February 15, 2019

Fast Company magazine discusses ECE professor Mari Ostendorf’s expertise

From the article: “Further advancements in artificial intelligence, such as natural language processing, will improve the quality of such systems, says Mari Ostendorf, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Washington and a leading scientist on speech and language technology. She notes that one of the reasons that home voice assistants are so…


February 7, 2019

ECE alumna named associate chair for innovation and entrepreneurship

Pamela Bhatti, who graduated with her MSEE (’93) from UW, is now the new Associate Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. According to the Georgia Tech School of ECE, in her new role, Bhatti will lead the School’s support of faculty members’ entrepreneurial activities. She will also…


February 1, 2019

ECE alum Jessica Tran writes about diversity in user research for Microsoft

Jessica Tran’s column, “Diversity in User Research: How Nontraditional Backgrounds Enhance Impact”  can be read here.


ECE Ph.D candidate featured in Marvel comic

Katherine Pratt, an ECE Ph.D. candidate and a 2018 TechCongress Fellow, is featured in the fourth issue of Marvel’s The Unstoppable Wasp. She is an Agent of G.I.R.L.: Genius in Action Research Labs, a feature created by the comic’s creator, Jeremy Whitely. Each issue focuses on super hero engineers and scientists. Learn more about Pratt…


January 30, 2019

Professor Denise Wilson speaks to Nature on the gender pay gap

ECE professor Denise Wilson has been working and studying in the engineering field for 30 year. As a professor in sensors and photovoltaics and engineering education, she shared her thoughts on the gender pay gap with Nature. “A lot of women who go into software and app development are doing well,” she was quoted as…


January 22, 2019

Chet Moritz appointed as Hwang Professor

Chet Moritz, professor of electrical & computer engineering, rehabilitation medicine and physiology & biophysics, has been named the Cherng Jia and Elizabeth Yun Hwang Endowed Professor in the University of Washington’s (UW’s) Department of Electrical Engineering. He is the second recipient of this award, Rajesh Rao, director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) and…


ECE student named 2018-19 PES scholarship recipient

Ishaan Bhimani, a second year student in ECE, was awarded 2018-19 IEEE Power & Energy Society scholarship. Selected students for this honor are high achievers with strong GPAs with distinctive extracurricular commitments who are committed to exploring the power and energy field. According to IEEE PES, “power and energy engineers work with some of today’s…


January 11, 2019

Professor Majumdar appointed WRF Distinguished Investigator

Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Arka Majumdar was appointed as a Distinguished Investigator by the Washington Research Foundation (WRF). The appointment is a 5-year Professorship with WRF. “This is a wonderful recognition of what Arka has been doing at the UW, said ECE professor and chair Radha Poovendran. “We are deeply grateful to WRF for…


December 13, 2018

At the UW, our sci-fi future has arrived

By Hannelore Sudermann From Columns Late this summer a group of astronomers from around the country, including assistant professor Rory Barnes, discovered what could be Vulcan, Mr. Spock’s home planet. It is right where “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry said it could be—in a solar system surrounding 40 Eridani A, a star 16 light years…


November 28, 2018

UW-led philosophy team receives $1.5M grant to study the ethics of neurotechnology research

By Sarah McQuate UW News Brain-computer interfaces have the potential to give patients better and more natural control over their prosthetic devices. Through this method, a chip in a patient’s brain picks up a thought — neural activity triggered by focusing on specific visual imagery — to move a joint and then transmits that signal…



Next page