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UW ECE PhD candidate Zerina Kapetanovic breaks new ground, wins Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

Kapetanovic received the grant for her doctoral thesis research on “Low-Power Communication for Environmental Sensing Systems.” She is one of just 10 PhD students at academic institutions throughout North America to win this year's award.

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UW ECE associate professor Kai-Mei Fu will direct a new NSF Research Traineeship focused on an interdisciplinary quantum future

The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million to establish a NSF Research Traineeship at the University of Washington for graduate students in quantum information science and technology, or QIST.

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Professor Eve Riskin receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

This award represents the highest national honor bestowed by the U.S. government upon mentors who work to expand STEM talent.

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UW launches Institute for Foundations of Data Science

UW ECE professor and Associate Chair for Research Maryam Fazel is leading a new, interdisciplinary research institute that brings together mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists and engineers to develop the theoretical foundations of data science.

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UW nanotechnology infrastructure gets a boost from National Science Foundation

NSF has awarded UW and OSU a five-year, $5 million grant to advance nanoscale science, engineering, and technology in the PNW.

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Professor Maryam Fazel becomes first recipient of the Moorthy Family Inspiration Career Development Professorship

This endowment was established in 2019 by Ganesh and Hema Moorthy to recruit, reward and retain UW ECE faculty members who have demonstrated significant promise early in their careers.

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Students in the UW ECE Professional Master’s Program develop smartphone apps that use sensors and artificial intelligence to interact with the real world

In a unique UW ECE course, students learn how to develop smartphone apps capable of taking full advantage of the device's capabilities.

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UW ECE doctoral student Vikram Iyer receives 2020 Marconi Society Young Scholar Award

This prestigious award from The Marconi Society acknowledges Iyer's innovative work developing bio-inspired and bio-integrative wireless sensor systems.

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Moving Beyond Moore: Reconfigurable silicon photonics get a boost via new non-volatile memory material

Assistant Professor Arka Majumdar and his team of researchers have solved a major problem in integrated optical information processing and communication using new phase-change materials.

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A GoPro for beetles: Researchers create a robotic camera backpack for insects

UW ECE doctoral students Vikram Iyer and Ali Najafi and other researchers at UW have developed a tiny, smartphone-controlled camera that can ride aboard an insect or insect-sized robot, giving us a steerable beetle's-eye view of their world.

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Alaska Airlines adopts software tool developed by UW ECE undergraduate students

A UW ECE student team recently developed a reliable and easy-to-use web portal, which acts as a manual to help technicians at Alaska Airlines load computer software onto airplanes more efficiently.

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UW ECE student Zheyi Han creates miniturized optical systems for 3D imaging and biomedical diagnostics

Ph.D. candidate Zheyi Han discusses her research integrating micro-electromechanical systems into compact optical systems.

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Forward with Society of Women Engineers at UW (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers at UW launches a new virtual mentorship program to give high school students support and guidance while at home.

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UW ECE and CEE students collaborate on remote-controlled sensing vehicle for WSDOT

For a highly collaborative capstone project that entails developing a remote-controlled sensing vehicle, moving the course online due to COVID-19 meant twice the opportunity to utilize problem-solving skills.

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A professor’s long career and vision for the future leaves an ongoing legacy

On June 6, 2020, UW ECE Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Albrecht passed away at the age of 85. He had a hopeful vision of the future that was demonstrated by his 40-year career at the UW. His legacy continues today in the lives of those he touched, both nearby and far away.

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