Newton Lecture Series: Spring 2019

A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series

This lecture series recognizes the entrepreneurial vision of A. Richard Newton, Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering from 2000 to 2007, by inviting distinguished innovators to share lessons from their own successes and failures. Hosted by the Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, the lectures take place at UC Berkeley on Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm - 8pm in Li Ka Shing Auditorium. Syllabus and course information available on bcourses. CLICK HERE to see the past speakers from previous semesters.


January 22, 2019
Victoria Howell

Associate Instructor

January 29, 2019
Yoky Matsuoka

Cal alum, MacArthur Fellow and cofounder of Google X. Currently, CTO, Nest and strategic advisor, Fracta


February 5, 2019
Olivia Wang

VP, head of US, GGV, Zhenfund & Sinovation Ventures. Forbes VC 30 Under 30


February 12, 2019
Chris Ategeka

Cal alum, award-winning serial-entrepreneur, engineer, TED Speaker, futurist, pragmatist & optimist. Founder/ CEO, UCOT Inc. []. Forbes 30 Under 30

February 19, 2019
Michelle Meng-Hsiung Kiang

Cal Alum, cofounder and patent holder, Chirp Microsystems Inc., acquired by TDK

February 26, 2019
Project & Paper Orientation
March 5, 2019
March 12, 2019
Vivienne Ming

Theoretical neuroscientist, technological pioneer, entrepreneur, and chairperson, Socos

March 19, 2019
March 26, 2019
No class for spring break
April 2, 2019
April 9, 2019
Jennifer Doudna

Biochemist, professor, UC Berkeley and creator, CRISPR

April 16, 2019
Shelly Glennon

Partner, Area 120, Google’s experimental start-up incubator

April 23, 2019
Claire Hough

Cal alum, engineering leader at some of the Valley’s most disruptive companies including Netscape, Napster and Udemy . Currently VP, engineering for Apollo GraphQL

April 30, 2019


INDENG 95 | 195 | 295
Academic Units: 1
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