Student Awards

The EECS Student Awards are presented to undergraduate and graduate students annually in the spring at the Student Awards Ceremony. Recipients of these awards are selected from the pools of nominees by the department's Student Awards Committee. Many nominations are solicited from the EECS community at large, but some awards have special requirements that call for more specialized nominations. Descriptions of the awards are below.

Demetri Angelakos Memorial Achievement Award

Presented annually to an Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences graduate student who is beyond the preliminary examination and is proceeding to a doctoral degree. The purpose of the award is to recognize students who, in addition to conducting research, unselfishly take the time to help colleagues beyond the normal cooperation existing between fellow students. The award was established in 1979 in memory of Demetri Angelakos, a UC Berkeley student working toward his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the time of his death.

The altruistic attitude of the recipient may be evidenced in the following ways: volunteering to conduct laboratory procedure sessions attended by colleagues, explaining intricate equipment usage, promoting greater research cooperation, etc. Because of the primary interests of the EECS graduate student in whose name the award was established, the general areas of solid state, optical electronics, electromagnetics and semiconductor electronics will be given first consideration.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Roel Dobbe, Sylvia Herbert
  • 2016-2017 Aurojit Panda, Shivaram Venkataraman
  • 2015-2016 Mo Chen, Katherine Driggs Campbell
  • 2014-2015 Brian Zimmer
  • 2013-2014 Gireeja Ranade
  • 2012-2013 Matthew Spencer
  • 2011-2012 Rikky Muller, Isabelle Stanton
  • 2010-2011 Josh Hug
  • 2009-2010 Zachery Jacobson
  • 2008-2009 Bharathwaj Muthuswamy, Bala Pesala
  • 2007-2008 Joanna Lai, Anand Sarwate
  • 2006-2007 Vinod Prabhakaran
  • 2005-2006 Donovan Tan Lee
  • 2004-2005 Andrew Begel, Axel Berny
  • 2003-2004 Lukas Chrostowski
  • 2002-2003 Greg McIntyre
  • 2001-2002 Luca Carloni
  • 2000-2001 Julius Kusuma, Kevin Yang
  • 1999-2000 Jakub Kedzierski, Maryann Simmons
  • 1998-1999 Jacques Christophe Rudell
  • 1997-1998 Richard Edell
  • 1996-1997 Brian Kingsbury
  • 1995-1996 Su-Lin Wu
  • 1994-1995 Mor Harchol-Balter
  • 1993-1994 Samuel Shen
  • 1992-1993 Gregory Uehara
  • 1991-1992 Kristofer Pister, Dawn Tilbury
  • 1990-1991 Josephn Konstan
  • 1989-1990 Kevin Heppell, Ken Nishimura
  • 1988-1989 Ginetto Addiego, Vijay Madisetti
  • 1987-1988 Ricki Blau, Fabio Romeo
  • 1986-1987 Peter Danzig, Keshab Parhi
  • 1985-1986 Myra Boenke, Albert Wu
  • 1984-1985 Nazli Gundes, Max Hauser
  • 1983-1984 Roger Howe, Peter Kessler
  • 1982-1983 Tom Quarles
  • 1981-1982 John Foderaro
  • 1980-1981 Karen Irwin
  • 1979-1980 Ping Ko

Timothy B. Campbell Innovation Award

This award is presented to a Computer Science or Electrical Engineering undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and creativity through her or his research and personal life. This award honors the memory of Tim Campbell, a CS PhD Student who was widely known for his innovative spirit, creativity, and cross-functional collaboration.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Geun Ho Ahn
  • 2016-2017 Tomas Vega Galvez
  • 2015-2016 Joanne Lo

Chair's Graduate Award

This is an award for the student leaders who worked on the Visit Days.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Nick Hynes, Forrest Laine, Nathan Pemberton

Leon O. Chua Award

The Leon O. Chua award is presented annually to an undergraduate or graduate student, or to a recent alumnus, for outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science from any discipline, including biological, engineering, mathematical, physical and social sciences. It was made possible by a donation in 1999 from Professor Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang, a student of Professor Chua and former Chancellor of U.C. Merced.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Xi (Peter) Chen
  • 2016-2017 Tianshi Wang
  • 2015-2016 Dorsa Sadigh
  • 2014-2015 Walid Krichene
  • 2013-2014 Samuel Coogan
  • 2012-2013 Wenchao Li
  • 2011-2012 Anil Aswani
  • 2010-2011 Susmit Jha
  • 2009-2010 Christian Claudel
  • 2008-2009 Forrest Sedgwick
  • 2007-2008 Xiaoxue Zhao
  • 2006-2007 XuanLong Nguyen
  • 2005-2006 Alessandro Abate
  • 2004-2005 Aaron Ames
  • 2003-2004 Arnab Nilim
  • 2002-2003 Jianghi Hu
  • 2001-2002 Rupak Majumdar
  • 2000-2001 Jie Liu

