September 16, 2021

UW ECE-led team receives $5M award to help bring quantum computing into the real world

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Quantum computers could be a game changer. These devices use principles of quantum mechanics to make huge leaps forward in solving complex and challenging problems that are well beyond the scope of the fastest supercomputer in existence. For example, optimizing complex algorithms involved in weather forecasting, controlling traffic…


September 10, 2021

NSF to fund revolutionary center for optoelectronic, quantum technologies

Story by James Urton | UW News  The National Science Foundation on Sept. 9 announced it will fund a new endeavor to bring atomic-level precision to the devices and technologies that underpin much of modern life, and will transform fields like information technology in the decades to come. The five-year, $25 million Science and Technology…


August 25, 2021

UW ECE and College of Education collaboration looks at differences in engineering classroom experiences before and during COVID-19

Do international university students experience the engineering classroom differently from that of their domestic peers?  To help answer this question, a research team led by UW ECE Professor Denise Wilson and Ziyan Bai, Ph.D. (UW College of Education), in collaboration with graduate students Shruti Misra and Neha Kardam from UW ECE and Morgan Anderson from…


August 10, 2021

UW ECE graduate student Felix Schwock receives Graduate School’s 2021 Distinguished Thesis Award

Adapted from article by UW Graduate School With research ranging from peace journalism in East Africa to structural racism in health care, eight recent graduate students were honored for their outstanding research in their doctoral and master’s studies. The Graduate School’s Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Awards recognize exceptional scholarship in four categories: biological sciences; humanities…


August 4, 2021

UW ECE graduate students win 2021 North America Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Xichen Li and Yi-Hsiang Huang, graduate students at the UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE), have been named winners of the 2021 North America Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF) for their proposal, “Enhanced Self-Interference Suppression with Phase Noise Cancellation in Full-Duplex Radios.” This research will help in the development of new full-duplex communication methods for…


July 28, 2021

Bringing light into computers to accelerate AI and machine learning

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News It might not be commonly known, but artificial intelligence and machine learning applications are commonplace today, performing a multitude of tasks for us behind the scenes. For example, AI and machine learning helps to interpret voice commands given to our phones and devices such as Alexa, recommends movies…


July 23, 2021

UW ECE launches Certificate in Machine Learning and Deep Learning: Application Frontiers

Join the Machine Learning Revolution! Email spam filters and autocorrect. Siri, Alexa and Cortana. Self-driving cars. Things that once seemed like science fiction are now part of our daily lives, thanks to machine learning. Every day, machine learning is making our systems and devices smarter — and changing the way we live in profound ways….


July 21, 2021

ARUW takes first place in North American RoboMaster University League competition

Adapted from an ARUW announcement This summer, Advanced Robotics at the University of Washington (ARUW), a team of University of Washington students advised by UW ECE professor Blake Hannaford, took first place in the inaugural North American RoboMaster University League Competition. The team continued a six-year legacy of success, winning the title “North American RoboMaster…


July 9, 2021

Mari Ostendorf named UW Vice Provost for Research

Story by Jackson Holtz | UW News University of Washington Provost Mark Richards announced on Thursday the appointment of ECE Professor Mari Ostendorf as Vice Provost for Research, set to begin Sept. 1. Ostendorf has been serving as Associate Vice Provost for Research in the Office of Research since 2017. Ostendorf will assume leadership of the…


July 6, 2021

UW ECE welcomes two new faculty members in quantum information science and technology

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Quantum computing systems hold the potential to spur significant breakthroughs in science, medicine and engineering by approaching complex problems in new ways. These breakthroughs could impact many aspects of our lives, leading to improvements in data and online security, healthcare, energy production and finance. The University of Washington…



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