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Want to know where the money will go if you participate in the Engineer Tomorrow Challenge Match? For one, it will enrich the student organizations fostering engineering leaders of the future.
If you pop on a virtual reality headset, you can be identified by your head and hand motions within minutes, two new UC Berkeley-led studies show. (Photo by SHVETS production)
Buckle up, construction is about to begin on the new Engineering Center! Here’s a glimpse of workers putting up fencing around the site.
UC Berkeley is among the 13 universities partnering with the Northwest University Semiconductor Network to build a semiconductor workforce of the future.
The Berkeley Engineering Fund makes it possible for Engineering Student Services (ESS) to help students navigate their academic path and become empowered to be their best. Ahead of our Engineer Tomorrow Challenge Match, Romy Mastel filmed a day in her life as an ESS peer adviser and Berkeley Engineering student!
This week, our guest on the The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer is Shareena Samson, ESS associate director for advising.
Get ready to kick off the summer with the brightest minds at the UC Berkeley AI Hackathon on June 17 and 18, presented by Cal Hacks and Berkeley SkyDeck! Innovate, collaborate, and revolutionize a new generation of responsible AI.
Now, a team of researchers led by Boubacar Kanté, Chenming Hu Associate Professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and faculty scientist at the Materials Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated the first on-demand quantum light source using silicon.
Berkeley researchers may be one step closer to making robot dogs our new best friends. Using advances in reinforcement learning (RL), two separate teams have developed cutting-edge approaches to shorten training times for quadruped robots, getting them to walk — and even roll over — in record time.
We’re bringing back our social media series, Voices of Berkeley Engineering! 📢🐻 We want to highlight the BEars that make our community so great.
The second episode of our podcast, The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer, features Sharon Mueller, ESS director of advising and policy, to introduce Golden Bear Advising.
Gifts to the Berkeley Engineering Fund will support signature programs in our new Engineering Center, where students can create, innovate, collaborate, and continue Berkeley Engineering’s excellence for generations to come.
Gridware’s founders (left to right) — Tim Barat, CEO; Hall Chen, CTO; Abdulrahman Bin Omar, COO — are shown holding Gridscope, a device for real-time monitoring of power lines. (Photo courtesy Gridware)
In pursuit of more climate-friendly farming practices, Ana Claudia Arias and Kristofer Pister, professors of electrical engineering and computer sciences, are working with Whendee Silver, professor of ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, to develop a tracking system for agricultural land.
Irina Conboy is studying the role blood plays in the aging process and its connection to such seemingly distinct diseases as dementia and certain cancers.
Welcome to the seventh season of The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer podcast! We are kicking off this season with the Berkeley Mentorship Cohort.
Humans and robots went head to head in a UC Berkeley study that posed the question, “Can machines garden?” As it turns out, the AlphaGarden just passed the Turing test for horticultural upkeep.
This issue of Berkeley Engineer magazine has everything: the role blood plays in the aging process; a smart charging system that promotes grid stability; a student team working to reach the stars.
Three years in the making, Cal’s first-ever liquid-fueled rocket was entirely designed by Space Enterprise at Berkeley (SEB). Call that a Eureka-1 moment.
Scott Moura’s team is electrifying UC Berkeley’s RSF parking garage with the Smart Learning Research Pilot for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (SlrpEV), which aims to provide a blueprint for the future of electric vehicles.
The National Science Foundation recognized Hannah Stuart, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Grigory Tikhomirov, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, with Faculty Early Career Development awards.
The Spring ‘23 issue of Berkeley Engineer magazine is here!
Class of 2023 Baccalaureate Commencement for the UC Berkeley College of Engineering at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
Computer science professor Jelani Nelson has been named the winner of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within computer science and informatics.
The Innovative Genomics Institute brought an innovative new course to Nairobi, Kenya, with a focus on empowering scientists from across Africa to use CRISPR.
Catch our livestreams for Berkeley Engineering’s Class of 2023 ceremonies on YouTube!
During last month’s groundbreaking for the Engineering Center, we asked a couple Berkeley Engineering student organizations for their thoughts on the new building, set to arrive in 2025.
Scenes from the Spring 2023 Jacobs Design Showcase—a three-day rotating installation of projects, prototypes and research, highlighting the work and accomplishments of our students.
We’re proud to say that GE Digital’s Chief Technology Officer Colin Parris (M.S.’87, Ph.D.’94 EECS) is the keynote speaker for the doctoral degree ceremony on May 18!
Berkeley Engineering alum Steve Wozniak (B.S. ‘86, EECS), the keynote speaker at today’s commencement ceremony!
