Dan Garcia and
Brian Harvey are working with
Microsoft's TEALS program to partner engineer with computing teachers to offer their
Beauty and Joy of Computing course.
This was just featured on a Fox News affiliate (starts at 1:28), as part of their coverage of the
Hour of Code.
Michael Lustig appeared in an interview with Prof. Dave Donoho of Stanford, who has received the
Shaw Prize, an international prize that honors individuals whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind. Prof. Lustig shares research on Pediatric MRI projects with Prof. Donoho. The Shaw Prize carries a $1M monetary award, which Prof. Donoho has donated a portion to support Prof. Lustig's research. The interview appears on
The Pearl Report” (start 14:50, Prof. Lustig starts at 19:03), a popular science TV program broadcast in Hong Kong.
Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu and Dr. Mark Liu are the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award for Electrical Engineering. Dr. Chiu, Ph.D. (’83) in EE was advised by Prof. William Oldham. He is the CEO and Executive Director at SMIC and was instrumental in advancing the semiconductor industry in China. He is also a philanthropist who sponsors the living stipend of 150 students under “Zhejiang Xinhua Compassion Education Foundation.” Dr. Mark Liu, MS/Ph.D. (’80 and “83) was also advised by Prof. Bill Oldham. Dr. Liu is President and co-CEO of TSMC and is serving as a member of Board of Directors in Silicon System Manufacturing Company in Singapore. Prior to this he was Senior Vice President of Operations from 2009 to 2012. From 2006 to 2009, he was a Senior Vice President responsible for the Advanced Technology Business at TSMC.
A paper by EECS graduate students
Rashmi K. Vinayak and
Nihar B. Shah has received the IEEE Data Storage Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards for the years 2011 & 2012. The paper, titled “Optimal Exact-Regenerating Codes for Distributed Storage at the MSR and MBR Points via a Product-Matrix Construction,” designs algorithms for reliable and resource-efficient distributed storage that are also provably optimal. The paper is co-authored with P. Vijay Kumar from the Indian Institute of Science.
David Culler has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Okawa Prize, which is awarded annually by the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications. This prize recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to research, technological development and business in these fields. Prof. Culler was selected "For pioneering contributions to the design and development for wireless sensor networks."
Lofti Zadeh and John Whinnery each are past recipients (in 1996 and 1997, respectively) of this prestigious award.
Krste Asanovic has been selected as an IEEE Fellow for 2014. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade. Prof. Asanovic is recognized for his contributions to computer architecture.
EECS graduate student Aadithya Karthik (advisor
Jaijeet Roychowdhury) has just won first place (the gold medal) at the ACM Student Research Competition (Design Automation category) at this year's ICCAD for his work on ABCD (Accurate Booleanization of Continuous Dynamics), a project they are doing jointly with
EECS alumni Dr. Sehat Sutardja and Ms. Weili Dai are the first recipients to be jointly awarded the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Dr. Sutardja is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, and Ms. Dai is President and Co-Founder of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Marvell). The duo of successful business partners will be presented with this lifetime achievement award during the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Ari Rabkin (Amplab alum, now post-doc @ Princeton) and Parlab graduate student
Leo Meyerovich received the best paper award at OOPSLA for their work on the "
Empirical Analysis of Programming Language Adoption" .
Björn Hartmann and
Eric Paulos were featured in a Forbes Magazine article titled “
Educating A Maker: The Berkeley Perspective”. Two classes, “
Interactive Device Design”, taught by Prof. Hartmann and “
Critical Making”, taught by Prof. Paulos are designed to fashion student “Makers” at UC Berkeley by bridging the gap between theory and practice.