A business plan centering around technology researched and developed by UC Berkeley graduate engineering students Hyuck Choo and David Garmire has advanced to the semifinal round (Phase II) of the USF International Business Plan Competition and the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition.
The National Academy of Engineering announced in its press release on February 9th the election of Paul Wright as well as of 63 new members and nine foreign associates. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
Please join us and the College of Engineering, UC Berkeley, on Sunday, February 11, 2007 as we celebrate the life and
accomplishments of Dean A. Richard Newton. A celebration will take place on the
Berkeley campus from 1:00-2:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. View Video of Richard Newton’s Memorial Sevice held at Zellerbach Hall on January 6, 2007.
Please find the Agenda for the CITRIS Asia meeting in Taiwan, March 27, 2007.
UC Berkeley has a new certificate program in Engineering for Sustainability and Environmental Management (ESEM) to train graduate students
to work across boundaries to achieve sustainable
solutions to pressing societal problems.
On January 4, 2007, CITRIS professors and researchers attended Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s inaugural celebrations and participated in “Leading the Green Dream.” Dozens of participants, including four from CITRIS@Berkeley, presented their research on environmental causes.
Richard was an inspiration, mentor, and close friend to a
great many of us at HP and elsewhere in the Valley. He was a large man
with a larger smile, looking every bit the former Australian Rules footballer
that he was. Nonetheless, his personality was always bigger.
Richard filled a room just by entering it, and was so comfortable and at ease
with himself and the world that he made everyone, from an undergraduate intern
to the great and powerful, at ease within minutes. It was this persona as
much as his considerable technical brilliance that let him succeed, seemingly
effortlessly, in so many positions over the course of his 30-year career: as a
professor of electrical engineering, who was a constant winner of awards for
his charismatic classroom style; as one of the
pre-eminent researchers in the field of computer-aided design of integrated
circuits (Kaufman award winner); as a founder of at least two billion-dollar
companies (Cadence and Synopsys) — I’m sure there were others; as a venture
capitalist with Mayfield; as chair of the EECS Department; as the inspiration
behind the Center for Information Technology Research in Society (CITRIS); and,
finally, as perhaps the greatest engineering dean in UC Berkeley’s storied
UC Berkeley has launched an online marketplace that allows
donors to make a targeted donation to support a specific student project.
A recent article in the SF Chronicle covered progress made at HP, with the help of CITRIS researchers, on finding cheaper ways to cool down a data center.
The two top prizes at the CET Technology Breakthrough Competition went to projects on a low-cost disposable genome chip and a portable screening device for dengue fever.
Tekes/FinNode is hosting a competition for entrepreneurs
and scientists to develop a business plan in the mobile arena.
Researchers from the Sierra Nevada Hydrologic Observatory are installing a unique network of ground sensors, weather gear and other
equipment to measure how much snow and ice build up each winter in the 400-mile
Sierra range and then track where the snowmelt goes.
National Institutes of
Health has provided $1.35 million to a team of researchers at UC Santa Cruz working to develop
new statistical approaches that could dramatically improve the care for
severely ill newborn babies.
A new CITRIS Newsletter is now online. In this issue we feature an article on how CITRIS’s Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) is helping combat electronic identity theft. A second article focuses on how researchers are working on vastly increasing the speed of the internet.
Berkeley Nano Opportunity Challenge 2006 brings together scientists, engineers, and business students to evaluate potential applications and commercial opportunities for ideas and innovations in Nanotechnology and related areas. Abstracts deadline: Oct. 27
Preventing California’s many natural hazards from turning into natural disasters is the aim of the new California Hazards Institute, a multicampus research program of the University of California.
In a new report, the UC Davis authors of the most sophisticated analysis of California’s water management system say the system should be able to adapt to a warmer climate and a larger population, albeit at a significant cost.
Chevron Corp. will fund up to $25 million in research at UC Davis in the next five years to develop affordable, renewable transportation fuels from farm and forest residues, urban wastes and crops grown specifically for energy.
The composition of lipid membranes, similar to those that surround living cells, can now be mapped at the nanometer scale. The work, by researchers at Stanford University, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UC Davis, is published in the Sept. 29 issue of the journal Science.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded two grants, worth $1.6 million and $1.2 million per year for five years, to projects in advanced computing led by researchers at UC Davis.
Construction is underway on CITRIS’s new headquarters, including the Nanolab
Center, part of a coordinated investment in the nanotech infrastructure of
tomorrow. Learn more about what is in store for the new facility.
CITRIS researcher Claire Tomlin at UC Berkeley is an aviation engineer who focuses on developing methods for
analyzing hybrid control systems and applying these results to practical
A new graduate certificate program in Knowledge Services and Enterprise
Management (KSEM) offered by UCSC focuses on building the skills required to design and manage
A recent article in the Berkeleyan covers the Big Ideas competition and some of the winning and innovative CITRIS projects developed by students.