and CS Associate Chair Jitendra
Malik appeared in a New York Times article titled "Human
or Computer? Take This Test." Also mentioned in the article
are Professor Emeritis Manuel
Blum, Professor Doug
Tygar, and CS grad students Greg Mori and Monica Chew.
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December 10, 2002
Luthra, an EECS undergraduate student, has been selected for the Rhodes
Scholarship. He is the first winner from UC Berkeley since 1989.
December 9, 2002
Pister was featured in a Business Week article titled "Attack
Of The Killer Dust. Relax, it's a novel. Still, nanotech has a
December 2, 2002
Culler has been selected as an Association for Computing Machinery
(ACM) Fellow for his achievements in computer science and information
Kubiatowicz has been selected by Scientifiic American for the
SA 50 Award. His citation reads: "Designed a highly distributed
data storage system that could be shared by millions of users simultaneously."
November 11, 2002
Hilfinger and student Alex Fabrikant were featured in an Oakland
Tribune article called "Cal plugs in to schools' speed-code
November 10, 2002
Goldberg appeared in a Christian Science Monitor article titled "The
eyes have it - for now: As surveillance cameras proliferate, a
band of skeptics is questioning the social impact of all this watching."
November 7, 2002
Pisano, ERL director and professor in EECS and mechanical
engineering appeared in a San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Desperate
company finds huge opportunity with tiny syringe."
November 4, 2002
Wagner was named one of Popular Science magazine's "Brilliant
10," a list of top groundbreaking scientists.
Adjunct Professor and CITRIS Director, Ruzena
Bajcsy, was named "one of the 50 most influential female scientists
in the nation," in a list compiled by Discover magazine.
Pister, and David
Culler, and graduate student Bruno Sinopoli appeared in an
article titled "Smartdust, la polvere intelligente che spia e trasmette
informazioni" in the Italian news magazine "la Repubblica."
la polvere intelligente che spia e trasmette informazioni" (pdf
Howe appeared in a Forbes article titled "Sensors
Gone Wild: An experiment in the California desert provides hints
of how a networked world could improve everyday life."
October 28, 2002
Sangiovanni-Vincentelli was featured in a section of Electronic
Design magazine titled "People Who Made It Happen."
Pederson was selected as one of Electronic Design magazine's 2002
Hall of Fame inductees.
October 21, 2002
alum (PhD, 1992) Dan Jurafsky has received the MacArthur Fellowship. http://www.macfound.org/programs/fel/2002fellows/jurafsky_daniel.htm
project led by U.C. Berkeley to modernize embedded software systems,
which run everything from an aircraft's navigation system to a child's
robotic pet, is getting a $13 million boost from a National Science
Foundation (NSF) grant.
Sastry, principal investigator of the project is the founder and
director of the Center for
Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems (CHESS), where the project
will be based at UC Berkeley. CHESS is a major part of the UC Berkeley-based
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
(CITRIS), one of four California Institutes for Science and Innovation
established by Gov. Gray Davis to foster high-impact research that will
benefit society as well as drive the state's future economic growth.
Lee is co-investigator of the project that brings together eight
other UC Berkeley researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer
Sciences, including professors Thomas
Henzinger and Alberto
Sangiovanni-Vincentell. Researchers from UC Berkeley will team up
for the project with colleagues at Vanderbilt University's Institute
for Software Integrated Systems and the Mathematical Sciences Department
at the University of Memphis.
September 25, 2002
Katz has been chosen as the winner of the 2002 SIGMOBILE Outstanding
Contribution Award, "For significant and lasting contributions
to the research on mobile computing and communications and wireless
Wagner appeared in a Contra Costa Times article titled "Cyberterror
plan revealed: High on suggestions, low on regulation, Bush strategy
leaves much of the work to the private sector."
September 19, 2002
Barsky was featured in a New York Times article titled "For
an Irregular Lens, an Optical Blueprint."
September 12, 2002
Brewer was featured in a Financial Times (London) article
with fresh fluency," about the concept of timesharing computer
access with a computer utility. (no link available online)
September 9, 2002
Fearing appeared in a Science Central News article titled "Sticky
Feet," about his reasearch involving van der Waals forces.
and EECS Chair Shankar Sastry and his BEAR project were featured
in a Daily Californian article titled "Pilotless Chopper Finds
Its Own Way: Berkeley Researchers Build Flying Machine."
August 28, 2002
student Tien-Hao Lan appeared in a USA Today article titled "Students
go buy the book - on the Net."
August 28, 2002
Brewer appeared in a Financial Times (London) article titled "Battling
the bugs: Computer software problems are costing billions and threatening
to hold back hardware developments." (no link available)
August 27, 2002
and ERL Director Al
Pisano was mentioned in a San Francisco Chronicle article titled "U.S.
eyes biotech exports."
Rabaey was featured in a New York Times article titled "Faster
Chips That March to Their Own Improvised Beat." (registration
Sudan, who received his PhD in CS from UC Berkeley in 1992, was awarded
the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize for computer science research.
Canny has received the AAAI Classic Paper Award for the most influential
paper from the 1983 National Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
As the author of "A Variational Approach to Edge Detection" and
the creator of the widely used Canny Edge Detector, he was honored
for seminal contributions in the areas of robotics and machine
August 14, 2002
Jordan was elected Fellow of the American Association for Artificial
Intelligence for his significant contributions to reasoning under
uncertainty, machine learning, and human motor control. He also
delivered the AAAI 2002 keynote address on "Probabilistic AI
and Information Retrieval."
August 14, 2002
Sinclair and Luca
Trevisan have received the Okawa Prize from The Okawa Foundation
for Information and Telecommunications for 2002. The award is "to
pay tribute to and make public recognition of persons who have
made outstanding contributions to the research, technological development
and business in the information and telecommunications fields,
August 14, 2002
Graham was quoted in a New York Times article titled "Would-Be
Math Teacher Ended Up Educating a Computer Revolution," about
Frances Allen's retirement from IBM.
August 6, 2002
Sastry has been appointed to the NEC Distinguished Professorship. This
faculty honor, most recently held by Professor and Chancellor Emeritus
Chang-Lin Tien, is administered jointly by the College of Engineering
and the Walter A. Haas School of Business.
_________ Professors David
Patterson and John
Kubiatowicz both appeared in a Fast Company article titled "How
to SMASH Your Strategy: IBM's revolutionary approach to computing
just might offer a new direction in strategy -- one that bridges the
gap between brilliant insight and flawless execution."
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