September 8, 2022

UW ECE alum Vikram Iyer earns SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award for engineering systems inspired by nature

Adapted from an article by Kristin Osborne, UW CSE When bees leave the hive, they can spend all day flying and foraging on a single “charge” owing to their ability to convert fats and carbohydrates that store significantly more energy than batteries. When other insects traverse the landscape, the structure of their retinas combined with…


August 29, 2022

UW ECE welcomes seven new faculty members

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Beginning this summer and extending through winter quarter next year, UW ECE is welcoming seven new faculty members who bring a wealth of expertise in a wide range of technical areas and fields of study. These outstanding new hires are making significant contributions to their respective fields and…


August 22, 2022

UW ECE launches new online certificate program in GPU-Accelerated Computing and Visualization

UW ECE will launch the new online Certificate in GPU-Accelerated Computing and Visualization this upcoming autumn quarter —  an evening, graduate-level program for students wanting to enhance their skills and knowledge in these areas. The project-based program explores how GPU Computing and Scientific Visualization support reshaping and reenvisioning the world in novel dimensions. In a…


August 15, 2022

UW ECE labs host undergraduate students studying neurotechnology, providing a hands-on research experience

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News This summer, UW ECE labs are hosting five outstanding undergraduate students from across the country who are learning about neurotechnology through immersive research experiences, interactive courses and workshops. The students are part of a larger cohort placed at labs across the UW campus to take part in the…


August 4, 2022

Q&A: New children’s book shows how natural world inspired inventor to create medieval robots

Adapted from an article by Misty Shock Rule, UW News Digital technology shapes how many children today interact with the world. The COVID-19 pandemic intensified this wired existence, with everything from school to playdates taking place online. With this in mind, Faisal Hossain, a hydrologist and University of Washington professor of civil and environmental engineering,…


July 28, 2022

Daniel Kirschen named editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Energy Markets, Policy and Regulation

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News UW ECE Professor Daniel Kirschen was recently named editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Energy Markets, Policy and Regulation. This new publication, launching July 2022, is a peer-reviewed journal containing articles that cover complex topics and issues at the intersection of power systems engineering, energy policy and…


July 25, 2022

Next-generation data centers within reach thanks to new energy-efficient switches

Adapted from an article by Renske Dyedov, UW NanoES Data centers, dedicated spaces for storing, processing and disseminating data, enable everything from cloud computing to video streaming. In the process, they consume a large amount of energy transferring data back and forth inside the center. With demand for data growing exponentially, there is increasing pressure…


July 19, 2022

Professor Denise Wilson’s new book and course on sexual harassment in engineering seek to disrupt culture of silence

By Misty Shock Rule | UW News Denise Wilson, a University of Washington professor of electrical and computer engineering, has experienced sexual harassment and assault in the male-dominated field of engineering. In her early days as an undergraduate, she was expected to meet male students’ sexual needs. In graduate school, she was subjected to sexist…


July 14, 2022

Azadeh Yazdan awarded AHA funding for innovative stroke treatment

Adapted from an article by Lia Unrau, UW Bioengineering With a promising approach to drive brain repair and recovery following a stroke, UW ECE Assistant Professor Azadeh Yazdan has earned the American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award. Yazdan’s neural engineering technologies and new brain stimulation-based therapies have the potential to help restore function and movement…


July 11, 2022

Congratulations to all 2022 UW ECE Award recipients!

Article adapted from content provided by May Lim Photos by Ryan Hoover Each year, UW ECE holds an award ceremony to honor students, faculty, and staff for their outstanding contributions to the Department. Award recipients represent exceptional achievements; embody UW ECE core values such as leadership, mentorship, collaboration, and teamwork; and foster greater diversity, equity,…



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