Saturday, March 25th, 2017

February 2014 – Data science is a new and growing branch of investigation at both the university and industrial levels. UCB Berkeley has taken a unique approach by bringing data science into one group from a multi-disciplinary background. They have formed the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS), which was overviewed at the BEARS 2014 [...]

February 14, 2013 – Richard Karp announced that Calvin Hall was the new home of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the UC Berkeley campus as an addition to the College of Engineering. The Institute selected Berkeley as the site over 18 other schools, including MIT, Harvard and Stanford. Its goal is [...]

February 14, 2013 EECS, University of California, Berkeley—The annual EECS status update focused on cloud and computer-based functions, and a number of grad-students presented elevator-pitch information on some of the specific activities in those research centers. Matei Zaharai from the AMP (Algorithms, Machines, and People) Lab noted that big data needs more types of analysis, [...]

Prof. Hu was recognized for his extended accomplishments for UC Berkeley. Some of his graduate students, who came from all over the world, gathered at the Banatao Auditorium on Thursday, December 13 to celebrate his birthday. They shared the memorable moments of their school years at UC Berkeley with the audience. Among the crowd were [...]

November 13, 2012, A. Richard Newton Global Technology Leaders’ Conference, UC Berkeley—Bernard Amadei from Engineers Without Borders and the University of Colorado, Boulder proposed engineering innovation for all. He noted the need to design for the needs of the 5B poor people in the world. This other 90 percent of the world’s population has great [...]

November 13, 2012, A. Richard Newton Global Technology Leaders’ Conference, UC Berkeley—Carl Bass from Autodesk presented a view of engineering innovation by design. After a short video, he said that this is the best time to be an engineer. The potential for innovation now meets the access to markets, tools and money. There are three [...]

November 2012 – At the 2012 Richard Newton Global Technology Leaders Conference held at UC Berkeley, the theme was “Engineering Innovation by Design”. Held in conjunction with the 5th annual Global Entrepreneurs Week, the half day event discussed a number of drivers of change in innovation in engineering. The event opened with an introduction to [...]

 May 23, 2012 – The MEMS Technology Symposium opened with a keynote from Prof. Kristofer Pister of UC Berkeley who talked about Sensory Swarms. These swarms are made of large numbers of wireless sensors that form an information interconnect and communication back to a central compute and analysis location. The vast majority of these new [...]

 May 24, 2012, MEMS Business Forum, Santan Clara, CA—Al Pisano from UC Berkeley describes research into Wireless MEMS for harsh environments for energy and power monitoring. These sensors are not something for a smart phone and they cannot use standard silicon. The economic impact of additional sensor capabilities is fairly high. Gas turbines are used [...]

 December 5, 2011, UCB, Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, Berkeley, CA—Krishna Mikkilineni from Honeywell and the local workshop leader noted that technology is increasingly difficult to transfer to high volume. Specific aspects of a technology become a tradable property within the world-wide product development and manufacturing areas. The workshops are important to validate the work of the [...]