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Department Chair

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Radha Poovendran

chair@ece.uw.edu
AE116 Paul Allen Center
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Lindsay Appesland, Assistant to the Chair

assist_to_chair@ece.uw.edu
AE120 PAC
206-543-6515

Associate Chair for Education and Entrepreneurship

John Sahr

John Sahr

chair_edu@ece.uw.edu
214 Sieg
206-685-1793
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ECE Educational Program:

The Associate Chair for Education and Entrepreneurship oversees all the activities of the Department related to the undergraduate, graduate and professional master’s degrees. In particular, the Associate Chair is responsible for ensuring that the curriculum remains up to date, that the students develop entrepreneurial skills and that they receive adequate advising.

Associate Chair for Research and Entrepreneurship

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Matt Reynolds

chair_res@ece.uw.edu
M226 EEB
206-616-5046
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ECE Research Program

The Associate Chair for Research and Entrepreneurship works to promote and advance the ECE research program, supporting faculty and student entrepreneurship and the translation of research to commercial practice. This includes teaming activities to promote cross-disciplinary research proposals, developing criteria for and distributing departmental research seed funds, responsibility for the ECE Colloquium Series and distinguished lectureships, and overseeing the award nomination and selection process for faculty and student research awards and recognition.

Associate Chair for Global Affairs and International Development

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Jenq-Neng Hwang

chair_gaid@ece.uw.edu
M426 EEB
206-685-1603
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The Associate Chair for Global Affairs and International Development works toward the continued development of ECE’s international partner universities by integrating global affairs into education, research and entrepreneurship efforts. The Associate Chair also facilitates ECE and College of Engineering collaborations with UW’s CoMotion office for joint international innovation and UW’s Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) office for several initiatives.

Associate Chair of Advancement & Director of Computing

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Payman Arabshahi

chair_adv@ece.uw.edu
450 EEB
206-221-6990
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The Associate Chair of Advancement is responsible for matching the passions of our alumni, parents and friends with the needs and ambitions of ECE students, faculty and staff. The Associate Chair works to optimize philanthropic support for key fund-raising initiatives and develops, coordinates and executes strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Invest in excellence, invest in UW ECE, and help build the future of electrical & computer engineering education at the UW.

College of Engineering Associate Dean of Diversity and Access

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Eve Riskin

riskin@uw.edu
230 EE/CSE Bldg.
206-685-2313
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The College of Engineering’s Associate Dean of Diversity and Access recruits top high school students to UW engineering, with an emphasis on reaching high-achieving women, underrepresented minorities and low-income students. Diversity and Access programs enrich students’ educational experiences by providing financial, social, academic and cultural support.

UG Education Faculty Coordinator

Chris Rudell
Chris Rudell

jcrudell@ece.uw.edu
M330 EEB
206-685-1600

Lead Graduate Program Faculty Coordinator

Scott Dunham

Scott Dunham

dunham@ece.uw.edu
218 EEB
206-543-2189

PMP Faculty Coordinator

Josh Smith

jrs@cs.washington.edu
556 CSE
206-685-2094

Chair of Space and Facilities

Mani Soma

manisoma@u.washington.edu
219 Sieg
206-897-1783