Department Citation Award

The Department Citation is presented annually in recognition of outstanding undergraduate achievement within the department. The Student Awards committee makes its selection among the students with the highest average grades while also considering other qualities and accomplishments. No nominations are solicited for the award.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 William Wang
  • 2016-2017 Sam Kumar
  • 2015-2016 Thaibao Phan
  • 2014-2015 Jingyan Wang
  • 2013-2014 Rohin Shah
  • 2012-2013 David Eliahu
  • 2011-2012 Warren He
  • 2010-2011 Nicholas Boyd
  • 2009-2010 Daniel Ritchie
  • 2008-2009 Chayut Thanapirom
  • 2007-2008 Matthew J. Johnson
  • 2006-2007 Jui-Yen Jason Lin
  • 2005-2006 Philip A. Godoy
  • 2004-2005 David Sontag
  • 2003-2004 Kevin Simler
  • 2002-2003 Jeng-Wen Peter Chen
  • 2001-2002 Alexander Fabrikant
  • 2000-2001 Byron Yu
  • 1999-2000 Yozo Hida
  • 1998-1999 Raymond Wang
  • 1997-1998 Taher Haveliwala
  • 1996-1997 Chee-Whye Chin
  • 1995-1996 Hong Tat Chee
  • 1994-1995 Avrom Pfeffer
  • 1993-1994 Scott Davies, Anant Sahai
  • 1992-1993 Eric Braun
  • 1991-1992 Boris Troyanovsky
  • 1990-1991 Erin C. Jones, Tak Woon Yan
  • 1989-1990 Wee-Liang Heng, Warren Lam
  • 1988-1989 Samuel Sheng
  • 1987-1988 Paul Haskell, Nels Olson
  • 1986-1987 David James Beymer, Edward Wai Yeung Liu
  • 1985-1986 Gary Wayne Ng, Thu Duc Nguyen
  • 1984-1985 Frandics Chan, Derek Wong
  • 1983-1984 Gregory Heinzinger
  • 1982-1983 Pantas Sutardja
  • 1981-1982 Robert Bordow, Peter Ruetz, Eryk Vershen
  • 1980-1981 Suk Young Kang
  • 1979-1980 Thomas S. Parker
  • 1978-1979 Max W. Hauser
  • 1977-1978 John W. Fattaruso
  • 1976-1977 Steven G. Azevedo
  • 1975-1976 Stephen E. Hung
  • 1974-1975 Jeffrey A. Gibbons
  • 1973-1974 James Jatczynski
  • 1972-1973 Harold G. Sampson
  • 1971-1972 Robert G. Mathews
  • 1970-1971 Gary Mikelson
  • 1969-1970 Clinton P. Ma

CS Major Citation

The Computer Science Department Citation is presented annually in recognition of the most outstanding undergraduate achievement within the department. The Major Citations are awarded for outstanding contributions in the EECS and the L&S Computer Science majors. The Student Awards committee makes its selection among the students with the highest average grades while also considering other qualities and accomplishments.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Wan Fung Chui

Warren Y. Dere Design Award

This award is presented to graduating seniors whose accomplishments in engineering design are judged to be most outstanding. Evidence might include accomplishments during a co-op or internship assignment or on a summer job, or achievements on a project for an upper division design course. This memorial award honors Professor Dere who also worked at IBM and was known to be outstanding in engineering systems design.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Rohan Phadte
  • 2016-2017 Xinyang (Young) Geng, David Marn, Ashvin Nair, Mihir Patil
  • 2015-2016 Peter Ahrens, Dibyo Majumdar, Thaibao Phan, Marvin Zhang
  • 2014-2015 Edward Groshev, Wisam Reid, Eldon Schoop, Rishi Sharma, Sahaana Suri
  • 2013-2014 Siddhartho Bhattacharya, Ankush Gupta, Rohin Shah, Claire Tuna
  • 2012-2013 Kathy Sun, Ziang Xie
  • 2011-2012 Yewen Pu, Wei Wu
  • 2010-2011 James Ide
  • 2009-2010 Hartej Dhami, Farzad Fatollahi-Fard, Amanullah Mohiudin
  • 2008-2009 Minh Van Pham Ly, Ashik Manandhar, Trung Tran
  • 2007-2008 Wai Son (Wilson) Ko
  • 2006-2007 John Breneman, Robert Gregg, Roderick Mann
  • 2005-2006 Rosen Nikolaev Diankov
  • 2004-2005 Arlo Faria
  • 2003-2004 Michael Toomin
  • 2002-2003 Daniel Horn
  • 2001-2002 Aman Bhargava
  • 2000-2001 Jeffrey Heer
  • 1999-2000 Paul Huang
  • 1998-1999 Chris Olston
  • 1997-1998 Dmitry Derevyanko, Allan Liu, Yuriy Regelman
  • 1996-1997 Edmond Lau
  • 1995-1996 David Hsu
  • 1994-1995 Ravi Narasimhan
  • 1993-1994 Michael Horton
  • 1992-1993 "Leo" Ki-Chun Fu, Trevor Pering, Benedict Tse
  • 1991-1992 Michael Chen
  • 1990-1991 Richard Edell, Chris Ruemmler
  • 1989-1990 Bart Bombay
  • 1988-1989 Robert Currie
  • 1987-1988 Ken Nishimura

