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$10 million for Berkeley RISELab’s AI research

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:55:39 +0000

The project will enable artificial intelligence systems to make decisions in areas of our everyday lives.

Scientists detect how words grow new meanings. Maybe computers will, too

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:15:22 +0000

Discovery could teach digital helpers like Siri and Alexa to better understand the nuances of the English language

Mechanical engineering to aid back surgery

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:38:50 +0000

With support from the Signatures Innovation Fellows program, mechanical engineering professor Grace O’Connell and graduate student Bo Yang are developing a model to help surgeons determine risks of surgery

Better planetary management though data science

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:32:58 +0000

Sol Hsiang discusses how data, analysis and computing can show us our future in a warming world, and lead us to take action to lessen the impact

Security for data analytics – gaining a grip on the two-edged sword

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:22:52 +0000

EECS researchers Dawn Song and Noah Johnson are using Uber data to developa new approach to balancing privacy and data analysis

Cheap, efficient cookstoves are small-tech solution with big payoff

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:30:27 +0000

Ashok Gadgil redesigned a simple technology, the wood cookstove, to help women in refugee camps in Darfur, Sudan

Computer vision to protect patients — and budgets

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:45:26 +0000

UC Berkeley professor Alexandre Bayen and Ph.D. student Pulkit Agrawal have developed a computer vision-based system to help memory care centers monitor patient falls and to reduce them where possible

Haas Startup Squad connects MBA students to Skydeck

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:43:59 +0000

Super-resolution microscopy reveals fine detail of cellular mesh

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:35:34 +0000

Super-resolution microscopy reveals fine detail of cellular mesh underlying membrane

Why traffic apps make congestion worse

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:53:16 +0000

Transportation expert Alex Bayen discusses the problems caused by traffic apps, and how UC Berkeley researchers hopes to solve the problem to help commuters and cities alike

Artificial leaves to produce fuel on Earth and, one day, Mars

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 23:34:54 +0000

Chemist Peidong Yang is developing ways to convert sunlight, water and carbon directly into fuel, just as a leaf converts sunlight into food

Chemists create tinted windows that also generate electricity

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:25:26 +0000

By tweaking a material called perovskite, researchers are able to use heat and moisture to convert the transparent material to an opaque thin film that produces electricity from sunlight

Research finds social media users actually wind down, not up

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:15:58 +0000

Prize-winning study shows social media isn't doing extreme things to our emotions

Computer scientist Randy Katz named vice chancellor for research

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:59:15 +0000

Wireless pioneer to take the reins at a challenging time for research universities

New robots can see into their future

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:16 +0000

New technology lets robots predict the consequences of their actions

Blockchain Lab receives campus-first Bitcoin donation

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest frontier in cybersecurity technology research gets a boost worth more than $50,000

Post-war designs inspire student-produced chairs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Contestants worked from one sheet of plywood in the 'Form Follows' chair design competition

Pioneering new course looks at business, tech, and law surrounding blockchain

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:07:29 +0000

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business in spring offers a cross-listed class in this potentially disruptive technology to business, engineering and law students

School of Information offers new cybersecurity degree

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:11:58 +0000

Applications are being accepted for a new, online master's of information and cybersecurity program, offered in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity