Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences/Nuclear Engineering Joint Major

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

Bachelor of Science (BS)

The joint major programs are designed for students who wish to undertake study in two areas of engineering in order to qualify for employment in either field or for positions in which competence in two fields is required. These curricula include the core courses in each of the major fields. While they require slightly increased course loads, they can be completed in four years. 

The electrical engineering and computer sciences (EECS)/nuclear engineering (NE) joint major combines the traditional electrical engineering (EE) program with one in the nuclear sciences. Nuclear engineering shares with electrical engineering a concern for electrical power generation, automatic control, computer sciences, and plasmas.

Admission to the Joint Major

Admission directly to a joint major is closed to freshmen and junior transfer applicants. Students interested in a joint program may apply to change majors during specific times in their academic progress. Please see the College of Engineering joint majors website for complete details.

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Major Requirements

In addition to the University, campus, and college requirements, students must fulfill the below requirements specific to their major program.

General Guidelines

  1. All technical courses (courses in engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, statistics, biological sciences, and computer science) must be taken for a letter grade.

  2. No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student’s major and minor programs.

  3. A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for all work undertaken at UC Berkeley.

  4. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all technical courses taken in satisfaction of major requirements.

For information regarding residence requirements and unit requirements, please see the College Requirements tab.

For a detailed plan of study by year and semester, please see the Plan of Study tab.

Lower Division Requirements

MATH 1ACalculus4
MATH 1BCalculus4
MATH 53Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 54Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4
CHEM 1A
1AL
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
4
or CHEM 4A General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
PHYSICS 7APhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
PHYSICS 7BPhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
PHYSICS 7CPhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
ENGIN 45
45L
Properties of Materials
and Properties of Materials Laboratory
4
EL ENG 16ADesigning Information Devices and Systems I4
EL ENG 16BDesigning Information Devices and Systems II4
COMPSCI 61AThe Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs4
or ENGIN 7 Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
COMPSCI 61BData Structures4
or COMPSCI 61BL Data Structures and Programming Methodology
NUC ENG 24Freshman Seminars1
1

 CHEM 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely-related field.

Upper Division Requirements

NUC ENG 100Introduction to Nuclear Engineering3
NUC ENG 101Nuclear Reactions and Radiation4
NUC ENG 104Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory4
NUC ENG 150Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory4
NUC ENG 170ANuclear Design: Design in Nuclear Power Technology and Instrumentation3
ENGIN 115Engineering Thermodynamics4
EL ENG 105Microelectronic Devices and Circuits4
EL ENG 117Electromagnetic Fields and Waves4
EL ENG 120Signals and Systems4
STAT 134Concepts of Probability3-4
or EL ENG 126 Probability and Random Processes
Ethics Requirement 13-4
NUC ENG upper division Technical Electives: Select 9 units in consultation with faculty adviser (see below).9
EECS upper division Technical Electives: Select 8 units in consultation with faculty adviser (see below).8
1

Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the humanities/social sciences requirement by taking one of the following courses: ANTHRO 156B, BIO ENG 100, ENGIN 125, ENGIN 157AC, ESPM 161, ESPM 162, GEOG 31, IAS 157AC, ISF 100EL & S 160BMEC ENG 191ACPHILOS 2, PHILOS 104, PHILOS 107, PB HLTH 116, SOCIOL 116.

Nuclear Engineering Technical Electives

Students must complete at least 9 units of upper division nuclear engineering courses from the following groups. The groups are presented to aid undergraduate students in focusing their choices on specific professional goals; however, the electives selected need not be from any single group. Courses listed from other departments in these groups may be taken to provide further depth but may not be used toward the 9 units.

Beam and Accelerator Applications
PHYSICS 110AElectromagnetism and Optics4
PHYSICS 110BElectromagnetism and Optics4
PHYSICS 129Particle Physics4
PHYSICS 139Special Relativity and General Relativity3
PHYSICS 142Introduction to Plasma Physics4
NUC ENG 155Introduction to Numerical Simulations in Radiation Transport3
NUC ENG 180Introduction to Controlled Fusion3
Bionuclear Engineering
BIO ENG C165Medical Imaging Signals and Systems4
EL ENG 120Signals and Systems4
NUC ENG 107Introduction to Imaging3
NUC ENG 162Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry3
Fission Power Engineering
MEC ENG 106Fluid Mechanics3-4
or CHM ENG 150A Transport Processes
MEC ENG 109Heat Transfer3-4
or CHM ENG 150A Transport Processes
NUC ENG 120Nuclear Materials4
NUC ENG 124Radioactive Waste Management3
NUC ENG 155Introduction to Numerical Simulations in Radiation Transport3
NUC ENG 161Nuclear Power Engineering4
NUC ENG 167Risk-Informed Design for Advanced Nuclear Systems3
NUC ENG 175Methods of Risk Analysis3
Fusion Power Engineering
PHYSICS 110AElectromagnetism and Optics4
PHYSICS 110BElectromagnetism and Optics4
PHYSICS 142Introduction to Plasma Physics4
NUC ENG 120Nuclear Materials4
NUC ENG 180Introduction to Controlled Fusion3
NUC ENG 155Introduction to Numerical Simulations in Radiation Transport3
Homeland Security and Nonproliferation
CHEM 143Nuclear Chemistry2
PHYSICS 110AElectromagnetism and Optics4
PHYSICS 110BElectromagnetism and Optics4
PHYSICS 111AInstrumentation Laboratory3
PHYSICS 111BAdvanced Experimentation Laboratory1-3
NUC ENG 107Introduction to Imaging3
NUC ENG 130Analytical Methods for Non-proliferation4
NUC ENG 155Introduction to Numerical Simulations in Radiation Transport3
NUC ENG 175Methods of Risk Analysis3
Materials in Nuclear Technology
MAT SCI 102Bonding, Crystallography, and Crystal Defects3
MAT SCI 104Materials Characterization4
MAT SCI 112Corrosion (Chemical Properties)3
MAT SCI 113Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials3
NUC ENG 120Nuclear Materials4
NUC ENG 124Radioactive Waste Management3
NUC ENG 155Introduction to Numerical Simulations in Radiation Transport3
NUC ENG 161Nuclear Power Engineering4
Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Waste Management
CHM ENG 150ATransport Processes4
CHM ENG 150BTransport and Separation Processes4
ENGIN 120Principles of Engineering Economics3
MAT SCI 112Corrosion (Chemical Properties)3
NUC ENG 120Nuclear Materials4
NUC ENG 124Radioactive Waste Management3
NUC ENG 155Introduction to Numerical Simulations in Radiation Transport3
NUC ENG 161Nuclear Power Engineering4
NUC ENG 175Methods of Risk Analysis3
Radiation and Health Physics
NUC ENG 120Nuclear Materials4
NUC ENG 155Introduction to Numerical Simulations in Radiation Transport3
NUC ENG 162Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry3
NUC ENG 180Introduction to Controlled Fusion3
Risk, Safety and Systems Analysis
CIV ENG 193Engineering Risk Analysis3
CHM ENG 150ATransport Processes4
ENGIN 120Principles of Engineering Economics3
IND ENG 166Decision Analytics3
NUC ENG 120Nuclear Materials4
NUC ENG 124Radioactive Waste Management3
NUC ENG 155Introduction to Numerical Simulations in Radiation Transport3
NUC ENG 161Nuclear Power Engineering4
NUC ENG 167Risk-Informed Design for Advanced Nuclear Systems3
NUC ENG 175Methods of Risk Analysis3

Electrical Engineering Technical Electives

Students must complete at least 8 units of upper division electrical engineering courses from the following groups:

Electromagnetics and Plasmas
EL ENG 118Introduction to Optical Engineering3
EL ENG C239Partially Ionized Plasmas3
Electronics
EL ENG 130Integrated-Circuit Devices4
EL ENG 140Linear Integrated Circuits4
EL ENG 143Microfabrication Technology4
EECS 151
151LA
Introduction to Digital Design and Integrated Circuits
and Application Specific Integrated Circuits Laboratory
5
or EECS 151
151LB
Introduction to Digital Design and Integrated Circuits
and Field-Programmable Gate Array Laboratory
Power Systems and Control
EL ENG 113Power Electronics4
EL ENG C128Feedback Control Systems4
EL ENG 134Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Devices4
EL ENG 137AIntroduction to Electric Power Systems4
EL ENG 137BIntroduction to Electric Power Systems4

Five-Year BS/MS

This program is geared toward students who would like to pursue an education beyond the BS/BA, allowing them to achieve greater breadth and/or depth of knowledge, and who would like to try their hand at research as well. It is not intended for students who have definitely decided to pursue a PhD immediately following graduation. Those students are advised to apply for a PhD program at Berkeley or elsewhere during their senior year. Students who have been accepted into the five-year BA/MS or BS/MS are free to change their minds later and apply to enter the PhD program or apply to a PhD program at another university. Note that admission is competitive with all our PhD applicants.

The program is focused on interdisciplinary training at a graduate level; with at least 8 units of course work outside EECS required. Students will emerge as leaders in their technical and professional fields.

