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EECS News Spring 2013

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Pieter Abbeel has been named a recipient of the 2013 DARPA Young Faculty Award. The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and expose them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process. Prof. Abbeel was selected for his work on "Supervised Autonomy for Robotic Manipulation".
August 27
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EECS grad student Kurt Thomas and Prof. Vern Paxson were featured in a Boing Boing article titled “ Where Twitter spam-accounts come from”. After buying $5,000 worth of fake Twitter accounts they developed a template for identifying spam Twitter accounts. Their paper, “ Trafficking Fraudulent Accounts: The Role of the Underground Market in Twitter Spam and Abuse” was presented at the 2013 Usenix Security Symposium.
August 23
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Richard S. Muller and Richard White have received the 2013 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh) Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award. This award was given in recognition of their pioneering innovation and leadership in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology and was presented by his Royal Highness Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Consort of Queen Elizabeth. More>>
August 21
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Silicon BioDevices, an EECS spin-out led by Dr. Octavian Florescu (PhD, EE, 2010) is a finalist for the Nokia Sensing XChallenge. The Sensing XChallenge is two separate and consecutive competitions to advance innovative sensing technologies that capture meaningful data about a consumer’s health and surrounding environment. The advancements in sensing technology resulting from this competition will help lay the foundation for a mobile health revolution that transforms healthcare into a system that is highly personalized, instantly accessible and relevant to the medical needs of each individual. More>>
August 15
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Kam Lau has been selected to receive the 2013 Aerospace Electronics Systems Society (AESS) Pioneer Award. This award is given annually to an individual or team for “contributions significant to bringing into being systems that are still in existence today.” Prof. Lau is receiving this award in recognition of his pioneering contribution to fiber optic transfer.
August 15
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The research work of Sayeef Salahuddin and postdoc Mohammad Esmaeili-Rad was featured in a UC Berkeley News Center article titled “ Research Brief: Auto lubricant could rev up medical imaging”. They have built a device that speeds up medical imaging using an engine lubricant. Their discovery could bring transformational changes in applications from biomedical imaging to solar cells to energy-efficient transistors. Their paper titled “ High Performance Molybdenum Disulfide Amorphous Silicon Heterojunction Photodetector”was published in Scientific Reports (Friday, Aug. 2, 2013).
August 6
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Two EECS related research papers have received the 2013 ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award. The first paper is titled “ PlanetLab: An overlay testbed for broad-coverage services”, by Brent Chun, and David Culler et al. It describes an international research infrastructure that provided the foundation for exploring the world of internet services (clouds) that we see today. The second is “ A delay-tolerant network architecture for challenged internets”, by Kevin Fall who was an adjunct professor in EECS before joining Intel. The ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award recognizes papers published 10 to 12 years in the past in Computer Communication Review or any SIGCOMM sponsored or co-sponsored conference that is deemed to be an outstanding paper whose contents are still a vibrant and useful contribution today.
July 31
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De Novo Group, a non-profit corporation based in Berkeley, California, is launching a technology research and development project into digital communication solutions that preserve anonymity and are infrastructure independent. The target beneficiaries of these solutions are citizens of oppressive regimes faced by government-imposed communication blackouts. This project, called “ Rangzen” is led by EECS graduate student Yahel Ben-David, a De Novo Group co-founder and member 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 Rangzen project has a $2M budget primarily funded by the US State Department’s bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL). More>>
July 26
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Ali Javey is in the news again! This UC Berkeley team’s research paper titled " A direct thin-film towards low-cost large-area III-IV photovoltaics", led by Prof. Javey was published in Scientific Reports, Nature.com’s peer-reviewed open access journal. They have developed an inexpensive new way to grow thin films of a material prized in the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries that could make high-end solar cells affordable to consumers.

Earlier this month another research team led by Prof. Javey was featured in a UC Berkeley News Center article titled “ Paper-thin e-skin responds to touch, holds promise for sensory robotics and interactive environments”. They have created the first user-interactive sensor network on flexible plastic that responds to touch by instantly lighting up.
