Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal) — 12/10/2018

Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal) is calling for applications for six doctoral scholarships to start in 2019–2020 focusing on cutting-edge areas of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Upon the Ph.D. program completion, graduates receive two degrees, one from CMU, and another degree from the … Continued

Two EECS Affiliates are Finalists in the Collegiate Inventors Competition

Berkeley’s Sangyoon Han and Tae Joon Seok are among the 2015 finalists in the Graduate Division of the 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition (CIC).  Sangyoon Han, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) focuses his research on implementing optoelectronic devices on Silicon Photonic platform using … Continued

Michael Jordan

Researcher Michael Jordan Wins $100,000 Rumelhart Prize for Cognitive Science

Michael Jordan, a leading UC Berkeley faculty researcher in the fields of computer science and statistics, is the 2015 recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize, a prestigious honor reserved for those who have made fundamental contributions to the theoretical foundations of human cognition.

Joanne Wood Scholarship — 4/12/2013

This scholarship was established to assist exceptional students with financial need in obtaining a masters or graduate degree in: business, mathematics, computer science, biology, physics or chemistry.

Students in Skydeck

Getting ready to start your startup

At Berkeley today, budding entrepreneurs can test their mettle in competitions, team up with like-minded thinkers, bend the ears of faculty and industry experts, and find guidance toward funding, all on campus or very nearby.

dirks and birgeneau

2012 at Berkeley: a quick look back

A year with leaping lizards and tailed robots, a $60-million-dollar institute for Berkeley, a theory proven 40 years later, a crucial election, and a transition at the very top of the campus food chain.

NSF Fellows 2012

Berkeley leads the way in NSF fellowships

The National Science Foundation fellowship is a crown jewel of graduate student awards. And Berkeley students lead the nation in capturing these prestigious and highly competitive grants. Here are 6 of this year’s recipients.

Graduate Council Lectures

Coming this fall: a season of great lectures

Distinguished speakers present lectures on the future of American politics, intelligence and the brain, religion and history, and global income inequality. Admission is free.

award winners from 2012 Charter Gala

Google’s Eric Schmidt and two other grad alumni receive high Cal Alumni Association honors

The magnitude of what the faculty and the students did back then still makes Schmidt reflective. “The consequence of our research,” says the self-confessed former nerd, with “our” meaning all those physicists and semiconductor-makers and others, “is that another five billion people will join the global conversation. That’s billion with a b.”

Ken Thompson

Impatience helped produce Unix — and, eventually, some big honors

It only took 40-some years, but Unix pioneers Ken Thompson (a Berkeley alum) and Dennis Ritchie have waited — and continued to breathe — long enough to receive a major international honor for their creation. They were announced in January as 2011 recipients of the Japan Prize.

Emmanuel Saez, Economist

Two more “geniuses” for Berkeley

Thanks to two young faculty members — and, of course, the MacArthur Foundation — the already-sizeable total of active Berkeley campus MacArthur “genius” Fellows grew to 32 at the end of September.

E-Skin

Threesomes get noticed

Two trios of grad students made the news recently, not for their trinity but for the interesting work they’ve been doing in very different fields. Three journalism students each made 26-minute documentaries as their master’s theses, and all three were … Continued

Love among the technically-inclined

Juliet Holwill had clearly come to trust her fellow UC Berkeley engineering grad student and fellow Aussie Ben Rubinstein, because one sunny September day in 2006 she let him pick her up in a car, blindfold her, and drive her … Continued

We, Robot

We, Robot

In recent years, Berkeley has become a hotbed of robotic activity, to the point where there’s a virtual subculture across many disciplines, involving faculty, alumni, grad students, undergrads, and postdocs in a broad variety of powerhouse labs and research groups and projects.

The Tech World’s Big Boost from Berkeley

This is not a Cold War stereotype with impossible claims to breakthrough inventions. UC Berkeley has not felt the need, for institutional pride, to assert pioneering involvement in, say, the steam engine, the electric light, or the airplane.

Servan-Schreiber

In his own words: Edouard Servan-Schreiber, Ph.D., Computer Science

“After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with my B.S. in mathematics and computer science, I worked in consulting, traveled in Asia, did my military service in France, before wishing to return to academic endeavors. After considering carefully my options, Berkeley stood out for its exceptional “value proposition,” as the business world likes to say — stunning academics and fabulous quality of life.

David Wagner, right, and then-grad student, now alumnus Naveen K. Sastry (Ph.D. '07) Photo: Peg Skorpinski

David Wagner: debugging the vote

The State of California had a Swiss-cheese factor in all three of the electronic voting systems used in its elections, a team of UC Davis and UC Berkeley researchers found.

Rich Newton engineered the future

Few on campus even knew Richard Newton was sick. Then, suddenly, he was gone. On the second day of 2007, only six weeks after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he died at UC San Francisco Medical Center.