Since the late 1970s, WICSE has pursued the goal of increasing the number of women in those disciplines and supporting their academic progress. WICSE has become a permanent force in EECS, and, indeed, is the first such group in an American university with a disciplinary focus on computer science or electrical engineering. Since then, women’s groups have been created in most computing departments. The establishment of WICSE created peer support and a strong voice for women graduate students, and the faculty has relied on WICSE to monitor the climate for women ever since.
I grew up as a “Nuyorican” kid in the Woodlawn Reservoir neighborhood of The Bronx. My dad’s parents were from the Eastern side of Puerto Rico (Ceiba and Fajardo), and both came over in the great Puerto Rican migration to NYC in the 1930s. My Abuela saw the Hindenburg fly overhead! My dad was born […]
I was born and raised in New York City. Both my parents are from Cuba and fled as political refugees after the Castro government took power. At that time, professionals were simply not allowed to leave the country, but my parents couldn’t live in an unfree society, so they applied for and were awarded one-year […]
I was born and grew up in Santurce, a region of San Juan, Puerto Rico. My mom was from Kentucky, my dad from Puerto Rico. My dad was a descendant of some notable Puerto Ricans, particularly the poet and playwright Alejandro Tapia y Rivera, after whom a theater in San Juan is named, Bailey K. […]
Two new professors are joining the Electrical Engineering faculty in 2019. Boubacar Kanté Associate Prof. Boubacar Kanté joined the EECS department in January 2019. He had been an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California San Diego. His multidisciplinary research interests are in the areas of wave-matter interaction, from microwave […]
Five new professors will join the U.C. Berkeley Computer Science division in July 2019. Alvin Cheung Assistant Prof. Alvin Cheung comes from the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington (UW). He was affiliated with the database and programming languages & software engineering research groups, as well as the eScience […]
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?
Berkeley EECS has established a Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize the valuable contributions of its most distinguished alumni. EE alumnus Sharad Malik (M.S. ’87/EE Ph.D ’90, advisor: Robert k. Brayton), currently chair of Electrical Engineering at Princeton, was recognized for excellence in teaching, and groundbreaking research on design methodologies for future computing systems. EE alumnus […]
The EECS 2018 Student Awards Ceremony was held on Friday May 4, 2018, at 11am-1:30pm in Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall.
At the beginning of his career, Prof. Lotfi Zadeh enjoyed capturing the people around him in a series of black and white portraits. He joined the EECS faculty in 1959 after stints at Columbia and Princeton. As department Chair from 1963-68, he led the charge to change the name of the department from Electrical Engineering […]