All current projects: 192 Faculty/Mentors

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Jeremy Magruder, Professor Agricultural and Resource Economics
(1) Meet Your Future: Job Search Effort & Aspirations of Young Jobseekers (Open)
(2) The Ugandan Shecession (Open)

Anthropology

Junko Habu, Professor Anthropology
(1) Lifeways of Prehistoric Hunter-Gathers in Japan (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Examination of Small Scale Food Production and Distribution Strategies (Full- no new appr needed)
Christine Hastorf, Professor Anthropology
(1) Plant use in early agricultural societies in the Titicaca Basin, Bolivia. (Open)
(2) Visualizing the past: 3D visual display of archaeological material related to food from a Formative settlement in the Lake Titicaca Basin (Open)
(3) Plant Foods and Firewood from the North American Southwest (Open)
(4) Central American Plant Use in the Past: Archaeobotanical Analysis of Resilient Foodways (Full- no new appr needed)

Architecture

Dana Buntrock Architecture
(1) Book project (Collaborative Construction: The Aspiring Architects’ Guide) (Open)
Lindsay Graham, Research Specialist Architecture
(1) Psychology of Home Spaces (Open)
(2) Psychology of space (Open)
(3) Workspace design: window view and occupant experience (Open)

Art History

Diliana Angelova, Professor Art History
(1) Authority, Ritual, and the Social Imaginary: Roman Historical Reliefs (Open)
(2) Byzantine Ivories Imagebank--a digital catalogue (Open)

Astronomy

Imke de Pater, Professor Astronomy
(1) Exploring our Solar System through observations at radio, infrared and visible wavelengths. (Open)
(2) SETI: Breakthrough Listen (Open)

Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)

Benjamin Nachman Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)
(1) Deep Learning Methods for High Energy Physics (Open)

Berkeley Judicial Institute

Jeremy Fogel, Executive Director Berkeley Judicial Institute
(1) Berkeley Judicial Institute Research Apprentice (Open)

Bioengineering

Steven Brenner, Professor Bioengineering
(1) A unified analysis strategy for RNA-seq based differential gene expression and alternative slicing analysis (computational biology). (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Coevolution of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay and alternative splicing (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Automatic identification of protein domains (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI) (Full- no new appr needed)

Business in Society Institute

Amelia Miazad, Senior Research Fellow Business in Society Institute
(1) Business in Society Institute Research Apprentice (Open)

Business, Haas School

Cameron Anderson, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Teamwork Study (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Social Psychology and Business Lab (Open)
(3) Social Psychology and Online Environments (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Interviews, Background, and Nonverbal Displays of Status (Full- no new appr needed)
Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer Business, Haas School
(1) Teaming with Diversity for Innovative Output (Open)
(2) Understanding Design Thinking and Teaming by Product Managers (Open)
(3) Systems Mapping: Modeling Execution Systems (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Nobel Prize Winners and Creativity (Full- no new appr needed)
Matilde Bombardini Business, Haas School
(1) Corporate Philanthropy and Political Influence: Consequences for Policy and Regulation (Open)
Jennifer Chatman, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Leadership, Organizational Culture, and Diversity in Work Groups and Organizations (Open)
Clayton Critcher, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) The Psychology of Forecasting, Politics, Consumer Behavior, and Morality (Open)
Robert Edelstein, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Globalization and the U.S. Economy (Open)
Anastassia Fedyk, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Big Data for Global Employment Dynamics (Open)
(2) Global Information Flows and Financial Markets (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Research Grant Writing: Global Employment Dynamics and Financial Information Flows (Open)
(4) Big Data Preparation: Global Employment Dynamics (Open)
Paul Gertler, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Project 1: Soft vs. Hard Skills: Two Long Term RCTs of Youth Skills Training in Uganda (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Project2: Financial Inclusion and Cash Transfer Programs (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Project3: Evaluating the effectiveness of California's Child Welfare System in protecting victims of child abuse and neglect (Check back for status)
(4) Project4: Impact evaluation of SMS appointment reminders for chronic disease patients in Chile (Open)
David Harris, Lecturer Business, Haas School
(1) (Remote) Global Lives Project: Empathy-building Social Media Management, Data Analysis, Translation Management, Video Editing, Web Development, and Fundraising (Open)
(2) Funding Ecosystems for Nonprofit Innovation (Open)
Heather Haveman, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Tech Has a Gender Problem (Open)
(3) Web-Crawling for All: Toward a Universal, Accessible Framework for Collecting Digital Data (Open)
(4) Creating and Testing Algorithms (Open to Technical and Non-Technical URAPers) (Check back for status)
Richard Huntsinger Business, Haas School
(1) Research in Business Analytics (Open)
Laura Kray, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Gender in the Workplace (Open)
(2) Behaviors in Virtual Question and Answer Sessions (Open)
David Levine, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Safe cooking (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Stories and games to fight COVID-19 (Open)
(3) Looking for low-value medical care (& fraud) in workers compensation (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Writing an Android app to promote safe childbirth (Full- no new appr needed)
Don Moore, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) The Many Faces of Overconfidence (Accuracy Lab) (Open)
(2) The World of Bias in Decision Making (Open)
Abhishek Nagaraj, Professor Business, Haas School
(4) Early-Stage Research in the Economics of Information and Big Data Analytics (Open)
Leif Nelson, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) The Psychology of Pay-What-You-Want Pricing and Human Interaction (Open)
(3) Behavioral Lab Research (Open)
(4) Judgment and Decision Making (Open)
Nick Tsivanidis, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Measuring slums from space (Open)
(2) Using Cellphone Metadata to Measure Migration and Assimilation of Refugees in Jordan (Open)
(3) Informal Transit Networks: Evidence from Africa’s Largest Megacity (Open)
Guo Xu, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) The Long Shadow of Colonialism: Decolonization and post-independence state capacity (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) The Costs of Employment Segregation: Evidence from the US Federal Government (Open)