July 24
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Ken Goldberg was featured in a New Hampshire Public Radio news article/interview titled “ Software Reveals the True Story Behind Citizen Videos”. This software called the “Rashomon Project”, developed by a team of researchers led by Prof. Goldberg could support and protect activists against unjust persecution.
July 24
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The research paper written by Dongjin Seo, Jose Carmena, Jan Rabaey, Elad Alon and Michel Maharbiz titled “ Neural Dust: An Ultrasonic, Low Power Solution for Chronic Brain-Machine Interfaces” reveals an entirely new way to study and interact with the brain and has been featured in several news sources. Their idea is to sprinkle electronic sensors the size of dust particles into the cortex and to interrogate them remotely using ultrasound.
Time Tech article
MIT Technology Review article
Huffington Post article
Gizmodo article
July 22
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Pieter Abbeel has been named a recipient of the 2013 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator research Program grant (ONR-YIP). ONR YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. More>>
July 8
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EECS graduate student Anna Rafferty (advisors Tom Griffiths and Dan Klein) has been awarded a 2013 - 2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. The Dissertation Fellowship Program is part of the National Academy of Education’s effort to encourage outstanding new scholars from many disciplines to bring their insights to bear on issues related to education.
July 3
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The paper titled “Low Power Negative Capacitance FETs for Future Quantum-Well Body Technology” authored by EECS students Chun Wing Yeung, Asif Islam Khan, Asis Sarker, and Professors Sayeef Salahuddin and Chenming Hu has been chosen one of two winners for the Best Paper Award in the 2013 VLSI-TSA (Very Large Scale Integration-Techonology, Systems and Applications) conference.
July 3
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Susan Graham has been named Chair of the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC) executive committee. The CCC serves as a catalyst and enabler for the computing research community. It seeks to provide leadership and mechanisms for bringing the community together to identify revolutionary, high-impact research directions that serve to shape the future of the field. More>>
June 25
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Spark, an open source “distributed software” program whose main architects are EECS graduate student Matei Zaharia and Prof. Ion Stoica is featured in a Wired magazine article titled “ Spark: Open Source Superstar Rewrites Future on Big Data”. Spark, a project within the AMP (Algorithms, Machines and People) Lab, is being installed inside the massive data centers that drive Yahoo’s enormous online empire.
June 24
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The paper titled “The Design of an Acquisitional Query Processor for Sensor Networks” written by Samuel Madden, Michael J. Franklin, Joseph M. Hellerstein and Wei Hong has received the 2013 ACM SIGMOD (Special Interest Group on Management of Data) Test of Time Award. This award recognizes the best paper from the SIGMOD proceedings 10 years prior, based on the criterion of identifying the paper that has had the most impact (research, products, methodology) over the intervening decade. More>>
June 20
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EECS faculty and alumni swept the awards at the 2013 Design Automation Conference. Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli received a Lifetime Achievement Award and Professors Kurt Keutzer and Robert Brayton were noted as the seventh and ninth most cited authors, respectively. Berkeley alumni Sharad Malik (Ph.D. ‘90), Massoud Pedram (Ph.D. ‘91) and Srinivas Devadas (Ph.D. ‘88) were the second, third, and eighth most cited authors respectively. Berkeley graduate student Matthew Moskewicz's paper "Chaff: Engineering an Efficient SAT Solver", written as an undergraduate at Princeton with his advisor and Berkeley alumni Sharad Malik tied for first place as the most cited paper of all time. Prof. Kurt Keutzer's paper "DAGON: technology binding and local optimization by DAG matching" was one of the ten most cited papers of all time. Berkeley alumni Kaushik Ravindran (Ph.D. ‘07) and Richard Rudell (Ph.D. ‘89) were each co-authors of papers among the ten most cited papers of all time. More>>
June 14
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James Demmel has been awarded the Charles Babbage Award at the 2013 IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium. This award was established in 1989 to be given annually to a conference participant in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field. The selection is made by the steering committee chairs, upon recommendation from the Program Chair and General Chair who have been responsible for the technical program of the conference.