James H. Eaton Memorial Scholarship

The James Eaton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to EECS undergraduate students who have demonstrated a keen sense of creativity and inventiveness. The award is named in honor of James Eaton, a 1962 EE PhD, who spent a short period of time on the UC Berkeley EE faculty. He then spent 40 years directing research and pioneering technologies at IBM, making special accomplishments in the magnetic tape data storage areas. Late in his career, suffering from MS, he left the East Coast and returned to California where he pursued his interest in designing new products. He received an IBM Corporate Award in 2001 and the title of Master Inventor (with 24-25 patents) shortly before his death. James H. Eaton was known by all as an original thinker, coming up with practical, unique and patentable ideas.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 James Smith
  • 2016-2017 Geun Ho Ahn
  • 2015-2016 Dibyo Majumdar, David Marn, Sean Zhu
  • 2014-2015 Gautam Gunjala, Jeong Seuk Kang, Nikita Kitaev, Erik Krogen, Niranjan Kumar, Nitish Padmanaban, Vaishaal Shankar, Nopphon Siranart, Sahaana Suri, Jingyan Wang
  • 2013-2014 Jodi Loo
  • 2012-2013 Michael Eggleston, Yue Lu
  • 2011-2012 Lingkai Kong
  • 2010-2011 Ji-Hoon Park
  • 2009-2010 Seng Oon Toh
  • 2008-2009 Renaldi Winoto
  • 2007-2008 Christopher Jones
  • 2006-2007 Subramaniam Venkatraman
  • 2005-2006 Wojciech Jacob Poppe

EECS Major Citation

The EECS Department Citation is presented annually in recognition of the most outstanding undergraduate achievement within the department. The Major Citations are awarded for outstanding contributions in the EECS and the L&S Computer Science majors. The Student Awards committee makes its selection among the students with the highest average grades while also considering other qualities and accomplishments.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Yuxiang Yang

Art and Mary Fong Scholarship Award

The Fong Award is given to a student completing their junior year who has demonstrated both high scholastic achievement and financial need. This academic year award was endowed by a generous donation from Mr. Arthur Fong, an EECS alumnus and former Vice President of Hewlett Packard. Mr. Fong received financial assistance during his own senior year and made great achievements that were recognized with a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award. Selection is made in the *Fall* and presented formally at the Spring EECS Student Awards Ceremony. No nominations are solicited for this award.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Harrison Hsueh, Timothy Stepro
  • 2016-2017 Tim Chan, Andrew Millman
  • 2015-2016 Sunjay George Koshy
  • 2014-2015 Lev Tauz
  • 2013-2014 Justin Junxuan Fu
  • 2012-2013 Isaac Wu
  • 2008-2009 Paul Pearce, Wei-Hua Peng
  • 2006-2007 Hong Hu, Uyen Nguyen Huynh
  • 2005-2006 Allen Lee, Michael Chung Wang
  • 2004-2005 Ilya Gurin, Yoon Sub Hwang, Cho Mon Kyaw
  • 2003-2004 Tingting Huang, Xian Jun Liu, Michael Chi-Hang Yeung
  • 2002-2003 Jeffry Carl West
  • 2001-2002 Ki Hoon Kim, Artem Tkachenko
  • 1999-2000 Kathryn Ewell, Yang Jiao
  • 1998-1999 Matthew Muh, Ilyas Nuri
  • 1997-1998 Bruce Lo, Xiaozhou Zhang
  • 1996-1997 Sarah Moussa, Anhtuyet Thi Nguyen
  • 1995-1996 Margie Lee Luong, Aravind Mani
  • 1994-1995 Phong-Son Le
  • 1992-1993 Kinshuk Govil
  • 1991-1992 Wingwai Howe
  • 1990-1991 Joanne Leung
  • 1989-1990 Alisina Pourazima
  • 1988-1989 Dung Lam
  • 1986-1987 Charles Chansik Park, Tien Gra Truong
  • 1985-1986 Edward Wai-Yeung Liu
  • 1983-1984 Robert James Knight
  • 1982-1983 Peter Kam Wah Lee
  • 1981-1982 James Yu

Kevin K. Gong Memorial Scholarship

The Kevin K. Gong Memorial Scholarship for Bright Minds and Big Hearts provides student support to Computer Science or EECS students (rising sophomores - seniors) who are passionate about using technology to better the world. This scholarship was established in 2015.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Ziba Shahpar
  • 2016-2017 Ziba Shahpar
  • 2015-2016 Mihir Patil
  • 2014-2015 Jinyang Wang

Jim and Donna Gray Endowment Award

The Jim and Donna Gray scholarship is awarded to computer science students completing their junior year who have demonstrated both high scholastic achievement and financial need. Those eligible are juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.3 or above. This academic year award honors Professor Emeritus Michael A. Harrison. The Department makes the nominations and the winners are selected in the *fall*. No nominations are solicited for this award. (Formerly called IT Award, name changed in 2008.)

