08/14/19 — Microsoft's Jennifer Tour Chayes will become the university's new associate provost for the Division of Data Science and Information and dean of the School of Information.
08/06/19 — Jerome R. Singer, professor emeritus and a pioneer in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), passed away in July. Singer taught and conducted research in the electrical engineering and computer sciences and the biophysics departments at Berkeley for 25 years.
08/01/19 — Berkeley Engineering's contributions to the rise of the semiconductor industry were featured in a recent library podcast, while mechanical engineering professor emeritus George Leitmann was interviewed for an oral history project.
07/23/19 — Haas School of Business and UC Berkeley have joined forces to launch a concurrent MBA/MEng degree program to equip innovative leaders with the skills to take on complex and technical challenges. Enrolling for fall 2020, the program will allow students to earn both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Engineering degree in just two years.
05/22/19 — At two rainy commencement ceremonies, speakers called on graduates to draw on their Berkeley Engineering education to promote equity as well as innovation.
05/04/19 — UC Berkeley and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) are teaming up to establish a new educational program to accelerate infrastructure systems for sustainable energy.
05/03/19 — This year's commencement speakers are Elizabeth Hausler, Ikennah Browne, Jack McCauley and Gracielita Mendoza-Beginez.
05/01/19 — The Spring 2019 edition of Berkeley Engineer magazine includes features on self-driving vehicles, machines that heal, the science of war games and more.
04/30/19 — The Responsible Computer Science Challenge, an ambitious $3.5 million initiative, has chosen UC Berkeley as one of its inaugural awardees. The award will support UC Berkeley faculty and students in computer science, social science, and humanities to develop and scale Berkeley's groundbreaking ethics curriculum for data science and computer science.
04/26/19 — Berkeley Engineering is working with the architectural design firm Payette to update the college's facilities master plan. Results from a February 2019 survey of faculty, staff and students are a key part of that process.
04/18/19 — Elwyn Berlekamp, professor emeritus of mathematics and of EECS, developed error-correcting codes that allowed spacecraft from Voyager to the Hubble Space Telescope to send accurate and detailed images back to Earth.
04/02/19 IEEE — Jitendra Malik, Arthur J. Chick Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of California at Berkeley, has been named to receive the IEEE Computer Society's 2019 Computer Pioneer Award.
03/12/19 U.S. News & World Report — UC Berkeley was again No. 3 in U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of engineering graduate schools. All individual graduate programs were again among the top 10 in their field in the nation.
02/21/19 — In honor of National Engineers Week, University of California campuses are presenting snapshots of exemplary UC engineers, many of whom excelled despite formidable barriers and challenging backgrounds.
02/07/19 Mercury News — The 25 students enrolled in UC Berkeley's new “Hacking4Local” class are shooting for more than a good grade. They also intend to help solve the Bay Area's housing shortage, prevent wildfires in the East Bay hills and slow climate change. Those lofty goals, and more, are all part of the syllabus.
01/30/19 EngineerGirl — In an interview with Angela Zheng from EngineerGirl, Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu talks about her path to electrical engineering, her priorities as dean, and her advice to students from all backgrounds considering a career in engineering.
01/29/19 — UC Berkeley is launching a new blockchain-focused accelerator. The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator will help entrepreneurs pursue ventures in the blockchain space, tap into the vast resources of the campus and Silicon Valley, and receive expert industry guidance to create high-value blockchain startups.
12/10/18 — EECS professor Eli Yablonovitch will receive the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering for his work in radio- and light-based technologies.
12/07/18 Berkeley Science Review — A new collaboration between Cal Athletics and the College of Engineering, puts athletes and engineers to work developing base technologies or applications that improve athletic performance.
11/19/18 — This month, Berkeley Engineering dean Tsu-Jae King Liu was honored by the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) and Women's Inc. magazine for her trailblazing contributions to research and industry.