April 7, 2021

Quantum Leap – in quantum computing, UW scientists see the building blocks of the next technological revolution

Article by Andrew Engleson |  UW Magazine Quantum physics is weird. Many an undergrad has been baffled by Schrödinger’s cat in a box which could be both dead and alive until the box is opened. Some of us ponder how light exists as both a wave and particle. And our pandemic quarantine might give us…


April 6, 2021

New system that uses smartphone or computer cameras to measure pulse, respiration rate could help future personalized telehealth appointments

Story by Sarah McQuate  |  UW News Telehealth has become a critical way for doctors to still provide health care while minimizing in-person contact during COVID-19. But with phone or Zoom appointments, it’s harder for doctors to get important vital signs from a patient, such as their pulse or respiration rate, in real time. A…


March 31, 2021

Determination and hard work drive a non-traditional student toward success

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News What would it be like to start college in your 30s? According to Cody Brereton, a 35 year-old undergraduate student in his senior year at UW ECE, returning to school later in life is not easy, but it is definitely rewarding and worthwhile. And like many non-traditional…


March 19, 2021

UW startup Sensol Systems is redefining the crosswalk industry

On a rainy, foggy night in Seattle, an incident in a crosswalk changed the path that UW alum Janie Bube was on. Bube was walking near the Burke-Gilman Trail when she was hit by a bicyclist in December 2018. Nobody was hurt, but Bube was rattled enough to immediately begin considering why she wasn’t visible, how…


March 12, 2021

A larger, clearer window into the brain

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News According to the World Health Organization, almost a billion people around the world are affected by neurological disorders such as stroke, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. That’s nearly one in six of us. For most of human history, many of these conditions have been virtually untreatable, and even…


March 1, 2021

Professor Visvesh Sathe receives Intel Outstanding Researcher Award

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Visvesh Sathe, an associate professor in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Washington, conducts research in a variety of areas applicable to circuits and architectures for low-power computing and biomedical systems. His work is always on the cutting edge of technology development and often holds…


February 18, 2021

Professor Mari Ostendorf elected to National Academy of Engineering

Mari Ostendorf, the Endowed Professor of System Design Methodologies in the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE), has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Recognized as one of the highest professional distinctions in engineering, Ostendorf is among 106 members and 23 international members newly elected to the…


February 16, 2021

‘Audeo’ teaches artificial intelligence to play the piano

Adapted from story by Sarah McQuate | UW News Anyone who’s been to a concert knows that something magical happens between the performers and their instruments. It transforms music from being just “notes on a page” to a satisfying experience. A team at the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE)…


February 10, 2021

Looking ahead to give back

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News As a young child, Booga Gilbertson appeared to have a firm sense of who she was and what she wanted out of life, right from the start. Perhaps this sense of clarity and purpose that others saw in her began with her name, “Booga,” a family name that reflects…


February 1, 2021

Pioneering Safety: UW ECE alum Chung-Kwang “C-K.” Chou receives IEEE Standards Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Story by Ryan Hoover | UW ECE News For those of us who have ever watched TV, talked on a cellphone, enjoyed listening to AM/FM radio broadcasts or received an MRI scan, we can confidently do so with the understanding that these entirely commonplace and daily sorts of activities are safe for our bodies. For…



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