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The paper titled “ Analyzing Log Analysis: An Empirical Study of User Log Mining” written by S. Alspaugh, Beidi Chen, Jessica Lin, Archana Ganapathi, Marti Hearst and Randy Katz has been chosen “Best Student Paper” at USENIX (The Advanced Computing Systems Association) LISA 2014. This conference recognizes the overlap and differences between traditional and modern IT operations and engineering, and has developed a highly-curated program around 5 key topics: Systems Engineering, Security, Culture, DevOps, and Monitoring/Metrics. More>>
November 20

The paper written by Prof. Brian Barsky, EECS alumnus Fu-Chung Huang, Gordon Wetzstein and Ramesh Raskar titled “ Eyeglasses-free Display: Towards Correcting Visual Aberrations with Computational Light Field Displays” has been named “ World Changing Ideas 2014” by Scientific American. The magazine annually chooses 10 problem-solving, planet-improving, lifesaving advances set to drive progress in the years ahead.
November 20

The paper titled “ Versatile Low Power Media Access for Wireless Sensor Networks” written by Joseph Polastre, Jason Hill, and David Culler in 2004 has been chosen to receive the “Test of Time” award at the 12th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2014). This conference introduces a highly selective, single-track forum for research on systems issues of networked sensing and actuation, broadly defined.
November 18

Tsu-Jae King Liu has been selected to receive the University Research Award by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) for excellence in semiconductor technology. The SIA -- in consultation with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) commends accomplished researchers for their roles in their university research engine that has made the U.S. the cradle of discovery and technology development. Prof. King Liu is being honored for contributions and achievements in technology research.
November 13

EECS staff member Yang (Linda) Huang's debut novel Living Treasures was published in Oct. 2014 and received critical acclaim. San Francisco Book Review calls it "endearing, extraordinarily moving, and its timely message about life makes it a must read for young and old readers alike." Jiayu Jeng, the KTSF Channel 26 Talk Tonight host, says, "Living Treasures is a book that breaks your heart, and then mends it with hope. Best book I've read this year." Foreword Reviews chose Living Treasures as one of the top novels of 2014, featuring characters who have lived through some rough patches in our world’s history. More>>
November 5

The National Science Foundation will be honoring EECS graduate student, Veteran and NSF Graduate Fellowship Recipient Bradley Wheeler on Wednesday, November 5 at the NSF headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The ceremony will highlight 11 Veterans including Bradley and their contributions to STEM fields. The ceremony will be followed by a poster session. Both the ceremony and poster session are open to the public. University officials, alumni, and affiliates that may be in the DC area are invited to attend.
November 5

Laura Waller is among 18 young scientists and engineers from universities across the country named as 2014 recipients of the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. The Packard Foundation established the Fellowships program in 1988 to provide early-career scientists with flexible funding and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in their fields. Each Fellow will receive an unrestricted grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue his/her research. More>>
October 27

Profs. Michael Lustig and Ben Recht have been selected to receive 2014 Okawa Foundation Research Grants. This award recognizes promising young faculty members in the fields of information and telecommunications. Profs. Lustig and Recht continue a line of distinguished faculty from Berkeley EECS who have received this award. To see the list by year please go to
October 27

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Calendar Highlights

Monday, December 1

Fundamentals of Multi-hop Multi-flow Wireless Networks
Ilan Shomorony, EECS, UC Berkeley
3-4 p.m., 521 Cory Hall

Tuesday, December 2

Programming Languages Seminar: Programming Language Technology for the Sciences
Emery Berger, UMass
12:30-1:30 p.m., 310 Soda Hall

BSAC Technology Seminar - Functional Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication Processes for Flexible Device Applications
Inkyu Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
12:30-1:30 p.m., 540 Cory Hall

Wednesday, December 3

Dissertation Talk: Achieving Consistent Latencies in Datacenter Networks
David Zats
10:30-11:30 a.m., 465H Soda Hall

Mesa: Geo-Replicated, Near Real-Time, Scalable Data Warehousing
Ashish Gupta, Google
12-1 p.m., 405 Soda Hall

CS 294-10: Visualization Final Poster Presentation
1-2:30 p.m., 510 Soda Hall -- Visual Computing Lab Soda Hall

Friday, December 5

Special EECS Seminar: Recent Advances in Medium/High-Power Energy Conversion Systems
Maryam Saeedifard, Georgia Institute of Technology
11 a.m.-12 p.m., DOP Center Conference Room (540AB Cory Hall) Cory Hall

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar, EE298-12
Asif Khan
1-2 p.m., Hogan Room - 521 Cory Hall Cory Hall

Negative capacitance for ultra-low power beyond CMOS devices
1-2 p.m., Hogan Room - 521 Cory Hall Cory Hall

Monday, December 8

From Geometry to Startups and to ... Incubators - Rising of a New Robotic Industry in China
Zexiang Li, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
10-11 a.m., 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

Tuesday, January 20

Dropbox Info Session
5-8 p.m., Wozniak Lounge/430/438 Soda Hall

Wednesday, January 21

Evernote Info Sesison
5-8 p.m., Wozniak Lounge/430/438 Soda Hall