News

November 26, 2018

Berkeley Engineer
Swarm Lab Director and Electrical Engineering Prof. Kris Pister, his graduate student Daniel Drew, and research being done in the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), are featured in a Berkeley Engineering articled titled "Microrobots fly, walk and jump into the future." Pister and his team continue to develop microrobots that can walk, jump, or fly. Roughly the size and weight of a postage stamp, micro-robots consist of a mechanical structure, propulsion system, motion-tracking sensor and multiple wires that supply power and communication signals.

November 13, 2018

Berkeley News
A new flexible sensor developed by Berkeley EE researchers can map blood-oxygen levels over large areas of skin, tissue and organs, potentially giving doctors a new way to monitor healing wounds in real time. The research group, which includes Prof. Ana Claudia Arias, Yasser Khan, Donggeon Han, Adrien Pierre, Jonathan Ting, Xingchun Wang and Claire Lochner (plus researchers from Cambridge Display Technology Ltd), have created a lightweight, thin, and flexible oximeter made of organic electronics printed on bendable plastic that molds to the contours of the body.

November 6, 2018

Professors John Kubiatowicz, Ken Goldberg, Anthony Joseph, and Joseph Gonzalez has received a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, providing funding over 3 years for a secure data infrastructure, called the Global Data Plane, with a goal to empower fog rootics and machine learning applications operating in edge computing environments.

Congratulations!

May 22, 2018

Prof. Jan Rabaey has written an article titled "What is 5G? The next generation of wireless, explained" for the Chronicle.  He describes in his article how 5G will open new opportunities for augmented reality, virtual reality systems, as well as automation due to the ability to send and receive more data more quickly than previous versions.

April 20, 2018

Prof. Rabaey to present a keynote at the IMEC ITF Conference in Antwerp, Belgium in May, entitled: “The Dawn of Truly Human-Centric Computing."

Prof. Rabaey presented a keynote at the 2018 VLSI-AST/DAT Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, entitled “Homo Technologicus."

Presentation: Homo Technologicus

Jan discusses how the combination of IoT and wearable devices offers the potential to change how humans interact with the world and cyberworld and open the door for the "Next Human." 

Prof. Rabaey presented a keynote at IEEE WF-IOT 2018 in Singapore on February, entitled the “IoT++: The Living Network of Everyone and Everything”. 

Presentation: IoT++ – The Living Network of Everyone and Everything

April 4, 2018

John Kubitowicz and his group from 2000 were celebrated for their paper, "OceanStore: an architecture for global-scale persistent storage" at the ASPLOS conference.

February 8, 2018

Prof. Edward Lee is a 2018 recipient of the Berkeley Citation, an award given to distinguished individuals whose contributions to UC Berkeley go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields.

December 18, 2017

EE Professors Claire Tomlin and Kristofer Pister have won the Outstanding Advising Faculty Awards from Berkeley Advising Matters. The awards are presented to administrators, directors, managers, and faculty advisors who have made a significant positive impact on students and programs they support.

November 28, 2017

Prof. Ana Claudia Arias, Miki Lustig, and graduate student Joe Corea's work in printable and wearable electronics are featured in a STAT article titled "Electronics 'like a second skin' makes wearables more practical and MRIs safer for kids."

November 7, 2017

Six EECS faculty including Swarm Lab directors Claire Tomlin and Ana Arias are recognized in a Berkeley Engineering news article titled "Case Studies in Forward Thinking". Working at the interface of technology and society, each engineer shared some of the groundbreaking work taking place across the college and their visions for the future.

October 10, 2017

A team of U.C. Berkeley researchers including Associate Prof. Chunlei Liu, Prof. Ana Arias, and Associate Prof. Michael Lustig, has been awarded a $13.43 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative.

October 3, 2017

Chancellor's Professor of Electrical Engineering and Neuroscience Jose Carmena, and Prof. Michel Maharbiz, are the subjects of a California Magazine article titled "Dust in the Machine," about brain-machine interface (BMI) research.  In 2013, Carmena, Maharbiz, then-graduate student Dongjin Seo (Ph.D. '16), Prof. Jan Rabaey, and Prof.

September 18, 2017

EE Prof. Jan Rabaey has won the 2017 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Aristotle Award.  The award recognizes SRC-supported faculty whose deep commitment to the educational experience of SRC students has had a profound and continuing impact on their professional performance and, consequently, a significant impact for members over a long period of time.

September 13, 2017

The Edward A. Lee Festschrift Symposium will be held on Friday, October 13th in Berkeley, CA. This invitation-based symposium will celebrate the scholarship, ideas and teachings of Professor Edward A. Lee. The theme will be centered around "Principles of Modeling," as Edward has been devoted to research that centers on the role of models and is an advocate of a principled use of models in science and engineering. Congratulations Professor Lee!

September 7, 2017

Professor Edward Lee publishes Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology(link is external) (MIT Press, 2017). Professor Lee observes that engineering is a deeply intellectual and fundamentally inventive process and that the producers of digital technology have an unsurpassed medium for creativity.

August 2, 2017

Swarm co-director Claire Tomlin is featured in a Berkeley Engineer article titled "Smart moves: California's next-gen infrastructure" describing her research work on Drone expressways. Her work seeks to integrate control theory with machine learning so fleets of drones can avoid midair mishaps.

July 15, 2017

Professors Michel Maharbiz and Jose Carmena have been awarded the 2017 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award for Neural Dust. The annual awards come with a $200K prize and aimed at advancing the range of tools neuroscientists have to map, monitor, and model brain function. Congratulations!

June 22, 2017

FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, has chosen Professor Ana C. Arias as the award winner for the R&D Achievements category at the 2017FLEX Conference. This prestigious award recognizes her breakthrough research in the development of flexible medical sensors and flexible devices. 

Congratulations Ana!

Read more here.

April 13, 2017

We are excited to announce that the Swarm Lab will be re-organizing as we move toward the future with Swarm Lab 2.0:

Mission: Our mission includes designing and developing new methodologies, software, and hardware, and educating the next generation of engineers. 

March 13, 2017

Professor Jan Rabaey with Abbas Rahimi, Pentti Kanerva, and José del R. Millán will be receiving the Best Paper award for their work in "Hyperdimensional Computing for Noninvasive Brain-Computer Interfaces: Blind and One-Shot Classification of EEG Error-Related Potentials" at the BICT (Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies) Conference(link is external) this month.

Congratulations!