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Timothy B. Campbell Innovation Award

This award honors the memory of Tim Campbell, a CS PhD Student who was widely known for his innovative spirit, creativity, and cross-functional collaboration. This award is presented to a Computer Science or Electrical Engineering undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and creativity through her or his research and personal life. This award is funded by the Timothy B. Campbell Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

Deadlines and Dates

Deadline to Nominate February 4, 2018 11:59PM (PST)
Notification of Award May 4, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Current applicants must be pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level at UC Berkeley.

Award info

One award will be distributed each year in the amount of $2,000.

Selection Process

Nomination deadlines are handled by the Berkeley EECS department. You must be a faculty, student, or staff of the EECS department to nominate.

Nomination Procedure

Compose a letter (approximately 1 page) for each nominee explaining your reason for recommending the student. Nominators should specifically address how the nominee meets the award criteria. Attach any relevant materials that will assist the Student Awards Committee in making their decision, such as: publications, CV, additional letters of nomination. The committee may seek additional information concerning the most promising nominees. Previous recipients of an award are ineligible to receive the same award again, but may be recommended for any remaining awards. Nominators are encouraged to refer to the description of each award, which includes a list of previous awardees.


Nomination deadlines are handled by the Berkeley EECS department

Submit a Nomination

Nominations Due Sunday, February 4, 2018 at midnight.

Past Recipients



Tomás Vega Galvez innovates as an undergraduate much the same as Tim did in the labs. Eric Paulos shares Mr. Galvez is “one of the most dedicated and creative students” especially in Critical Making course work. Tomás said, “I plan to focus on heading back to Peru in order to improve the communities in which I was raised.” Tomás recently started the Masters Program at the MIT Media Lab.



Joanne Lo is the founder of Elysian Labs, Inc, a startup that is transforming mobile interactions for first responders. The innovations created in Elysian Labs is enabled by the combination of engineering, human-computer interaction, and user-centered design to create a new class of modular, networked wearables. Elysian Labs is scheduled to launch their products in the field in March 2018.