December 11, 2019

Dr. Stéphane Mallat delivers 2019 Lytle Lecture 

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering’s 2019 Dean W. Lytle Endowed Lecture Series was held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The Lytle Lecture Series is the department’s premier annual event, featuring internationally renowned researchers in the field of communications, signal processing, control systems and machine learning. This year we were extremely excited to have…


Postdoctoral Researcher Shana Moothedath participates in Rising Stars 2019

Shana Moothedath, a postdoctoral research scholar at the ECE department’s Network Security Lab (NSL) at the University of Washington working with Prof. Radha Poovendran & Prof. Linda Bushnell, was selected to participate in the 2019 Rising Stars workshop conducted at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from Oct 30 – Nov 1. Rising Stars is an…


December 9, 2019

ECE Professor Emeritus Akira Ishimaru becomes lifetime fellow of URSI

  Landing a plane in fog is possible thanks to the work of Akira Ishimaru, ECE Professor Emeritus, National Academy of Engineering member and one of the world’s top experts in wave propagation and scattering in random and turbulent media. His work on this topic has influenced advancements in ultrasound imaging, microwave remote sensing, satellite…


December 5, 2019

Jennifer Mankoff and Eve Riskin lead ECE’s co-sponsored UW EXP study

UW EXP is a student health and wellness study which uses surveys and biometrics (phone and Fitbit data) to study how personal and academic stressors affect student wellness. It is a sister study to Life@CMU and the StudentLife study at Dartmouth. This annual study adds to the growing field of biometric research, and UW EXP’s goal…


November 21, 2019

ECE alum Arthur Chiao inducted as new Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) laureate

On October 15th, ECE alum and Winbond Electronics Chairman Arthur Yu-Cheng Chiao was inducted as one of five new Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) laureates. ROC President Tsai Ing-wen attended the 2019 ITRI Laureate Ceremony in Taiwan to extend her congratulations and to bestow badges and certificates to the five laureates, who were selected for…


November 7, 2019

Assistant professor Brian Johnson leads newly awarded $4.9M DOE grant to improve solar technologies

On November 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would provide $128 million in funding for 75 projects intending to advance solar technologies through the Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2019 (SETO FY2019) funding program.  This program will provide $50 million for 15 research projects that aim to improve the ability of…


November 4, 2019

Assistant professor Amy Orsborn awarded 2019 L’Oreal USA “Changing the Face of STEM” mentoring grant

L’Oréal USA has recently announced 11 female scientists as the 2019 recipients of its annual “Changing the Face of STEM” (CTFS) mentoring grants, which are issued through the beauty leader’s For Women in Science program. The selected projects represent a broad range of activities focused on mentoring and engaging girls and women in the fields…


October 31, 2019

Four ECE students receive the Power & Energy Scholarship presented by IEEE

Congratulations to the following UW students who received the 2019-20 Power & Energy Scholarship (PES) presented by IEEE. Recipients are high-achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering programs who are committed to exploring the power and energy engineering field through both coursework and career experiences. These scholarships are made possible due to the generous donations of…


October 23, 2019

Professor Howard Chizeck’s company Olis Robotics chosen to run software for lunar missions

(content reposted from Alan Boyle’s article in Geekwire) Seattle-based Olis Robotics says it’s been selected by U.S tech firm Maxar Technologies to provide software that will prepare operators on Earth to control a robotic arm on the moon. The software will be used in connection with a robotic-arm experiment known as SAMPLR (Sample Acquisition, Morphology Filtering and…


October 8, 2019

Assistant professor Baosen Zhang serves as panelist at DOE Artificial Intelligence Summit

ECE assistant professor Baosen Zhang recently attended the 4th InnovationXLab Artificial Intelligence Summit at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from Oct. 2-3. The event, hosted by U.S. Secretary of Energy and keynote speaker Rick Perry and the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, discussed the DOE’s latest AI research and the recent establishment of…



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