June 6
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A new research center, iCyPhy (Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems Center) has been launched to identify and develop new engineering techniques that will make it easier to successfully build products and services that combine complex software, hardware and mechanical components. iCyPhy is a consortium that pairs industrial and academic research to explore and develop new approaches and breakthroughs in systems engineering. It is based at UC Berkeley with Professors Edward Lee and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli as the principal investigators. The consortium also includes the California Institute of Technology, IBM and United Technologies (UTC). More>>
June 6
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EECS grad student Siva V Thyagarajan, whose advisor is Prof. Ali Niknejad has been awarded a 2013 Intel Ph.D. Fellowship. The Intel PhD Fellowship Program awards fellowships to exceptional PhD candidates pursuing leading-edge innovation in fields related to Intel's business and research interests. This is a prestigious and highly competitive program with a limited number of fellowships awarded annually. This is an extremely coveted award and selected students are recognized as being amongst the best in their areas of research.
May 30
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In a report titled “ 2013 College Education ROI Rankings: Does a Degree Always Pay Off?” by the website PayScale, UC Berkeley ranked #1 in ROI (return on investment) for Computer Science Majors. Using data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) PayScale collects salary and career data and uses modern data mining and predictive modeling techniques to yield the most highly accurate compensation predictions possible, across a huge range of circumstances.
May 23
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EE192 class ended with yet another double victory for UC Berkeley. Our students won the Natcar competition, which took place at UC Davis this past Monday. Among some twenty teams from UCSD, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and CSUF, two groups from EE192 took 1st and 2nd place. Natcar is a design contest created by UC Davis and National Semiconductor and run in conjunction with UC Berkeley. Teams design, build and race autonomous cars on a track marked by 1"-wide white tape.
May 23
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CS 10 “The Beauty and Joy of Computing”, taught by Dan Garcia has been selected to participate in the AP Computer Science Principles Phase II Pilot for the 2013-14 academic year. The AP Program is selecting 11 colleges across the nation for this pilot. All selected schools are expected to continue as a pilot school through the end of the 2015-16 academic year. The AP Program plans to launch the new AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course in the fall of 2016 with the first AP CSP exam scheduled to be administered in May 2017. The AP CSP course is focused on broadening participation in computer science education, especially with females and underrepresented minority students. The course is designed to introduce students to the central ideas of computing and computer science, to instill ideas and practices of computational thinking, and to have students engage in activities that show how computing and computer science change the world.
May 22
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The HKN Mu Chapter-UC Berkeley has been selected to receive the 2011-2012 IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Chapter Award. “Scholarship, Character, and Attitude” are the founding principles of Eta Kappa Nu, and the Mu Chapter is a living tribute to these principals. Their dedication to service, commitment to self-improvement, and the desire to help those in need is part of the reason why IEEE-HKN students stand out from the rest.
May 21
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Prof. Sayeef Salahuddin’s research on “Novel Electronic Applications with 2D semiconductors” has been selected for funding by the Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Program. This competitive program seeks to identify and support academic scientists who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees within the last five and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.
May 20
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Graduating senior Daniel A. Price, a double major in electrical engineering and computer sciences and bioengineering with a minor in physics, was selected as one of this year’s Rhodes Scholars. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. Daniel has done research in medical robotics at Johns Hopkins, and at Berkeley to develop a new imaging modality known as magnetic particle imaging. He aspires to a career applying his interests in medical devices and medical robotics to address global health care needs. At Oxford, he plans to do a M.Sc. in bioengineering. More>>
May 8
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Berkeley EECS & LSCS students have swept Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards 2013! EECS student Zhengyuan Zhou won the National Award and Frank Ong won the CRA Runner-Up award. Zhengyuan’s research contributed an elegant solution to a differential game theory problem and as a result he directly contributed to 9 papers in the past 2 years. Frank Ong’s work in using “wavelets” to reduce noise in flow MRI procedures is being piloted by several bay area hospitals.
