Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz chose RapMod (Rapid Building Energy Modeling System) as one of five ARPA-E sponsored projects to personally visit during the ARPA-E summit. EECS graduate student
Eric Turner demonstrated the project to Secretary Moniz. Prof.
Avideh Zakhor and co-PI
Phil Haves of LBL will demonstrate the project to members of Congress. This project was chosen because it provides a compelling example of the great work ARPA-E invests in.
A UC Berkeley technology club started 100 years ago is making a come back and growing in numbers. Often called “ham radio,” amateur radio is the recreational or experimental use of radio frequencies set aside for non-commercial purposes. The UC Berkeley Amateur Radio Club will be commemorating its centennial this week. Prof.
Michael Lustig started teaching his students about amateur radio technology because it involves using radios, electronic equipment and knowledge of electromagnetics. A new home base is located at the Richmond Field Station, and another is being set up in Cory Hall to become operational this spring.
Tapan S. Parikh has been awarded a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship. These fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.
The UC Berkeley contingent had the greatest presence at the 2014
Richard Tapia Conference with 32 students, staff, and faculty. The goal of the Tapia Conference is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities. This years’ conference attendees were comprised of 48% female, 33% African American, and 26% Hispanic.
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Robert G. Meyer is featured in the winter issue of IEEE Solid-State Circuits magazine (to be published March 2014). The hard copy appeared at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) where Prof. Meyer was also presented the 2014 Donald O. Pederson award. Prof. Meyer was recognized for “pioneering contributions to the design and modeling of analog and radio-frequency circuits.”Robert Meyer is featured in the winter issue of IEEE Solid-State Circuits magazine (to be published March 2014). The hard copy appeared at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) where Prof. Meyer was also presented the 2014 Donald O. Pederson award. Prof. Meyer was recognized for “pioneering contributions to the design and modeling of analog and radio-frequency circuits.”
The paper “
Ultrasonic 3D Rangefinder on a Chip” written by EECS graduate student
Richard Przybyla as part of Prof.
Bernhard Boser’s research group was selected one of 5 hot papers presented at the ISSCC, the premier conference in the field of integrated circuits.
The class “Beauty and Joy of Computing” created by Professors
Dan Garcia and
Brian Harvey was featured in a SF Gate article titled “
Tech shift: More women in computer science classes”. For the first time since 1993, when university enrollment records were digitized, more women than men have enrolled in an introductory computer science course.
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Costas Spanos has been named new director of
CITRIS beginning February 1, 2014. As the Andrew S. Grove Professor and former Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Prof. Spanos conducts research on the application of statistical analysis in the design and fabrication of integrated circuits, and the development and deployment of novel sensors and computer-aided techniques in semiconductor manufacturing. He will take over leadership of CITRIS from
Paul K. Wright, who has served as director since 2007.