EECS News Fall 2013
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 Bob Brayton. More>>
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. More>>
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" .
Bjorn 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.
Congratulations to Juan A. Colmenares, former postdoc in the Par Lab (Advisor: Prof. John D. Kubiatowicz) and current visiting researcher in the Swarm Lab, for winning the Gold Medal in the software field at the Samsung Best Paper Award 2013. His paper "Absolute Zero-Copy Web-Object Cache Design for High-Performance Cloud Deployments", co-authored by Daniel G. Waddington and Jilong Kuang, was selected as the best paper in the software field among about 350 submissions from all Samsung branches, and it is one of the 9 Gold-Medal winners out of over 1,700 submissions in different technical fields.
The research work of EECS graduate student Richard Przybyla was featured in and MIT Technology Review article titled “ A Gestural Interface for Smart Watches”. Richard Przybyla, who is working with the Berkeley Sensors and Actuators (BSAC) research center and UC Davis researchers, is developing a tiny chip that uses ultrasound waves to detect a slew of gestures in 3-D.
The paper authored by EECS graduate student Mehdi Maasoumy (advisor Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli) has been selected as the Best Student Paper Award Finalist in the 2013 ASME Dynamics and Control Systems Conference (DSCC) held in Stanford CA October 21-23, 2013. Co-authors are Barzin Moridian, Meysam Razmara, Mahdi Shahbakhti and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli.
The De Novo Group is in the news again! Working with researchers from Stanford University and UC Berkeley, they launched a new project bringing affordable broadband Internet access to rural communities. Google.Org has provided $2 million to the De Novo Group to help develop this technology which can bring an open source solution for more affordable wireless networks to communities around the world.
Christos Papadimitriou has received the 2012 Honorary Doctorate from the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university. Prof. Papadimitriou is renowned for his contributions in the field of algorithmic complexity, databases, and combinatorial optimization. More>>
Alexandre Bayen and Sylvia Ratnasamy have been named recipients of the 2013 Okawa Foundation Research Grant. This award recognizes promising young faculty in information technology and promotes international scientific cooperation.
EECS Prof. Benjamin Recht is quoted in a Simon’s Foundation Quanta Magazine article titled “ The Mathematical Shape of Things to Come”. Scientific data sets are becoming more dynamic, requiring new mathematical techniques on par with the invention of calculus.
Katalin Voros, Operations Manager of the Microlab, has retired this past June, after 30 years with the Department. Upon retirement she received the title R&D Engineering Manager Emerita. Katalin documented the activities of the Microlab, now the Marvell Nanolab, in Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2013-158, History of the UC Berkeley Microlab.
EECS graduate student Juan Pablo Duarte has received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2013 International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD) for the paper "Unified FinFET Compact Model: Modelling Trapezoidal Triple-Gate FinFETs". His co-authors are Navid Paydavosi, Sriramkumar Venugopalan, Angada Sachid and Prof. Chenming Hu, all of EECS department, UC Berkeley.
EECS graduate students Derrick Cheng, Cheng-yu Hong and Stephanie Rogers have been named recipients of the 2014 Siebel Scholars awards. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, bioengineering, and computer science. Today, nearly 870 Siebel Scholars are active in a program that nurtures leadership, academic achievement, and the collaborative search for solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. More>>
Project “ Rangzen”, led by EECS graduate student Yahel Ben-David and advisor Prof. Eric Brewer were featured in a SF Chronicle article titled “ Helping dissenters evade foreign eavesdropping”. “Rangzen” is a project of the the TIER (Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions) research group led by Prof. Eric Brewer and co-advised by Prof. Scott Shenker.
The article "Low-cost coarse airborne particulate matter sensing for indoor occupancy detection", by students Kevin Weekly, Donghyun Kim, and Lin Zhang (visiting scholar from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China), led by Professors Alexandre Bayen, William Nazaroff, and Costas Spanos won the QSI Best Application Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). The work presented in this article proposes to use a low-cost sensor to infer the local movement of occupants in a corridor by sensing the resuspension of coarse particles. The award was presented to EECS PhD student Kevin Weekly at the CASE Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Computer Science division at UC Berkeley has been named the best college for computer science majors by AC Online, an organization that lists comprehensive college rankings focused on affordability, value, and best ROI (return on investment).
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