EECS doctoral candidate Vinod
Prabhakaran appeared in a Sacramento Bee article titled "Guarded
Support: Correctional Officers Back Study Program," about college
programs for inmates.
August 8, 2004
Patterson, along with John Hennessy, is the recipient of
the 2004 C & C Prize. The Foundation for C & C Promotion
in Japan awards this prize which consists of a certificate, a plaque,
and a monetary award. The citation for Patterson and Hennessy reads "for
contributions to the advancement of computer science, engineering
and industry through inspiring textbooks, research and professional
services on computer architecture."
Professor and Chair Jitendra
Malik appeared in a New York Times article titled "What's
Next: Fleeting Experience, Mirrored in Your Eyes," about a corneal
imaging system being developed at Columbia University.
July 29, 2004
Pister appeared in a New York Times article titled "Wireless
Sensor Networks Spread to New Territory."
July 26, 2004
Yelick appeared in an eWeek article titled "Sun Plans
Java Platform Extensions."
July 19, 2004
Wagner appeared in an article titled "These chips keep
tabs on library books -- and perhaps you. Libraries from Toronto
to the Vatican are using high-tech ways to track wayward tomes, but
the methods have sparked privacy concerns" in The Ottawa Citizen.
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July 13, 2004
Brewer was featured in a LA Times article titled, "A
Fallen Tech Highflier Sifts Through Bubble Memories," about
Inktomi Corp., the search engine and network technology company he
co-founded as a Berkeley computer science professor in 1996.
(LA Times Archive page, registration
July 5, 2004
Professor Emeritus Charles Susskind passed away on June 15, 2004
after a brave and lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He joined
UC Berkeley's Electrical Engineering department in 1955 in the area of
microwaves. The SF Chronicle article can be seen at http://www.sfgate.com/cgibin/article.cgi?file=/
UC Berkeley Newscenter press release can be viewed at http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/06/24_susskind.shtml
Myers appeared in a Sacramento Bee article titled "Computational
biology: UCSC man's work earns top award: His computer programs deciphered
human genome," about David Haussler receiving ACM's Allen Newell
(Registration may be required)
June 8, 2004
Patterson has been elected President of the Association of
Computing Machinery. He will serve from July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2006.
Spanos will be the next director of the Electronics Research
Laboratory, beginning July 1st. He will replace outgoing ERL Director
Professor Al Pisano. Costas Spanos has served as the Faculty Director
of the Microlab in recent years.
O'Brien received an award from the Hellman Family Faculty
Fund for his proposal, “Combined Audio and Visual Stimulation
for Synthetic Environments.”
Stoica was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for
Science and Technology. 20 of the 57 recipients named by President
Bush came from NSF. NSF's nominees for these presidential awards
are drawn from junior faculty members who have received grants from
NSF's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program, considered
the agency's most important and prestigious awards for new faculty
members who show promise as leaders in science and engineering.
May 4, 20004
Three New Centers Open in EECS
The Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation (BQIC) Center
kick-off event on May 13th began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with
BQIC directors Umesh Vazirani of EECS and Birgitta Whaley of Chemistry.
BQIC brings together researchers from the colleges of chemistry, engineering
and physical sciences to work on fundamental issues in quantum algorithms,
quantum cryptography, quantum control and the experimental realization
of quantum computers. The inauguration of the center featured plenary
talks about foundational and experimental aspects of research by experts
K. Nakamura of NEC, Japan, L. Schulman of Caltech, D. Awschalom of UC
Santa Barbara, and M. Mosca of the University of Waterloo. More details
can be found at: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/BQIC.
The Berkeley Institute of Design (BiD) officially opened with its May
14th kick-off event. BiD Director John Canny led a day of research overviews,
breakout sessions, and demos, including a tour of their new space in the Hearst
Memorial Mining Building. BiD incubates a new design discipline spanning computer
science, architecture, industrial and mechanical engineering. BiD’s
academic program, subject to future approval, is expected to be a two-year
master’s degree. BiD will also include a PhD program in interdisciplinary
design, which will put PhD students in a mentor role, pairing them with master’s
students with complementary interests for the duration of their program. More
information can be found at: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/BID.
The Center for Optoelectronic Nanostructured Semiconductor Technologies
(CONSRT) kick-off was May 16th. CONSRT, part of CITRIS, is funded under
the DARPA University Photonics Research Program with significant industrial
and institutional support. CONSRT’s goal is to advance nanostructured
optoelectronic materials and devices to enable breakthrough functionalities
in sensing, imaging, processing and communication microsystems with greatly
reduced power, size, and weight. Connie Chang-Hasnain is the center’s
director, and task leaders Pallab Bhattacharya, Dennis Deppe, and Peter Delfyett
will focus on research in the areas of material research on quantum dots and
nanocrystals, enabling devices for optical interconnects and communications,
and system demonstration, respectively. More information is available at: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/IPRO/CONSRT.
Myers received the Max Planck Research Prize from the Max
Planck Society and the Alexander von Humboldt foundation for being "one
of the pioneers of computational molecular biology."
Sastry has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences in the engineering sciences and technologies category.
A full list of the Fellows of the Class of 2004 may be found at
Alumnae Barbara Grosz, now a professor at Harvard University, has been
elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in the computer
EECS graduate student David Molnar appeared in a San Francisco
Chronicle article titled "Despite privacy fears, library board approves
microchips to track books."
