June 11, 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

UW ECE Virtual Graduation Celebration, Wednesday, June 9 Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our UW ECE Graduation Celebration via Remo, Zoom and YouTube Live! In case you missed the event, you can view the video below or visit our Graduation page to watch speeches from UW ECE Professor and…


May 27, 2021

Rajesh Rao receives Weill Neurohub grant to develop a ‘brain co-processor’

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Rajesh Rao, who is the C.J. and Elizabeth Hwang Endowed Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, recently received a two-year grant through the Weill Neurohub. The grant will provide Rao and his…


May 19, 2021

Rico Malvar from Microsoft to speak at UW ECE Graduation

The University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is proud to announce Henrique (Rico) Malvar, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, as our guest speaker for the 2021 UW ECE graduation ceremony. The celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 9, and it will be presided over by UW ECE Professor and Chair Eric…


April 28, 2021

Sam Burden receives NSF CAREER award to advance human-machine collaboration and broaden participation of underrepresented students in STEM

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News UW ECE assistant professor Sam Burden was recently named as a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, one of the most prestigious awards in the nation for early-career faculty. The award will fund research by Burden that seeks to build fundamental knowledge related to…


April 26, 2021

UW ECE Professor Bruce Darling discusses mobility and transportation engineering

For almost a century, automotive engineering has fallen squarely within the purview of the mechanical engineering field. However, today’s automotive industry has evolved with the increasing need for top talent from a wide range of engineering disciplines including electrical, computer science and software engineering to develop advanced propulsion systems, electrification, autonomous technologies, vehicle connectivity and…


April 19, 2021

The impact of neurotechnology

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News At the age of 27, Jessie Owen was in a devastating car accident that left her with a severe spinal cord injury. She lost much of the function in her hands, arms and legs, and she was diagnosed with central spinal cord syndrome. Her brain’s ability to…


April 14, 2021

UW ECE spinout WiBotic wins European seals of approval for its wireless robot charging systems

Two of the wireless charging systems made by UW ECE spinout WiBotic have won safety approvals in Europe, marking what the startup’s CEO calls a major milestone. The chargers and transmitters now have CE Mark approval, which means they meet the safety, health and environmental protection requirements for the European Economic Area. What’s more, the systems have…


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…



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