  • Focused on interdisciplinary study and more experience in aligned technical fields such as physics, materials science, statistics, biology, etc., and/or professional disciplines such as management of technology, business, law and public policy.
  • If admitted to the program, students must begin the graduate portion in the semester immediately following the conferral of the bachelor's degree.
  • Only one additional year (two semesters) is permitted beyond the bachelor's degree.
  • Only available to Berkeley EECS and L&S CS undergraduates.
  • Participants in program may serve as graduate student instructors with approval from their faculty research adviser and the 5th Year MS Committee.
  • Participants in program are self-funded.

For further information regarding this program, please see the department's website

College Requirements

Students in the College of Engineering must complete no fewer than 120 semester units with the following provisions: 

  1. Completion of the requirements of one engineering major program of study. 
  2. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 (C average) and a minimum 2.00 grade point average in upper division technical coursework required of the major. 
  3. The final 30 units and two semesters must be completed in residence in the College of Engineering on the Berkeley campus. 
  4. All technical courses (math, science and engineering), required of the major or not, must be taken on a letter graded basis (unless they are only offered P/NP). 
  5. Entering freshmen are allowed a maximum of eight semesters to complete their degree requirements. Entering junior transfers are allowed a maximum of four semesters to complete their degree requirements. (Note: junior transfers admitted missing three or more courses from the lower division curriculum are allowed five semesters.) Summer terms are optional and do not count toward the maximum. Students are responsible for planning and satisfactorily completing all graduation requirements within the maximum allowable semesters. 
  6. Adhere to all college policies and procedures as they complete degree requirements.
  7. Complete the lower division program before enrolling in upper division engineering courses. 

Humanities and Social Science (H/SS) Requirement

To promote a rich and varied educational experience outside of the technical requirements for each major, the College of Engineering has a six-course Humanities and Social Sciences breadth requirement, which must be completed to graduate. This requirement, built into all the engineering programs of study, includes two reading and composition courses (R&C), and four additional courses within which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Follow these guidelines to fulfill this requirement:

  1. Complete a minimum of six courses from the  approved Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) lists
  2. Courses must be a minimum of 3 semester units (or 4 quarter units).
  3. Two of the six courses must fulfill the college's Reading and Composition (R&C) requirement. These courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better required) and must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year (fourth semester of enrollment). The first half of R&C, the “A” course, must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half of R&C, the “B" course, must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. View a detailed lists of courses that fulfill Reading and Composition requirements, or use the College of Letters and Sciences search engine to view R&C courses offered in a given semester. 
  4. The four additional courses must be chosen within College of Engineering guidelines from the H/SS lists (see below). These courses may be taken on a Pass/Not Passed basis (P/NP).
  5. Two of the six courses must be upper division (courses numbered 100-196).
  6. One of the six courses must satisfy the campus American Cultures requirement. For detailed lists of courses that fulfill American Cultures requirements, visit the American Cultures site. 
  7. A maximum of two exams (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or A-Level) may be used toward completion of the H/SS requirement. View the list of exams that can be applied toward H/SS requirements.
  8. Courses may fulfill multiple categories. For example, if you complete CY PLAN 118AC that would satisfy the American Cultures requirement and one upper division H/SS requirement.
  9. No courses offered by any engineering department other than BIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, ENGIN 125, ENGIN 157AC, MEC ENG 191K and MEC ENG 191AC may be used to complete H/SS requirements.
  10. Foreign language courses may be used to complete H/SS requirements. View the list of language options.
  11. Courses numbered 97, 98, 99, or above 196 may not be used to complete any H/SS requirement
  12. The College of Engineering uses modified versions of five of the College of Letters and Science (L&S) breadth requirements lists to provide options to our students for completing the H/SS requirement. No courses on the L&S Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences breadth lists may be used to complete H/SS requirements. Within the guidelines above, choose courses from any of the lists below.

Class Schedule Requirements

  • Minimum units per semester: 12.0.
  • Maximum units per semester:  20.5.
  • Minimum technical courses: College of Engineering undergraduates must enroll each semester in no fewer than two technical courses (of a minimum of 3 units each) required of the major program of study in which the student is officially declared.  (Note: for most majors, normal progress will require enrolling in 3-4 technical courses each semester).
  • All technical courses (math, science, engineering), required of the major or not, must be taken on a letter graded basis (unless only offered as P/NP).
  • A student's proposed schedule must be approved by a faculty adviser (or on approval from the dean or a designated staff adviser) each semester prior to enrolling in courses.

Minimum Academic (Grade) Requirements

  • A minimum overall and semester grade point average of 2.00 (C average) is required of engineering undergraduates. A student will be subject to dismissal from the University if during any fall or spring semester their overall UC GPA falls below a 2.00, or their semester GPA is less than 2.00. 
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C average) in upper division technical courses required of the major curriculum each semester. A student will be subject to dismissal from the University if their upper division technical grade point average falls below 2.00. 
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00, and a minimum 2.00 grade point average in upper division technical course work required of the major is needed to earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

Unit Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, students must complete at least 120 semester units of courses subject to certain guidelines:

  • Completion of the requirements of one engineering major program of study. 
  • A maximum of 16 units of special studies coursework (courses numbered 97, 98, 99, 197, 198, or 199) is allowed towards the 120 units; a maximum of four is allowed in a given semester.
  • A maximum of 4 units of physical education from any school attended will count towards the 120 units.
  • Students may receive unit credit for courses graded P (including P/NP units taken through EAP) up to a limit of one-third of the total units taken and passed on the Berkeley campus at the time of graduation.

Normal Progress

Students in the College of Engineering must enroll in a full-time program and make normal progress each semester toward the bachelor's degree. The continued enrollment of students who fail to achieve minimum academic progress shall be subject to the approval of the dean. (Note: students with official accommodations established by the Disabled Students' Program, with health or family issues, or with other reasons deemed appropriate by the dean may petition for an exception to normal progress rules.) 

Plan of Study

For more detailed information regarding the courses listed below (e.g., elective information, GPA requirements, etc.), please see the Major Requirements tab.

Freshman
FallUnitsSpringUnits
CHEM 4A or 1A and 1AL4MATH 1B4
MATH 1A4COMPSCI 61B or 61BL4
COMPSCI 61A or ENGIN 74PHYSICS 7A4
NUC ENG 241Reading & Composition course from List B4
Reading & Composition course from List A4 
 17 16
Sophomore
FallUnitsSpringUnits
ENGIN 45
45L
4EL ENG 16B4
EL ENG 16A4MATH 544
MATH 534PHYSICS 7C4
PHYSICS 7B4NUC ENG 1003
 16 15
Junior
FallUnitsSpringUnits
ENGIN 1154NUC ENG 1044
NUC ENG 1014NUC ENG 1504
EL ENG 1204STAT 134 or EL ENG 1263-4
Humanities/Social Sciences course with Ethics content13-4Humanities/Social Sciences course3-4
 15-16 14-16
Senior
FallUnitsSpringUnits
EL ENG 1054EL ENG 1174
Technical Electives29NUC ENG 170A3
Humanities/Social Sciences course3-4Technical Electives28
 Humanities/Social Sciences course3-4
 16-17 18-19
Total Units: 127-132
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Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the humanities/social sciences requirement by taking one of the following courses: ANTHRO 156B, BIO ENG 100, ENGIN 125, ENGIN 157AC, ESPM 161, ESPM 162, GEOG 31, IAS 157AC, ISF 100EL & S 160BMEC ENG 191ACPHILOS 2, PHILOS 104, PHILOS 107, PB HLTH 116, SOCIOL 116.

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Courses

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

EL ENG 16A Designing Information Devices and Systems I 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course and its follow-on course EE16B focus on the fundamentals of designing modern information devices and systems that interface with the real world. Together, this course sequence provides a comprehensive foundation for core EECS topics in signal processing, learning, control, and circuit design while introducing key linear-algebraic concepts motivated by application
contexts. Modeling is emphasized in a way that deepens mathematical maturity, and in both labs and homework, students will engage computationally, physically, and visually with the concepts being introduced in addition to traditional paper/pencil exercises. The courses are aimed at entering students as well as non-majors seeking a broad foundation for the field.
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EL ENG 16B Designing Information Devices and Systems II 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course is a follow-on to Electrical Engineering 16A, and focuses on the fundamentals of designing and building modern information devices and systems that interface with the real world. The course sequence provides a comprehensive introduction to core EECS topics in circuit design, signals, and systems in an application-driven context. The courses are delivered assuming mathematical
maturity and aptitude at roughly the level of having completed Math 1A-1B, and are aimed at entering students as well as non-majors seeking a broad introduction to the field.
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EL ENG 24 Freshman Seminar 1 Unit

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics may vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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EL ENG 25 What Electrical Engineers Do--Feedback from Recent Graduates 1 Unit

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2011
A Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences degree opens the door to many opportunities, but what exactly are they? Graduation is only a few years away and it's not too early to find out. In this seminar students will hear from practicing engineers who recently graduated. What are they working on? Are they working in a team? What do they wish they had learned better? How did they find their jobs?

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EL ENG 39 Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2011
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester. Enrollment limits are set by the faculty, but the suggested limit is 25.

