January 25, 2021

A new kind of lens for tiny cameras

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Most of us use the cameras in our cellphones and laptop computers every day. However, many people don’t realize that miniature lenses are crucial for these devices to operate. As the size of digital electronics and other technologies continues to shrink, the demand for smaller, more efficient…

January 21, 2021

Professor Denise Wilson receives IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Engineering Educator award

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is one of the largest and most respected professional associations for electrical and electronic engineering in the world, with more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries. Recently, IEEE Region 6, which represents the western half of the United States,…

January 14, 2021

Using smartphone technology to build an inclusive and more equitable society in Myanmar

Story by Wayne Gillam, UW ECE News  |  Photos and captions by Paula Bock, Mobilizing Myanmar Update: This story was first published online in early January 2021, a few weeks prior to the military coup that took place in Myanmar. Pwint Htun (BSEE ’97) has spent several years leveraging digital technology and using problem-solving skills she gained…

January 12, 2021

New treatment allows some people with spinal cord injury to regain hand and arm function

Story by Sarah McQuate | UW News Almost 18,000 Americans experience traumatic spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people are unable to use their hands and arms and can’t do everyday tasks such as eating, grooming or drinking water without help. Using physical therapy combined with a noninvasive method of stimulating nerve cells in…

January 6, 2021

Accelerating AI computing to the speed of light

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are already an integral part of our everyday lives online, although many people may not yet realize that fact. For example, search engines such as Google are facilitated by intelligent ranking algorithms, video streaming services such as Netflix use machine learning…

December 30, 2020

A Distributed Remote FPGA lab at UW ECE

  UW ECE assistant teaching professor Rania Hussein collaborated with educators at four universities — University of Michigan, Monash University in Malaysia, The Public University of Navarre UPNA in Spain and the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil — to create a distributed remote FPGA lab. Students can remotely access real hardware located at…

December 28, 2020

UW ECE and Allen School students create virtual summer coding program for kids

Last spring, Newport High School student Sophia Lin of Bellevue, Washington, was eager to start coding. Having applied to several summer coding programs, she was ready to learn. Unfortunately, as the pandemic spread, they were all canceled. Seeing her younger sister’s disappointment, UW Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering (UW CSE) senior Elizabeth Lin…

December 22, 2020

Professor Lillian Ratliff receives Dhanani Endowed Faculty Fellowship

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Lillian Ratliff, an assistant professor in Data Science and Robotics and Controls at the UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE), is a prolific researcher who is considered to be a rising star. She is well known for her work in machine learning, mathematical optimization…

December 17, 2020

The Integrator 2020 is now available!

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December 10, 2020

Professors Joshua Smith and Nadya Peek receive NSF award to develop open-source, customizable robotics for scientists and laboratory automation

Robots have traditionally been deployed for dull, dirty or dangerous tasks. What if robots instead could be used to support the sophisticated and iterative work of domain experts such as chemical engineers or synthetic biologists? A University of Washington research project led by Joshua Smith, professor at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and…

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