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Andrew Campbell, Jacqueline Forsberg, Daniel Ho, Justin Hong, Denis Li, Young Lin, Harley Patton
  • 2016-2017 Kaylee Burns, Betty Chang, Andy Chau, Benjamin Kha, Ann Lai, Rohit Lalchandani, Nicholas Ward
  • 2015-2016 James Steven Carlson, Jimmy Yun Cheung, Kegan Kawamura, Yishuang Liang, Robert Mason Spark, Hung Thien Nguyen Vu, Amanda Lou Xia
  • 2014-2015 Olivia Chen, Manuk Hovanesian, Rishi Kapadia, Jimmy Lee, Pandu Rendradjaja, Donny Chen Reynolds, Anting Shen
  • 2013-2014 Quinn Hajime Johnson, Leo Hung Tai Kam, Saveen Sahni, Raymond Shiau, Sahanna Suri, Daniel Paden Tomasello, Shu Zhong
  • 2012-2013 Cong Chen, Richard Hwang, Jasper Lee, Hurshal Samir Patel, Jiyong Shim, Steve John Wang, Darryl Yu
  • 2011-2012 Michael Cai, Jonathan Ho, Alex Lee, Richard Lin, Seshadri Mahalingham, Justin Uang, Mengyi Wo
  • 2010-2011 Avik Das, Tony Dear, Hui Peng Hu, Thomas Magrino, Brian Maissy, Aaron Wong, Pin Xu
  • 2009-2010 Justin Chu, Albert Kim, Saung Li, Stephen Miller, Eui Shin, Zue Wu, Richard Xia
  • 2008-2009 Michael Cao, Adit Abhay Dalvi, Nathan Kallus, Steven Jongshown Lee, Ryosuke Niwa, Victor Shia, Jerry Zhihui Zhang
  • 2007-2008 Nir Abraham Ackner, Scott Emerson Crawford, Jerry Hong, Brian Kim, Priyanka Reddy, Hsiu-Fan Wang, Hisham Sami Zarka
  • 2006-2007 Matthew Finifter, David Jacobs, Christopher Jones, Kedar Kanitkar, Allen Lee, Michael Leong, Keaton Mowery
  • 2005-2006 Matthew Finifter, David Jacobs, Christopher Jones, Kedar Kanitkar, Allen Lee, Michael Leong, Keaton Mowery
  • 2004-2005 Albert Chang, Yanpei Chen, Victor Feldman, Liron Yahdav
  • 2003-2004 Lin Kuang, Sam Mardanbeig, Chung Ming Wu
  • 2002-2003 Kun Gao, Xiaofan (Fred) Jiang, Margaret Yau, Meng Yu
  • 2001-2002 Allan Gu, William Kumberger, Khoa Nguyen, Hai Hoang Phan, Yuk Shuen (Margaret) Yau, Benjamin Young, Meng Yu
  • 2000-2001 Liane Beckman, Katherine Chang, Emily Chung, Paul Huang, Tim Yee Liu, Eva Lo, Joe Ho Tam, Jan Wen Voung
  • 1999-2000 James Yun-Chin Chao, Aqeel Mahesri, Robert Nelson, Paul Hyun Park, Jimmy Zhigang Su, Laura Todd, George Warfield, Lijue Zhong
  • 1998-1999 Arthur Cantu, Ada Chan, James Chow, Alexander Fabrikant, Yozo Hida, Victor Ho, Erik Reeber, Lorentz Shyu, Kar Ming Tang, Stanley Yue
  • 1997-1998 Aaron Kwong Yue Lee, Godfrey Tan

EECS Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor/Distinguished GSI Award

We invite the faculty to nominate approximately the top nine percent of our GSIs and Group Tutors from Spring, Summer and Fall semesters of the previous calendar year. From these, our Student Awards committee selects one top EE and one CS GSI for our departmental awards. The remainder will be considered for nomination for the campus award. Because we have a large department with about 180 GSIs per semester; it is a great honor to be selected as an Outstanding GSI. Those selected for the campus award are recognized by the campus in their Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards. Those selected for the EECS Distinguished GSI Award are recognized at the EECS Student Award Ceremony.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Daniel Aranki, Sam Lau, Vasuki Narasimha Swamy
  • 2016-2017 Kabir Chandrasekher, Sinho Chewi, Sherdil Niyaz, Jonathan Tamir
  • 2015-2016 Filip Maksimovic, Rohin Shah, Pat Virtue
  • 2014-2015 Michael Ball, Kate Harrison, Nathan Narevsky
  • 2013-2014 Max Balandat, Walid Krichene, Paul Pearce
  • 2012-2013 Arjun Singh, Insoon Yang
  • 2011-2012 David Burkett, Luke Segars, Neel Shah
  • 2010-2011 David Hall, Matthew Spencer
  • 2009-2010 Colleen Lewis, Tsung-Te Liu
  • 2008-2009 Jonathan Kotker, Anna Rafferty
  • 2007-2008 Ramesh Sridharan
  • 2006-2007 John S. Denero, Jerry Ding
  • 2005-2006 Alyosha Molnar, Rajesh Nishtala
  • 2004-2005 Meghdad Hajimorad, Chung Ming Wu
  • 2003-2004 Greg Krimer, Bobak Nazer
  • 2002-2003 Ranjit Jhala, Ryan White
  • 2001-2002 Todd Segal, John Slavinsky
  • 2000-2001 Eric Chi, Brenda Liu
  • 1999-2000 Sanjoy Dasgupta, Nils Wemhoener
  • 1998-1999 Barry Chen, Jeff Gilbert, Han-Shen Yuan
  • 1997-1998 Dan Garcia, Joseph Yan
  • 1996-1997 Nathan Slingerland, Fred Wong
  • 1995-1996 Brandy Schweiss, Kirt Williams
  • 1994-1995 Kenneth Chiang, Lisa Guerra
  • 1993-1994 Mor Harchol Balter, Samuel Sheng
  • 1992-1993 Gregory Walsh, Matthew Wright
  • 1991-1992 John Georges, Timothy Huang
  • 1990-1991 Orla Feely, James Mott-Smith
  • 1989-1990 William Evans, Phil Lapsley
  • 1988-1989 David Feld, Anthony Ng
  • 1987-1988 Randy Cieslak, Mark Kwong
  • 1986-1987 Robert Boothe, Kartikeya Mayaram
  • 1985-1986 Timothy Hu, Douglas Kidder, Ellen Sentovich
  • 1984-1985 Chwen-Cher Chang, Herve DeCosta
  • 1983-1984 Joseph Pasquale, Prabhakar Raghavan
  • 1982-1983 Dennis Polla, Brendon Voge
  • 1981-1982 Farid Bidabad, Allan Brockenbrough
  • 1980-1981 Edmond D. Lock, Lee-Chung Yiu
  • 1979-1980 Joel Huang, William Zuravleff
  • 1978-1979 Sanjay Mehrotra, Geoff Peck
  • 1977-1978 Wayne Harvey, John Lee
  • 1976-1977 Pete Sandon, John Uyemura
  • 1975-1976 Ata Khan, Zoaib Rangwala
  • 1974-1975 Bob Epstein, Jaff Lin, John Tsividis
  • 1973-1974 Bob Upshaw
  • 1972-1973 Vince Dauciunus, Pershing Lum
  • 1971-1972 John Tsividis

