The Computer Mechanics Laboratory (CML) of the Department of Mechanical
Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, was formed in
January 1989 after several years of close collaborative research between
the department's faculty members and the computer industry.
Professor David Bogy is the founder and Director of CML. CML funding
of faculty participant research topics is decided by the Director with
the advice of the Advisory Council. The Advisory Council has both
university and industry members.
The goals of CML are the conduct research in mechanical aspects of computer
technology in close cooperation with - and funded primarily by - the
computer industry. The primary objectives are: the education of
graduate students in this field, research in topics of direct relevance
to the computer industry, and fast transfer of research results to the
Industrial member companies provide
discretionary funds to support CML's administrative and technical staff,
purchase equipment, and fund faculty-directed research. CML also
encourages and assists faculty participants in securing overhead-bearing
project contracts directly from industrial members.
Membership requires an unrestricted annual grant to CML at the following
A company becomes a member by virtue of sending a check with a letter
stating that the funds are an unrestricterd grant to support the research
of CML and by signing the appropriate agreement.
The Member may send two representatives to CML's scheduled technical
meeting and receive all CML Technical Reports.
The Advisor Member receives the benefits of the Member,
but may send four representatives to the meetings, has a seat on the
Advisory Council, may participate in one joint research project of interest
to a CML faculty member, and may receive software
developed by CML.
The Participant Member receives the benefits of the Advisor
Member, but may send six representatives to the meetings, and in
addition may place a Visiting Industrial
Fellow in residence at CML.
The membership agreements are for a period of one year. The level of
membership can be changed or terminated by either party on a yearly
Technical reports are generated as soon as significant research results
are obtained. They are published and distributed to all members. Two
series of reports are published. The
Blue Series consists of research technical reports, which are
manuscripts of the type submitted to journals. They are distributed
periodically during the year. The Gold
Series consists of Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations issued as
soon as they are filed. A list of the Gold Series reports
is sent to members and the reports are available upon request.
An Annual Sponsors' Meeting
is held at CML on the last Monday and Tuesday of
January. It includes presentations of research progress primarily by
graduate students and faculty participants, as well as a meeting of the
Advisory Council. Additionally, laboratory tours and research posters are