The view of the Campanile from the Civil & Environmental Engineering department’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni Induction and Banquet for the Class of 2022 at California Memorial Stadium on April 27. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
Berkeley engineers have devised a way to produce an economical and compact light-emitting device with limitless colors that could greatly increase resolution in spectral imaging.
Check out these scenes from the Sutardja Center’s Collider Cup XII last Friday! (Photo by Adam Lau / Berkeley Engineering)
Five UC Berkeley faculty members will join the AI Institute for Agent-based Cyber Threat Intelligence and Operation (ACTION).
We’re thrilled that Barbara Humpton, president and CEO of Siemens USA, is the keynote speaker for our master’s degree ceremony on May 17!
You belong at Cal, and that connection extends well beyond your years on campus. The My Berkeley Alumni Portal is now live and ready to welcome our new 2023 graduates and all alums!
Today is #NationalSpaceDay! We’re shouting out professor Adam Arkin and CUBES researchers for using synthetic biology to find solutions for living on Mars — and a rapidly changing Earth. (iStockphoto/Getty)
In a new paper, Berkeley researchers reveal the “hidden” costs of drinking water treatment technologies, including “affordability, labor burden and user acceptance.”
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has presented Stuart J. Russell, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, with the AAAI Allen Newell Award.
Sustainability is the backbone of the reimagined Engineering Center that opens in 2025.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized electrical engineering and computer sciences assistant professors Yakun Sophia Shao and Gireeja Ranade with Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards.
The Marie Pelagie Elimbi Moudio Fellowship will support the next generation of scholars working to advance operations research for the benefit of society. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
Here’s a cheat sheet for checking your transferable courses on assist.org so that you can plan your course list that much easier.
The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is excited to announce registration is open for this semester’s Collider Cup!
There’s been an increase in humans “tele-operating” robot fleets when the robots become unreliable during tasks. Berkeley AI Research is bringing this trend to academia.
Here’s a 360-degree view of last Friday’s groundbreaking for the Engineering Center!
Meet Berkeley Engineering’s student speakers for the Spring 2023 commencement ceremonies!
Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, will deliver a lecture about how “Generative AI Meets Copyright” on Wednesday, April 26.
Berkeley Engineering holds onto the No. 3 spot of the top graduate engineering schools nationwide, and remains the top public engineering program, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The Neurotech Collider Lab is a new campus space for innovators to collaborate to create applied breakthroughs fueled by interdisciplinary discourse between scientists, technologists, and entrepreneurs!
Ahead of John Schulman’s Wednesday lecture on campus, the ChatGPT architect spoke about his AI journey as a doctoral student at UC Berkeley.
This Earth Day, we want to shout out CITRIS for helping to keep the University of California at the forefront of climate mitigation and adaptation efforts!
Scenes from today’s groundbreaking for the Engineering Center!
Tsu-Jae King Liu, dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, joined Chancellor Carol Christ in an open letter outlining plans to expand and diversify the nation’s semiconductor workforce.
The countdown is on for the Engineering Center’s groundbreaking!
Berkeley Lab is nominated for the Website Design award at the #Webbys!
Today, John Schulman’s lecture will focus on the Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF) work powering ChatGPT.
Join us for Fung Institute’s end-of-year showcase on Thursday, May 4!
It’s Bat Appreciation Day, so we’ve got to shout out UC Berkeley’s NeuroBat Lab for exploring the neural complexity of free-flying bats!
The physical capabilities of humans overtake robots in versatility. So a team – including Berkeley professor Sergey Levine – ask the question: “How do we endow machines with the flexibility to adapt to real-world tasks?”
Registration for Spring 2023 commencement closes on April 21!
Berkeley Engineering alum Andrea Kritcher (M.S.’07, Ph.D.’09 NE) was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023!
Cal Day is just around the corner! Admitted students can register for the April 22 event in your MAP@Berkeley portal. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
EECS professor Sergey Levine gave an AI-focused lecture titled “Reinforcement Learning With Large Datasets” on April 12.
The final numbers are in, and Berkeley Engineering shined bright during Big Give this year!
The House Fund invests in UC Berkeley’s boldest startups, and the company has launched an AI accelerator program that will kick off in July!
Harvesting miscanthus, a quickly-growing grass that can be used as a bioenergy crop or harvested, salted and buried to sequester the carbon it took in from the atmosphere. (Photo by Erik Sacks, courtesy of Joint Genome Institute)
Join Chancellor Carol Christ, Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu and the Berkeley Engineering community to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Engineering Center on April 21!
Professor Stuart Russell presented a talk titled, “How not to destroy the world with AI” at a lecture sponsored by UC Berkeley’s CITRIS Research Exchange and BAIR lab.
Venkatesan Guruswami, a Chancellor’s Professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, is among 171 American and Canadian scholars selected as 2023 Guggenheim Fellows!