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EL ENG 42 Introduction to Digital Electronics 3 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2013, Summer 2013 8 Week Session, Spring 2013
This course serves as an introduction to the principles of electrical engineering, starting from the basic concepts of voltage and current and circuit elements of resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Circuit analysis is taught using Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws with Thevenin and Norton equivalents. Operational amplifiers with feedback are introduced as basic building
blocks for amplication and filtering. Semiconductor devices including diodes and MOSFETS and their IV characteristics are covered. Applications of diodes for rectification, and design of MOSFETs in common source amplifiers are taught. Digital logic gates and design using CMOS as well as simple flip-flops are introduced. Speed and scaling issues for CMOS are considered. The course includes as motivating examples designs of high level applications including logic circuits, amplifiers, power supplies, and communication links.
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EL ENG 43 Introductory Electronics Laboratory 1 Unit

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2013, Summer 2013 8 Week Session, Spring 2013
Using and understanding electronics laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, power supplies, function generator, multimeter, curve-tracer, and RLC-meter. Includes a term project of constructing and testing a robot or other appropriate electromechanical device.

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EL ENG 84 Sophomore Seminar 1 or 2 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Sophomore seminars are small interactive courses offered by faculty members in departments all across the campus. Sophomore seminars offer opportunity for close, regular intellectual contact between faculty members and students in the crucial second year. The topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 sophomores.

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EL ENG 97 Field Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Students take part in organized individual field sponsored programs with off-campus companies or tutoring/mentoring relevant to specific aspects and applications of computer science on or off campus. Note Summer CPT or OPT students: written report required. Course does not count toward major requirements, but will be counted in the cumulative units toward graduation.

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EL ENG 98 Directed Group Study for Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Group study of selected topics in electrical engineering, usually relating to new developments.

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EL ENG 99 Individual Study and Research for Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Supervised independent study and research for students with fewer than 60 units completed.

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EL ENG 105 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course covers the fundamental circuit and device concepts needed to understand analog integrated circuits. After an overview of the basic properties of semiconductors, the p-n junction and MOS capacitors are described and the MOSFET is modeled as a large-signal device. Two port small-signal amplifiers and their realization using single stage and multistage CMOS building blocks are discussed.
Sinusoidal steady-state signals are introduced and the techniques of phasor analysis are developed, including impedance and the magnitude and phase response of linear circuits. The frequency responses of single and multi-stage amplifiers are analyzed. Differential amplifiers are introduced.
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EL ENG C106A Introduction to Robotics 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
An introduction to the kinematics, dynamics, and control of robot manipulators, robotic vision, and sensing. The course covers forward and inverse kinematics of serial chain manipulators, the manipulator Jacobian, force relations, dynamics, and control. It presents elementary principles on proximity, tactile, and force sensing, vision sensors, camera calibration, stereo construction, and motion
detection. The course concludes with current applications of robotics in active perception, medical robotics, and other areas.
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EL ENG C106B Robotic Manipulation and Interaction 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course is a sequel to Electrical Engineering C106A/Bioengineering C125, which covers kinematics, dynamics and control of a single robot. This course will cover dynamics and control of groups of robotic manipulators coordinating with each other and interacting with the environment. Concepts will include an introduction to grasping and the constrained manipulation, contacts and force control for
interaction with the environment. We will also cover active perception guided manipulation, as well as the manipulation of non-rigid objects. Throughout, we will emphasize design and human-robot interactions, and applications to applications in manufacturing, service robotics, tele-surgery, and locomotion.
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EL ENG 113 Power Electronics 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2009
Power conversion circuits and techniques. Characterization and design of magnetic devices including transformers, reactors, and electromagnetic machinery. Characteristics of bipolar and MOS power semiconductor devices. Applications to motor control, switching power supplies, lighting, power systems, and other areas as appropriate.

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EL ENG 117 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Review of static electric and magnetic fields and applications; Maxwell's equations; transmission lines; propagation and reflection of plane waves; introduction to guided waves, microwave networks, and radiation and antennas. Minilabs on statics, transmission lines, and waves.

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EL ENG 118 Introduction to Optical Engineering 3 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Fundamental principles of optical systems. Geometrical optics and aberration theory. Stops and apertures, prisms, and mirrors. Diffraction and interference. Optical materials and coatings. Radiometry and photometry. Basic optical devices and the human eye. The design of optical systems. Lasers, fiber optics, and holography.

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EL ENG 120 Signals and Systems 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Continuous and discrete-time transform analysis techniques with illustrative applications. Linear and time-invariant systems, transfer functions. Fourier series, Fourier transform, Laplace and Z-transforms. Sampling and reconstruction. Solution of differential and difference equations using transforms. Frequency response, Bode plots, stability analysis. Illustrated by analysis of communication
systems and feedback control systems.
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EL ENG 121 Introduction to Digital Communication Systems 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Introduction to the basic principles of the design and analysis of modern digital communication systems. Topics include source coding, channel coding, baseband and passband modulation techniques, receiver design, and channel equalization. Applications to design of digital telephone modems, compact disks, and digital wireless communication systems. Concepts illustrated by a sequence of MATLAB
exercises.
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EL ENG 122 Introduction to Communication Networks 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course focuses on the fundamentals of the wired and wireless communication networks. The course covers both the architectural principles for making these networks scalable and robust, as well as the key techniques essential for analyzing and designing them. The topics include graph theory, Markov chains, queuing, optimization techniques, the physical and link layers, switching,
transport, cellular networks and Wi-Fi.
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EL ENG 123 Digital Signal Processing 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Discrete time signals and systems: Fourier and Z transforms, DFT, 2-dimensional versions. Digital signal processing topics: flow graphs, realizations, FFT, chirp-Z algorithms, Hilbert transform relations, quantization effects, linear prediction. Digital filter design methods: windowing, frequency sampling, S-to-Z methods, frequency-transformation methods, optimization methods, 2-dimensional
filter design.
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EL ENG 126 Probability and Random Processes 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course covers the fundamentals of probability and random processes useful in fields such as networks, communication, signal processing, and control. Sample space, events, probability law. Conditional probability. Independence. Random variables. Distribution, density functions. Random vectors. Law of large numbers. Central limit theorem. Estimation and detection. Markov chains.

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EL ENG C128 Feedback Control Systems 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Analysis and synthesis of linear feedback control systems in transform and time domains. Control system design by root locus, frequency response, and state space methods. Applications to electro-mechanical and mechatronics systems.

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EL ENG 129 Neural and Nonlinear Information Processing 3 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009
Principles of massively parallel real-time computation, optimization, and information processing via nonlinear dynamics and analog VLSI neural networks, applications selected from image processing, pattern recognition, feature extraction, motion detection, data compression, secure communication, bionic eye, auto waves, and Turing patterns.

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EL ENG 130 Integrated-Circuit Devices 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Overview of electronic properties of semiconductor. Metal-semiconductor contacts, pn junctions, bipolar transistors, and MOS field-effect transistors. Properties that are significant to device operation for integrated circuits. Silicon device fabrication technology.

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EL ENG 134 Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Devices 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is designed to give an introduction to, and overview of, the fundamentals of photovoltaic devices. Students will learn how solar cells work, understand the concepts and models of solar cell device physics, and formulate and solve relevant physical problems related to photovoltaic devices. Monocrystalline, thin film and third generation solar cells will be discussed and analyzed.
Light management and economic considerations in a solar cell system will also be covered.
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EL ENG 137A Introduction to Electric Power Systems 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Overview of conventional electric power conversion and delivery, emphasizing a systemic understanding of the electric grid with primary focus at the transmission level, aimed toward recognizing needs and opportunities for technological innovation. Topics include aspects of a.c. system design, electric generators, components of transmission and distribution systems, power flow analysis, system
planning and operation, performance measures, and limitations of legacy technologies.
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EL ENG 137B Introduction to Electric Power Systems 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Overview of recent and potential future evolution of electric power systems with focus on new and emerging technologies for power conversion and delivery, primarily at the distribution level. Topics include power electronics applications, solar and wind generation, distribution system design and operation, electric energy storage, information management and communications, demand response
, and microgrids.
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EL ENG 140 Linear Integrated Circuits 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Single and multiple stage transistor amplifiers. Operational amplifiers. Feedback amplifiers, 2-port formulation, source, load, and feedback network loading. Frequency response of cascaded amplifiers, gain-bandwidth exchange, compensation, dominant pole techniques, root locus. Supply and temperature independent biasing and references. Selected applications of analog circuits such as analog-to-digital
converters, switched capacitor filters, and comparators. Hardware laboratory and design project.
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EL ENG 142 Integrated Circuits for Communications 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Analysis and design of electronic circuits for communication systems, with an emphasis on integrated circuits for wireless communication systems. Analysis of noise and distortion in amplifiers with application to radio receiver design. Power amplifier design with application to wireless radio transmitters. Radio-frequency mixers, oscillators, phase-locked loops, modulators, and demodulators.

