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August 12, 2019

The second cohort of the Undergraduate Research Internship in Science and Engineering (URISE) finished on August 9th, during this nine weeks of independent research, the five interns were able to conduct research under UC Berkeley professors who are associated with TBSI, the interns were also mentored by one of the graduate students from hosting professors’ lab; furthermore, they had a chance to enjoy a big cohort atmosphere and connect to interns from other REU programs, such as E3S and SUPERB, for broader networking.

Please stay tuned for URISE Program in 2020.

August 2, 2019

Professor Liwei Lin, not only the Co-Deputy Director of TBSI, but also the Co-Director of Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), has built an inscet-sized robot with scholars in his lab, hopefully to benefit search and rescue missions, click here to find out more.

Image credit: Chris Baraniuk

April 10, 2019

TBSI hosted a weeklong workshop from April 1 to April 5, 2019, for TBSI officials from TBSI-Shenzhen seeking to build a nanofabrication laboratory. The delegation hoped to learn information from UC Berkeley’s Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory so as to build a better lab abroad. Bill Flounders, Executive Director of the nano lab at UC Berkeley, led the workshop for the delegation.

December 12, 2018

Repost from National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

On Dec. 11th, 2018, Co-Director of TBSI, Prof. Connie Chang-Hasnain, was named to NAI Fellow status, click here to read more.

Repost from IEOR, UC Berkeley

December 4, 2018

November 7, 2018

On November 6, 2018, Liwei Lin, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Co-Deputy Director of TBSI and Dr. A. William Flounders, Executive Director of Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory hosted the visit of Mr. YANG Hong, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen, to UC Berkeley. Vice Mayor Yang was accompanied by Mr. WANG Youpeng, Director General, Urban Planning, Land and Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, Mr. ZHANG Xuefan, Director General, Housing and Construction Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality and Mr. QIAO Hengli, Director General, Bureau of Public Works of Shenzhen Municipality.

September 19, 2018

From the News Release of OSA:  On September 18, at its Annual Business Meeting at the 2018 OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS conference in Washington, DC, USA, The Optical Society (OSA) announced that its members have elected Constance J. Chang-Hasnain as Vice President in 2019. She is currently the Associate Dean for Strategic Alliances, College of Engineering, and John R. Whinnery Distinguished Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California, Berkeley. 

September 5, 2018

The Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications has named Constance Chang-Hasnain, University of California, Berkeley as a 2018 recipient of the Okawa Prize.  She is being honored for her “pioneering and outstanding research of VCSEL photonics through the development of their novel functions for optical communications and optical sensing,”  Dr.

August 13, 2018

During the week of August 6th, TBSI at Berkeley bid farewell to the first cohort of the Undergraduate Research Internship in Science & Engineering (URISE) Program.  The 2018 URISE scholars completed nine weeks of independent research, hosted by UC Berkeley professors, who are associated with TBSI.  The undergraduate scholars were: Meina Piao Cippollone (UC Berkeley), Rahul Gupta (U.

June 29, 2018

UC Berkeley Extension and TBSI is Seeking to Collaborate

June 19, 2018

On June 17, 2018, Mr. WANG Weizhong, Party Secretary, CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee,  visited UC Berkeley and the TBSI office in Berkeley.  Mr. Wang met with Dean S. Shankar Sastry, College of Engineering, who shared his vision of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intelligence Augmentation (IA).  Mr. Wang and Dean Sastry recognized the responsibility and abilities of academia in providing options to help the development of government policies.

May 8, 2018

February 8, 2018

On Feb. 7th, 2018, Co-Director of TBSI, also Professor at EECS, UC Berkeley, Connie Chang-Hasnain, has been named to NAE (National Academy of Engineering) for contributions to wavelength tunable diode lasers and multiwavelength laser arrays.

Please join us in congratulating on her significant achievement!!

January 30, 2018

The 2018 TBSI workshop was successfully held on Jan 23-24 at the Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley. Participants include faculties from UC Berkeley, Tsinghua University, China and local business leaders for discussions on research, entrepreneurship and future opportunities.

Group Photo

December 13, 2017

Before the end of Fall 2017, TBSI held a Year-End event on December 8th by having a poster session at TBSI office downtown Berkeley and hosting a dinner at Agrodolce Osteria.

September 29, 2017

Tsinghua University Council Chairperson CHEN Xu and other key Tsinghua members visited UC Berkeley on September 28, 2017. The occasion was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Tsinghua and UC Berkeley to initiate the planning of a new two-year dual-degree program of Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) to promote research and educational cooperation between the two universities.

July 9, 2017

Watch the video below to learn more about being a Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) at TBSI:

July 5, 2017

On June 26th, the second annual Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) retreat successfully launched at the China Resources University located in Xiaojingwan, Huizhou. More than 200 attendees participated in the event, including more than 50 TBSI core PI’s, visiting scholars and visiting students from China and the United States, postdoctoral scholars, Ph.D. students, and administrative staffs. 

May 26, 2017

The 5th Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting of the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) was held on May 25. The meeting was held simultaneously in Shenzhen and Beijing, China and California, USA through remote conferencing.

May 10, 2017

TBSI-Berkeley held a retreat at The Lodge in Tiburon on April 29-30, 2017. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the San Francisco Bay and Angel Island, the retreat provided a forum for dialog and community building among TBSI faculty, students, and staff.