January 30, 2023

UW ECE-led research teams receive CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund awards

Two UW ECE-led research teams have been named CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund Award recipients for fall quarter 2022. Each team received $50K in support funding (the maximum possible award), alongside six other research teams from across the University. The award announcement was posted on the CoMotion website in early January. CoMotion handles technology transfer at…


January 25, 2023

UW research team invents a new form of wireless communication

by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Most types of wireless communication — such as what is found in your phone, garage door opener and keyboard mouse — transmit information back and forth by way of radio waves. Conventional radios generate clean signals that can send large amounts of data over long distances. However, it…


January 17, 2023

UW-led team receives $4.2M grant to develop AI-guided brain stimulation methods aimed at treating mental health disorders

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Mental health could be considered a new frontier, one where the undiscovered landscape exists mostly in the brain. In this space, there are vast numbers of people impacted by mental illness, and there is a profound opportunity for science and technology to play an important role in bettering…


January 11, 2023

The Integrator 2022 is now available!

Dear UW ECE Community, I am thrilled to introduce the 2022 issue of The Integrator — UW ECE’s flagship annual magazine highlighting the Department’s extraordinary faculty research, student achievements, alumni stories, special events and more from this past year. 2022 was another extraordinary year for UW ECE. Our vibrant and supportive community of faculty, students…


January 9, 2023

UW ECE professors Rajesh Rao and Tadayoshi Kohno named IEEE Fellows for pioneering new directions in computing research

Adapted from an article by Kristin Osborne | Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering Rajesh Rao, who is a Cherng Jia and Elizabeth Yun Hwang Professor in UW ECE and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, has contributed to the progress of brain-computer interfaces — taking these devices…


January 3, 2023

Accelerating a quantum future


December 22, 2022

The sound of touch: UW and Microsoft researchers earn ISS 10-year Impact Award for advancing innovative interaction technique via on-body sensing

Adapted from an article by Kristin Osborne, Allen School Nearly a decade ago, well before mixed reality and the metaverse went mainstream, a team of researchers from the University of Washington’s UbiComp Lab and Microsoft Research were making noise within the human-computer interaction community with a novel approach to on-body sensing. Their technique, which leveraged…


December 8, 2022

Professor Kai-Mei Fu named 2023 Optica Fellow

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News UW ECE Professor Kai-Mei Fu was recently named a 2023 Optica Fellow for outstanding contributions to optics and photonics — the study of the fundamental properties of light and harnessing this knowledge in practical application. Fu received the honor for leading advances in characterization, synthesis, control and device…


December 2, 2022

Kyle Johnson and Adhyyan Narang named UW + Amazon Science Hub inaugural fellows

Adapted from an article by UW + Amazon Science Hub UW ECE alum Kyle Johnson and UW ECE doctoral student Adhyyan Narang have been named inaugural Amazon Fellows by the UW + Amazon Science Hub. The Science Hub is directed by Joshua Smith, who is the Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor in Entrepreneurial Excellence at UW…


November 21, 2022

Professor Kai-Mei Fu leads establishment of UW Graduate Certificate in Quantum Information Science and Engineering

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News This fall, a new graduate certificate program at the University of Washington began training students in an emerging, fast-growing field that blends information science based on principles of quantum mechanics with development of new technologies. The UW Graduate Certificate in Quantum Information Science and Engineering provides students with…



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