Dec 18, 2013 National Geographic Dreams of the world: Flight simulation of robotic birds
Cameron Rose, an EECS grad student whose research focuses on flapping-winged robots in flight, dreams of one day helping the field of robotics achieve "something even close to the level of maneuverability and control that animals possess," he told National Geographic. "I also dream to use my knowledge and passion for robotics to encourage other African American students to pursue similar paths."
Dec 17, 2013 California magazine Sculpting geometry: The art of math (and vice versa)
Carlo Séquin lives in a world of impossible objects and mind-bending shapes. The computer science professor emeritus’s office resembles an artist’s studio — which makes perfect sense, given that he is both an engineer and an artist, simultaneously.
Dec 13, 2013 San Francisco Chronicle AIA salutes architect (and Berkeley engineer) Julia Morgan with 2014 Gold Medal
One of Northern California's most beloved architects, Julia Morgan (B.S. 1894 CE), has received the top honor that an American architect can win — 56 years after her death.
Dec 13, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Big turnout for launch of big-data center
It was standing room only in Sutardja Dai Hall’s Banatao Auditorium, with many more watching monitors in the overflow section, at Thursday’s high-energy launch of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science.
Dec 12, 2013 MIT Technology Review Do-it-yourself cellular coverage for remote places
With Swedish telephone numbers, a tree-bound base station, and help from a team of Berkeley engineers, a remote Indonesian village is running its own telecommunications company.
Dec 10, 2013 New York Times Beyond Rube Goldberg's machines
Rube Goldberg's reservoir of elaborate contraptions that mutated simple tasks into madcap feats of ingenuity made him rich and famous. But the Berkeley-trained engineer (B.S. 1904 MSE) was also an all-around cartoon man and artist — the Thomas Edison of the newspaper comics pages — as the new book ‘The Art of Rube Goldberg’ makes clear.
Dec 10, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Mining Circle sculpture finds a permanent home on campus
Sculptor and Berkeley alumnus Bruce Beasley’s “Rondo II” sculpture is now a permanent part of the UC Berkeley landscape, thanks to a gift that will keep it in the reflecting pool in front of the Hearst Memorial Mining Building.
Dec 09, 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Cal football to be played on Kabam Field
Kabam, a San Francisco-based mobile-gaming company, has secured naming rights for the playing field at Memorial Stadium. Three of Kabam's founders, including Michael Li, B.S. ’01 EECS, are Berkeley graduates, as are 10 percent of the company's 700 employees worldwide.
Dec 09, 2013 dnaindia.com Young engineer's smart prepaid meter helps remote villages gain access to electricity
When Yashraj Khaitan traveled to remote villages in India in 2009 as a member of Engineers without Borders, he came back with the idea for Gram Power, a company that provides remote areas with on-demand, reliable electricity through affordable prepaid purchases modeled on cellphone recharge plans.
Dec 09, 2013 Daily Californian ME professor's research determines particles most likely to cause stroke
While some mechanical engineers use their supercomputers to build airplanes and vehicles, assistant professor Shawn Shadden uses his to map the inner workings of the human heart, and to improve its man-made replacement parts.
Dec 05, 2013 CITRIS News David Culler to receive the Okawa Prize, 2013
EECS Department Chair and Director of the CITRIS Energy Initiative David Culler has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Okawa Prize, which is awarded annually by the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications.
Dec 04, 2013 College of Engineering Stanley Berger, known for his work in blood flow, dies at 79
Stanley A. Berger, Montford G. Cook professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a renowned expert in fluid mechanics, died on Nov. 25, 2013. He was 79.