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Data Science


Data Sciences are fundamentally transforming nearly every area of engineering, science, and society. The University of Washington’s Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty are making fundamental contributions to many different areas of data sciences, including machine learning, AI, optimization, information theory, computer vision, and speech and natural language processing. Many of our data sciences faculty hold secondary appointments in applied mathematics, computer science and engineering, bioengineering, and other departments, and are active participants in cross-disciplinary institutes such as UW’s eScience Institute, the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and the Bloedel Hearing Research Center.


Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI), mathematical optimization and information theory.

Faculty: Katrin KirchhoffJeffrey A. BilmesLes AtlasMaryam FazelSreeram KannanMari OstendorfMing-Ting SunEli ShlizermanJenq-Neng Hwang, Linda ShapiroHannaneh Hajishirzi, Shwetak Patel, Radha Poovendran 

Statistical Signal Processing

Theory, algorithms, signal processing systems and signal processing applications (i.e. biomedical, geophysical signals and synthetic signals).

Faculty: Ming-Ting SunLes Atlas, Mari OstendorfBrian A. NelsonJenq-Neng Hwang

Speech and Natural Language Processing

Speech recognition, natural language understanding, computational linguistics and web-based language techniques.

Faculty:  Mari OstendorfKatrin KirchhoffJeffrey A. BilmesHannaneh HajishirziLes Atlas

Computer Vision and Image Processing

Video analysis, surveillance, object recognition, activity recognition, medical image analysis and video compression

FacultyMing-Ting SunJenq-Neng HwangLinda ShapiroJeffrey A. Bilmes, Eve Riskin, Radha Poovendran

Latest News

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.

UW ECE faculty and students respond to COVID-19

UW ECE faculty and students are leading collaborative research aimed at reducing impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Projects range from assisting with diagnostics, testing and tracking, to engineering ventilator technology, to developing targeted treatments for the disease.


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