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EL ENG 143 Microfabrication Technology 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Integrated circuit device fabrication and surface micromachining technology. Thermal oxidation, ion implantation, impurity diffusion, film deposition, expitaxy, lithography, etching, contacts and interconnections, and process integration issues. Device design and mask layout, relation between physical structure and electrical/mechanical performance. MOS transistors and poly-Si surface microstructures
will be fabricated in the laboratory and evaluated.
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EL ENG 144 Fundamental Algorithms for Systems Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
The modeling, analysis, and optimization of complex systems requires a range of algorithms and design software. This course reviews the fundamental techniques underlying the design methodology for complex systems, using integrated circuit design as example. Topics include design flows, discrete and continuous models and algorithms, and strategies for implementing algorithms efficiently and
correctly in software. Laboratory assignments and a class project will expose students to state-of-the-art tools.
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EL ENG C145B Medical Imaging Signals and Systems 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Biomedical imaging is a clinically important application of engineering, applied mathematics, physics, and medicine. In this course, we apply linear systems theory and basic physics to analyze X-ray imaging, computerized tomography, nuclear medicine, and MRI. We cover the basic physics and instrumentation that characterizes medical image as an ideal perfect-resolution image blurred by an impulse
response. This material could prepare the student for a career in designing new medical imaging systems that reliably detect small tumors or infarcts.
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EL ENG C145L Introductory Electronic Transducers Laboratory 3 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
Laboratory exercises exploring a variety of electronic transducers for measuring physical quantities such as temperature, force, displacement, sound, light, ionic potential; the use of circuits for low-level differential amplification and analog signal processing; and the use of microcomputers for digital sampling and display. Lectures cover principles explored in the laboratory exercises;
construction, response and signal to noise of electronic transducers and actuators; and design of circuits for sensing and controlling physical quantities.
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EL ENG C145M Introductory Microcomputer Interfacing Laboratory 3 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
Laboratory exercises constructing basic interfacing circuits and writing 20-100 line C programs for data acquisition, storage, analysis, display, and control. Use of the IBM PC with microprogrammable digital counter/timer, parallel I/O port. Circuit components include anti-aliasing filters, the S/H amplifier, A/D and D/A converters. Exercises include effects of aliasing in periodic sampling
, fast Fourier transforms of basic waveforms, the use of the Hanning filter for leakage reduction, Fourier analysis of the human voice, digital filters, and control using Fourier deconvolution. Lectures cover principles explored in the lab exercises and design of microcomputer-based systems for data acquisitions, analysis and control.
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EL ENG C145O Laboratory in the Mechanics of Organisms 3 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Introduction to laboratory and field study of the biomechanics of animals and plants using fundamental biomechanical techniques and equipment. Course has a series of rotations involving students in experiments demonstrating how solid and fluid mechanics can be used to discover the way in which diverse organisms move and interact with their physical environment. The laboratories
emphasize sampling methodology, experimental design, and statistical interpretation of results. Latter third of course devoted to independent research projects. Written reports and class presentation of project results are required.
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EL ENG 146L Application Specific Integrated Circuits Laboratory 2 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2015
This is a lab course that covers the design of modern Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). The labs lay the foundation of modern digital design by first setting-up the scripting and hardware description language base for specification of digital systems and interactions with tool flows. Software testing of digital designs is covered leading into a set of labs that cover the design flow. Digital synthesis
, floorplanning, placement and routing are covered, as well as tools to evaluate design timing and power. Chip-level assembly is covered, instantiation of custom IP blocks: I/O pads, memories, PLLs, etc. The labs culminate with a project design – implementation of a 3-stage RISC-V processor with register file and caches.
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EL ENG 147 Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) 3 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course will teach fundamentals of micromachining and microfabrication techniques, including planar thin-film process technologies, photolithographic techniques, deposition and etching techniques, and the other technologies that are central to MEMS fabrication. It will pay special attention to teaching of fundamentals necessary for the design and analysis of devices and systems in mechanical
, electrical, fluidic, and thermal energy/signal domains, and will teach basic techniques for multi-domain analysis. Fundamentals of sensing and transduction mechanisms including capacitive and piezoresistive techniques, and design and analysis of micmicromachined miniature sensors and actuators using these techniques will be covered.
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EL ENG C149 Introduction to Embedded Systems 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
This course introduces students to the basics of models, analysis tools, and control for embedded systems operating in real time. Students learn how to combine physical processes with computation. Topics include models of computation, control, analysis and verification, interfacing with the physical world, mapping to platforms, and distributed embedded systems. The course has a strong laboratory
component, with emphasis on a semester-long sequence of projects.
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EL ENG 192 Mechatronic Design Laboratory 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Design project course, focusing on application of theoretical principles in electrical engineering to control of a small-scale system, such as a mobile robot. Small teams of students will design and construct a mechatronic system incorporating sensors, actuators, and intelligence.

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EL ENG 194 Special Topics 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2012
Topics will vary semester to semester. See the Electrical Engineering announcements.

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EL ENG H196A Senior Honors Thesis Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Thesis work under the supervision of a faculty member. A minimum of four units must be taken; the units may be distributed between one and two semesters in any way. To obtain credit a satisfactory thesis must be submitted at the end of the two semesters to the Electrical and Engineering and Computer Science Department archive. Students who complete four units and a thesis in one semester
receive a letter grade at the end of H196A. Students who do not, receive an IP in H196A and must enroll in H196B.
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EL ENG H196B Senior Honors Thesis Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Thesis work under the supervision of a faculty member. A minimum of four units must be taken; the units may be distributed between one and two semesters in any way. To obtain credit a satisfactory thesis must be submitted at the end of the two semesters to the Electrical and Engineering and Computer Science Department archive. Students who complete four units and a thesis in one semester
receive a letter grade at the end of H196A. Students who do not, receive an IP in H196A and must enroll in H196B.
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EL ENG 197 Field Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Students take part in organized individual field sponsored programs with off-campus companies or tutoring/mentoring relevant to specific aspects and applications of computer science on or off campus. Note Summer CPT or OPT students: written report required. Course does not count toward major requirements, but will be counted in the cumulative units toward graduation.

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EL ENG 198 Directed Group Study for Advanced Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Group study of selected topics in electrical engineering, usually relating to new developments.

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EL ENG 199 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Electrical Engin and Computer Sci
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Supervised independent study. Enrollment restrictions apply.

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Nuclear Engineering

NUC ENG 24 Freshman Seminars 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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NUC ENG 100 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
The class provides students with an overview of the contemporary nuclear energy technology with emphasis on nuclear fission as an energy source. Starting with the basic physics of the nuclear fission process, the class includes discussions on reactor control, thermal hydraulics, fuel production, and spent fuel management for various types of reactors in use around the world as well as analysis of safety and other nuclear-related issues. This class is
intended for sophomore NE students, but is also open to transfer students and students from other majors.
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NUC ENG 101 Nuclear Reactions and Radiation 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Energetics and kinetics of nuclear reactions and radioactive decay, fission, fusion, and reactions of low-energy neutrons; properties of the fission products and the actinides; nuclear models and transition probabilities; interaction of radiation with matter.

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NUC ENG 102 Nuclear Reactions and Radiation Laboratory 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Laboratory course in nuclear physics. Experiments will allow students to directly observe phenomena discussed in Nuclear Engineering 101. These experiments will give students exposure to (1) electronics, (2) alpha, beta, gamma radiation detectors, (3) radioactive sources, and (4) experimental methods relevant for all aspects of nuclear science. Experiments include: Rutherford scattering, x-ray fluorescence, muon lifetime, gamma-gamma angular
correlations, Mossbauer effect, and radon measurements.
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NUC ENG 104 Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Basic science of radiation measurement, nuclear instrumentation, neutronics, radiation dosimetry. The lectures emphasize the principles of radiation detection. The weekly laboratory applies a variety of radiation detection systems to the practical measurements of interest for nuclear power, nuclear and non-nuclear science, and environmental applications. Students present goals and approaches of the experiements being performed.

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NUC ENG 107 Introduction to Imaging 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
Introduction to medical imaging physics and systems, including x-ray computed tomography (CT), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), positron emission tomography (PET), and SPECT; basic principles of tomography and an introduction to unfolding methods; resolution effects of counting statistics, inherent system resolution and human factors.

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NUC ENG 120 Nuclear Materials 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Effects of irradiation on the atomic and mechanical properties of materials in nuclear reactors. Fission product swelling and release; neutron damage to structural alloys; fabrication and properties of uranium dioxide fuel.

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NUC ENG 124 Radioactive Waste Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Components and material flowsheets for nuclear fuel cycle, waste characteristics, sources of radioactive wastes, compositions, radioactivity and heat generation; waste treatment technologies; waste disposal technologies; safety assessment of waste disposal.

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NUC ENG 130 Analytical Methods for Non-proliferation 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Use of nuclear measurement techniques to detect clandestine movement and/or possession of nuclear materials by third parties. Nuclear detection, forensics, signatures, and active and passive interrogation methodologies will be explored. Techniques currently deployed for arms control and treaty verification will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on common elements of detection technology from the viewpoint of resolution of threat signatures
from false positives due to naturally occurring radioactive material. Laboratory will involve experiments conducted in the Nucleonics Laboratory featuring passive and active neutron signals, gamma ray detection, fission neutron multiplicity, and U and Pu isotopic identification and age determination. Students should be familiar with alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron radiation and basic concepts of nuclear fission.
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NUC ENG 150 Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Neutron interactions, nuclear fission, and chain reacting systematics in thermal and fast nuclear reactors. Diffusion and slowing down of neutrons. Criticality calculations. Nuclear reactor dynamics and reactivity feedback. Production of radionuclides in nuclear reactors.