May 7
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EECS undergraduate students Amy Pavel (advisor Björn Hartmann) and Stephanie Rogers (advisors Dawn Song and David Wagner) have been selected Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award (Female) 2013. It is quite an honor to be selected for Honorable Mention from this group. Stephanie Rogers' project was the use of machine learning to authenticate users based on personal touchscreen strokes. Amy Pavel’s research used machine learning techniques for automatic extraction of HTML tutorials and then built UI to browse and compare these tutorials based on extracted command structure.
May 7
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Eli Yablonovitch has been elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Each year, only 8 new Foreign Members are selected from among persons of the greatest eminence for their scientific discoveries and attainments. At the Induction Ceremony in July, Eli will sign the very same parchment book that Newton, Maxwell and all other Fellows have signed since the beginning of the Society over 350 years ago.
May 7
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Connie Chang-Hasnain has been selected to receive an Outstanding Research Award from the Pan Wen Yuan Foundation, which recognizes world-renowned researchers of Chinese descent working in the fields of electronics, information technology. The award trophy and $17K prize will be presented to her on June 2 in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
May 2
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EECS Students Owen Lu, Steven Rhodes, and Eugene Fang have done it again! After winning the West Coast Freescale Cup Championship the students flew to Pittsburgh, PA where they once again beat the competition and took first place at the National Freescale Cup. Freescale will be flying the students to Harbin China in August to represent the US at the World Freescale Cup. The Freescale Cup is an autonomous line following race car challenge sponsored by Freescale Semiconductor. EECS students at Berkeley participate through the EE192 Mechatronics course taught by Igor Paprotny.
April 30
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Jitendra Malik and Bin Yu have been elected members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2013. Election to the Academy honors individual accomplishment and calls upon members to serve the public good. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts, and education.
April 25
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EECS Undergraduate students Eugene Fang, Steven Rhodes and Owen Lu took first place at the West Coast Freescale Cup Championship. The Freescale Cup is an autonomous line following race car challenge through the EE192 Mechatronics course taught by Igor Paprotny. 22 teams raced at UC Davis, representing 3 UC Schools. The students will be heading to Pittsburgh, PA to race in the National Championships. Winners from the national competition will head to China for the World Championship.
April 23
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Jean Walrand has just been awarded the 2013 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award for his long and distinguished record of deep and path-breaking contributions in the field of networking. The ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award is given by the ACM Special Interest Group on Measurement and Evaluation (SIGMETRICS) to an individual who has made long-lasting, influential contributions to the theory or practice of computer/communication system performance evaluation.
April 17
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EECS graduate students Antonio Blanca (advisor Alistair Sinclair) and Nihar B. Shah (advisors Martin Wainwright and Kannan Ramchandran) have won the first and second positions respectively in the first ACM University Student Research Competition held at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley on March 25. The topic of the competition was "Theory of Computing and its Applications".
April 17
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EECS students Mangpo Phitchaya Phothilimthana and Nishant Totla have won the 2013 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for their project “Programming Model and Synthesis for Low-power Spatial Architectures”. They were nominated by Prof. Ras Bodik.
April 17
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Chenming Hu has been selected as recipient of the 2013 Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic Design Automation, awarded by the EDA Consortium and the IEEE Council on EDA. This award celebrates Chenming's contributions to the EDA industry for the BSIM compact models widely used to design all types of integrated circuits, spanning logic, memory, analog and RF products. His technical contributions have profoundly affected directions in device technology as with the FinFET, all aspects of device reliability, and non-volatile memory technology. His graduates serve in senior leadership positions globally. Bob Brayton won the Kaufman Award in 2007, Richard Newton in 2003, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli in 2001, Ernest Kuh in 1998, and Donald Pederson in 1995.
