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.”
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
A UW ECE team led by assistant professor Eli Shlizerman has created Audeo, a system that can generate music using only visual cues of someone playing the piano.
UW ECE assistant professor Lillian Ratliff recently received the Dhanani Endowed Faculty Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding work in machine learning, mathematical optimization and game theory.
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.
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.
UW ECE team of researchers present their unique 'unsupervised' approach to action recognition this week at major Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2020 conference.
- 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