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10 random facts about Commencement speaker Steve Wozniak

The “Wizard of Wozillia” will return to his alma mater this May as keynote speaker for the 2013 Commencement ceremony. Bam, that’s Berkeley. You all know about Woz, Steve Jobs and Apple and how the entire modern era of computers is basically a footnote of their work. But did you
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Five Questions: Brian Harvey, CS education innovator

In any given public place, it’s not uncommon to find children using smartphones or tablet computers. The world has become a place where anyone can compute anywhere at any time, but it wasn’t always that way. Before UC Berkeley electrical engineering and computer science lecturer Brian Harvey began teaching on
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Compulsory computing?

Nearly all high-skill jobs are rapidly becoming digital and quantitative. Doctors and health care providers are scrambling to adapt to new electronic medical record databases. Journalists are increasingly expected to be proficient in Web design and computer graphics. The finance industry has been taken over by mind-twisting mathematical models. Even
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UC Berkeley students drop out to start tech companies

UC Berkeley computer science students are dropping out of school. But they’re not leaving because the classes are too difficult or school is too expensive. Rather, they’re withdrawing to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship — even though the odds are against them. Although the numbers vary from study to study,
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Five Questions: Marti Hearst, ‘Big Data’ pioneer

With a massive amount of data online, computer programmers have recently taken to looking for ways to manage it all. Marti Hearst, a professor in the UC Berkeley School of Information, has been at the forefront of research on working with “Big Data” to make it searchable and accessible. Her
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Campus researchers advance robot-assisted surgery

The robot can’t walk. It can’t talk or clean your living room, but it might one day save your life. A team of faculty and students at UC Berkeley are attempting to transform the way surgery is performed by inviting robots into the operating room and allowing surgeons to hand
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Compiling the Programmers: A look at EECS at Cal

Computer science is a field that attracts many young students, who are interested in the rapid advancement of science and technology. Despite the genuine passion that they have, students in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) field are often looked at as nerdy and antisocial by the rest of
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