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EECS Professor Bin Yu is featured in a Berkeley Research article about using functional MRI to measure blood flow in precise areas of the brain’s visual processing region. More>>
November 24

EECS Prof. James Demmel has been named a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers in recognition of their achievements in advancing science or its applications. More>>
November 24

BRETT the robot, who joined Prof. Pieter Abbeel's artificial intelligence program in 2010, discusses his educational progress in an interview with Berkeley Engineering. More>>
November 24

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has opened a new building dedicated to energy supercomputing and networking, and named it after the late Shyh Wang, a UC Berkeley EECS professor and pioneer in semiconductor lasers. More>>
November 24

CS alumna Fang Yu (Ph.D. '06), CTO and co-founder of big data science security startup DataVisor, discusses her approach and experiences in an interview with Berkeley Innovators. The solutions at DataVisor combine patent-pending unsupervised learning algorithms and "in-memory" Big Data frameworks such as Spark to create a disruptive new technology that has an unprecedented ability to catch hidden crime rings hiding within online services before they have a chance to do any damage. Yu describes the genesis of her company and some of her challenges, strategies, and accomplishments as an entrepreneur. More>>
November 24

EECS alumna Jessica Mah (B.S. '10) has been chosen to deliver a Newton Lecture discussing the experience of building a start-up business from a Berkeley dorm room into a multi-million-dollar company. Mah was named to's "30 Under 30" list in 2011. Founded in 2009, inDinero is a company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and the fastest way for business owners to manage their money. More>>
November 18

EECS alumni Jeffrey Forbes (Ph.D. ’00, advisor Prof. Stuart Russell) has been named Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Education Policy Committee. Created in 2007, the ACM Education Policy Committee is a high-level committee of acclaimed computer scientists and educators dedicated to improving opportunities for quality education in computer science and computing education around the world. Prof. Forbes is an Associate Dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University and has served as Program Director for the Education and Workforce program in the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering. More>>
November 13

The EECS Department is deeply saddened by the loss of another member of our community: long-time Cory Hall receptionist Charles A. Brien. Chuck passed away on October 19, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was a kind and caring individual who will be remembered for his ready smile and helping hand, as well as a quick wit. His obituary is available online in the San Leandro Times. Donations can be made in his name to Leiomyosarcoma Research at We will greatly miss Chuck as a colleague and friend.
November 3

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today four awards totaling more than $5M to establish regional hubs for data science innovation, a Northeast Hub, a South Hub, a Midwest Hub and West Hub. UC Berkeley is co-leading the West Hub with UC San Diego and the University of Washington. Prof. Michael Franklin is one of the principal investigators of the West Hub, along with Prof. Michael Norman at UC San Diego and Prof. Ed Lazowska at the University of Washington.
Berkeley News article
November 2

EECS alumnae Barbara Grosz, Ph.D. ’77 is the recipient of the 2015 International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) Award for Research Excellence. The Research Excellence award is given to a scientist who has carried out a program of research of consistently high quality throughout an entire career yielding several substantial results. Professor Grosz is recognized for her pioneering research in Natural Language Processing and in theories and applications of Multiagent Collaboration. More>>
November 2

EECS Prof. Emeritus and alumni (Ph.D. ’69) Charles Shank is one of two scientists to receive the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the federal government’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement. He was also director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1989-2004. Prof. Shank is recognized for “the seminal development of ultrafast lasers and their application in many areas of scientific research, for visionary leadership of national scientific and engineering research communities, and for exemplary service supporting the National Laboratory complex.” More>>
October 28

The paper titled "MultiSE: Multi-Path Symbolic Execution using Value Summaries," written by Profs. Koushik Sen and George Necula and graduate students Liang Gong and Wontae Choi received an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE) 2015. FSE (Foundations of Software Engineering) is the premier conference in software engineering along with the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE).
October 26

Prof. Ana Arias was one of four faculty from UC Berkeley who gave talks for the Ideas Lab at the 2015 World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting convenes global leaders from across business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society in Davos for strategic dialogues which map the key transformations reshaping the world. Prof. Arias’ talk is titled “ Accessing MRI via printed wearable electronics”.
October 22

The paper titled, "Locality Exists in Graph Processing: Workload Characterization on an Ivy Bridge Server", co-authored by EECS graduate student Scott Beamer and Profs. Krste Asanovic and David Patterson received the Best Paper Award at the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization. More>>
October 15