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NUC ENG 155 Introduction to Numerical Simulations in Radiation Transport 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Computational methods used to analyze radiation transport described by various differential, integral, and integro-differential equations. Numerical methods include finite difference, finite elements, discrete ordinates, and Monte Carlo. Examples from neutron and photon transport; numerical solutions of neutron/photon diffusion and transport equations. Monte Carlo simulations of photon and neutron transport. An overview of optimization techniques
for solving the resulting discrete equations on vector and parallel computer systems.
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NUC ENG 161 Nuclear Power Engineering 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Energy conversion in nuclear power systems; design of fission reactors; thermal and structural analysis of reactor core and plant components; thermal-hydraulic analysis of accidents in nuclear power plants; safety evaluation and engineered safety systems.

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NUC ENG 162 Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Interaction of radiation with matter; physical, chemical, and biological effects of radiation on human tissues; dosimetry units and measurements; internal and external radiation fields and dosimetry; radiation exposure regulations; sources of radiation and radioactivity; basic shielding concepts; elements of radiation protection and control; theories and models for cell survival, radiation sensitivity, carcinogenesis, and dose calculation.

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NUC ENG 167 Risk-Informed Design for Advanced Nuclear Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Project-based class for design and licensing of nuclear facilities, including advanced reactors. Elements of a project proposal. Regulatory framework and use of deterministic and probabilistic licensing criteria. Siting criteria. External and internal events. Identification and analysis of design basis and beyond design basis events. Communication with regulators and stakeholders. Ability to work in and contribute to a design team.

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NUC ENG 170A Nuclear Design: Design in Nuclear Power Technology and Instrumentation 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Design of various fission and fusion power systems and other physically based applications. Each semester a topic will be chosen by the class as a whole. In addition to technology, the design should address issues relating to economics, the environment, and risk assessment.

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NUC ENG 170B Nuclear Design: Design in Bionuclear, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
A systems approach to the development of procedures for nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. Each semester a specific procedure will be studied and will entail the development of the biological and physiological basis for a procedure, the chemical and biochemical characteristics of appropriate drugs, dosimetric requirements and limitations, the production and distribution of radionuclides and/or radiation fields to be applied, and the
characteristics of the instrumentation to be used.
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NUC ENG 175 Methods of Risk Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
Methodological approaches for the quantification of technological risk and risk based decision making. Probabilistic safety assessment, human health risks, environmental and ecological risk analysis.

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NUC ENG 180 Introduction to Controlled Fusion 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction to energy production by controlled thermonuclear reactions. Nuclear fusion reactions, energy balances for fusion systems, survey of plasma physics; neutral beam injection; RF heating methods; vacuum systems; tritium handling.

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NUC ENG H194 Honors Undergraduate Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised research. Students who have completed three or more upper division courses may pursue original research under the direction of one of the members of the staff. A final report or presentation is required. A maximum of three units of H194 may be used to fulfill a technical elective requirement in the Nuclear Engineering general program or joint major programs.

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NUC ENG 198 Group Study for Advanced Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Group studies of selected topics.

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NUC ENG 199 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised independent study. Enrollment restrictions apply; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog.

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NUC ENG S199 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Supervised independent study. Please see section of the for description and prerequisites.

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NUC ENG 200M Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
Overview of the elements of nuclear technology in use today for the production of energy and other radiation applications. Emphasis is on nuclear fission as an energy source, with a study of the basic physics of the nuclear fission process followed by detailed discussions of issues related to the control, radioactivity management, thermal energy management, fuel production, and spent fuel management. A discussion of the various reactor types in use around the world
will include analysis of safety and nuclear proliferation issues surrounding the various technologies. Case studies of some reactor accidents and other nuclear-related incidents will be included.
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NUC ENG 201 Nuclear Reactions and Interactions of Radiation with Matter 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
Interaction of gamma rays, neutrons, and charged particles with matter; nuclear structure and radioactive decay; cross sections and energetics of nuclear reactions; nuclear fission and the fission products; fission and fusion reactions as energy sources.

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NUC ENG 204 Advanced Concepts in Radiation Detection and Measurements 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
Advanced concepts in the detection of ionizing radiation relevant for basic and applied sciences, nuclear non-proliferation, and homeland security. Concepts of signal generation and processing with advantages and drawbacks of a range of detection technologies. Laboratory comprises experiments to compare conventional analog and advanced digital signal processing, information generation and processing, position-sensitive detection, tracking, and
imaging modalities.
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NUC ENG 220 Irradiation Effects in Nuclear Materials 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Physical aspects and computer simulation of radiation damage in metals. Void swelling and irradiation creep. Mechanical analysis of structures under irradiation. Sputtering, blistering, and hydrogen behavior in fusion reactor materials.

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NUC ENG 221 Corrosion in Nuclear Power Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
Structural metals in nuclear power plants; properties and fabrication of Zircaloy; aqueous corrosion of reactor components; structural integrity of reactor components under combined mechanical loading, neutron irradiation, and chemical environment.

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NUC ENG 224 Safety Assessment for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Multi-barrier concept; groundwater hydrology, mathematical modeling of mass transport in heterogeneous media, source term for far-field model; near-field chemical environment, radionuclide release from waste solids, modeling of radionuclide transport in the near field, effect of temperature on repository performance, effect of water flow, effect of geochemical conditions, effect of engineered barrier alteration; overall performance assessment
, performance index, uncertainty associated with assessment, regulation and standards.
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NUC ENG 225 The Nuclear Fuel Cycle 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
This course is intended for graduate students interested in acquiring a foundation in nuclear fuel cycle with topics ranging from nuclear-fuel reprocessing to waste treatment and final disposal. The emphasis is on the relationship between nuclear-power utilization and its environmental impacts. The goal is for graduate engineering students to gain sufficient understanding in how nuclear-power utilization affects the environment, so that they
are better prepared to design an advanced system that would result in minimized environmental impact. The lectures will consist of two parts. The first half includes mathematical models for individual processes in a fuel cycle, such as nuclear fuel reprocessing, waste solidification, repository performance, and nuclear transmutation in a nuclear reactor. In the second half, these individual models are integrated, which enables students to evaluate environmental impact of a fuel cycle.
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NUC ENG 230 Analytical Methods for Non-Proliferation 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Use of nuclear measurement techniques to detect clandestine movement and/or possession of nuclear materials by third parties. Nuclear detection, forensics, signatures, and active passive interrogation methodologies will be explored. Techniques currently deployed for arms control and treaty verification will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on common elements of detection technology from the viewpoint of resolution of threat signatures
from false positives due to naturally occurring radioactive material. Laboratory will involve experiments conducted in the Nucleonics Laboratory featuring passive and active neutron signals, gamma ray detection, fission neutron multiplicity, and U and Pu isotopic identification and age determination. Students should be familiar with alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron radiation and basic concepts of nuclear fission.
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NUC ENG 250 Nuclear Reactor Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
Fission characteristics; neutron chain reactions, neutron transport and diffusion theory; reactor kinetics; multigroup methods, fast and thermal spectrum calculations, inhomogeneous reactor design, effects of poisons and fuel depletion.

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NUC ENG 255 Numerical Simulation in Radiation Transport 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
Computational methods used to analyze nuclear reactor systems described by various differential, integral, and integro-differential equations. Numerical methods include finite difference, finite elements, discrete ordinates, and Monte Carlo. Examples from neutron and photon transport, heat transfer, and thermal hydraulics. An overview of optimization techniques for solving the resulting discrete equations on vector and parallel computer systems.

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NUC ENG 260 Thermal Aspects of Nuclear Reactors 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
Fluid dynamics and heat transfer; thermal and hydraulic analysis of nuclear reactors; two-phase flow and boiling; compressible flow; stress analysis; energy conversion methods.

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NUC ENG 262 Radiobiology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017
Radiobiology is concerned with the action of ionizing radiation on biological tissues and living organisms. It combines two disciplines: radiation physics and biology. Radiobiology combines our understanding of ionizing radiation and molecular biology, and is a required knowledge for health physicists, radiation biologists and medical physicists. This course will provide such knowledge for a diverse group of students with need in either disciplines. This course represents
one of the requisites for the Joint UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Medical Physics Certificate Program.
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NUC ENG 265 Design Analysis of Nuclear Reactors 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
Principles and techniques of economic analysis to determine capital and operating costs; fuel management and fuel cycle optimization; thermal limits on reactor performance, thermal converters, and fast breeders; control and transient problems; reactor safety and licensing; release of radioactivity from reactors and fuel processing plants.

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NUC ENG 267 Risk-Informed Design for Advanced Nuclear Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2012
Project-based class for design and licensing of nuclear facilities,including advanced reactors. Elements of a project proposal. Regulatory framework and use of deterministic and probabilistic licensing criteria. Siting criteria. External and internal events. Identification and analysis of design basis and beyond design basis
events. Communication with regulators and stakeholders. Ability to work in and contribute to a design team.

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NUC ENG 275 Principles and Methods of Risk Analysis 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
Principles and methodological approaches for the quantification of technological risk and risk-based decision making.

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NUC ENG 280 Fusion Reactor Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Engineering and design of fusion systems. Introduction to controlled thermonuclear fusion as an energy economy, from the standpoint of the physics and technology involved. Case studies of fusion reactor design. Engineering principles of support technology for fusion systems.

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NUC ENG 281 Fully Ionized Plasmas 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
Introduction to warm and hot magnetized plasmas. Single particle motion in electric and magnetic fields. Collective particle oscillations, waves and instabilities. Magnetohydrodynamic equilibria, stability and transport. Magnetically confined plasmas for controlled fusion. Space plasmas.