Center for Environmental Design Research

Paul Raftery Center for Environmental Design Research
(1) Cutting carbon emissions from large existing buildings (Open)

Center on the Politics of Development

Thad Dunning, Professor Center on the Politics of Development
(1) The destruction of historical archives and the consequences for inference in social science research (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Paving the way for the rise of outsiders: candidate and voter behavior in the era of political disillusionment? (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Understanding the link between self-help groups and women's political participation in Bihar (Current Term Now Closed)

Chicanx Latinx Academic Student Development Office

Lupe Gallegos-Diaz, Lecturer Chicanx Latinx Academic Student Development Office

150 Years of Women at Berkeley (more info)

(1) Womxn at Cal: Writing in Chicana Latina Herstories and Leadership (Open)

Classics

Donald J. Mastronarde, Professor Classics
(1) Editing the Scholia to Euripides (Open)
(2) Gaspar Stiblinus's edition of Euripides (1562) (Open)
Kim Shelton, Professor Classics
(1) Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, Database and Archive (Open)
(2) Petsas House: archaeological excavation and research in Mycenae, Greece (Open)

Comparative Literature

Sophie Volpp, Professor Comparative Literature
(1) Preservation of Rare Books in Republican China/Objects of Western Import in Eighteenth Century China (Open)

Data Sciences, Division of

Anthony Suen, Data Science Fellow Data Sciences, Division of
(1) Data Science Discovery Program (Open)
(2) Data Science Education Program Student Teams Opportunities (Check back for status)
(3) Data Science Peer Advising Opportunities (Check back for status)
(4) Division of Data Science and Information Internal Operations Opportunities (Check back for status)

Earth and Planetary Science

Jill Banfield Earth and Planetary Science
(1) Construction and characterization of model benthic Cyanobacteria communities (Open)

Economics

Clair Brown, Professor Economics
(1) Creating a Modern, Sustainable, Caring Economy (one new opening, plus 5 to 6 returning students) (Open)
(3) Alternative Welfare Indicator Development (2 students) (Open)
Ulrike Malmendier, Professor Economics
(1) Research in Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Finance (Open)
(2) (Ancient) Law and its Role for Financial and Economic Development (Or: Business Corporations in the Roman Republic) (Open)
Sarah Thornton Economics
(1) Uplifting Sagas: The Top Half of Women’s Liberation (Current Term Now Closed)

Education

Patricia Baquedano-Lopez, Professor Education
(1) Education and immigration processes of Indigenous Latinx Students in Bay Area schools (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Transnational Processes and Practices of Return Migration: Maya Families from Yucatan across Borders and Generations (Full- no new appr needed)
Tolani Britton, Professor Education
(1) Does Demographic Matching for High School College Counselors and Students Impact College Access and Success? (Open)
Kris Gutierrez, Professor Education
(1) Toward Equity by Design (Open)
(2) The Coloniality of Statewide Literacy Testing and #OptOut as a Decolonial Option (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Writing Data Stories (Open)
(4) []-Space: Co-designing a culturally sensitive makerspace (Full- no new appr needed)
Michelle Wilkerson, Professor Education
(1) Python Developer for an Anticolonial Educational Video Game (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Writing Data Stories - Creating Dataset Dashboards for Middle and High School Data Science Education (Open)
(3) Writing Data Stories - Website and Materials Design and Development (Open)
(4) Support mathematical reasoning, argumentation, and interest through participation in mathematical proving (Open)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Brian A. Barsky, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) Aberration Compensated Displays for Personalized Vision Correction (Open)
(2) Assistive Technology for Cursor Control (Navigation, Selection, Pointing, and Clicking) by Capturing Hand Movements (Open)
Galateia Kazakia, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) Bone structure and composition: a microCT and microFTIR study (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Investigating bone structure in clinical cohorts: biomedical image processing (Full- no new appr needed)
Priya Moorjani, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) Leveraging present-day and ancient genomes to learn about human evolution (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Evolution of mutation rate across primates (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Study of genomic data to learn about human history and evolution (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Computational analysis of genomic data to learn about human evolution and adaptation (Current Term Now Closed)
Sayeef Salahuddin, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) Spin Transfer torque Devices as an emerging non volatile memory technology (Open)
(2) Negative Capacitance for Ultra Low Power MOSFETs (Open)
(3) Algorithms and Hardware for Next Generation AI (Open)
Carlo Sequin, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) Interactive and Procedural Modeling of Free-Form Shapes in JIPCAD (Open)
Dawn Song, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) Open-Source secure hardware enclaves on RISC-V (Open)
(2) New techniques and applications in deep-learning and machine learning for security (Open)
(3) Privacy preserving machine learning (Open)
(4) Blockchain and smart contracts (Open)
Hui Zhang Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) Heated and cooled chairs for comfort and energy efficiency on campus (Open)
(2) Sensing/activating/tracking desk fan base (Open)