EECS undergraduate students Leah Dickstein, Marsalis Gibson and Ena Hariyoshi, from the labs of Profs. Anant Sahai and Eric Brewer joined the nation’s top semiconductor scholars and industry leaders to share their research at the Semiconductor Research Corporation’s (SRC) 17th annual TECHCON conference. The conference, held Sept. 20-22 in Austin, Texas, showcased the forefront of semiconductor research and recognized professional and university participants for their contributions to the industry. The students from SRC’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities program provides hands-on research and mentorship to attract students to semiconductor industry careers.
October 14

Profs. Dawn Song, Sanjit Seshia and David Wagner have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grants for research into cybersecurity, part of $74.5M in funding NSF has awarded to support 257 interdisciplinary cybersecurity research projects in 27 states. Prof. Song’s work will examine the security challenges of cryptocurrencies and contracts in the newly emerging, billion-dollar industry. Prof. Seshia will look at computer hardware design with the goal of identifying potential security threats. Prof. Wagner will investigate some of the emerging security risks of wearable devices, particularly technologies that are capable of constant audio and video capture.
October 14

Prof. Katherine Yelick has been chosen by ACM and IEEE to receive this year's Ken Kennedy Award. This is a major award that was established in 2009 to recognize combined contributions in both computing technology and service to the community. Prof. Yelick is being recognized advancing the programmability of HPC systems, strategic national leadership, and mentorship in academia and government labs. More>>
October 14

Prof. Eli Yablonovitch has been selected to receive the 2016 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, which is given by the American Physical Society to recognize and encourage outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics. The citation for Prof. Yablonovitch's award is "For seminal achievements in solar cells and strained quantum well lasers, and especially for creating the field of photonic crystals, spanning both fundamental science and practical applications of that science.”
October 12

The paper " Robust Online Monitoring of Signal Temporal Logic" co-authored by Alexandre Donze (EECS postdoctoral researcher), Shromona Ghosh and Garvit Juniwal (both EECS grad students), and Prof. Sanjit Seshia, in collaboration with researchers at Toyota, received the Best Paper Award at the 15th International Conference on Runtime Verification, RV 2015."
October 2

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

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Calendar Highlights

Monday, November 30

Dissertation talk: Accurate Booleanization of Continuous Dynamics for Analog/Mixed-Signal Design
Aadithya V. Karthik, UC Berkeley
10-11:45 a.m., 540 A/B Cory Hall

Dissertation Talk: Analysis and Large-Margin Structured Prediction Extensions of Neural Networks for Automatic Speech Recognition
Suman Ravuri
10-11 a.m., Conference Room 6A International Computer Science Institute

Tuesday, December 1

Dissertation Talk: Bio-Inspired Artificial Olfactory System
Ping-Chen Huang
11 a.m.-12 p.m., 293 Cory Hall

BSAC Technology Seminar - Sensors – Supporting Megatrends
Peter Deane, Samsung Innovation Center
12-1 p.m., 540 Cory Hall

Dissertation Talk: On the power of Lasserre SDP Hierarchy
Ning Tan
1-3 p.m., 380 Soda Hall

Wednesday, December 2

Dissertation talk: Privacy-preserving Messaging and Search -- A Collaborative Approach
Giulia Cecilia Fanti, U.C. Berkeley
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m., 380 Soda Hall

Dissertation Talk: CMOS Magnetic Particle Flow Cytometer
Pramod Murali, University of California Berkeley
2-3 p.m., 400 Cory Hall

EECS Colloquium: Life Under the Lens
Christos Papadimitriou
4-5 p.m., 306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall

Friday, December 4

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Photonic Device Design from the Complex Plane to the Microprocessor
Milos Popovic, University of Colorado Boulder
1-2 p.m., 521 Cory - The Hogan Room Cory Hall

Dissertation Talk: High-Q MEMS Capacitive-Gap Resonators for RF Channel Selection
Lingqi Wu, EECS at UC Berkeley
2-3 p.m., 299 Cory Hall

Monday, December 7

Dissertation Talk: Connecting the Last Billion
Yahel Ben-David
1-2 p.m., 373 Soda Hall

Wednesday, December 9

Dissertation Talk: Unsupervised Transcription of Music and Text
Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick
12-1 p.m., 240 Sutardja Dai Hall