Joseph T. Gier was a pioneer in every sense. He was the first Black tenured faculty member in the UC system, a successful inventor, and a world authority on infrared measurement. Who was Berkeley EECS Prof. Joseph Gier?
With a father and a brother who are both electrical engineers in Singapore, Wen-Rui Liao came to UC Berkeley knowing that he wanted to learn about both software and hardware and their interfaces. He has been watching the ways that new technologies are impacting so many aspects of people’s everyday lives and wanting to become […]
When Dan Garcia first attended UC Berkeley as a graduate student, he was amazed at the many different faces and key spaces that make up the world’s top public research university. “I can’t imagine being anywhere else,” says Garcia, adding that part of what makes Berkeley special is the confluence of its diverse urban setting, […]
40 years ago, Estela Llinás (née Soria) graduated from Berkeley with a Ph.D. in EECS. One of an elite group of women during her era, she looks back on her childhood, her experiences as a woman engineer, her role as a mother, and a career that spanned three continents. Dr. Llinás was born in Córdoba, […]
Alexandria Finley wasn’t expecting to earn one of the ten places at the Genée International Ballet Competition this year that was sponsored by the competition, let alone one of the 100 places to compete. But without the sponsorship, she couldn’t afford to attend the 10 day competition in Sydney, Australia this December. In Alexandria’s mind, […]
Computer Science Ph.D. student, Virginia Smith, started out in a field where there were quite a lot women. As an undergraduate, she studied math, a field where there are almost equal numbers of men and women. Smith finished all of her required math courses in her first two years as an undergrad, and, looking for […]
Diane B. Greene (M.S. CS 1988) is ranked #1 of the 26 most powerful female engineers in 2016 by Business Insider. Diane was a founder and CEO of VMware in 1998 and is currently the Senior Vice President of (cloud) Enterprise Business at Google, one of the most influential roles in the technology industry. Diane […]