January 21, 2022

Harnessing noise in optical computing for AI

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Artificial intelligence and machine learning are currently affecting our lives in a myriad of small but impactful ways. For example, AI and machine learning applications help to interpret voice commands given to our phones and electronic devices, such as Alexa, and recommend entertainment we might enjoy through services…


January 18, 2022

UW researchers developing miniaturized imaging device to treat heart attack, stroke

Article by Renske Dyedov |  UW Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoES) Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death in the U.S. and around the world. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 17.9 million people die from CVDs each year. The vast majority of these deaths are due to heart attacks and…


January 10, 2022

James Rosenthal receives Yang Research Award

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News UW ECE congratulates recent graduate James Rosenthal, who was named as the 2021 Yang Research Award recipient for his work developing neurotechnology. Rosenthal received his master’s and doctoral degrees from UW ECE in 2018 and 2021, respectively. He is currently a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow with the Laboratory…


December 20, 2021

The Integrator 2021 – Focus on Impact – now available!

  Dear UW ECE Community, I am excited to introduce the 2021 issue of The Integrator — UW ECE’s flagship, annual magazine highlighting the Department’s extraordinary faculty research, student achievements, alumni stories, special events and more. Beginning this year, we have transitioned The Integrator into a fully-digital, environmentally sustainable online publication model, made available to…


December 9, 2021

Professor Joshua R. Smith elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for his innovations in wireless power, communication, sensing and robotics

Adapted from article by Rebekka Coakley |  Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering Professor Joshua R. Smith, the Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor in Entrepreneurial Excellence, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering,…


November 30, 2021

Researchers shrink camera to the size of a salt grain

Researchers shrink camera to the size of a salt grain Researchers at Princeton University and the University of Washington have created micro-sized cameras that produce the highest-quality images and widest field of view for full-color metasurface cameras to date, with great potential to spot problems in the human body and provide sensing capabilities for super-small…


November 24, 2021

UW BIOFAB: A force for reproducible science

UW BIOFAB: A force for reproducible science The UW’s Biofabrication Center, founded by UW ECE Professor and Chair Eric Klavins, partners with Agilent Technologies in pursuit of automated, reproducible research.   Article by Renske Dyedov, UW Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoES) Key to advancing any new scientific discovery is the ability for researchers to independently…


November 16, 2021

Professor Mo Li named 2021 Optica Fellow

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News On November 2, UW ECE Professor Mo Li received the honor of being named an Optica Fellow for his leading contributions to nanophotonics, optomechanics and integrated acousto-optics. Li’s pioneering research has been foundational to development of integrated nano-optomechanical systems, which enable novel ways of controlling light and interaction…


November 5, 2021

What causes a research paper to be highly cited?

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News It’s widely known that the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is located in Seattle, a major technology hub and home to companies such as Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing. This proximity to leading technology companies makes the research and learning environment at UW ECE exceptionally…


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…



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