On #WorldHealthDay, we’re highlighting a health lab in your pocket created by bioengineering professor Dan Fletcher.
Today’s the audition deadline to become a student speaker at your Berkeley Engineering commencement ceremony!
Wozniak with his kids on graduation day at the Hearst Greek Theatre in May 1986.
Join us to learn more about our interdisciplinary Berkeley MEng program.
Tech giants are engaged in an AI “arms race,” and UC Berkeley Professor Stuart Russell says we need to hit the pause button.
Now’s your chance to be a student speaker at your Berkeley Engineering commencement ceremony! (Photo by Noah Berger)
Here’s a sneak peek at our soon-to-be revamped Engineering Student Center!
Want to know what it’s like to be an engineering student at Cal? Engineering Student Services (ESS) will be hosting info sessions for new admits throughout April!
Pictured: Phoebe Cheng, Manager Civil/Structural Engineering, EECS Chair Claire Tomlin, Nikhila Pai, Sr. Manager of On Call Professional Service Agreements (Credit: Berkeley EECS)
Congratulations to all of the newly admitted students!
Now’s the time for Spring ‘23 grads to prepare for the big day!
Berkeley Engineering professors Francesco Borrelli and Scott Moura were invited to the recent ARPA-E Summit to demonstrate their #NEXTCAR technology to the United States Secretary of Energy (and former Berkeley professor) Jennifer Granholm.
Jitendra Malik, a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at UC Berkeley, gave a lecture on March 20 called, “The sensorimotor road to artificial intelligence.” (Screenshot from video by
Berkeley Audio Visual
BRETT and creator Pieter Abbeel. (Photo by Noah Berger)
Ions move significantly faster through “disordered” solid electrolyte.
EECS faculty and students at the SIGCSE Technical Symposium.
(Pexels photo by Cottonbro Studio)
The Berkeley Engineering Design Scholar Program is a 10-week, on-campus, summer undergraduate research program.
UC Berkeley polymer scientists are trying to create artificial fluids composed of random heteropolymers (threads inside spheres)
, mimicking the properties of natural proteins.
Expand your design and prototyping skills this summer at UC Berkeley’s Maker Launchpad, a six-week intensive in design methodologies and prototyping skills offered by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.
Today, professor Jitendra Malik kicks off a series of public lectures at Berkeley that will feature seven of the world’s leading experts on AI! (Photo by Noah Berger)
Wind tunnel installation in UC Berkeley’s Hesse Hall basement in Berkeley, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
Congratulations to EECS professor Joshua Hug, Ph.D., and Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media Abigail De Kosnik, who just won the 2023 UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award!
Berkeley Engineering alum Howard McKenzie was promoted to chief engineer of Boeing earlier this month! According to Reuters, his new position involves overseeing “technology development and investment efforts across the company.”
This image, titled “Cloud Computing,” was created in Midjourney, an artificial intelligence program that creates images from textual descriptions. The prompt specified that the image include “a supercomputer floating in the sky surrounded by cumulonimbus clouds.” (UC Berkeley image by Neil Freese)
MSE professor, Kristin Persson, named director of Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry. Her pioneering use of data-driven methodologies for materials discovery is spurring a new age of innovation.
Optical nanoscopy uses laser beams to strike free electrons, scattering light and providing insights into electron distribution and dynamics within semiconductor materials. (Image courtesy of Laser Thermal Lab/UC Berkeley)
Civil and environmental engineering professor Kenichi Soga. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
Gridware’s founders pose on an aerial lift next to a power pole being monitored by Gridscope (left to right): Hall Chen, CTO; Abdulrahman Bin Omar, COO; Tim Barat, CEO. (Photo courtesy Gridware)
EECS Ph.D. candidate Tsegereda Esatu (Photo courtesy UC Berkeley)
Ph.D. mechanical engineering student Alexander Alvara
The Master of Development Engineering Class of 2022. (Photo by Amy Sullivan)
Community members from Bolinas, California, play an evacuation-simulation board game created by UC Davis professor Thomas Maiorana. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Maiorana)
To create fusion ignition, laser energy is converted into X-rays inside the hohlraum, which then compress a fuel capsule until it implodes, creating a high temperature, high pressure plasma. (Image courtesy Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Mechanical engineering professor Lydia Sohn holds a petri dish containing mechano-node pore sensing (NPS) devices. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
Microscopy-generated images showing the path of a fracture and accompanying crystal structure deformation in the CrCoNi alloy at nanometer scale during stress testing at 20 kelvin (-424 F). The fracture is propagating from left to right. (Credit: Robert Ritchie/Berkeley Lab)
UC Berkeley physics and engineering professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors. (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small)