Energy and Resources

John Harte, Professor Energy and Resources
(1) Advancing and testing ecological theory (Open)
(2) Microclimate & conifer seedling establishment at multiple spatial scales (Full- no new appr needed)

English

Bryan Wagner, Professor English
(1) Research with Historical Records at Whitney Plantation Museum of Slavery (Open)
(2) Translating Slave Testimonies from French and Spanish (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Data Processing for Louisiana Slave Conspiracies Digital Mapping Project (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Researching African American Newspapers from the Civil War and Reconstruction (Full- no new appr needed)

Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Rodrigo Almeida, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Biology and evolution of an emerging vector-borne plant pathogen (Open)
(4) Determinants of Xylella fastidiosa host specificity (Full- no new appr needed)
Benjamin Blonder, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Niches and n-dimensional hypervolumes: moving toward inference (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Multiscale linkages in leaf venation network form and function (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Does seed dispersal reflect plant community composition in an alpine environment? (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Mapping quaking aspen distribution across Colorado using remote sensing and deep learning (Full- no new appr needed)
Carl Boettiger, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Data science approaches to ecological forecasting and decision making (Open)
(2) Data Science Software Development with Applications to Ecology and Environmental Science (Open)
Tim Bowles, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Understanding on-farm soil health (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Urban agroecology to build soil health and address food insecurity (Full- no new appr needed)
Justin Brashares, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Ecological Outcomes of Cannabis Legalization (Open)
(2) Wildlife Responses to California Wildfires (Open)
(3) Wildlife in wine country: how do predator-prey interactions change in an increasingly fenced world? (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Multidisciplinary Mapping: Human-carnivore conflict and carnivore movement in Rift Valley, Kenya (Full- no new appr needed)
Gordon Frankie, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Creating Native Bee Habitat in California Orchards (Open)
Christy Getz Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Local government, control, and equity in CA agriculture (Open)
Patina Mendez, Lecturer Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Species distribution modeling with Caddisflies (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Freshwater aquatic insects of Strawberry Creek (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Museum Studies of Trichoptera (Caddisflies) (Open)
(4) Aquatic Insects of Intermittent Streams (Open)
Albert Ruhi Vidal, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Effects of climate change on Sierra Nevada stream food webs (Open)
(2) Experiment on stream invertebrate dispersal in Pinnacles National Park (Open)
(3) Influence of tidal marsh restoration on aquatic food webs of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta (Open)
(4) The Potential for Wastewater Effluent to Restore Coastal Stream Ecosystems in Southern California (Open)
Ian Wang, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Biodiversity of spiny lizards (Open)
(2) Evolution of color and pattern variation in island populations of the Aegean wall lizard (Open)

Essig Museum of Entomology

Peter Oboyski, Sr. Museum Scientist Essig Museum of Entomology
(1) Photographing Bees (Open)
(2) Insect and spider survey of Sulawesi (Indonesia) (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Habitat restoration to promote native insects (Open)
(4) Walkingstick insect colony wranglers (Open)

Ethnic Studies

Keiko Yamanaka, Lecturer Ethnic Studies
(1) Unskilled Immigration Policy and Immigrants’ Response in Japan and Korea (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Building the Data Base of Life History Book Project (Current Term Now Closed)

Gender and Women's Studies

Lisa Bloom, Scholar-in-Residence Gender and Women's Studies
(1) Climate Change and the New Polar Aesthetics: Artists Reimagine the Arctic and Antarctic (Open)
Natasha Distiller Gender and Women's Studies
(1) Complicities: a model for subjectivity in the psychological humanities (Full- no new appr needed)
Sarah Thornton Gender and Women's Studies
(1) Uplifting Sagas: The Top Half of Women’s Liberation (Full- no new appr needed)

Geography

Nathan Sayre Geography
(1) Transformation of Unregulated Cannabis Cultivation in California (Open)
Brandi Summers Geography
(1) Anti-Black Racism and Homelessness in Oakland (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Black Googie: Race & Representation in Architecture (Check back for status)

German

Jeroen Dewulf, Professor German
(1) European Studies Research Assistant (Open)

Globalization and Information Technology,Berkeley Center for (IGS)

Michel Laguerre, Professor Globalization and Information Technology,Berkeley Center for (IGS)
(1) Digital Surveillance of American Neighborhoods (Open)