Arthur M. Hopkin Award

The Hopkin award honors an outstanding Electrical Engineering undergraduate who demonstrates seriousness of purpose and high academic achievement. This award honors Professor Arthur M. ("Mac") Hopkin, an expert in the field of nonlinear control, who joined the EECS faculty in 1954 and served on our department's faculty for 46 years. The award is to be used by the student for furthering his/her education.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Minghan Chao, Kanaad Parvate
  • 2016-2017 Minghan Chao, Nicholas Landolfi, Viraj Mahesh, Titan Yuan
  • 2015-2016 Joseph Hui
  • 2014-2015 Sahar Mesri, Nitish Padmanaban, Sahaana Suri, Paroma Varma
  • 2013-2014 Jingyan Wang
  • 2012-2013 Anuran Makur, Zhengyuan Zhou
  • 2011-2012 Sameet Ramakrishnan
  • 2010-2011 Dorsa Sadigh
  • 2009-2010 Judy Hoffman
  • 2008-2009 Irving Lin, Victor Shia, Curtis Wang
  • 2007-2008 Pamela Lee, Liang Jie Wong
  • 2006-2007 John Torous
  • 2005-2006 Robert D. Gregg IV
  • 2004-2005 Kasra Khatibi
  • 2003-2004 Katherine Yiu
  • 2002-2003 Shervin Shekarchian
  • 2001-2002 Shong Yin
  • 2000-2001 Ming Tang

Eli Jury Award

This award is presented to graduate students or recent alumni for outstanding achievement in the area of systems, communications, control, or signal processing. Professor Eliahu Jury is internationally known for his important research contributions and impact on the systems field. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and has received the Rufus Oldenburger Medal from the ASME, the First Education Award of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and the IEEE Millennium Medal.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Reza Abbasi Asl
  • 2016-2017 Mo Chen
  • 2015-2016 Samuel Coogan, KV Rashmi
  • 2014-2015 Varun Jog, Insoon Yang
  • 2013-2014 Se Yong Park
  • 2012-2013 Sudeep Kamath
  • 2011-2012 Lester Mackey
  • 2010-2011 Pulkit Grover
  • 2009-2010 Amin Aminzadeh Gohari
  • 2008-2009 Bobak Nazer
  • 2007-2008 Alex Dimakis
  • 2006-2007 Minghua Chen
  • 2005-2006 Luca Schenato, Bruno Sinopoli
  • 2004-2005 Francis Bach
  • 2003-2004 Rohit Puri
  • 2002-2003 Rene Vidal
  • 2001-2002 Lizhong Zheng
  • 2000-2001 S. Sandeep Pradhan
  • 1999-2000 Pramod Viswanath
  • 1998-1999 George Pappas
  • 1997-1998 Vivek Goyal
  • 1996-1997 Dattaprabodh Godbole, John Lygeros
  • 1995-1996 Anuj Puri
  • 1994-1995 Ruth Rosenholtz
  • 1993-1994 Dawn Tilbury
  • 1992-1993 John R. Barry
  • 1991-1992 Soren Hein
  • 1990-1991 Thorsten von Eicken
  • 1989-1990 Richard Murray
  • 1988-1989 Li Zexiang
  • 1987-1988 Teresa Meng
  • 1986-1987 Keshab Parhi

