May 02, 2014 New York Times Health care apps offer patients an active role
The CellScope Oto, based on a device born in professor Dan Fletcher's bioengineering lab in 2009, is one of two tools featured in a New York Times article on a new breed of apps and devices that increasingly put medical tools in the hands of consumers.
May 01, 2014 Berkeley Lab Research on the literal edge of 2D semiconductors
Researchers at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, led by Professor Xiang Zhang of mechanical engineering, have recorded the first observations of a strong nonlinear optical resonance along the edges of single layers of molybdenum disulfide. The existence of these edge states is key to the use of molybdenum disulfide in nanoelectronics, as well as a catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction in fuel cells, desulfurization and other chemical reactions.
May 01, 2014 California magazine Cal Human Powered Vehicle team mends, but does not brake
Things were looking bleak for the Berkeley Engineering Human Powered Vehicle team last weekend, and the timing couldn’t have been worse. Just a day before the big ASME regional race, their state-of-the-art vehicle, nicknamed Reuben, crashed and broke in two on the first practice run. Then came a bigger surprise.
Apr 29, 2014 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Bin Yu of EECS among five new NAS members
Bin Yu, a Chancellor’s Professor in the departments of electrical engineering and computer science and of statistics, is one of five UC Berkeley professors newly elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. Yu works on statistical machine learning theory, methodologies, and algorithms for solving high-dimensional data problems.
Apr 22, 2014 Daily Californian EECS professor emeritus George Turin dies at 84
George Turin, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus and former chair of the department of electrical engineering and computer sciences, died in mid-March. He was 84.
Apr 18, 2014 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Student hackers design new ways to research the Free Speech Movement
A student team that included EECS undergrads Kevin Casey and Craig Hiller took first place in HackFSM, a 12-day hackathon organized by the Bancroft Library and Digital Humanities@Berkeley that shared the Free Speech Movement’s aim to create a free marketplace of ideas.
Apr 18, 2014 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Neuroengineers bring science cred, Berkeley feel to ‘Transcendence’ film
When Hollywood knocked on the doors of UC Berkeley engineering professors Michel Maharbiz and Jose Carmena, the researchers answered. Director Wally Pfister tapped the researchers’ expertise in neural engineering and brain-machine interfaces during the filming of his movie, “Transcendence,” which opens in theaters Friday, April 18.
Apr 16, 2014 Berkeley Lab Adam Arkin Wins DOE's 2013 Lawrence Award
Bioengineering professor Adam Arkin, director of Berkeley Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division and a biologist who is recognized as a leading authority on the evolutionary design principles of cellular networks and populations and their application to systems and synthetic biology, has been named one of six recipients of the 2013 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, the Department of Energy’s highest scientific honor.
Apr 15, 2014 Texas Instruments Students show off design projects from TI lab
As the first anniversary of the Texas Instrument-funded Electronics Design Lab approaches, TI highlights some of the cool student projects -- from a tic-tac-toe board to an autonomous quadcopter -- that were made possible through this $2.2 million teaching lab and adjoining "maker lounge."
Apr 09, 2014 Internet Society Email innovator Eric Allman named to Internet Hall of Fame
Software pioneer Eric Allman (B.S.'77 EECS, M.S.'80 CS), whose creation of the sendmail program in the 1980s made possible email as we know it today, has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Joining him as a member of the class of 2014 is the late Douglas Engelbart (Ph.D.'55 EE), father of the computer mouse.
Apr 03, 2014 International House Ashok Gadgil named an I-House alumni of the year
Ashok Gadgil, a prolific inventor and Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering, and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt have been selected as Alumni of the Year 2014 by International House at UC Berkeley.
Apr 01, 2014 The Scientist Dermatologically derived
Inspired by turkey skin, bioengineering professor Seung-Wuk Lee’s team has devised a bacteriophage-based sensor whose color changes upon binding specific molecules.