Human Rights Center

HRC Lab, Director Human Rights Center
(1) Human Rights Investigations Lab (Open)

France-Berkeley Fund

Larry Hyman, Professor France-Berkeley Fund
(1) Research Apprenticeship in International Grant Program Coordination (Open)

School of Information and Education

Zachary Pardos, Professor School of Information and Education
(1) Supporting undergraduate decision making with big data and adaptive technologies (Open)
(2) Expanding a free content library for an open-source adaptive tutoring system (Open)

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

David Harding, Professor Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
(1) Cultural Perspectives of Deservedness and Covid-19: A Twitter Discourse Analysis on the Limitations of Distributive Justice (Open)

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Deborah Lustig Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
(1) Archiving the Collection of Bob Grant, Conservative Talk Radio Host (Open)
Robin Marsh, Senior Researcher Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
(1) Models of sustainable farming and adaptive responses to a global pandemic in different geographical contexts: California, Norway and China (Full- no new appr needed)

Integrative Biology

George A. Brooks, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) Aging Research, Project 1: Cellular and Molecular Studies of Mitochondrial Fragmentation and loss of Metabolic Flexibility in Aging (Open)
(2) Exercise Metabolism, Project 2: Stable Isotopes in the Study of Metabolism in Aging (Open)
(3) Exercise Metabolism, Project 3: Regulation of Muscle Cell Membrane Lactate Transporter Protein Expression (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Project 4: Metabolic Adaptions following Traumatic Brain Injury (Full- no new appr needed)
Jennifer Frohlich, DVM, Integrative Biology Integrative Biology
(1) Apprenticeship in Laboratory Animal Medicine with Veterinary Staff (Open)
Britt Koskella, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) Understanding the importance of the seed-associated microbiome (Open)
(2) Experimental evolution of biofilm formation and its impacts on pathogen virulence and bacteria-phage interactions within a plant host (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Tracking bacteria-phage dynamics in a natural tree disease system (Open)
(4) The role of inter-host transmission in structuring the evolution of phyllosphere communities (Full- no new appr needed)
Charles Marshall, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) Isolating and documenting 385-million-year-old microarthropod fossils from organic residue (Open)
Michael Nachman, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) The genetic basis of speciation in house mice (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Skeletal variation in tropical and temperate house mice (Full- no new appr needed)
Rasmus Nielsen, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) Using eDNA to study the ecological impacts of introduced trout (Open)
Michael Shapira, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) The role of the gut microbiome in host adaptation to environmental toxins (Open)
(2) Characterization of host genes shaping gut microbiota structure and function (Open)
(3) Age-dependent changes in gut microbiota composition and their significance for host aging (Open)
Ellen Simms, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) Global biogeography of Rhizobium bacteria (Open)
(2) Have invasive rhizobia escaped their bacteriophage enemies? And how prevalent are prophages in rhizobia? (Open)
(3) Do rhizobia adapt to herbicide exposure? (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Plant-Microbiome Co-Occurrence (Check back for status)
Rebecca Tarvin, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) Experimental evolution of toxic flies (Open)
(2) Imperiled frog morphology (Open)
Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) Role of lung peroxiredoxin 6 in ferroptosis (Check back for status)
(2) Fasting-associated changes in elephant seal blubber and muscle during postnatal development (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Developing ex vivo tissue culture systems for marine megafauna (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Impact of acute and chronic glucocorticoid exposure on cellular oxidative stress (Full- no new appr needed)
Noah Whiteman, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) Horizontal transfer of toxin-encoding genes in drosophilid flies (Open)
(2) Olfactory evolution in herbivorous insects (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Horizontal transfer of toxin-encoding genes in drosophilid flies (Open)

International and Area Studies

Khalid Kadir, Lecturer International and Area Studies
(1) Exploring Regenerative Agriculture in Rwanda (Full- no new appr needed)

Journalism

Elena Conis, Professor Journalism
(1) Pesticides and Public Understanding of Science (Open)
(2) The Personal Belief Exemption to Vaccination in Context (Open)

Latinx Research Center

Angela Marino, Professor Latinx Research Center
(1) Journal Podcast Research, URAP Project Assistant (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Critical Perspectives on Democracy in the American Hemisphere: A Study on Political Formation, Performance, and Popular Culture through interdisciplinary research focusing on Latinx Americas. (Open)

Law

Eric Biber, Professor Law
(1) Comprehensive Assessment of Land Use Entitlements (CALES) (Open)
(2) Cannabis and Land Use Legal Research (Open)
Anne Bloom, Executive Director Law
(1) Civil Justice Research Initiative Research Apprentice (Full- no new appr needed)
Lauren Edelman, Professor Law
(1) Corporate Transparency on Law Enforcement Access to Evidence (Open)
David Oppenheimer, Professor Law
(1) The Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law (Open)
Rebecca Wexler, Professor Law
(1) Police Vendor Contracts and Surveillance Accountability (Open)

Legal Studies

Jonathan Marshall Legal Studies
(1) Understanding Change in 18th and 19th Century English Criminal Law with Text Data Mining (Open)
James Rule, Lecturer Legal Studies
(1) Research and graphics for book Taking Privacy Seriously (Full- no new appr needed)