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NUC ENG C282 Charged Particle Sources and Beam Technology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
Topics in this course will include the latest technology of various types of ion and electron sources, extraction and formation of charge particle beams, computer simulation of beam propagation, diagnostics of ion sources and beams, and the applications of beams in fusion, synchrotron light source, neutron generation, microelectronics, lithography, and medical therapy. This is a general accelerator technology and engineering course that
will be of interest to graduate students in physics, electrical engineering, and nuclear engineering.
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NUC ENG C285 Nuclear Security: The Nexus Between Policy and Technology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The course will review the origins and evolution of nuclear energy, how it has been applied for both peaceful and military purposes, and the current and prospective challenges it presents. The purpose of the course is to educate students on the policy roots and technological foundations of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons so they are positioned to make original contributions to the field in their scholarly and professional careers.

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NUC ENG 290A Special Topics in Applied Nuclear Physics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
Special topics in applied nuclear physics. Topics may include applied nuclear reactions and instrumentation, bionuclear and radiological physics, and subsurface nuclear technology, among other possibilities. Course content may vary from semester to semester depending upon the instructor.

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NUC ENG 290B Special Topics in Nuclear Materials and Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Special topics in nuclear materials and chemistry. Topics may include advanced nuclear materials and corrosion. Course content may vary from semester to semester depending upon the instructor.

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NUC ENG 290C Special Topics in Nuclear Energy 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2002 10 Week Session
Special topics in nuclear energy. Topics may include fission reactor analysis and engineering, nuclear thermal hydraulics, and risk, safety and large-scale systems analysis. Course content may vary from semester to semester depending on the instructor.

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NUC ENG 290D Special Topics in Nuclear Non-Proliferation 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Summer 2005 10 Week Session, Summer 2004 10 Week Session
Special topics in nuclear non-proliferation. Topics may include homeland security and nuclear policy, and nuclear fuel cycle and waster management. Course content may vary from semester to semester depending on the instructor.

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NUC ENG 290E Special Topics in Environmental Aspects of Nuclear Energy 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2008
Special topics in environmental aspects of nuclear energy. Lectures on special topics of interest in environmental impacts of nuclear power utilizations, including severe accidents. The course content may vary from semester to semester, and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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NUC ENG 290F Special Topics in Fusion and Plasma Physics 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2007 10 Week Session, Summer 2007 3 Week Session
Special topics in fusion and plasma physics. Topics may include laser, particle bean and plasma technologies, fusion science and technology, and accelerators. Course content may vary
from semester to semester depending upon the instructor.

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NUC ENG 295 Nuclear Engineering Colloquium 0.0 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Presentations on current topics of interest in nuclear technology by experts from government, industry and universities. Open to the campus community.

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NUC ENG 298 Group Research Seminars 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Seminars in current research topics in nuclear engineering: Section 1 - Fusion; Section 2 - Nuclear Waste Management; Section 3 - Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics; Section 4 - Nuclear Chemistry; Section 6 - Nuclear Materials; Section 7 - Fusion reaction design; Section 8 - Nuclear Instrumentation.

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NUC ENG 299 Individual Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Investigation of advanced nuclear engineering problems.

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NUC ENG N299 Individual Research 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2009 10 Week Session, Summer 2006 10 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
Investigation of advanced nuclear engineering problems.

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NUC ENG 375 Teaching Techniques in Nuclear Engineering 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is designed to acquaint new teaching assistants with the nature of graduate student instruction in courses in the department of Nuclear Engineering. Discussion, practice, and review of issues relevant to the teaching of nuclear engineering. Effective teaching methods will be introduced by experienced GSIs and faculty.

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NUC ENG 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D.

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Faculty and Instructors

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Faculty

Pieter Abbeel, Associate Professor. Artificial Intelligence (AI); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Machine Learning.
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Maneesh Agrawala, Adjunct Professor. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
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Elad Alon, Professor. Integrated Circuits (INC); Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Communications & Networking (COMNET); Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA).
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Venkat Anantharam, Professor. Communications & Networking (COMNET); Artificial Intelligence (AI); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Security (SEC); Signal Processing (SP).
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Murat Arcack, Professor. Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO).
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Ana Claudia Arias, Associate Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY); Flexible and Printed Electronics; Energy (ENE).

Krste Asanovic, Professor. Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC); Integrated Circuits (INC); Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT);Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA).
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Babak Ayazifar, Professor. Education (EDUC), Signal processing and system theory EDUCATION: Development of pedagogical techniques and assessment tools.; Signal Processing (SP), Graph signal processing.

Jonathan Bachrach, Adjunct Assistant Professor. Programming Systems (PS); Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC); Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA).

Ruzena Bajcsy, Professor. Artificial Intelligence (AI); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Graphics (GR); Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer vision; Bridging information technology to humanities and social sciences; Security (SEC).
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Brian A. Barsky, Professor. Computer science, geometric design and modeling, computer graphics, computer aided cornea modeling and visualization, medical imaging, virtual environments for surgical simulation.
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Peter L. Bartlett, Professor. Statistics, machine learning, statistical learning theory, adaptive control.
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Alexandre M. Bayen, Professor. Transportation, modelling and control of distributed parameters systems, large scale infrastructure systems, water distribution.
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Jeffrey Bokor, Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY); Nanotechnology.
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Bernhard Boser, Professor. Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Integrated Circuits (INC);Physical Electronics (PHY).
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Eric Brewer, Professor. Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT); Energy (ENE); Security (SEC); Developing regions; Programming languages.
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Duncan Callaway, Associate Professor.

John Canny, Professor. Computer science, activity-based computing, livenotes, mechatronic devices, flexonics.
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Jose M. Carmena, Professor. Brain-machine interfaces, neural ensemble computation, neuroprosthetics, sensorimotor learning and control.
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Constance Chang-Hasnain, Professor. Microsystems and materials; Nano-Optoelectronic devices.

Alessandro Chiesa, Assistant Professor. Security (SEC); Theory (THY).

John Chuang, Professor. Computer networking, computer security, economic incentives, ICTD.
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Phillip Colella, Professor in Residence.

Steven Conolly, Professor. Medical imaging instrumentation and control.
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Thomas Courtade, Assistant Professor. Communications & Networking (COMNET).
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David E. Culler, Professor. Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC); Energy (ENE); Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT);Programming Systems (PS); Security (SEC); Parallel architecture; High-performance networks; Workstation clusters.
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Trevor Darrell, Professor in Residence. Artificial Intelligence (AI); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Computer Vision.

James W. Demmel, Professor. Computer science, scientific computing, numerical analysis, linear algebra.
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John DeNero, Assistant Teaching Professor. Artificial Intelligence (AI); Education (EDUC).

Anca Dragan, Assistant Professor. Artificial Intelligence (AI); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

Prabal Dutta, Associate Professor.

Alexei (Alyosha) Efros, Associate Professor. Computer Vision; Graphics (GR); Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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Laurent El Ghaoui, Professor. Decision-making under uncertainty, convex optimization, robust solutions, semidefinite programming, exhaustive simulation.
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Ronald S. Fearing, Professor. Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO).

Armando Fox, Professor. Programming systems (PS), Education (EDUC), Operating Systems and Networking (OSNT).
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Michael Franklin, Adjunct Professor. Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT), AMPLab.

Gerald Friedland, Adjunct Assistant Professor.

+ Robert J. Full, Professor. Energetics, comparative biomechanics, arthropod, adhesion, comparative physiology, locomotion, neuromechanics, biomimicry, biological inspiration, reptile, gecko, amphibian, robots, artificial muscles.
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Jack L. Gallant, Professor. Vision science, form vision, attention, fMRI, computational neuroscience, natural scene perception, brain encoding, brain decoding.
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Dan Garcia, Teaching Professor. Education (EDUC); Computational Game Theory; Graphics (GR).

Sanjam Garg, Assistant Professor. Theory (THY); Security (SEC).
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Ali Ghodsi, Adjunct Assistant Professor. Database Management Systems (DBMS); Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT).

Ken Goldberg, Professor. Robotics, art, social media, new media, automation.
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Joseph Gonzalez, Assistant Professor. Artificial Intelligence (AI); Database Management Systems (DBMS).

Tom Griffiths, Associate Professor. Machine learning, computational models of human cognition, Bayesian statistics, cultural evolution.
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Moritz Hardt, Assistant Profesor.

Bjorn Hartmann, Associate Professor. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); Graphics (GR); Programming Systems (PS).

Marti A. Hearst, Professor. Information retrieval, human-computer interaction, user interfaces, information visualization, web search, search user interfaces, empirical computational linguistics, natural language processing, text mining, social media.
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Joseph M. Hellerstein, Professor. Database Management Systems (DBMS); Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT).
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Paul N. Hilfinger, Teaching Professor. Programming Systems (PS); Scientific Computing (SCI); Software engineering; Parallel programming techniques.
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Joshua Hug, Assistant Teaching Professor. Education (EDUC); Computer Science education.

