August 14, 2019

Blake Hannaford leads UW robotics team

“RoboMaster, an annual robotics competition for aspiring young engineers and university students, concluded its 2019 competition in Bao’an Stadium in Shenzhen, China. The winning team from T-DT Northeastern University took home the gold trophy along with RMB 500,000 ($USD 70,841) as the grand prize. Close to 200 teams consisting of 10,000 young engineers from around…


July 22, 2019

Two ECE faculty named as latest members of WSAS

The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) announced 24 new members last week, including ECE professor Mari Ostendorf and affiliate professor Li Deng. Members of WSAS are recognized for their “outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement and their willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to bear…


July 15, 2019

Remembering Steve Graham

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering sadly announces the recent passing of our friend and colleague, Stephen Graham. Graham had been in the department for 27 years and at the UW since 1989.     We invite you to join Steve’s family, friends and colleagues for a service to celebrate his life. Friday, September…


July 11, 2019

ECE affiliate professor to receive 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Kevin Schneider, a chief engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and an ECE alum and affiliate professor, will receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), according to an announcement July 2 from the White House. Recipients are chosen because at the start of their independent research careers, they are showing…


July 9, 2019

ECE graduates receive tenure-track faculty appointments

ECE graduate students Bolun Xu and Edward Wang graduated from the department with tenture-track appointments at Columbia University and University of California San Diego, respectively. Xu, who was co-advised by ECE professors Daniel Kirschen and Baosen Zhang, received his undergraduate degrees from Shanghai Jiaotong University and the University of Michigan. He received his master’s degree…


July 1, 2019

ECE team, led by Professor Jenq-Neng Hwang, wins competition in AI challenges

A team of UW students and researchers has been recognized for its significant research in improving transportation systems. The group, led by Jenq-Neng Hwang, electrical & computer engineering professor, won one of the three track challenges and were named runners-up for the other two from the AI City Challenge at the 2019 IEEE Computer Vision…


June 27, 2019

Congratulations to the ECE Class of 2019!

On Wednesday, June 12, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering celebrated the Class of 2019 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Roughly 335 graduates–31 doctorate degrees, 89 master’s degrees and 215 bachelor’s degrees—walked across the stage, becoming ECE alumni. The keynote speaker of the ceremony was ECE alumnus Ganesh Moorthy. Moorthy,…


ECE honors its most dedicated students, faculty and staff

Earlier this month, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering honored staff, faculty and students whose outstanding contributions helped strengthen the success of the department.   The Outstanding Teaching Award was presented to Sreeram Kannan, ECE assistant professor, for the exemplary mentorship to students and his creative approaches to teaching.          …


June 21, 2019

ECE affiliate professor named Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow

Li Deng, an affiliate full professor in ECE, has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition for his research in deep learning and speech recognition. CAE is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. Deng…


June 14, 2019

Bouncing light with hypersound on a chip

A team of researchers led by Mo Li, associate professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, has demonstrated, for the first time, using the hypersonic sound wave to bounce light backward in an integrated photonic circuit. The new devices will lead to promising applications in microwave photonics, an emerging technology that combines fiber…



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