July 3, 2018

Hwang’s team wins competition in AI challenges

Every day, people are using artificial intelligence (AI) in a variety of capacities to make lives easier, safer and more advanced—including in transportation. A team of UW graduate and undergraduate students and researchers has been recognized for its significant research in making transportation systems smarter and safer. The group, led by Electrical Engineering Professor Jenq-Neng…


June 27, 2018

Electrical Engineering student selected to attend Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany

Edward Wang, a doctoral student in electrical engineering at the University of Washington, has been selected to attend the 2018 Heidelberg Laureate Forum. The forum brings together laureates of prestigious awards in mathematics and computer science, and 200 carefully chosen young researchers from around the world, for a week of scientific inspiration, social networking and…


June 13, 2018

Alcantara honored with UW Excellence in Teaching Award

A good teacher understands the needs and challenges of his or her students and gives them the tools to succeed. Electrical engineering Ph.D. student Eldridge Alcantara exemplifies this each day when he works with undergraduate students. His organization, innovation and creativity in teaching has not gone unnoticed. Alcantara has been honored with the University of…


UW Engineering STARS program flourishing

The Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) program, a two year program that helps engineering and computer science students from low-income backgrounds and underserved high schools transition into college-level engineering courses, has already seen success. Since beginning five years ago, the program, as reported by The Seattle Times, is showing strong results. Eve Riskin, electrical engineering…


June 7, 2018

2018 Electrical Engineering Graduation Ceremony

The Department of Electrical Engineering celebrated its graduating seniors Wednesday, June 6, in the Hec Edmundson Pavilion. There were 22 students receiving a doctorate, 86 receiving their master’s in science degree and 195receiving a bachelor’s in science degree. Jeremy Jaech, the chair of the UW Board of Regents for 2017-18 gave remarks at the ceremony…


June 6, 2018

2018 UW Electrical Engineering Capstone Fair

Students in UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering had a chance to showcase their innovation, systems engineering and project management talents at this year’s Electrical Engineering Capstone Fair on June 1, in the Husky Union Building. UW EE capstones are the culmination of a student’s electrical engineering education. More than 35 projects were presented, addressing issues…


June 4, 2018

Professor Emerita Irene Peden receives Diamond Award

At the start of her engineering career in 1962, Irene Peden had already broken barriers as the first woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Irene joined the UW College of Engineering as its first female faculty member at a time when female engineering academics were rare. She became one…


Electrical Engineering recognizes invaluable members of department

The Department of Electrical Engineering recently honored staff, faculty and students whose outstanding contributions helped strengthen the success of the department. The Outstanding Faculty Award was presented to Matt Reynolds for his devoted commitment to students and the department. Reynolds, associate chair for research and entrepreneurship, was chosen for his creative approaches to teaching and…


May 15, 2018

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

By Sarah McQuate, UW News Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their larger drone cousins. Small size is advantageous: These robots are…


May 14, 2018

Capstone Fair 2018

Join us Friday, June 1, for our annual Capstone Fair! UW EE capstones are the culmination of a student’s electrical engineering education. At the end of the academic year, students present their projects to peers, industry professionals and faculty.



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