May 22, 2020

Wyze camera donation helps UW ECE students connect with their instructors and classmates

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News When University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) classes went online this spring because of the novel coronavirus, instructors were immediately faced with the challenge of bringing collaborative, hands-on learning experiences into an online, virtual environment. As a result, access to a computer…


May 18, 2020

UW ECE grad student Li Chen writes algorithm to depict cardiovascular risk using knee MRIs and AI

MRI scans of 4,796 patients’ knees have become a digital trove, helping to prove that artificial intelligence (AI) can recognize cardiovascular risk as accurately as medical specialists can – and in a fraction of the time. “This will be valuable for cardiologists, neurologists, radiologists, epidemiologists and for patients who need preventive care for heart attack…


May 14, 2020

UW ECE faculty receive 2020 FACET awards

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) faculty members Jenq-Neng Hwang and Rania Hussein are known for their dedication to students. This year, each was formally recognized by the UW Career Center @ Engineering (CC@E) with a 2020 Faculty Appreciation for Career Education…


May 13, 2020

UW-Medtronic collaboration accelerates research into deep brain stimulation treatment for essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Ben Ferleger is keenly aware of the positive impact neurotechnology can have on quality of life. “The technology we work with has the potential to really make people’s lives better. Essential tremor affects about five percent of the population over age 65, and as the population ages,…


May 12, 2020

UW ECE student Megan Bui awarded Thomas Sedlock Icon Scholarship

  Megan Bui, a junior studying Digital Signal and Image Processing in the University of Washington’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE), was one of just three students at the UW to be awarded a Thomas Sedlock Icon Scholarship for the academic year 2019-2020. The Endowment for the Thomas Sedlock Icon Scholarships was…


April 30, 2020

UW ECE students receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and Honorable Mentions

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News This spring, three University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (UW ECE) students and one incoming graduate student were invited to become participants in the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). In addition, two other UW ECE students received Honorable Mention…


April 27, 2020

‘Hands-on’ classes online?

Adapted from a story by Sarah McQuate | UW News When the University of Washington (UW) announced it was moving its spring quarter 2020 classes entirely online to combat the novel coronavirus, instructors across campus faced a new, uncharted challenge. Professors and lecturers across the university take pride in providing hands-on opportunities for their students,…


April 23, 2020

Bench Strength

Bench Strength Engineering schools borrow the college-athletics playbook to tackle admissions barriers and recruit more diverse talent By Mary Lord | ASEE PRISM As an engineering educator, Beth Myers knows the value of data in driving practice. She also has learned how numbers can unfairly determine who gets to become an engineer. Before earning a…


April 20, 2020

Tunoptix, startup led by two ECE faculty, wins federal grant to develop metalenses for imaging satellites

Story by Renske Dyedov | Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems Tunoptix, an optics startup co-founded by University of Washington (UW) Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) professors Karl Böhringer and Arka Majumdar, was awarded $223,000 in Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop metasurface lenses (or metalenses) for…


April 16, 2020

Wearable solar power could contribute to a brighter future

Story by Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News How do you feel when your cell phone battery dies, and there’s no wall outlet nearby or other convenient way to recharge? Irritated? Maybe even a bit panicked? Well, stay calm and carry on. A new book recently published by Denise Wilson, a professor in the University…



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