Ali Javey, Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY); Energy (ENE); Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology.
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Michael I. Jordan, Professor. Computer science, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, statistics, machine learning, electrical engineering, applied statistics, optimization.
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Anthony D. Joseph, Professor. Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT); Security (SEC); Computer and Network Security; Distributed systems; Mobile computing; Wireless networking; Software engineering, and operating systems.
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+ Richard Karp, Professor. Computational molecular biology, genomics, DNA molecules, structure of genetic regulatory networks, combinatorial and statsitical methods.
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Randy H. Katz, Professor. Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC); Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT); Distributed and networked systems design and implementation.

Kurt Keutzer, Professor. Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC); Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Scientific Computing (SCI).
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Daniel Klein, Professor. Artificial Intelligence (AI); Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning.
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John D. Kubiatowicz, Professor. Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT); Security (SEC); Computer architecture; Quantum computer design; Internet-scale storage systems; Peer-to-peer networking.
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Andreas Kuehlmann, Adjunct Professor. Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA).
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Edward A. Lee, Professor. Embedded Software, Real-Time Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Concurrency; Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Programming Systems (PS);Signal Processing (SP).
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Luke Lee, Professor. Biophotonics, biophysics, bionanoscience, molecular imaging, single cell analysis, bio-nano interfaces, integrated microfluidic devices (iMD) for diagnostics and preventive personalized medicine.
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Sergey Levine, Assisstant Professor.

Tsu-Jae King Liu, Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY); Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS).
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Chunlei Liu, Associate Professor.

Michael Lustig, Associate Professor. Medical Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Signal Processing (SP); Scientific Computing (SCI); Physical Electronics (PHY); Communications & Networking (COMNET); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR).

Michel Maharbiz, Professor. Neural interfaces, bioMEMS, microsystems, MEMS, microsystems for the life sciences.
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Jitendra Malik, Professor. Artificial Intelligence (AI); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Graphics (GR); Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); Signal Processing (SP);.
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Elchanan Mossel, Professor. Applied probability, statistics, mathematics, finite markov chains, markov random fields, phlylogeny.
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Rikky Muller, Assistant Professor. Integrated Circuits (INC); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS).

George Necula, Professor. Software engineering, programming systemsm, security, program analysis.
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Ren Ng, Assistant Professor. Imaging Systems; Computational Photography;; Signal Processing (SP); Optics.

Clark Nguyen, Professor. Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Integrated Circuits (INC); Physical Electronics (PHY); Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA).
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Ali Niknejad, Professor. Integrated Circuits (INC), Microwave and mm-Wave Circuits and Systems; Physical Electronics (PHY); Signal Processing (SP); Applied Electromagnetics; Communications & Networking (COMNET); Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA).
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Borivoje Nikolic, Professor. Integrated Circuits (INC); Communications & Networking (COMNET); Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC).
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James O'Brien, Professor. Computer graphics, fluid dynamics, computer simulation, physically based animation, finite element simulation, human perception, image forensics, video forensics, computer animation, special effects for film, video game technology, motion capture.
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Bruno Olshausen, Professor. Visual perception, computational neuroscience, computational vision.
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Lior Pachter, Professor. Mathematics, applications of statistics, combinatorics to problems in biology.
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Christos H. Papadimitriou, Professor. Economics, evolution., algorithms, game theory, networks, optimization, complexity.
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Abhay Parekh, Adjunct Professor. Communications & Networking (COMNET).

Shyam Parekh, Adjunct Associate Professor. Communications & Networking (COMNET).

Eric Paulos, Associate Professor. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), New Media arts.

Vern Paxson, Professor. Security (SEC); Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT).
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Kristofer Pister, Professor. Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR), Micro-robotics; Integrated Circuits (INC), Low-power circuits.
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+ Kameshwar Poolla, Professor. Cybersecurity, modeling, control, renewable energy, estimation, integrated circuit design and manufacturing, smart grids.
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Raluca Ada Popa, Assistant Professor. Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT); Security (SEC).

Jan M. Rabaey, Professor. Communications & Networking (COMNET); Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Energy (ENE); Integrated Circuits (INC); Signal Processing (SP); Computer architecture.
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Jonathan Ragan-Kelley, Assistant Professor.

Prasad Raghavendra, Associate Professor. Theory (THY).

Ravi Ramamoorthi, Professor. Graphics (GR); Scientific Computing (SCI); Signal Processing (SP); Computer Vision.

Kannan Ramchandran, Professor. Communications & Networking (COMNET); Signal Processing (SP); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR).
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Gireeja Ranade, Assistant Professor.

Satish Rao, Professor. Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Theory (THY).
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Sylvia Ratnasamy, Associate Professor. Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT).

Benjamin Recht, Associate Professor. Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Signal Processing (SP); Machine Learning (ML); Optimization (OPT).

Jaijeet Roychowdhury, Professor. Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Scientific Computing (SCI); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO).

Stuart Russell, Professor. Artificial intelligence, computational biology, algorithms, machine learning, real-time decision-making, probabilistic reasoning.
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Anant Sahai, Associate Professor. Communications & Networking (COMNET), Information Theory, Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sharing; Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR), Distributed and Networked Control; Signal Processing (SP); Theory (THY), Information Theory.
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Sayeef Salahuddin, Associate Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY); Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Energy (ENE); Scientific Computing (SCI).

Seth R. Sanders, Professor. Energy (ENE); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Integrated Circuits (INC); Power and electronics systems.
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Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Professor. Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA), Embedded System Design; Design methodologies and tools; Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR), Hybrid systems; Design methodologies and tools; Communications & Networking (COMNET), Wireless sensor network design; Design methodologies and tools.
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S. Shankar Sastry, Professor. Computer science, robotics, arial robots, cybersecurity, cyber defense, homeland defense, nonholonomic systems, control of hybrid systems, sensor networks, interactive visualization, robotic telesurgery, rapid prototyping.
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Koushik Sen, Associate Professor. Programming Systems (PS), Software Engineering, Programming Languages, and Formal Methods: Software Testing, Verification, Model Checking, Runtime Monitoring, Performance Evaluation, and Computational Logic.; Security (SEC).
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Sanjit Seshia, Professor. Electronic design automation, theory, computer security, program analysis, dependable computing, computational logic, formal methods.
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Scott Shenker, Professor. Internet Architecture, Software-Defined Networks, Datacenter Infrastructure, Large-Scale Distributed Systems, Game Theory and Economics;Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT).
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Jonathan Shewchuk, Professor. Scientific Computing (SCI); Theory (THY); Graphics (GR).
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Alistair Sinclair, Professor. Theory (THY); Randomized algorithms; applied probability; statistical physics.
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Yun Song, Professor. Computational biology, population genomics, applied probability and statistics.
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Dawn Song, Professor. Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT); Security (SEC); Programming Systems (PS).
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Costas J. Spanos, Professor. Energy (ENE); Integrated Circuits (INC); Physical Electronics (PHY); Semiconductor manufacturing; Solid-State Devices.
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Ian Stoica, Professor. Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT); Security (SEC); Networking and distributed computer systems, Quality of Service (Q of S) and resources management, modeling and performance analysis.

Vladimir Stojanovic, Associate Professor. Integrated Circuits (INC); Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC); Physical Electronics (PHY); Communications & Networking (COMNET); Integrated Photonics, Circuit design with Emerging-Technologies.
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Bernd Sturmfels, Professor. Mathematics, combinatorics, computational algebraic geometry.
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Vivek Subramanian, Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY); Energy (ENE); Integrated Circuits (INC).
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Claire Tomlin, Professor. Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Control theory; hybrid and embedded systems; biological cell networks.
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Luca Trevisan, Professor. Theory (THY), (Computational Complexity, Randomness in Computation, Combinatorial Optimization); Security (SEC).

Stavros Tripakis, Adjunct Associate Professor. Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA), Computer-Aided System Design, Formal Methods, Verification, Synthesis, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems; Programming Systems (PS).

David Tse, Adjunct Professor. Communications & Networking (COMNET).
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Doug Tygar, Professor. Privacy, technology policy, computer security, electronic commerce, software engineering, reliable systems, embedded systems, computer networks, cryptography, cryptology, authentication, ad hoc networks.
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Umesh Vazirani, Professor. Quantum computation, hamiltonian complexity, analysis of algorithms.
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Alexandra von Meier, Adjunct Professor. Energy (ENE), Electric Grids, Power Distribution.

David Wagner, Professor. Security (SEC).
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Martin Wainwright, Professor. Statistical machine learning, High-dimensional statistics, information theory, Optimization and algorithmss.
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Laura Waller, Associate Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY); Signal Processing (SP); Computational imaging; Optics and Imaging; Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Graphics (GR).
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Jean Walrand, Professor. Communications & Networking (COMNET), Performance evaluation; Game theory.
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John Wawrzynek, Professor. Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC).
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Adam Wolisz, Adjunct Professor. Communications & Networking (COMNET); Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC), System Performance Evaluation.

Ming C. Wu, Professor. Si photonics, optoelectronics, nanophotonics, optical MEMS, Optofluidics; Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Physical Electronics (PHY).

