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Research on a self-sweeping laser led by Prof. Connie Chang-Hasnain has been published in Scientific Reports in an article titled “ Laser optomechanics”. This new approach that uses light to move mirrors could usher in a new generation of laser technology for a wide range of applications, including remote sensing, self-driving car navigation and 3D biomedical imaging.
UC News Center article
September 3

The paper " Sensing by Proxy: Occupancy Detection Based on Indoor CO2 Concentration" written by Ming Jin (EECS grad student), Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis (post-doc), Kevin Weekly (EECS grad student) and Profs. Costas Spanos and Alexandre Bayen has been selected as one of 3 “ Best Papers” at the Ninth International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2015. A digital award will be issued in the name of the authors and are invited to submit an extended article version to one of the IARIA (International Academy, Research and Industry Association) Journals.
September 2

Research on creating a color-changing chameleon-like synthetic skin led by Prof. Connie Chang-Hasnain is featured in a KQED video/article titled “ Nature’s Mood Rings: How Chameleons Really Change Color”. By etching a one-dimensional array into a thin silicon film and sticking it onto flexible plastic, when the plastic is stretched the design changes color. Applications for this color-changing array include biosensors, energy efficient displays and sensors that would change color to warn of structural failure on a bridge or airplane wing.
August 31

A paper written by Prof. Doug Tygar and his student Alma Whitten has received the USENIX Security 2015 conference’s Test of Time award. The USENIX Test of Time Award recognizes papers that have had a lasting impact on their fields. To qualify, a paper must have been presented at its respective conference at least 10 years ago. The paper titled “ Why Johnny Can’t Encrypt: A Usability Evaluation of PGP 5.0” was published in the Proceedings of the 8th USENIX Security Symposium in August, 1999.
August 18

EECS alumna Rikky Muller, Ph.D. ‘13 has been selected as one of MIT Technology Review’s Annual Innovators Under 35 2015 list. For over 10 years, MIT Technology Review has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. Dr. Muller is recognized for her work in the field of Engineering and Medicine. Dr. Muller co-founded Cortera Neurotechnologies, Inc. with Profs. Jan Rabaey and Michel Maharbiz.
Berkeley Research article
August 18

Research on cybersecurity led by Prof. Vern Paxson was featured in a NSF online article titled “ Cyber-defense and forensic tools turns 20”. In 1995, when Prof. Paxson was a computer science Ph.D. student here in EECS, he began writing what eventually became Bro, the ground-breaking open source cybersecurity software that was used to build a network monitoring framework. Today this is used by many of the largest supercomputing centers, national labs, university campuses and even Fortune 10 companies.
August 6

The Siebel Energy Institute, a global university consortium focused on smart energy announced the winning proposals of 24 research grants nearing $1M. The Siebel Energy Institute is a consortium of eight research institutions: Carnegie Mellon University, Ecole Polytechnique, MIT, Politecnico di Torino, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and U. of Tokyo. UC Berkeley faculty are lead researchers for half of the institute’s inaugural 24 research grants. Four of the selected proposals lead researchers are EECS professors Eric Brewer, Laurent El Ghaoui, Claire Tomlin and Kameshwar Poolla. More>>
August 5

The research of a team led by Prof. Sayeef Salahuddin is featured in a UC News Center article titled “ Small tilt in magnets makes them viable memory chips”. They have discovered a new way to switch the polarization of nanomagnets, paving the way for high-density storage to move from hard disks onto integrated circuits. This advance could lead to computers that turn on in an instant, operate with far greater speed and use significantly less power.
August 3

Michael Stonebraker and Lawrence A. Rowe are the recipients of the 2015 SIGMOD Systems Award for fundamental contributions to the design and implementation of modern, object-relational database systems as embodied by the Postgres DBMS. Prof. Emeritus Stonebraker has been a pioneer of data base research and technology for more than a quarter of a century. He was the main architect of the INGRES relational DBMS, and the object-relational DBMS, POSTGRES. Prof. Emeritus Rowe’s research interests are multimedia systems and applications, distributed collaboration, DB application development tools, and distributed systems. He was co-founder of the original INGRES Corporation, and from 2007-2014 served as President/COO and later Chairman/CEO at FX Palo Alto Laboratory.
August 3

Koushik Sen and Prasad Raghavendra have been selected to receive 2015 Okawa Foundation Research Grants. This award recognizes promising young faculty members in the fields of information and telecommunications. Associate Prof. Sen and Assistant Prof. Raghavendra continue a line of distinguished faculty from Berkeley EECS who have received this award. To see the list by year please see
July 30

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Memorial Tribute to Prof. Martin Graham

October 16, 2015
4 pm - 6 pm
Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall

Tuesday, September 8

Dissertation Talk: Leveraging Similar Regions to Improve Genome Data Processing
Kristal Curtis, EECS
10-11 a.m., 380 Soda Hall

The Chua Lecture Series
Prof. Leon Chua, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Building 20, Auditorium Hewlett Packard Labs

BSAC Technology Seminar - MEMS at BOSCH
Dr. Franz Laermer, Bosch
12-1 p.m., 540 Cory Hall

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

Wednesday, September 9

An Exascale Address Space (Unified Name Server and Protection Domains)
Steve Wallach, Micron
11 a.m.-12 p.m., 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

EECS Career Fair
Atalie Chan, EECS XRG
12-4 p.m., Pauley Ballroom Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

EECS Colloquium: The Big Picture: CMOS Image Sensors From Zero to Billions and Beyond
Eric Fossum, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth
4-5 p.m., 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall

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

PDT Partners Info Session
7-8 p.m., Blue Room Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

Thursday, September 10

EECS/Texas Instruments Art Dedication Ceremony
9:30-10 a.m., TI Electronics Design Lab Cory Hall

Yelp Info Session/Tech Talk
5:30-6:30 p.m., Wozniak Lounge/430/438 Soda Hall

Microsoft Tech Talk
7-9 p.m., 306, HP Auditorium Soda Hall