Linguistics

Ronelle Alexander, Professor Linguistics
(1) Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition (Current Term Now Closed)
Eve Sweetser, Professor Linguistics
(1) Co-speech gestures accompanying use of conditionals and modals (Open)
(2) Integrated metaphor description project - metaphors for cancer and cancer treatment. (Open)

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Francesco Spagnolo, Curator Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
(1) The Jewish World and the #DigitalHumanities | The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (Hybrid Apprenticeship Fall 2021) (Open)
(2) Invisible in Plain Sight: Islamic Art in Jewish Museum Collections | The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (Hybrid Apprenticeship Fall 2021) (Open)
(3) A Diaspora of Postcards: Documenting the Postcard Collection of The Magnes (Hybrid Apprenticeship Fall 2021) (Open)
(4) Vanished no more: Giant of photography Roman Vishniac at The Magnes (Hybrid Apprenticeship Fall 2021) (Open)

Mechanical Engineering

Alice Agogino, Professor Mechanical Engineering
(1) Squishy Robotics: Rapidly Deployable Mobile Sensing Robots for Disaster Rescue, Remote Monitoring and Space Exploration (Open)
(2) Beyond Hands: Human-Centered Design Prosthetics for Music (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Design for the Future: 3 Projects Available: (1) theDesignExchange, (2) Security & Privacy in VR Systems, (3) Human-Centered Design and Cybersecurity (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) [insert name]-Space: Co-designing a culturally sensitive makerspace (Current Term Now Closed)
Reza Alam, Professor Mechanical Engineering
(1) Experimental/theoretical/numerical studies of an innovative ocean wave energy converter (Check back for status)
(2) Design, Fabrication and control of a swarm of underwater drones (Open)
(3) NASA Challenge: Design and Fabrication of a Surface Autonomous Vehicle for Emergency Response (SAVER) with UC Berkeley’s Water Bears Challenge Team (Check back for status)
(4) Cable-Driven Robotic Arm using a BLDC Motor with Field Oriented Control (FOC) Technique (Check back for status)
Francesco Borrelli Mechanical Engineering
(1) Energy Efficient Controls for Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs) (Open)
(2) Autonomous Rover for a Solar Field (Open)
(3) Autonomous Driving in Parking Lot: Dataset Processing and Intelligent Modelling (Open)
(4) Autonomous Racing with the Berkeley Autonomous Race Car (Open)
Simo Makiharju, Professor Mechanical Engineering
(1) Air-water flows (Open)
Grace O'Connell, Professor Mechanical Engineering
(1) Biomechanics Research (Open)

Medicine (Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine)

Nathan Lo Medicine (Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine)
(1) Modeling public health policy in infectious diseases (Open)

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Laurie Pearce, Lecturer Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
(1) Ancient Texts, Modern Tools and Technologies (Open)

Molecular and Cell Biology

Richard Harland, Professor Molecular and Cell Biology
(1) Tadpole from head to tail: Establishment of the AP axis and formation of the nervous system, in Xenopus (Open)
(2) Improving Animal Research Welfare (Open)
(3) A screen for genes that control shape change in the embryo (Open)
(4) Determining the possible functions of sleep in the jellyfish Cassiopea (Open)
John Kuriyan, Professor Molecular and Cell Biology
(4) Investigating DNA sliding clamp structural ensembles using simulation (Current Term Now Closed)
Steven Brenner, Professor Molecular and Cell Biology
(1) A unified analysis strategy for RNA-seq based differential gene expression and alternative slicing analysis (computational biology). (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Coevolution of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay and alternative splicing (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Automatic identification of protein domains (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI) (Full- no new appr needed)
Carolina Reisenman, Associate Researcher Molecular and Cell Biology
(1) Taste adaptations to host specialization in specialist species of Drosophila. (Open)
(2) Neural circuits mediating feeding enhancement by odors in Drosophila melanogaster (Open)
(3) Behavioral mechanisms underlying host specialization in specialist herbivorous flies. (Open)
Kristin Scott, Professor Molecular and Cell Biology
(3) Tracing Drosophila Hunger and Thirst Neurons in a Whole Brain Electron Microscopy Dataset (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Tracing Drosophila taste processing neurons (Full- no new appr needed)
Matthew Welch, Professor Molecular and Cell Biology
(1) Elucidating the role of actin-based motility in Rickettsia pathogenesis (Open)

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Chris Conroy, Staff Curator Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
(1) Genomics of the California vole (Microtus californicus) and related rodents (Open)
(2) Evolution of the Trowbridge shrew (Open)
Michelle Koo, Staff Curator Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

