship Learning for Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects."
April 1

Prof. Emeritus George Turin recently passed away, more information will be shared at a later date. Prof. Turin joined the EECS faculty in 1960 and served as chair of the department from 1980-83 and later served as Dean at UCLA before returning to UCB. He also served as Vice President, Technology, of Teknekron Corporation, a Bay Area firm he helped found in 1968. Teknekron specialized in starting high-technology firms with close links to researchers in universities and other research institutions. He also served as a consultant to numerous industrial and government organizations.
April 1

This weekend, BERKE1337 (UC Berkeley's cybersecurity competition team) placed first in the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition! Over 18 hours, the team defended a highly misconfigured and insecure network against a professional team of attackers, all while keeping services up and constantly adding new features. The team will be proceeding on to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio, TX at the end of April. More information on the competition and the team's experiences there will be posted soon on their website.
March 31

Tsu-Jae King Liu has been chosen to receive the 2014 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award. Each year, the SIA University Research Award recognizes faculty whose record of professional contributions has been influential in setting directions for integrated circuit technology chosen by their peers at the SIA. The SIA is the leading voice for the semiconductor industry and has represented U.S.-based manufacturers since 1977. SIA member companies comprise more than 90% of U.S.-based semiconductor production.
March 19

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Save the Date!
SanDisk Computing Lab Opening
Ribbon Cutting & Program
April 18, 2014
11am - Noon
1st floor entrance to Cory Hall

Wednesday, April 16

Efficient randomized GECP algorithms
Chris Melgaard, UC Berkeley
11:10 a.m.-12 p.m., 380 Soda Hall

AMP Seminar Series: Data in Motion at Scale
Marvin Theimer, Amazon.com
12-1 p.m., 405 Soda Hall

The Hearts and Minds of Data Science
Cecilia R. Aragon, Associate Professor, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
4-5 p.m., 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall

Thursday, April 17

TRUST Security Seminar
Maritza Johnson, Facebook
1-2 p.m., Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall

MSE Seminar: Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University
Jennifer Dionne, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
4-5 p.m., 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Take Back the Night (TBTN)
4:45-7 p.m., Upper - Savio Steps Sproul Plaza

Friday, April 18

SanDisk Computing Lab Opening Ceremony
11-11:45 a.m., outside of 1st floor entrance & 199 Cory Hall Cory Hall

Understanding Materials for Solar Fuel Production
Prof. Dunwei Wang, Boston College, Dept. of Chemistry
2-3 p.m., 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

SanDisk Talk with CEO: Sanjay Mehrorta
2-3:30 p.m., HP Auditorium/306 Soda Hall

Algebraic Statistics Seminar
Kristina Crona, UC Merced; Benjamin Recht, UC Berkeley; Piotr Zwiernik, UC Berkeley
3-6 p.m., 736 Evans Hall

Monday, April 21

Applied Estimation of Mobile Environments [Dissertation Talk]
10-11 a.m., 540AB Cory Hall

Big Ideas: IT poster session
3-5 p.m., Kvamme Atrium, 3rd floor Sutardja Dai Hall