April 5
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19 EECS graduate students have been named recipients of the 2012-2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, sponsored by the GSI Teaching and Resource Center. They are Karen Grutter, Fu-Chung Huang, Igor Izyumin, Yangqing Jia, Nicolas Knight, Gautam Kumar, Daiwei Li, Samir Makhani, Nikhil Naikal, Kar Wei Ng, Pierluigi Nuzzo, Kay Ousterhout, Alberto Puggelli, Omer Spillinger, Michael Roe, Kristin Stephens, Anirudh Todi, Shivaram Venkataraman, Ian Vonseggern, Brandon Wang, Tobias Welo and Insoon Yang. Outstanding GSI’s are selected in recognition of exceptional achievements as a teacher.
April 5
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We are deeply saddened that our colleague, Robert Wilensky passed away at the age of 61 on March 15, 2013 of a bacterial infection. Prof. Wilensky’s career in EECS spanned nearly 30 years since joining the faculty in 1978. During his tenure at UC Berkeley, he served as chair of the Computer Science Division, director of the Berkeley Cognitive Science Program, director of the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Project, and board member of the International Computer Science Institute. In lieu of flowers, the family would deeply appreciate any gifts in Wilensky’s memory made to the Wilensky Children’s Education Fund, which may be sent in care of Ann Danforth, P.O. Box 8586, 1831 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707. Memorial donations may also be sent to a campus fellowship fund that supports graduate student research. Checks made payable to UC Berkeley can be sent to The Professor Robert Wilensky Fellowship Fund, University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering, 201 McLaughlin Hall, MC #1722, Berkeley, CA 94720-1722. Donations to this fund may also be made online through Give to Cal. Gifts by UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students will be matched one-to-one, up to $250,000, through the Chancellor’s Challenge for Student Support. More
April 5
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Professors Michael Lustig and Ana Claudia Arias have been awarded a $425,000 two year exploratory grant from the National Institute of Health. The project titled: "High-Sensitivity Flexible Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Coils via Printed Electronics" aims to bring the new field of printed electronics, which patterns and integrates thin ink-based components directly onto flexible substrates, to MRI coil design and extend these new techniques to print clothlike MRI coils which will conform to different body shapes, thus improving image quality for a wide range of patients and applications.
April 1
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Eric Brewer and David Culler’s paper (other authors are David Gay, Matt Welsh, Philip Levis and Robert von Behren) titled, "The nesC Language: A Holistic Approach to Networked Embedded Systems” has been chosen to receive the 2013 ACM SIGPLAN Most Influential Paper Award. Each year SIGPLAN gives out an award for the paper deemed most influential from the PLDI conference 10 years earlier. This paper was presented at PLDI ’03.
April 1
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EE grad student Insoon Yang (advisor, Claire Tomlin) is a recipient of the 2012-2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, sponsored by the GSI Teaching and Resource Center. Outstanding GSI’s are selected in recognition of exceptional achievements as a teacher.
March 27
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced EECS alumni Mark Hill, Ph.D. ’87, the Gene M. Amdahl Professor of Computer Sciences. With Amdahl's blessing, Prof. Hill named the professorship after Amdahl to honor Amdahl as a computer pioneer and UW alumnus. This WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation) named professorship is one of about eight selected annually among UW-Madison's two thousand faculty members.
March 25
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Katherine Yelick has been named the 2013 Athena Lecturer by the ACM-W (the Association for Computing Machinery's Council on Women in Computing). The Athena Lecturer award celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science. Prof. Yelick is being recognized for improving the fundamental understanding and practice of parallel programming, which uses multiple processing elements simultaneously to solve a problem. She developed novel performance tuning, compilation and runtime systems, which implement the core behavior of computer languages.
March 22
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CS grad student Kristin Stephens (advisor, Dawn Song)is a recipient of the 2012-2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, sponsored by the GSI Teaching and Resource Center. Outstanding GSI’s are selected in recognition of exceptional achievements as a teacher.
March 22
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EECS alumna Orla Feely, Ph.D. ’92,(advisor Prof. Leon Chua) Professor in the School of Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering at the University College Dublin has been appointed Chair of the newly formed Irish Research Council which started in 2012. The Irish Research Council funds Irish-based researchers.
