March 25, 2020

Eric Klavins appointed as new UW ECE Department Chair

We are pleased to announce that Professor Eric Klavins has accepted the position of Department Chair of the University of Washington (UW) Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), effective April 1, 2020 subject to approval of the Provost. Klavins has been with UW ECE since 2003 and holds adjunct appointments in the Paul G….


UW ECE faculty and alumni receive NSF CAREER awards

                      University of Washington (UW) Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) alumni Andrew Clark and Subhanshu Gupta, and UW ECE professor Baosen Zhang have each been honored with a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, one of the nation’s most coveted honors for early-career faculty. The…


March 20, 2020

Dr. Dakotah Lane, UW ECE alum turned medical professional, is leading his tribe’s battle against the coronavirus

The Lummi Nation doctor is currently under self-quarantine, but the tribe has been proactively preparing for a coronavirus outbreak for weeks. Adapted from a story by Lynda Mapes, The Seattle Times When Dakotah Lane decided to change careers and become a doctor, to come home and serve his people, he never thought he’d be in…


March 18, 2020

Awards support development of therapeutic neural interfaces

It’s said that there’s often more than one way to solve a problem, and Amy Orsborn, an assistant professor in the University of Washington (UW) Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), likely knows this better than most. Orsborn’s ECE research focuses on building knowledge needed to engineer devices that can collaborate with dynamic, ever-changing…


March 11, 2020

ECE alum Junyi Zhu integrates electronics onto physical prototypes at MIT with “CurveBoards”

MIT researchers led by University of Washington (UW) Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) alum Junyi Zhu have invented a way to integrate “breadboards” — flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping — directly onto physical products. The aim is to provide a faster, easier way to test circuit functions and user interactions with products such…


March 9, 2020

Mari Ostendorf named RSE Fellow

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (The RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, has announced its newly elected 2020 Fellows. These new fellows comprise leading thinkers and experts from Scotland and around the world whose work has a significant impact on the nation of Scotland. ECE System Design Methodologies Professor Mari Ostendorf and the new intake of 63…


March 6, 2020

Eve Riskin leads workshop to aid female STEM faculty

On February 28, Murray State University hosted a workshop for female faculty “When to Say Yes and How to Say No” led by ECE Professor Eve Riskin. The workshop provided guidance for female professors on the appropriate responses when determining priorities between workplace responsibilities, tenure expectations, a myriad of service requests and personal home life….


March 5, 2020

Accelerating innovation

ECE students from the startup AeroSpec are learning the business side of innovation by participating in the Jones + Foster Accelerator Program, which provides support for students who are serious about growing their ideas into companies. By Chelsea Yates “Just three years ago we were students dreaming up an app and now we’re living that…


March 4, 2020

ECE professor Kai-Mei Fu and graduate student Srivatsa Chakravarthi featured in latest episode of Microsoft’s Quantum Impact series

According to LinkedIn, quantum-related job postings have increased 180% and major universities play a key role in developing the next generation of quantum programmers, scientists, engineers and researchers. The University of Washington is a great place to learn about how universities are advancing quantum knowledge. The UW is home to the QuantumX initiative, which partnered with…


February 25, 2020

GIX student team “SnapSort!” advances to finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup

For nearly two decades, students from around the world have competed in the Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s premier international technology competition for young developers, for the chance to win travel, mentoring, cash and prizes, not to mention the coveted trophy. The SnapSort! team is comprised of members Chun-An Ku, Yun Liu and Joey Wang, graduate students…



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