July 28, 2021

Bringing light into computers to accelerate AI and machine learning

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News It might not be commonly known, but artificial intelligence and machine learning applications are commonplace today, performing a multitude of tasks for us behind the scenes. For example, AI and machine learning helps to interpret voice commands given to our phones and devices such as Alexa, recommends movies…


July 23, 2021

UW ECE launches Certificate in Machine Learning and Deep Learning: Application Frontiers

Join the Machine Learning Revolution! Email spam filters and autocorrect. Siri, Alexa and Cortana. Self-driving cars. Things that once seemed like science fiction are now part of our daily lives, thanks to machine learning. Every day, machine learning is making our systems and devices smarter — and changing the way we live in profound ways….


July 21, 2021

ARUW takes first place in North American RoboMaster University League competition

Adapted from an ARUW announcement This summer, Advanced Robotics at the University of Washington (ARUW), a team of University of Washington students advised by UW ECE professor Blake Hannaford, took first place in the inaugural North American RoboMaster University League Competition. The team continued a six-year legacy of success, winning the title “North American RoboMaster…


July 9, 2021

Mari Ostendorf named UW Vice Provost for Research

Story by Jackson Holtz | UW News University of Washington Provost Mark Richards announced on Thursday the appointment of ECE Professor Mari Ostendorf as Vice Provost for Research, set to begin Sept. 1. Ostendorf has been serving as Associate Vice Provost for Research in the Office of Research since 2017. Ostendorf will assume leadership of the…


July 6, 2021

UW ECE welcomes two new faculty members in quantum information science and technology

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Quantum computing systems hold the potential to spur significant breakthroughs in science, medicine and engineering by approaching complex problems in new ways. These breakthroughs could impact many aspects of our lives, leading to improvements in data and online security, healthcare, energy production and finance. The University of Washington…


June 22, 2021

UW ECE-affiliated companies contribute to making UW #4 in the country for economic impact as a result of federal research investments

Adapted from UW News According to a new report from The Science Coalition, a group of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private universities, the University of Washington is the No. 4 higher education institution in the country in terms of total economic impact as a result of federal research expenditures. UW…


June 13, 2021

UW ECE faculty, students and staff receive UW College of Engineering awards

Adapted from the UW College of Engineering website The UW College of Engineering honors annually the contributions of its staff, faculty and students who exemplify commitment to innovation, leadership and service. This year, several awardees are from UW ECE. These award recipients built connections in virtual classrooms; led diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts; and supported…


June 11, 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

UW ECE Virtual Graduation Celebration, Wednesday, June 9 Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our UW ECE Graduation Celebration via Remo, Zoom and YouTube Live! In case you missed the event, you can view the video below or visit our Graduation page to watch speeches from UW ECE Professor and…


May 27, 2021

Rajesh Rao receives Weill Neurohub grant to develop a ‘brain co-processor’

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Rajesh Rao, who is the C.J. and Elizabeth Hwang Endowed Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, recently received a two-year grant through the Weill Neurohub. The grant will provide Rao and his…


May 19, 2021

Rico Malvar from Microsoft to speak at UW ECE Graduation

The University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is proud to announce Henrique (Rico) Malvar, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, as our guest speaker for the 2021 UW ECE graduation ceremony. The celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 9, and it will be presided over by UW ECE Professor and Chair Eric…



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