November 28, 2018

UW-led philosophy team receives $1.5M grant to study the ethics of neurotechnology research

By Sarah McQuate UW News Brain-computer interfaces have the potential to give patients better and more natural control over their prosthetic devices. Through this method, a chip in a patient’s brain picks up a thought — neural activity triggered by focusing on specific visual imagery — to move a joint and then transmits that signal…


November 26, 2018

Professor Fazel to lead NSF TRIPODS+X in data science

The National Science Foundation announced that it is awarding grants totaling $8.5 million to 19 collaborative projects at 23 universities for the study of complex and entrenched problems in data science. Three of these projects will be based at the University of Washington. The grants build on a 2017 award in the Transdisciplinary Research in…


November 16, 2018

Scientists engineer a functional optical lens out of 2D materials

In optics, the era of glass lenses may be waning. In recent years, physicists and engineers have been designing, constructing and testing different types of ultrathin materials that could replace the thick glass lenses used today in cameras and imaging systems. Critically, these engineered lenses — known as metalenses — are not made of glass….


November 15, 2018

Repairing damaged nerves

ECE professor Chet Moritz, whose research is in the Restorative Technology Laboratory, is improving brain and spinal cord injuries. Currently, his research, funded by the National Science Foundation has had several breakthroughs using electrical stimulation to damaged nerves. Learn more here. 


November 14, 2018

ECE Professor Brian Johnson leads Department of Energy-funded research

UW researchers partner with University of Colorado Boulder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed to develop low-cost, high-efficiency inverters for solar photovoltaic power plants The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has pledged $2.84M to a research team led by University of Washington (UW) electrical & computer engineering (ECE) professor Brian B. Johnson to lower the cost of…


November 6, 2018

2018 Lytle Lecture featuring Claire Tomlin

Claire Tomlin, the Charles A. Desoer Chair in the College of Engineering, professor in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California Berkeley, spoke last night (Nov. 5) at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering’s 11th annual Lytle Lecture. Tomlin works in the area of control theory and hybrid systems, with applications to air…


October 29, 2018

We are hiring multiple full-time, tenure-track positions

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Washington, Seattle Invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track positions with a nine-month service period annually, from exceptional candidates with strong record of collaboration and creativity. Hiring will be made primarily at the Tenure-Track Assistant and Associate Professor levels with an anticipated start date…


October 24, 2018

Remembering Professor Mohamed El-Sharkawi

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering sadly announces the recent passing of beloved emeritus professor Mohamed El-Sharkawi. El-Sharkawi was a Fellow of IEEE, a professor of Electrical Engineering, an associate chair and a professor in the Clean Energy Institute. His research focused on electric and renewable energy, electric safety, electric drives, power electronics, intelligent…


October 15, 2018

Long-range backscatter earns ACM IMWUT Distinguished Paper Award

By Kristin Osborne Researchers in the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Allen School were recognized this week with the IMWUT Vol 1. Distinguished Paper Award for their 2017 paper, “LoRa Backscatter: Enabling the Vision of Ubiquitous Connectivity.” The award, which was announced during the Ubicomp 2018 conference in Singapore,…


October 12, 2018

ECE graduate student wins awards for graduate research

Niveditha Kalavakonda is a hard-working, innovative graduate student and the past month is evidence of this. The Electrical & Computer Engineering Ph.D. student won first place in the Grace Hopper Celebration in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Research Competition two weeks ago and two first place awards in the overall graduate category at…



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