150 Years of Women at Berkeley (more info)

(1) Biodiversity Informatics and GIS Apprenticeship at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Open)
(2) Communication and Outreach apprenticeship (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Archives Apprentice at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Open)
Jimmy McGuire, Professor Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
(1) Reconstructing the evolutionary history of scincid lizards on Sulawesi (Open)
(2) AmphibiaWeb: Cataloging amphibian species, traits, and taxonomy for conservation biology (Open)
Michael Nachman, Professor Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
(1) The genetic basis of speciation in house mice (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Skeletal variation in tropical and temperate house mice (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Maternal influence on thermal adaptation in house mice (Open)
Carol Spencer, Staff Curator Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
(1) Curatorial Apprentice: Exploring Biodiversity, Curation, and Specimen Preparation in Natural History Collections at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Open)

Neurological Surgery

Christopher Ames Neurological Surgery
(1) Patient Outcomes from Spine Surgery (Open)

Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Amy Joy Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
(1) Choosing a Major: Building a Video Library for UC Berkeley Undergraduates (Open)
Sona Kang, Professor Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
(1) The role of Dnmt3a in skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity and exercise performance (Full- no new appr needed)

Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Jessica Stevenson Stewart Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
(1) Global Art Markets in the Netherlands (15th-18th centuries) (Open)

Optometry

Lu Chen, Professor Optometry
(1) Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Blood and Lymphatic Vessel Formation (Full- no new appr needed)
Susana Chung, Professor Optometry
(1) Mechanism underlying visual processing in people with visual impairment (Open)
(2) Plasticity of the visual system following vision loss (Open)
(3) Face and Object Recognition: Normal and Low Vision (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Feature detection and enhancement in peripheral vision (Open)
Xiaohua Gong, Professor Optometry
(1) Molecular genetics and cellular biology of eye development and disease (Open)
Karsten Gronert, Professor Optometry
(1) Role of lipid mediators in ocular innate and adaptive immune responses and neurodegeneration (Check back for status)
(2) Mass Spectrometry-based lipidomic analysis (Check back for status)
Christine Wildsoet, Professor Optometry
(1) Why eyes become myopic or short-sighted? Understanding changes in the periphery of the eye during normal and abnormal (e.g., myopic) eye growth. (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Myopia development in young guinea pigs and influences of intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering and atropine-related drugs on myopia progression and related pathology. (Open)
(3) Why and how do eyes become myopic or short-sighted? (Open)
(4) Do myopes spend less time outdoors and what do they look at - Three projects involving 1) wearable light sensors/activity monitors, 2) digitally recording the visual environment, and 3) assessment of near focussing accuracy and eye movements during reading. (Open)

Oral History Center of UC Berkeley

Roger Eardley-Pryor, Oral History Interviewer Oral History Center of UC Berkeley
(1) Oral History Project on Environment, Democracy, and Justice for High School Education and Curriculum Development (Open)

Physics

Dmitry Budker, Professor Physics
(1) Global Network of Optical Magnetometers to search for Exotic physics (GNOME) (Open)
(2) Laser Guide Star (LGS) (Open)
Michael F. Crommie, Professor Physics
(1) Fabrication and local probe characterization of hybrid molecule/graphene transistor (Open)
(2) Gate tunable TMDs on graphene device (Open)
Heather Gray, Professor Physics
(1) A new method to probe the coupling of the Higgs boson to charm quarks (Open)
(2) Developing new computing algorithms to find charged particles. (Open)
(3) Charm production measurements (Open)
(4) Explainable charm tagging for Higgs boson physics (Full- no new appr needed)
Adrian Lee, Professor Physics
(1) Research in Cosmology Instrumentation (Open)
(2) Research in Cosmic Microwave Background at LBNL (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Instrumentation Development for next generation Cosmic Microwave Background experiment at LBNL (Open)

Physiology

Isha Jain, Professor Physiology
(1) Computational Biology of Oxygen (Open)

Plant and Microbial Biology

Benjamin Blackman, Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) Functional Genetics of Sunflower and Monkeyflower (Open)
(2) Genetics of Adaptation in Monkeyflowers (Open)
(3) Natural Variation in Developmental Timing and Morphology in Sunflower (Open)
(4) Genetics of Floral Pigmentation Patterns (Open)
Yangnan Gu, Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) Engineering Nuclear Transport Receptor for Plant Resistance (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Exploring the function of a novel plant nuclear membrane protein (Full- no new appr needed)
Frank Harmon, Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) Project 1: Discovering transcript splicing mechanisms with mutants in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana (Open)
(2) Computational identification of shared and unique transcriptional regulatory modules in the crop plants sorghum, maize, and Setaria (Check back for status)
(3) Project 3: Characterizing the maize circadian clock with mutants. (Open)
Peggy G. Lemaux, Cooperative Extension Specialist Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) Investigation of the transcriptional networks that coordinate drought response in sorghum (Full- no new appr needed)
Jennifer Lewis, Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) Plant innate immunity in response to bacterial pathogens (Open)
(2) Programming/engineering tools to understand plant-pathogen interactions (Open)
Krishna Niyogi, Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) Efficient photosynthesis is essential for productive food crops. (Open)
(2) Expanding the Molecular Toolbox for a Biomineralizing Microalgal Model System (Open)
(3) Photosynthesis is a fundamental process to the productive growth of plants and algae. (Open)
(4) Photosynthetic organisms as a promising sources for sustainable solutions to meet the growing global needs for energy and products. (Open)
Brian Staskawicz Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) Structure-based protein engineering approach to confer novel disease resistance in plants (Open)
Michi Taga, Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) How do soil bacteria share nutrients? (Open)
Mary Wildermuth, Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) Salicylic acid biosynthesis and regulation in Arabidopsis (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Elucidation of powdery mildew factors controlling powdery mildew growth on Arabidopsis (Full- no new appr needed)

