Eight UW graduate students received this year’s Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Awards. Schwock won in the category of Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering for his work on analyzing and predicting ocean ambient noise.
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.
Artificial intelligence (AI), mathematical optimization and information theory.
Faculty: Katrin Kirchhoff, Jeffrey A. Bilmes, Les Atlas, Maryam Fazel, Sreeram Kannan, Mari Ostendorf, Ming-Ting Sun, Eli Shlizerman, Jenq-Neng Hwang, Linda Shapiro, Hannaneh 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).
Speech and Natural Language Processing
Speech recognition, natural language understanding, computational linguistics and web-based language techniques.
Computer Vision and Image Processing
Video analysis, surveillance, object recognition, activity recognition, medical image analysis and video compression
The new three-course, graduate-level evening program is for students wanting to enhance their skills and knowledge in these exciting, cutting-edge areas.
University of Washington Provost Mark Richards announced on Thursday the appointment of Mari Ostendorf as Vice Provost for Research, set to begin Sept. 1. Ostendorf has been serving as Associate Vice Provost for Research in the Office of Research since 2017 and will assume leadership of the UW’s premier and growing research enterprise from Mary Lidstrom.
UW ECE faculty members Sam Burden, Lillian Ratliff and Linda Shapiro, as well as UW ECE students Shuowei Li and Momona Yamagami all received 2021 UW College of Engineering awards for their demonstrated commitment to innovation, leadership and service.
UW ECE assistant professor Sam Burden has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, one of the most prestigious awards in the nation for early-career faculty.
Recognized as one of the highest professional distinctions in engineering, Ostendorf has been elected to the NAE for “contributions to statistical and prosodic models for speech and natural language processing and for advances in conversational dialogue systems.”
- Sreeram Kannan
- Eli Shlizerman
- Shwetak N. Patel
- Radha Poovendran
- Ming-Ting Sun
- Linda G. Shapiro
- Eve A. Riskin
- Mari Ostendorf
- Brian A. Nelson
- Katrin Kirchhoff
- Jenq-Neng Hwang
- Hannaneh Hajishirzi
- Maryam Fazel
- Jeffrey A. Bilmes
- Les Atlas
- MachinE Learning, Optimization, and Data Interpretation (MELODI) Laboratory
- Transformation, Interpretation and Analysis of Language (TIAL)
- Intelligent Systems Lab
- Graphics and Imaging Lab
- Data-Driven Dynamical Systems
- Signal, Speech and Language Interpretation Lab
- Silicon System Research Lab
- Ubicomp (Ubiquitous Computing) Research Lab
- Data Compression Lab
- Design, Test and Reliability Research Laboratory
- Information Processing Lab
- Information Theory Lab
- Interactive System Design Laboratory
- Digital Pathology: Accuracy, Viewing Behavior and Image Characterization (with PI: Joann Elmore at Harborview and others)
- 3D Head Reconstruction from Images or Videos (with Ira Kemmelmacher-Shlizerman in CSE)
- Expression Recognition with Deep Neural Nets (with Barbara Mones in CSE)
- Automatic Recognition of Power Line in Millimeter Wave Radar Video
- Surface Light Field Compression Using a Point Cloud Codec
- A Data-driven Point Cloud Simplification Framework for City-scale Image-based Localization
- Full-Capacity Unitary Recurrent Neural Networks
- Deep Submodular Functions: Definitions and Learning
- Exploiting Tradeoffs for Exact Recovery in Heterogeneous Stochastic Block Models
- Y-Net: Joint Segmentation and Classification Diagnosis of Breast Biopsy Images