Eugene L. Lawler Prize

The Lawler Prize honors computer science undergraduates from disadvantaged groups (such as the disabled community and ethnic minorities) or a person who has surmounted unusual difficulties in pursuing a degree with demonstrated academic effort. This prize was established by the Computer Science Division to honor the memory of our colleague, Professor Eugene L. Lawler, who was an internationally recognized expert in mathematical theories of scheduling and resource allocation.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Marsalis Gibson, Camille Harris, Divyashish Kumar, Quinn Tran, Yirong Zhen
  • 2016-2017 Gustavo De Leon, Karely Lozano Gutierrez, Marco Marrufo, Kiva Uhuru
  • 2015-2016 Itzel Martinez, Akhila Raju
  • 2014-2015 Emmanuel Aguirre-Nunez, Michael Ball, Tsion Behailu, Aparna Dhinakaran
  • 2013-2014 Joanna Abot, Timothy Campbell, Dmitry Dimov
  • 2012-2013 Moshe Leon
  • 2011-2012 Daniel Roth
  • 2010-2011 Nikola Radnovic
  • 2009-2010 Paul Pearce
  • 2008-2009 Philip Weiss
  • 2007-2008 John Nguyen
  • 2006-2007 Daniel Davis
  • 2005-2006 Alan A. Jensen
  • 2004-2005 Alyson Fletcher
  • 2003-2004 Cecilia Aragon
  • 2002-2003 Hesham Kamel, Syed Ali Rizvi
  • 2001-2002 Morgan Ames
  • 2000-2001 Eli Bingham, Jessica Britt, Karen Rayment, Johnathan Reason
  • 1999-2000 Justin Kwak
  • 1998-1999 Nikki Mirghafori
  • 1997-1998 Tucker Callaway
  • 1996-1997 Huma Dar
  • 1995-1996 Isamu Shigemori
  • 1994-1995 Troy Shahoumian

Tong Leong Lim Pre-Doctoral Prize

Since 1988, this prize has been presented annually to graduates in EECS who achieve the highest distinction in the pre-doctoral examination. It was established in memory of Tong Leong Lim, who ranked as the top student in his pre-doctoral examination. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1976, under Professor George Turin. Top scoring student information is provided to the Awards Committee by the EECS Center for Student Affairs. No nominations are solicited for this award.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Sarah Dean, Johann Schleier-Smith
  • 2016-2017 Rafael Dutra, Ben Mildenhall, Max Simchowitz
  • 2015-2016 Chelsea Finn, Hsiou-Yuan (Herbert) Liu, Rohin Shah
  • 2014-2015 Marc Knoury, Antonio Puglielli
  • 2013-2014 David Fifield, Garvit Juniwal, Virginia Smith
  • 2012-2013 Christopher Lalau Keraly, Nitesh Mor
  • 2011-2012 Siva Viswanathan Thyagarajan, Noah Johnson Walls
  • 2010-2011 Mohit Bansal, Rungrot Kitsomboonloha
  • 2009-2010 Alex Hegyi, Andrew Waterman
  • 2008-2009 Se Yong Park, Matei Zaharia
  • 2007-2008 Shoaib Kamil, Cheuk Chi Lo
  • 2006-2007 Ilya Bagrak, Chris H. Clifford
  • 2005-2006 Peter Bodik, Simone Gambini
  • 2004-2005 Jen-Wen Peter Chen, Russell Sears
  • 2003-2004 Abhijit Davare, Hoe Teck Wee
  • 2002-2003 John Kodumal, Vinod Prabhakaran
  • 2001-2002 Hao Chen, Hyuck Choo
  • 2000-2001 Pablo Anigstein, Westley Weimer
  • 1999-2000 Ziv Bar-Yossef, Payam Pakzad
  • 1998-1999 Aaron Brown
  • 1997-1998 Lizhong Zheng
  • 1996-1997 David Gay
  • 1995-1996 Shaz Qadeer
  • 1994-1995 Sundeep Rangan
  • 1993-1994 Yuji Kukimoto
  • 1992-1993 Steven Lumetta
  • 1991-1992 Seth Goldstein, Thomas Shiple
  • 1990-1991 Klaus Schauser, Tiziano Villa
  • 1989-1990 Paul Haskell, Sven Koenig
  • 1988-1989 Peter Gemmell, George Kesidis
  • 1987-1988 Umakanta Choudhury, Kenneth Shirriff

C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Research Award

This award can be made to any student in the Computer Science Division based on outstanding contributions to a new research area in computer science and engineering. It was made possible by donations from the participants in the 1996 C.V. Ramamoorthy Workshop on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Ling-Qi Yan
  • 2016-2017 Chelsea Finn
  • 2015-2016 John Schulman
  • 2014-2015 Paul Christiano
  • 2013-2014 John Duchi
  • 2012-2013 Jonathan Barron
  • 2011-2012 Grey Ballard
  • 2010-2011 Jacob Burnim, Alexandre Stauffer
  • 2009-2010 Jonah Sherman
  • 2008-2009 Jeffrey Heer
  • 2007-2008 Armando Solar Lezama
  • 2006-2007 Manu Sridharan
  • 2005-2006 David M. Blei
  • 2004-2005 Sumit Gulwani, Lakshminarayan Subramanian
  • 2003-2004 Mark Paskin, Dror Weitz
  • 2002-2003 Sam Madden
  • 2001-2002 Scott Aaronson
  • 2000-2001 Jason Hill
  • 1999-2000 Andris Ambainis
  • 1998-1999 Richard Bukowski
  • 1997-1998 Hari Balakrishnan
  • 1996-1997 Krste Asanovic

David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize

This prize is made annually to graduate students who have completed what is deemed by a faculty committee to be a truly outstanding piece of research. Nominations may be made by anyone. The award was established in memory of Professor David J. Sakrison, who was the UC Berkeley EECS Chair at the time of his death. Selection of the recipient of the Sakrison award shall be made by the Chairman of the Department on the advice of a faculty committee appointed by the Chairman.