Eli Yablonovitch, Professor. Optoelectronics Research Group, high speed optical communications, photonic crystals at optical and microwave frequencies, the milli-Volt switch, optical antennas and solar cells.; Physical Electronics (PHY).
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Katherine A. Yelick, Professor. Programming Systems (PS); Scientific Computing (SCI); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); parallel programming techniques.
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Nir Yosef, Assistant Professor. Computational biology.
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Bin Yu, Professor. Neuroscience, remote sensing, networks, statistical machine learning, high-dimensional inference, massive data problems, document summarization.
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Avideh Zakhor, Professor. Signal Processing (SP); Artificial Intelligence (AI); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Graphics (GR).
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Emeritus Faculty

David Attwood, Professor Emeritus. Short wavelength electromagnetics; Soft X-ray microscopy; Coherence; EUV lithography.
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Elwyn R. Berlekamp, Professor Emeritus. Computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, combinatorial game theory, algebraic coding theory.
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Manuel Blum, Professor Emeritus. Recursive function, cryptographic protocols, program checking.

Robert K. Brayton, Professor Emeritus. Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Advanced methods in combinational and sequential logic synthesis and formal verification.
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Robert W. Brodersen, Professor Emeritus. Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Integrated Circuits (INC); Signal Processing (SP).

Thomas F. Budinger, Professor Emeritus. Image processing, biomedical electronics, quantitative aging, cardiovascular physiology, bioastronautics, image reconstruction, nuclear magnetic resonance, positron emission, tomography, reconstruction tomography, inverse problem mathematics.
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Leon O. Chua, Professor Emeritus. Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR), Cellular neural networks; Cellular automata; Complexity;; Nanoelectronics; Nonlinear circuits and systems; Nonlinear dynamics; Chaos;.
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Mike Clancy, Professor Emeritus. Science education, cognitive development, educational software.
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Richard J. Fateman, Professor Emeritus. Artificial Intelligence (AI); Scientific Computing (SCI), Computer algebra systems; Programming environments and systems; Programming languages and compilers; Symbolic mathematical computation; Document image analysis, multimodal input of mathematics.
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Jerome A. Feldman, Professor Emeritus. Artificial Intelligence (AI); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Security (SEC); cognitive science.
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Domenico Ferrari, Professor Emeritus. UC Berkeley Unix Project, high-speed network testbeds and the design of real-time communication services and network protocols for multimedia traffic.

Susan L. Graham, Professor Emeritus. Graphics (GR); Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); Programming Systems (PS); Scientific Computing (SCI); Software development environments, software engineering.
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Paul R. Gray, Professor Emeritus. Design, Modeling and Analysis (DMA); Integrated Circuits (INC).
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T. Kenneth Gustafson, Professor Emeritus. Solid-State Devices; Basic electromagnetic and quantum applications.

Michael A. Harrison, Professor Emeritus. Multimedia; User interfaces; Software environments.

Brian K. Harvey, Professor Emeritus. Education (EDUC).
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David A. Hodges, Professor Emeritus. Integrated Circuits (INC).

Chenming Hu, Professor Emeritus. Semiconductor Device Technologies.
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William M. Kahan, Professor Emeritus. Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC); Scientific Computing (SCI); Computer architecture; Scientific computing; Numerical analysis.
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Edward L. Keller, Professor Emeritus. Computational neuroscience; bioengineering; neurophysiology of the oculomotor system.

Kam Y. Lau, Professor Emeritus. Communications & Networking (COMNET); Optoelectronic devices; Microwave and millimeter wave signal transport over optical fiber links.
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Edwin R. Lewis, Professor Emeritus.
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Allan J. Lichtenberg, Professor Emeritus. Nano-Optoelectronics, Electromagnetics/Plasmas; Energy (ENE).
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Michael A. Lieberman, Professor Emeritus. Plasma-assisted materials processing; Energy (ENE).
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Kenneth K. Mei, Professor Emeritus. Nano-Optoelectronics, Electromagnetics/Plasmas.

David G. Messerschmitt, Professor Emeritus. Communications & Networking (COMNET); Signal Processing (SP); Business and economics issues in the software industry.

Robert G. Meyer, Professor Emeritus. Integrated Circuits (INC).
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Nelson Morgan, Professor Emeritus. Signal Processing (SP).

+ Richard Muller, Professor Emeritus. Astrophysics, geophysics, physics, elementary particle physics, cosmic micro wave background, supernovae for cosmology, origin of the earth's magnetic flips, Nemesis theory, glacial cycles, red sprites, lunar impacts, iridium measurement.
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Andrew R. Neureuther, Professor Emeritus. Integrated Circuits (INC); Solid-State Devices.
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William G. Oldham, Professor Emeritus. Integrated circuits; Semiconductor manufacturing.
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Beresford N. Parlett, Professor Emeritus.

David A. Patterson, Professor Emeritus, Professor in the Graduate School. Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC), Computer Architecture and Systems: Parallel Computing performance, correctness, productivity;Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO), Cancer tumor genomics; Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT).
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Elijah Polak, Professor Emeritus. Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR), Numerical methods for engineering optimization.
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Chittoor V. Ramamoorthy, Professor Emeritus. Software engineering.

Lawrence A. Rowe, Professor Emeritus. Multimedia Technology.
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Steven E. Schwarz, Professor Emeritus. Solid-State Devices; Nano-Optoelectronics, Electromagnetics/Plasmas.

Carlo H. Sequin, Professor Emeritus. Geometric modeling, Artistic geometry, Mathematical visualizations.; Graphics (GR); Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); CAD tools.

Jerome R. Singer, Professor Emeritus.

Alan J. Smith, Professor Emeritus. Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC); Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT); Computer System Performance Analysis, I/O Systems, Cache Memories, Memory Systems.

Michael Stonebraker, Professor Emeritus. Database Technology.

Aram J. Thomasian, Professor Emeritus.
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Theodore Van Duzer, Professor Emeritus. Superconductor Electronics.
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Pravin Varaiya, Professor Emeritus. Communications & Networking (COMNET); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Energy (ENE); Control; Networks; Power systems; Transportation.

William J. (Jack) Welch, Professor Emeritus. Nano-Optoelectronics, Electromagnetics/Plasmas.
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Richard M. White, Professor Emeritus. Energy (ENE); Solid-State Devices.

Eugene Wong, Professor Emeritus. Communications & Networking (COMNET).
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Felix F. Wu, Professor Emeritus. Electric power systems analysis; generation and transmission systems planning and investment; power system control and communications; electric energy industry restructuring.
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Lotfi A. Zadeh, Professor Emeritus. Artificial intelligence, linguistics, control theory, logic, fuzzy sets, decision analysis, expert systems neural networks, soft computing, computing with words, computational theory of perceptions and precisiated natural language.
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Faculty

Joonhong Ahn, Professor. Radioactive waste management, mathematical safety assessment of deep geologic repository, transport of radionuclides in geologic formations, environmental impact of severe accidents.
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Lee A. Bernstein, Adjunct Professor.

Massimiliano Fratoni, Assistant Professor. Nuclear reactor design, fuel cycle analysis, fusion reactors.
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Ehud Greenspan, Professor.

Peter Hosemann, Associate Professor. Microscopy, nanomaterials, Nuclear materials, material science, radiation damage, corrosion in liquid metals, materials development, materials under extremes, nuclear applications, ion beam microscopy, nanoscale mechanical testing.
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Daniel M. Kammen, Professor. Public policy, nuclear engineering, energy, resources, risk analysis as applied to global warming, methodological studies of forecasting, hazard assessment, renewable energy technologies, environmental resource management.
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Ka-Ngo Leung, Professor. Plasma and Ion Beam technology in microfabrication processes.

Digby D. Macdonald, Professor in Residence.

Edward C. Morse, Professor. Applied plasma physics: fusion technology: microwaves, experimental investigation of RF plasma heating, experimental studies of compact toroids spectral method for magnetohydrodynamic stability.
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Eric B. Norman, Professor. Nuclear astrophysics, experimental nuclear physics, homeland security, neutrinos.
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Per F. Peterson, Professor. Nuclear engineering, heat and mass transfer, reactor thermal hydraulics, nuclear reactor design, radioactive waste, nuclear materials management.
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Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor. Computational methods, high performance computing, neutron transport.
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Karl A. Van Bibber, Professor. Experimental nuclear physics, Particle Astrophysics, Accelerator Technology and Neutron Sources.
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Kai Vetter, Professor in Residence.

Jasmina L. Vujic, Professor. Nuclear engineering, numerical methods in reactor physics, neutron and photon transport, reactor core design and analysis, shielding, radiation protection, biomedical application of radiation, optimization techniques for vector, parallel computers.
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Lecturers

Ralph E. Berger, Lecturer.

Alan Michael Bolind, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

T. Kenneth Fowler, Professor Emeritus. Plasma physics, nuclear engineering, magnetic fusion, confinement and stability of plasmas for thermonuclear fusion, fusion reactor design, spehromak compact toroid plasma confinement configuration.
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Lawrence M. Grossman, Professor Emeritus. Nuclear engineering, reactor physics, numerical approximation methods in neutron diffusion, transport theory, control and optimization theory in nuclear reactor engineering.
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Selig N. Kaplan, Professor Emeritus. Radiation reactions, interaction of radiation of matter, detection and measurement of ionizing radiation.
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William E. Kastenberg, Professor Emeritus. Risk management, risk assessment, nuclear reactor safety, ethical issues in emerging technologies.
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Donald R. Olander, Professor Emeritus. Nuclear engineering, nuclear materials: reactor fuel behavior, hydriding of zirconium and uranium, high-temperature kinetic and thermodynamic behavior of nuclear reactor fuels, performance of degraded nuclear fuels.
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