May 7, 2004
At the annual UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition at the Haas School
of Business, EECS graduate student Sunil Bhave and Dr. Emmanuel
Quevy's entry Silicon Clocks won the Best of UC Berkeley & UCSF Technology
Prize of $7,500. EE graduate student Paul Hung was part of the
Analog Micro Displays team, which received second place. EECS graduate
students Frank Gennari, Mike Lam and Greg Mcintyre's
team, DFM Technologies, won the third place prize and the People's Choice
Brewer and David
Culler appeared in a New York Times article titled "News
Analysis: Why Google Is Peering Out, at Microsoft."
May 3, 2004
U.S. News and World Report magazine has rated U.C. Berkeley's graduate computer
engineering and electrical/electronic/communications engineering as the
nations #1 programs, tied with Stanford and MIT.
U.S. News and World Report Graduate School Ratings for 2004
The annual ratings are based on a combination of factors including student/faculty
ratios, number of Ph.D. degrees awarded, faculty membership in the National
Academy of Engineering, research funding, and peer and recruiter assessments.
U.S. News and World Report magazine has rated U.C. Berkeley as #3 nationwide
in undergraduate computer engineering and electrical/electronic/communications
engineering specialties for schools with doctorate programs. Since Berkeley
doesn't have a computer engineering program, except as part of its EECS programs,
EECS is taking credit for this rating. This makes Berkeley's program the top
public undergraduate program in the nation for schools with doctorate programs.
U.S. News and World Report Undergraduate School Ratings for 2004
EECS alumnus T. John Koo, now an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University,
and Professor Shankar Sastry appeared in a Vanderbilt Engineering News
article titled "ISIS: Improving 'Smart' Systems from Cell Phones
to Jet Planes."
Volume 45, Number 1, 2004
Bajcsy was featured in an East Bay Business Times article
titled "Project applies technology to big issues," about
current research areas in CITRIS, and applying information technology
to new areas in the humanities. Professor Kris Pister also appeared
in the article.
April 23, 2004
Brewer appeared in a Los Angeles Times story titled "Some
See a Challenge to Microsoft in Google's Sites," about the possibility
of Google developing an operating system that would live on the Internet.
(LA Times Archive page, registration required)
April 14, 2004
Berlekamp appeared in a New York Times article titled "Puzzles
+ Math = Magic," about the Gatherings for Gardner meeting of
mathematicians, inventors, puzzle experts, and magicians.
April 3, 2004
Culler was featured in an Oakland Tribune article titled "Scientists
vie for Homeland Security Cash," about Charles McQueary, undersecretary
for science and technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,
visiting the department.
March 19, 2004
Pister was featured in an East Bay Business Times article
titled "Firm in new market turns to tech veteran," about
Joy Weiss, the new CEO of his company, Dust Inc.
March 5, 2004
Bajcsy is the recipient of the ACM Distinguished Service
Award. Her citation reads "For outstanding contributions to
computer science, information technology and societal systems as
a researcher, educator, administrator, and for distinguished service
on many major committees, councils and boards."
Messerschmitt's recent book with Clement Szyperski of Microsoft
entitled "Software Ecosystem" has been recognized by the
Association of American Publishers as the outstanding achievement
in Professional and Scholarly Publishing in the Business, Management,
and Accounting category for 2003. The press release for the award
and the book web site is at:
Wagner was named “Best Academic Researcher” in
Information Security Magazine’s December 2003 lineup of top
Cheung appeared in an EE Times article titled "Laser
Liftoff Techique to Yield Biodetection Chip."
February 20, 2004
Professor and Inktomi founder Eric
Brewer appeared in an Oakland Tribune article titled "Yahoo
dealing with Inktomi," about Yahoo!'s plans to switch to Inktomi's
February 19, 2004
O'Brien and Jonathan
Shewchuk have been selected as Alfred Sloan Fellows for 2004.
The fellowships are awarded annually to recognize and support young
scientists and scholars in chemistry, computational and evolutionary
molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience,
and physics. Fellows receive grants of $40,000 over two years.
Pister and David
Culler were featured in a San Jose Mercury article titled "Smart
February 18, 2004
Culler and Kris
Pister appeared in a US News & World Report article titled "Science & Society:
'Smart dust' is way cool."
February 16, 2004
O'Brien was interviewed by TechTV for the show "The
Screen Savers," about his research developing numerical simulation
techniques for modeling the appearance of physical phenomena in synthetic
February 12, 2004
Bokor appeared in an Mit Technology Review article titled "Gadgets
in the Superchip Age: Novel chip designs and manufacturing techniques
keep the 40-year computing explosion going strong."
January 30, 2004
Newton, CITRIS Director Ruzena Bajcsy, Chair Shankar Sastry,
and Professor Vivek Subramanian appeared in an EE Times article titled "A
world-changing view of engineering," about CITRIS.
January 26, 2004
Culler and Kris
Pister appeared in an EE Times article titled "Sweeping
smart dust into the mesh"
January 26, 2004
Wagner appeared in a New York Times article titled "Report
Finds Risks in Internet Voting by Americans Overseas."
January 22, 2004
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