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…


October 7, 2019

ECE professor Arka Majumdar’s lab creates new metasurface design that can control optical fields in three dimensions

(re-posted from UW News) A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. As they report in a paper published Oct. 4 in the journal Science Advances, their designed optical element focuses light to discrete points in a 3D helical pattern. The…


September 30, 2019

Professor Howard Chizeck profiled by Robotics Business Review

ECE professor Howard Chizeck was interviewed recently by Robotics Business Review (RBR) about his telerobotic research involving haptic navigation and control for telerobotic devices, including robotic surgery and underwater systems. His neural engineering work involves the design and security of brain-machine interfaces, and the development of devices to control symptoms of essential tremor and Parkinson’s…


Professor Lih Lin named 2020 Optical Society Fellow

Professor Lih Lin, an ECE professor at UW since 2003, has been awarded an Optical Society (OSA) Fellowship for 2020 due to the significant technical achievements and contributions she has made in the field of photonics. Dr. Lin has demonstrated pioneering efforts in several new research frontiers, including the research and development of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical…


September 27, 2019

ECE Professor Linda Bushnell elected International Federation of Automatic Control Fellow

  Professor Linda Bushnell, a Research Professor in UW ECE since 2000, has been elected an International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Fellow for “contributions to the analysis and design of networked control systems.” The IFAC Fellow Award is given to persons who have made outstanding and extraordinary contributions in the field of interest of IFAC,…


September 10, 2019

2017 Alumna Elaine Reeves receives Distinguished New Engineer Award

“The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers…


August 28, 2019

ENGINE Showcase winners highlighted by sponsor

“Competing against nearly 50 other professional/academic teams, UW ECE students Tianning Li, Hong Zhang and Shen Yuan Yao worked together under the guidance of Zetron’s, Senior Manager of Software Development, Len Cayetano and UW ECE professor, James Peckol to develop a hand-held device with LTE, satellite, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities. The device collects environmental…


August 27, 2019

Emeritus Irene Peden’s travels to the Antarctic appear in the Smithsonian Magazine

“A lot was riding on Peden’s work beyond developing a new tool to probe the icy subsurface of Antarctica. Although the National Science Foundation (NSF) was supportive of Peden’s work, the Navy was still hesitant to bring women to the southern continent. Peden was unofficially told before she departed that if she did not complete…


Engineering improvements to deep brain stimulation

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released a video featuring Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) researchers in Howard Chizeck’s lab at the University of Washington (UW) and their study participant, Fred Foy. The video was produced for NSF Science Nation, a series distributed via streaming services such as YouTube and Roku, as well as media outlets…


August 20, 2019

Four ECE women selected to present at computing conference

Since 2013, each year, ECE has provided partial support for eight of our undergraduate and graduate students to attend the national Grace Hopper Conference. This year we are happy to announce the students awarded ECE support, and those selected to present at the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing Conference (GHC19). GHC is…



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