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Recent news for the University of California, Berkeley Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
Updated: 2 years 52 weeks ago

Susanne Kauer recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Management Award

April 23, 2014 - 00:00

Susanne Kauer, Director of the EECS Center for Student Affairs, has been selected as one of this year’s recipients for the Excellence in Management Award. This year’s theme, “Connectivity: Reaching Across the Gap,” recognizes supervisors and managers who are addressing the needs of their units and individual employees to successfully navigate impending changes in the workplace.


Alexandre Bayan selected to receive the 2014 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize

April 10, 2014 - 00:00

Alexandre Bayen was selected as the recipient of the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for 2014. Prof. Bayen was selected "for pioneering design and deployment of mobile sensing and measurement to the design and management of civil engineering systems, and path breaking research on algorithm design and implementation in the control and optimization of transportation networks." The selection committee particularly noted Bayen's contribution to the Mobile Millennium project, begun in 2008. The Huber Prize is awarded to ASCE members who demonstrate notable achievements in research related to Civil Engineering. It is generally given to members under 40 years of age who can be expected to continue long and fruitful careers in research.


Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz technical consultants for movie "Transcendence"

April 9, 2014 - 00:00

Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz served as technical consultants for the movie “Transcendence,” directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister and starring Johnny Depp. A talk will be given by Wally Pfister, Profs. Carmena and Maharbiz with an introduction by Prof. Claire Tomlin on Wednesday, April 9 from 7-8PM in the Genetics and Plant Biology building, room 100


Jean Richter selected to receive the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award

April 7, 2014 - 00:00

Jean Richter has also been chosen to receive the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award. Jean is being recognized for her contributions to the campus academic personnel task force which dealt with the tremendous undertaking of mapping out the various steps and procedures involved in all types of academic personnel actions, in preparation for some of those steps being handed off to CSS.


Shirley Salanio & Christopher Hunn named recipients of 2014 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award

April 4, 2014 - 00:00

EECS staff members Shirley Salanio and Christopher Hunn have been chosen to receive the 2014 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award (COSA). COSAs are among the highest honors bestowed upon staff by the Chancellor and are presented to individuals and teams who, in addition to performing all their normal job duties with excellence, also demonstrate exceptional initiative in contributing to the UC Berkeley campus community.


Intel Berkeley Research Lab collaboration papers to receive the NSDI Test-of-Time award

April 2, 2014 - 00:00

Two papers from the Intel Berkeley Research Lab collaboration will receive the NSDI (Networked Systems Design and Implementation) Test-of-Time award. The first paper “ Trickle: A Self-Regulating Algorithm for Code Propagation and Maintenance in Wireless Sensor Networks”, authors Philip Levis, University of California, Berkeley, and Intel Research Berkeley; Neil Patel, University of California, Berkeley; David Culler, University of California, Berkeley, and Intel Research Berkeley; Scott Shenker, University of California, Berkeley, and ICSI, won best paper when it appeared in 2004. The second paper is titled “ Operating System Support for Planetary-Scale Network Services”, authors Andy Bavier, Princeton University; Mic Bowman and Brent Chun, Intel Research; David Culler, University of California, Berkeley; Scott Karlin, Steve Muir, and Larry Peterson,Princeton University; Timothy Roscoe, Intel Research; Tammo Spalink and Mike Wawrzoniak, Princeton University.


Pieter Abbeel recipient of the NSF 2014 Faculty Early Career Development Award

April 1, 2014 - 00:00

Pieter Abbeel is the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 Faculty Early Career Development Award. This is NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Prof. Abbeel's work under this award will be on "Apprenticeship Learning for Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects."


Prof. George Turin recently passed away at the age of 84

April 1, 2014 - 00:00

Prof. Emeritus George Turin recently passed away, more information will be shared at a later date. Prof. Turin joined the EECS faculty in 1960 and served as chair of the department from 1980-83 and later served as Dean at UCLA before returning to UCB. He also served as Vice President, Technology, of Teknekron Corporation, a Bay Area firm he helped found in 1968. Teknekron specialized in starting high-technology firms with close links to researchers in universities and other research institutions. He also served as a consultant to numerous industrial and government organizations.


BERKE1337 heads to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

March 31, 2014 - 00:00

This weekend, BERKE1337 (UC Berkeley's cybersecurity competition team) placed first in the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition! Over 18 hours, the team defended a highly misconfigured and insecure network against a professional team of attackers, all while keeping services up and constantly adding new features. The team will be proceeding on to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio, TX at the end of April. More information on the competition and the team's experiences there will be posted soon on their website.


Tsu-Jae King Liu selected to receive the 2014 SIA University Researcher Award

March 19, 2014 - 00:00

Tsu-Jae King Liu has been chosen to receive the 2014 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award. Each year, the SIA University Research Award recognizes faculty whose record of professional contributions has been influential in setting directions for integrated circuit technology chosen by their peers at the SIA. The SIA is the leading voice for the semiconductor industry and has represented U.S.-based manufacturers since 1977. SIA member companies comprise more than 90% of U.S.-based semiconductor production.