March 21
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Christos Papadimitriou and David Patterson were featured in the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Bulletin’s “People of ACM – Making a Difference: Advancing computing as a science & a profession”. Prof. Patterson’s article appeared Feb. 28, 2013 and Prof. Papadimitriou’s article appeared March 19, 2013.
March 21
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EECS graduate students Jethro Beekman and Christopher Thompson discovered a vulnerability that would allow attackers to eavesdrop on and even modify calls and text messages sent via T-Mobile’s “Wi-Fi Calling” feature. The feature, which the researchers estimate is installed on millions of T-Mobile Android smartphones, allows customers to make and receive calls and text messages even when they don’t have cellular reception.
March 19
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On March 9th 2013 Stanford and Berkeley hosted a research-focused meetup for graduate and undergraduate women. Several women from both schools presented their research in short 10min talks and opportunities for students to mingle and get to know each other. The goal of this event is to increase each other’s awareness for the work that is done within EE & CS and strengthen the ties between graduate women at Berkeley and Stanford. The event is open to both graduate and undergraduate women interested in research.
March 13
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EECS alumni Shafi Goldwasser (Ph.D. ’83, advisor Manuel Blum) and Silvio Micali (Ph.D. ’83, advisor Manuel Blum) are being honored with the 2012 ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Turing Award for Advances in Cryptology. They are receiving this award for their work laying the foundations of modern theoretical cryptography by turning it into a mathematical science. Their results, jointly and with others, established the now-standard definitions of security for the fundamental primitives of encryption and digital signatures. Even more importantly, their work helped to establish the tone and character of modern cryptographic research.
March 13
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The research of Dan Klein, Tom Griffiths, graduate student David hall and recent grad student Alex Bouchard-Cote was featured in a BBC News and Environment article titled “Ancient languages reconstructed by computer program”. Together with researchers from the University of British Columbia, they have created a computer program that can rapidly reconstruct “proto-languages” – the linguistic ancestors from which all modern languages have evolved.
UC News Center article
February 19
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Robert Meyer recently was given the Doctor of Engineering degree by the University of Melbourne, his (undergraduate) alma mater. The citation highlighted his pioneering contributions to the development of the theory, design and practice of integrated electronics circuits, and his authoritative book entitled Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits which remains "a bible for those who undertake undergraduate and graduate programs in integrated circuits."
February 19
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Bjorn Hartmann and Michael Lustig have been elected Sloan Research Fellows for 2013. This is one of the most prestigious honors for junior faculty in the sciences. Fellows are selected on the basis of their independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to their field.
February 14
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Sayeef Salahuddin had a "News and Views" commentary published in the latest issue of Nature, titled " Solid-state Physics: A new spin on spintronics".
February 14
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EECS graduate student Rashmi K. Vinayak (faculty advisor is Kannan Ramchandran) is one of the recipients of the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship 2013. This is a two-year fellowship program for outstanding PhD students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics.
February 14
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EECS graduate student Bharath Hariharan (faculty advisor Jitendra Malik) is one of the recipients of the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship 2013. This is a two-year fellowship program for outstanding PhD students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics.
February 14
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EECS graduate student Bharath Hariharan (faculty advisor Jitendra Malik) is one of the recipients of the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship 2013. This is a two-year fellowship program for outstanding PhD students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics.
February 14
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EECS graduate student Mert Pilanci (faculty advisors Laurent El Ghaoui and Martin Wainwright is one of the recipients of the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship 2013. This is a two-year fellowship program for outstanding PhD students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics.
February 14
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Sayeef Salahuddin has been named a recipient of the Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Grant. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) will award approximately $15 million in grants to 40 scientists and engineers to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.
January 30
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The new TerraSwarm Research Center with Prof. Edward A. Lee, Director, and Prof. Jan Rabaey, Associate Director is part of the new STARnet (Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network ) Program, a $194M University Research Center Network Focused on Next-Generation Microelectronics. STARnet is a multi-university collaborative network of stellar research centers whose goal is to enable the continued pace of growth of the microelectronics industry, unconstrained by the daunting list of fundamental physical limits The grant is being awarded by the industry members of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). More>>
January 17

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