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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