Hertz Foundation awardee uses artificial intelligence to harness the physics of light

May 18, 2021
Charles Dove
Charles Dove, recipient of the Hertz Foundation 2021 Graduate Fellowship.

UC Berkeley's Charles Dove, a PhD student in electrical engineering, is among the 12 recipients of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship award for 2021.  Using principles from machine learning and differentiable programming, Dove creates new methods for the simulation and fully automatic design of light-based devices.  This innovation has the capacity to enable significant growth in the scale, scope, and capabilities of nearly all light-based technology.  He is the inventor of multiple technologies that combine electromagnetic wave physics and machine learning, and has created and led hands-on STEM courses for underrepresented children and young adults. 

See Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Announces 2021 Graduate Fellows.