October 15, 2018

Long-range backscatter earns ACM IMWUT Distinguished Paper Award

By Kristin Osborne Researchers in the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Allen School were recognized this week with the IMWUT Vol 1. Distinguished Paper Award for their 2017 paper, “LoRa Backscatter: Enabling the Vision of Ubiquitous Connectivity.” The award, which was announced during the Ubicomp 2018 conference in Singapore,…


October 12, 2018

ECE graduate student wins awards for graduate research

Niveditha Kalavakonda is a hard-working, innovative graduate student and the past month is evidence of this. The Electrical & Computer Engineering Ph.D. student won first place in the Grace Hopper Celebration in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Research Competition two weeks ago and two place awards in the overall graduate category at the…


Researchers develop 3-D printed objects that can track and store how they are used

By Sarah McQuate Cheap and easily customizable, 3-D printed devices are perfect for assistive technology, like prosthetics or “smart” pill bottles that can help patients remember to take their daily medications. But these plastic parts don’t have electronics, which means they can’t monitor how patients are using them. Now engineers at the University of Washington…


October 3, 2018

ECE community grieves loss of friend, faculty and alum, John Ehrenberg

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering sadly announces the recent passing of a friend, faculty and alum John Ehrenberg on Sept. 27. Ehrenberg passed away in his home at the age of 74. As a graduate student, a research professor and then an affiliate faculty member in the Department, he spent 45 years at…


September 19, 2018

ECE welcomes 2018 faculty members

Rania Hussein Lecturer, Electrical & Computer Engineering Research focus: embedded systems, human-machine interaction, image processing, machine learning Rania Hussein joined ECE last summer as a lecturer. For the last ten years, Rania taught courses at all levels in electrical engineering and computer science. Rania held leadership posts in non-profits to promote diversity and the social and…


September 14, 2018

Electrical Engineering celebrates new name: Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

UW Electrical Engineering has changed its name to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) to expand student opportunities and better reflect current teaching, research and service. By Chelsea Yates The department’s new name — which went into effect on September 16, 2018 — has been widely endorsed by university and college leadership, faculty, students, staff,…


August 1, 2018

Nanofabrication Intensive Short Course


July 24, 2018

Advancing the world of optics

When it comes to lenses, we expect a lot: perfect zooming capability on our camera phones, a flawless 3D visualization experience with augmented reality glasses, and compact and simplified variations of microscopes. Traditional glass lenses have limitations on how much they can do. Metasurface optics—which are ultra-thin, manufactured, man-made surfaces—are advancing the world of optics….


July 19, 2018

Electrical engineering professors receive NSF grant

“Semiconductor synthetic biology promises to exceed limits of current data storage and processing methods.” — National Science Foundation. Read more about their award.


July 12, 2018

Robotics team heads to China to participate in challenge

Electrical engineering students participating in the UW Advanced Robotics team are heading to Shenzen, China later this month to take part in RoboMaster 2018, the world’s leading robotics competition. Designed to “pit university students against each other in the ultimate battle of engineering,” according to the RoboMaster site, the international challenge is hosting 185 colleges,…



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