Political Science

Vinod Aggarwal, Professor Political Science
(1) Superpower competition; middle powers in a world of superpowers (Open)
(2) Web Page and Publication Design (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Assistant Managing Editor, Business and Politics (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Mapping Global Cryptocurrency Regulation (Open)
Christopher Ansell, Professor Political Science
(1) The Post-Socialist European City: Archives in Translation (Open)
(2) Oversight in the European Union (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Quantitative Text Analysis and the European Union (Open)
Leonardo Arriola, Professor Political Science
(1) African Studies Research Assistant (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Program on Security Institutions and Violent Instability (Police) (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) The Politics of Humanitarian Aid: Why Do Governments Prevent Emergency Aid to People Who Need It? (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) The Burden of Proof: Barriers to Women in Party-Controlled Candidate Selection (Full- no new appr needed)
Ryan Brutger, Professor Political Science
(1) Promises, Proposals, and Public Support in International Negotiations (Current Term Now Closed)
David Collier, Professor Political Science
(1) Critical Junctures and Historical Legacies (Open)
Susan Hyde Political Science
(1) Global Trends in Political Development (Open)
Alison Post, Professor Political Science
(1) Subnational Brazilian Everyday and Pandemic Politics (Open)

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

William Martinez Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
(1) An efficacy and effectiveness trial of a school-based prevention program for newcomer immigrant youth at risk for traumatic stress. (Open)

Psychology

Anne Collins, Professor Psychology
(1) Applying deep learning methods to reinforcement learning models (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) EEG studies of inter-subject brain activity (Full- no new appr needed)
Jan Engelmann Psychology
(1) Cooperation and Social Reasoning in Children (Open)
Allison Harvey, Professor Psychology
(1) Depression Treatment Study, Parent-Teen Sleep Improvement Study, Community Implementation Study, and Older Adult Sleep Improvement Study (Open)
Richard Ivry, Professor Psychology
(1) Sensorimotor coordination in healthy and neurologically impaired humans (Open)
(2) Novel technologies for online studies of cognition in people with degenerative neurological disorders. (Open)
(3) Testing a novel non-invasive brain stimulation device to safely modulate human brain function (Open)
Sheri Johnson, Professor Psychology
(1) Emotion-related impulsivity and suicidality (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Learn to conduct fMRI scans (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Behavior and Mental Health (Open)
(4) Individual differences and sexual experiences (Full- no new appr needed)
Don Moore, Professor Psychology
(1) The Many Faces of Overconfidence (Accuracy Lab) (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) The World of Bias in Decision Making (Full- no new appr needed)
Mahesh Srinivasan, Professor Psychology
(1) Research on Children's Linguistic and Cognitive Development (Open)
(2) Tracing the Meanings of Words in Parent-Child Conversations (Requires Native Fluency in English) (Full- no new appr needed)
(3)  Tracking Parent-Child Conversations During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Open)
(4) Computational Modeling of Child Language (Open)
Fei Xu, Professor Psychology
(1) Research on Infants' and Children's Cognitive Development (Open)
Qing Zhou, Professor Psychology
(1) Language, Emotion, and Development Project (Psychology Department, Zhou Culture and Family Study Lab, UC-Berkeley) (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Kids and Family Project: A Longitudinal Study on Socio-emotional and Academic Development of Chinese American Children in Immigrant Families (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Grandparent Involvement in Childrearing (Fluent Cantonese Required) (Check back for status)

Public Health

Binh Diep, Professor Public Health
(1) Novel Immunotherapies for Treatment of Invasive Bacterial Infections (Open)
Susan Ivey, Professor Public Health
(1) Right Care Initiative (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Health coaching for people with uncontrolled hypertension - helping with lifestyle change (Open)
Fenyong Liu, Professor Public Health
(1) Studies of Nucleic Acid-based Agents for Inhibition of Viral Replication (Open)
Justin Remais, Professor Public Health
(1) Environmental, ecological and social dynamics of infectious diseases in a changing environment (Open)
(2) Understanding how agrochemicals influence the transmission of global parasitic diseases (Full- no new appr needed)
Claire Snell-Rood, Professor Public Health
(2) Advancing California Community Health Workers: A Mixed Methods Analysis of California Asthma CHW Programs (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Rural Mental Health Services in California: the role of System and Organizational-Level factors (Open)
(4) Expanding the capacity of rural mental health through community health workers and peer providers (Full- no new appr needed)
Jason Su Public Health
(1) Sources of On-Road Vehicle Emissions and their Impacts on Respiratory Disease Symptoms in California (Open)
(2) Impacts of train and port pollution and air toxics on respiratory symptoms and ED visits within vulnerable communities in Southern California (Open)
(3) Prediction of prevalence of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in year 2050 for world countries (Open)
Winston Tseng, Research Scientist Public Health
(1) Project 1: Safe Drinking Water at Cental Union Elementary (Please specify project(s) of interest in your application) (Open)
(2) Project 2: Evaluation of Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County Zoobiab Mental Health Program for Older Adults (Please specify project(s) of interest in your application) (Open)
(3) Project 3: Bay Area Pacific Islander Data Equity Project (Please specify project(s) of interest in your application) (Open)
(4) Project 4: Diabetes Reduction among Diverse Older Adults (African American, Hispanic) in Alameda County (Please specify project(s) of interest in your application) (Open)