Award criteria:

1. The research must be documented in full written form, e.g., a dissertation, journal article, etc.

2. The research must have been conducted within the Department, under the supervision of a faculty member.

3. The research must be truly innovative within its field.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Jun-Yan Zhu
  • 2016-2017 Sameet Ramakrishnan, Nihar Shah
  • 2015-2016 Pierluigi Nuzzo, Justine Sherry
  • 2014-2015 Peter Bailis, Michael Eggleston
  • 2013-2014 Jonah Sherman, Edgar Solomonik
  • 2012-2013 Rehan Kapadia, Matei Zaharia
  • 2011-2012 Prateek Saxena
  • 2010-2011 Changho Suh
  • 2009-2010 Libin Jiang
  • 2008-2009 Zhengya Zhang
  • 2007-2008 Amir Salman Avestimehr, Krishnendu Chatterjee
  • 2006-2007 Lara Dolecek, Dejan Markovic
  • 2005-2006 Boon Thau Loo, Aaron B. Wagner
  • 2004-2005 Scott Aaronson, Ranjit Jhala
  • 2003-2004 Rene Vidal
  • 2002-2003 Luca Daniel
  • 2001-2002 Yang-Kyu Choi
  • 2000-2001 Kevin Bowers
  • 1999-2000 Dennis Sylvester
  • 1998-1999 Da-shan Shiu
  • 1997-1998 Vern Paxson
  • 1996-1997 Meng Hsiung Kiang, Michael Mitzenmacher
  • 1995-1996 Clement Wann
  • 1994-1995 Carlos Kirjner Neto
  • 1993-1994 William Lam
  • 1992-1993 Orla Feely, Madhu Sudan
  • 1991-1992 Srinivasan Keshav, Rafael Saavedra-Barrera
  • 1990-1991 Carlos Mastrangelo
  • 1989-1990 Richard Rudell, Albert Wang
  • 1988-1989 Constance Chang Hasnain, Yu Chong Tai
  • 1987-1988 Stephen H. Lewis
  • 1986-1987 Edward Lee
  • 1984-1985 Stephen Boyd
  • 1983-1984 Roger Howe
  • 1982-1983 Manolis Katevenis, Robert Sherburne, Jr.
  • 1981-1982 Ozalp Babaoglu, William Joy
  • 1980-1981 Ekachai Lelarasmee

Sevin Rosen Funds Award for Innovation

The Sevin Rosen Funds Award for Innovation recognizes innovative technical achievement with potential for entrepreneurial success. This award was made possible by Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital firm which has consistently made early stage investments in pioneering technologies. The Sevin Rosen Award for Innovation is awarded annually to graduate students based on outstanding technical achievement in computer sciences or electrical engineering research.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Ankush Desai
  • 2016-2017 Noah Johnson
  • 2015-2016 Yunsup Lee, Andrew Waterman
  • 2014-2015 Ryan Going
  • 2013-2014 Joseph Corea
  • 2012-2013 Hanh-Phuc Le
  • 2011-2012 Kuang Chen
  • 2010-2011 Michael Armbrust, Pallavi Joshi
  • 2009-2010 Arash Jamshidi
  • 2008-2009 Norm Aleks
  • 2007-2008 David Molnar
  • 2006-2007 Hyuck Choo, David Garmire
  • 2005-2006 Steven E. Molesa
  • 2004-2005 Andrew Carlson
  • 2002-2003 Brian Otis
  • 2001-2002 Anoop Sinha

Samuel Silver Memorial Scholarship Award

Presented annually to an Electrical Engineering or Computer Sciences undergraduate or graduate student who best combines intellectual achievement in science and engineering (in the classroom or in research activities) with serious humanistic and cultural interests. Previous recipients possessed outstanding accomplishments in music, art, and other areas of the humanities.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Alvin Wan
  • 2016-2017 Swapnil Das, Daniel Feldman
  • 2015-2016 Mohini Bariya
  • 2014-2015 Fanny Yang
  • 2013-2014 Kristen Ann Woyach
  • 2012-2013 Rebecca Pottenger
  • 2011-2012 Anuj Tewari
  • 2010-2011 Aditi Muralidharan
  • 2009-2010 Ernest T.T. Yen
  • 2008-2009 Percy Liang
  • 2007-2008 Johnathan Ritzi
  • 2006-2007 Anand Sarwate
  • 2005-2006 Lane M. Rettig
  • 2004-2005 Forrest Brennen
  • 2003-2004 Umesh Shankar
  • 2002-2003 Holly Fait
  • 2000-2001 Aaron Brown
  • 1999-2000 Michael Brudno
  • 1998-1999 Raymond Wang
  • 1997-1998 Jeff Bilmes
  • 1996-1997 Amar Chaudhary
  • 1995-1996 David Bailey
  • 1994-1995 Luat Vuong
  • 1993-1994 Roger Doering
  • 1992-1993 Matthew Wright
  • 1991-1992 Phyllis Chang, Seth Teller
  • 1990-1991 Edward Scheckler
  • 1989-1990 Charles Brooks
  • 1988-1989 Leslie Field
  • 1987-1988 Marc Sabatella
  • 1986-1987 Erling Wold
  • 1985-1986 Michael Cohen
  • 1984-1985 Myra Boenke, Edward Lee
  • 1983-1984 Lester Ludwig
  • 1982-1983 Greg Heinzinger

