June 13, 2019

Three ECE faculty receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

ECE professors Arka Majumdar, Lillian Ratliff and Visvesh Sathe each won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, one of the nation’s most coveted honors for early-career faculty. The NSF selects the award recipients based on faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances…


June 10, 2019

ECE student gains experience through UW Facilities’ Engineering Services

By: Nancy Gardner Trinh is among the many UW students who’ve worked with UW Facilities units across campus. For some, the experience isn’t just a part-time job but a blueprint to a new career. Tacoma native Trinh Ha, who graduates in June with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, credits her experience with UW Facilities’…


June 7, 2019

ECE student’s love of music shaped his engineering career

By: Tess Wrobleski Developments in communication technology have mostly focused on the quantity — perhaps to the detriment of the quality — of our communication. But Jordan Drew, a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical & Computer Engineering, has a different goal: to use technology to improve the quality of our communications, especially for people who use wearable hearing technology such…


June 6, 2019

Celebrating student innovation and entrepreneurship

On Monday (June 3), the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering hosted its annual ENGineering INnovation and Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) showcase. The program gives students the opportunity to work in teams on industry sponsored projects. This year, nearly 50 teams of students worked on projects with a societal impact. Students’ projects covered an array of electrical…


June 5, 2019

ECE students create robot to help farmers for ENGINE program

Four undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering created a semi-autonomous ground vehicle to evaluate the volume and health of thousands of acres of crops, as part of the department’s entrepreneurial capstone program, ENGINE. Justin Ngo, Yibo Cao, Maggie Fagan and Jonathan Ananda Nusantara designed, built and tested this unmanned vehicle for…


May 31, 2019

ECE alum Hemant Sonawala honored with lifetime achievement award

On Thursday, May 30, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering joined the Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC) to honor the late Hemant Sonawala at the 2019 Building Bridges Across the Nations Awards. His son, Saurabh (MSEE ’88) and granddaughter, Bhakti were in attendance to receive his lifetime achievement award. Hemant…


May 24, 2019

Olis Robotics tasked with refueling and repairing orbiting satellites

Olis Robotics, formerly BlueHaptics, has received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force. The company, founded by ECE professor Howard Chizeck and ECE affiliate professor and alumnus Frederik Ryden, is a next-generation software platform that greatly expands the capabilities of pilot-controlled service robotics in the field. The Air Force’s Small Business Innovative Research award,…


May 14, 2019

Rania Hussein worked to pass bill providing religious accommodations to higher ed students

ECE lecturer, Rania Hussein, along with UW Bothell biology professor Bryan White, worked to help build and promote the passing of Senate bill 5166 into state law. The bill provides religious accommodations for students at postsecondary educational institutions during exams or other requirements to successfully complete a program. Hussein’s testimony at the state Sentate can…


May 10, 2019

ECE’s Karl Böhringer heading new study abroad program

Sam Quiring, a UW freshman intending to study electrical & computer engineering, knew in high school that he wanted to study abroad. Hearing only positive experiences from friends and family that did so when they were in college, he wanted the opportunity to study overseas. But as an engineering student with a rigorous academic schedule,…


April 30, 2019

ECE doctoral student wins innovative internship at Samsung

Elyas Bayati, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, will spend his summer at the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC) working on new generation of augmented reality (AR) visors that are smaller, lighter to wear and more affordable. Bayati was awarded an internship by Samsung’s UVenture program. The company invited…



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