Public Policy

Elizabeth Linos, Professor Public Policy
(1) Diversity, Decision-Making and Motivation at Work (Open)
(2) Improving public services for the poor (Open)
(3) The Impact of Childhood Diet and Exercise Policy on Socio-Economic Health Disparities (Full- no new appr needed)

Radiation Oncology

Jean Nakamura Radiation Oncology
(1) Investigating bioenergetics and targeting metabolic vulnerabilities in cancer (Open)
(2) Genetic mechanisms of radiation-induced carcinogenesis (Open)

Rhetoric

Winnie Wong, Professor Rhetoric
(1) Chinese Visual Culture for the West (1700-1850) (Open)
(2) Hong Kong Art and Visual Culture (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Translation and Local History of Guangzhou (Open)
(4) Artists' Communities (Full- no new appr needed)

Physics

Waqas Khalid, Associate Scientist Physics
(1) Nanotechnology Unleashed! (Open)

Social Welfare

Jennifer Skeem, Professor Social Welfare
(1) Digital Communicator (Open)
(2) Reducing institutional violence (Open)
Paul Sterzing, Professor Social Welfare
(1) A qualitative exploration of LGBTQ+ community connection during the COVID-19 pandemic (Open)

Sociology

Marion Fourcade, Professor Sociology
(1) The Great Online Migration (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) The Rating of Sovereigns and the Judgment of Nations (Check back for status)
(3) The Discipline of Gender. Men, Women and Writing in the Social Sciences. (Check back for status)
Heather Haveman, Professor Sociology
(1) Tech Has a Gender Problem (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) I Regret To Inform You That Your Private Information Has Been Compromised (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Web-Crawling for All: Toward a Universal, Accessible Framework for Collecting Digital Data (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Creating and Testing Algorithms (Open to Technical and Non-Technical URAPers) (Current Term Now Closed)
Jerome Karabel, Professor Sociology
(1) American Exceptionalism and the Quality of Life: the United States in Historical and Comparative Perspective (Open)
Mara Loveman, Professor Sociology
(1) The Erie Canal, the Transcontinental Railroads, and the Hoover Dam: Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects in American State Formation (Open)

Space Sciences Laboratory

Andreas Zoglauer, Staff Researcher Space Sciences Laboratory
(1) Pioneering new Data-Analysis Techniques for the next generation of gamma-ray space telescope with Machine Learning (Open)
(2) Improving the data-analysis pipeline of the COSI telescope with machine learning (Open)
Thomas Immel, Research Physicist Space Sciences Laboratory
(1) Analysis of NASA ICON data from Earth orbit (Open)
Oswald Siegmund, Research Physicist Space Sciences Laboratory
(1)  Photon Counting Detector Technology (Open)

The American Cultures Center

Victoria Robinson The American Cultures Center
(1) American Cultures 30th Anniversary Exhibit (Full- no new appr needed)

UC San Francisco

Reza Abbasi-Asl, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Stability driven interpretation and compression of neural networks (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Modeling and analysis of neural activity in visual cortex through the lens of machine learning (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Unsupervised pattern recognition in biomedical image data (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Multi-modal large-scale patient data analysis via interpretable statistical and machine learning tools (Current Term Now Closed)
Jeff Belkora, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) The Patient Support Corps at UCSF (Open)
Dean Chou, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) UCSF Neuro-Spine Clinical Remote Research Assistant (Open)
Lea Grinberg, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Validation of neuroimaging using high-resolution histology (Open)
(2) Neuropathological changes underlying clinical heterogeneity in Alzheimer disease (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Polarized light imaging (PLI) of gross histological human brain sections (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Diagnosing and monitoring prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease using novel locus ceruleus-based imaging volumetry (Open)
Julian Hong, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Informatics for personalized cancer therapy (data science, machine learning, natural language processing, imaging analytics) (Open)
Guo Huang, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Molecular control of organ regeneration in zebrafish and mice (Open)
Galateia Kazakia, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Bone structure and composition: a microCT and microFTIR study (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Investigating bone structure in clinical cohorts: biomedical image processing (Open)
Praveen Mummaneni, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) UCSF Neuro-spine department clinical research assistant (Open)
Lee Tan, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) UCSF Neuro-Spine Clinical Research Assistant (Open)
Vasanth Vedantham, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Biogenesis of Heart Rhythm (Full- no new appr needed)