October 18, 2021

Azadeh Yazdan receives $3.2M grant to investigate ways neurotechnology could induce targeted changes in the brain, leading to better treatments for stroke

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Stroke is a killer, and for those who survive, it can have a devastating impact. According to the World Stroke Organization, the disease is a leading cause of death and disability globally, causing an estimated 5.5 million deaths and 116 million years of healthy life to be lost…


October 14, 2021

Small Business awards from DARPA and NASA fuel growth of UW spinout Tunoptix

Story by UW Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoES) Tunoptix, a Seattle-based optics startup co-founded by Karl Böhringer and Arka Majumdar, professors in the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE), was awarded a $1,500,000 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This highly competitive award provides funding…


October 4, 2021

Eve Riskin returns to UW ECE with plans to share the STARS program nationwide

by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News After 15 years as an associate dean for the UW College of Engineering and one year on sabbatical, professor Eve Riskin has returned to the UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering this fall as the Department’s newly-appointed undergraduate program coordinator. In this role, Riskin will work closely…


October 1, 2021

UW ECE is hiring!

Tenure Track Assistant Professor and Teaching Professor positions in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Washington The University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) in Seattle, WA is proud to announce we are inviting applications for three tenure track faculty positions. We are hiring in all…


September 29, 2021

Not just phoning it in: Shwetak Patel honored by Georgia Tech and Business Insider

Not just phoning it in: Shwetak Patel honored by Georgia Tech and Business Insider for contributions to low-power sensing and mobile health innovation Story by Kristin Osborne | UW Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) University of Washington professor Shwetak Patel has earned a place in the Georgia Tech College of Computing’s Hall of Fame and a spot on Business…


September 24, 2021

Transforming the nation’s electrical grid to better support renewable energy

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News It’s probably not news that electric power systems across the country can be vulnerable to extensive outages, as demonstrated by natural disasters such as Hurricane Ida and the 2021 Texas Ice Storm. But what may not be commonly known is that the electrical system the nation depends on,…


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…



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