July 2, 2020

A professor’s long career and vision for the future leaves an ongoing legacy

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News On June 6, 2020, University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Albrecht passed away at his Seattle home from complications arising from inclusion body myositis. He was 85 years old. Albrecht joined the UW in 1961, as a professor…


June 26, 2020

UW students thrive online, engineering devices to assist people with disabilities

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News When the University of Washington (UW) moved all courses online last quarter in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, instructors across campus were faced with an immediate challenge — how to quickly re-purpose lectures, lessons and experiences designed for in-person classes into something that would work well…


June 24, 2020

ENGINE Showcase’s Top 3 winning teams announced!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2020 ENGINE Showcase’s Top 3 winning teams of RealWear, the UW College of Engineering, and Microsoft!   The UW Electrical & Computer Engineering’s ENGineering INnovation and Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) capstone program is the culmination of a student’s electrical and computer engineering education. The ENGINE program was created to enable students to work in teams…


June 22, 2020

WiBotic raises $5.7M to boost wireless systems for charging up robots and drones

Seattle-based Wibotic says it’s secured $5.7 million in fresh investment to ramp up development of its wireless charging and power optimization systems, five years after being spun out from the University of Washington. “We’re heading into our toddler phase here,” WiBotic CEO Ben Waters joked during an interview with GeekWire. Investors in the Series A funding round…


June 17, 2020

Teaching Computers to Recognize Human Actions in Videos

Identifying various movements and actions that people make with their bodies just from watching a video is generally considered to be a natural, simple task. For example, most people would easily be able to identify a subject in a video clip as, say, “jumping back and forth,” or “hitting a ball with their foot.” These…


June 15, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic upends research plans

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every facet of life, including scientific research carried out at companies and universities around the world. As biomedical researchers scramble to find a treatment or vaccine, other scientists and engineers try to continue their own work in the midst of a pandemic. In some cases, this means writing a paper or grant from…


June 11, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2020! Thank you to everyone who was able to join us yesterday evening, June 10, for our UW ECE Virtual Graduation Celebration viewing party via Zoom! In case you missed it, be sure to visit our Graduation page to watch speeches from ECE Professor and Chair, Eric Klavins, ECE…


June 4, 2020

UW ECE faculty and students respond to COVID-19

Faculty and students in the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) are leading collaborative research across campus and with other institutions aimed at reducing impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Their work ranges from assisting with diagnostics, testing and tracking, to engineering ventilator technology, to developing targeted treatments for the…


May 29, 2020

UW ECE postdoctoral research scholar and PhD student accept tenure-track assistant professorships

University of Washington Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) is proud to announce that postdoctoral research scholar Shana Moothedath and doctoral student Yuanyuan Shi have each accepted tenure-track assistant professorship positions in the ECE departments of Iowa State University (ISU) and the University of California San Diego (UCSD), respectively. Shana Moothedath will be joining the…


May 27, 2020

Quantum Edge: UW ECE professors Kai-Mei Fu and Mo Li continue cutting-edge quantum computing research

Story by Sarah DeWeerdt | UW College of Engineering In October 2019, Google scientists announced that they had achieved a long-awaited technological benchmark known as quantum supremacy: they had built a quantum computer capable of performing a calculation that a classical computer could not. Google’s rivals, notably IBM, questioned this claim. “We’re right on the…



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