Ross N. Tucker Memorial Award

The Tucker Award is given to recognize superior work and scholarship in the characterization, development and/or use of semiconductor, magnetic, optical or electronic materials by a graduate student or students pursuing such areas of inquiry. This award memorializes Dr. Ross N. Tucker, who contributed significantly to the advancement of the technology of materials used in semiconductor electronics. Dr. Tucker's research leadership at Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and his personal contributions to the development of high-quality epitaxial deposition of thin layers of silicon, and to the understanding of the properties of thin films of polycrystalline silicon are of special significance.Nominations are sought from faculty and graduate students in the Fall. Since 2003, the award recipient has been selected by a College of Engineering committee, on the basis of their field of study, interest in cultural activities and the ability to guide associates in work that advances the technologies and uses of semiconductor, magnetic, optical or electronic materials. The award is presented officially at the annual spring Metallurgical Society Northern California Electronics Materials Symposium and also as part of the EECS Student Awards ceremony when there is an EECS recipient. The award is given to a student currently enrolled for a graduate degree in the College or to a student who has submitted a Ph.D. thesis within six months of the award date. The selection will be made without regard to financial need, gender, ethnicity or nationality. A similar memorial award has also been set up at Stanford University.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Matin Amani
  • 2015-2016 Seth Fortuna
  • 2013-2014 Michael Eggleston, Thai Tran
  • 2011-2012 Amit Lakhani
  • 2009-2010 Pratik Patel
  • 2007-2008 David Garmire
  • 2005-2006 Josephine B. Chang
  • 2004-2005 Michael A. Scarpulla
  • 2003-2004 Pei-Cheng Ku
  • 2002-2003 Junqiao Wu
  • 2001-2002 Qiang Lu
  • 2000-2001 Yijian Chen
  • 1999-2000 Danielle R. Chamberlin
  • 1998-1999 Henry Hieslmair
  • 1997-1998 Timothy Brosnihan
  • 1996-1997 Chris Keller
  • 1995-1996 Yong Chen
  • 1994-1995 Charles R. Sullivan
  • 1993-1994 David Aaron Botkin
  • 1992-1993 Gary Fedder
  • 1991-1992 John Wolk
  • 1990-1991 Richard Ferguson
  • 1989-1990 Ken Khachaturyan
  • 1988-1989 Hing Wong
  • 1987-1988 Yu-Chong Tai
  • 1986-1987 Ramamoorthy Ramesh
  • 1985-1986 Mark Sherwin
  • 1984-1985 Dennis Polla
  • 1983-1984 Nancy Haegel
  • 1981-1982 Tzu-Yin Chiu
  • 1978-1979 Clifford Drawley
  • 1977-1978 Barry C. Chin
  • 1976-1977 Robert W. Westervelt

James Tullock Memorial Scholarship Award

The Tullock Scholarship was created in 2001 to provide support for EECS undergraduate or graduate students who are veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. This scholarship honors Jim Tullock, who, after serving in submarine service with the U.S. Navy, graduated with a B.S.E.E. in 1964 and went on to work at Hughes Aircraft. This scholarship is awarded by the campus Student Financial Aid Office in early Fall.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Ace Hao
  • 2016-2017 Daniel Nam
  • 2015-2016 Michael McCoyd
  • 2014-2015 David Allen
  • 2013-2014 Bradley Wheeler
  • 2012-2013 Clinton Anderson
  • 2011-2012 Kevin Porter
  • 2010-2011 Barret Rhoden
  • 2009-2010 Barret Rhoden
  • 2008-2009 Numa Perez
  • 2007-2008 Numa Perez
  • 2006-2007 Joshua Eric Koche
  • 2005-2006 Tyson Condie
  • 2003-2004 Sean G. Harris
  • 2001-2002 Greg McIntyre

Mark D. Weiser Excellence in Computing Scholarship

The Weiser Scholarship provides merit-based funding for tuition to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Computer Science. It was established in memory of distinguished computer scientist and innovator Mark D. Weiser, who is known as the "Father of Ubiquitous Computing." Selection is made in the Fall.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Michael Mcdonald, Angelina Wang
  • 2016-2017 Garrett Thomas
  • 2015-2016 Nopphon Siranart
  • 2014-2015 Rohan Chitnis
  • 2013-2014 Nikita Kitaev
  • 2012-2013 Jonathan Ho
  • 2011-2012 Ziang Xie
  • 2010-2011 Sameep Tandon
  • 2009-2010 Stephen Miller
  • 2008-2009 Akshay Krishnamurthy
  • 2007-2008 Louis Jong Wah Chan
  • 2003-2004 Chung Ming Wu
  • 2001-2002 Meng Yu