August 12, 2020

Professor Maryam Fazel becomes first recipient of the Moorthy Family Inspiration Career Development Professorship

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Maryam Fazel has built a solid reputation throughout her career for dissolving barriers between electrical engineering, computer science, statistics and math. She is known for the high caliber of her research work and for finding innovative ways to apply mathematical methods from one field to solve problems…


August 6, 2020

Students in the UW ECE Professional Master’s Program develop smartphone apps that use sensors and artificial intelligence to interact with the real world

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News “This course can transform an app user into an experienced app developer. Many of the skills students learn may prove to be very useful, not only for personal enjoyment, but also for their professional development,” said Laura Arjona, describing the course she taught in the Professional Master’s…


August 4, 2020

UW ECE doctoral student Vikram Iyer receives 2020 Marconi Society Young Scholar Award

On August 4, 2020, The Marconi Society recognized Vikram Iyer, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) as a 2020 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar. The award acknowledges Iyer’s innovative work developing bio-inspired and bio-integrative wireless sensor systems. The Marconi Society celebrates, inspires and connects…


July 28, 2020

Moving Beyond Moore: Reconfigurable silicon photonics get a boost via new non-volatile memory material

UW ECE Assistant Professor Arka Majumdar and his team of researchers have solved a major problem in integrated optical information processing and communication using new phase-change materials. Moving Beyond Moore Over the course of the past few decades, perhaps nothing has transformed our daily lives more than the continued miniaturization of electronic integrated circuits. While…


July 22, 2020

A GoPro for beetles: Researchers create a robotic camera backpack for insects

Story by Sarah McQuate | UW News In the movie “Ant-Man,” the title character can shrink in size and travel by soaring on the back of an insect. Now researchers at the University of Washington have developed a tiny wireless steerable camera that can also ride aboard an insect, giving everyone a chance to see…


July 15, 2020

Alaska Airlines adopts software tool developed by UW ECE undergraduate students

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News When stepping into an airplane to go on vacation, visit a loved one or take a business trip, most people don’t think much, if at all, about the mechanics involved with keeping the plane running smoothly. However, what’s “under the hood” is crucial to getting people where…


July 13, 2020

UW ECE student Zheyi Han creates miniturized optical systems for 3D imaging and biomedical diagnostics

Interview by Renske Dyedov, originally published on Washington Nanofabrication Facility’s User Spotlight feature section. University of Washington Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) Ph.D. candidate Zheyi Han has been a part of the Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) community as both a student worker and as a graduate research assistant for over five years. In this…


July 9, 2020

Forward with Society of Women Engineers at UW (SWE)

When Natalie Salazar learned that the UW would be moving spring classes online to align with Washington’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, she knew that the Society of Women Engineers at UW (SWE)’s plans for the rest of the year would be dramatically impacted. “Our chapter typically hosts coding classes, introduction to engineering workshops and career…


July 7, 2020

UW ECE and CEE students collaborate on remote-controlled sensing vehicle for WSDOT

Students embrace twice the problem-solving For a highly collaborative capstone project that entails developing a remote-controlled sensing vehicle, moving the course online due to COVID-19 meant twice the opportunity to utilize problem-solving skills. “The pandemic is a great opportunity to do things differently – challenge conventional approaches, use technology more and be more connected even…


July 2, 2020

A professor’s long career and vision for the future leaves an ongoing legacy

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News On June 6, 2020, University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Albrecht passed away at his Seattle home from complications arising from inclusion body myositis. He was 85 years old. Albrecht joined the UW in 1961, as a professor…



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