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UW EE startup OneRadio's signal receiver technology engages security researchers

The company, which was founded by UW Electrical Engineering Professor John Sahr and Affiliate Professor Tony Goodson, has received the first customer for its advanced signal receiver technology.

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Students access new technology through UW engineering, Sonos partnership

Engineering students gathered to receive exclusive access to the Sonos API and smart speakers. These students are the first to receive this level of professional developer access. Three teams were recognized with the best projects.

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The 2017 Research Review Day

UW EE hosted its first annual Research Review Day. Industry partners joined University of Washington faculty and students to discuss top research in the field of electrical engineering.

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Undergraduate student Vijay Singh selected as IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholar

This prestigious award is awarded to the highest-achieving electrical engineering students, with a focus in the power and energy sector, across the U.S.

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Dr. Joshua Smith becomes Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor for Entrepreneurial Excellence

The new professorship was established through a generous gift from UW EE alum Milton Zeutschel (BSEE '60) and his wife Delia Zeutschel (BA '58) to recruit and retain entrepreneurially-driven faculty.

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Researchers develop WiFi that connects to 3D printed materials without electronics

UW engineers develop 3-D printing plastic objects and sensors that can collect useful data and communicate with other WiFi-connected devices entirely on their own.

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The 2017 Research Review Day

The 2017 Research Review Day

UW EE hosted its first annual Research Review Day. Industry partners joined University of Washington faculty and students to discuss top research in the field of electrical engineering.

http://www.ee.washington.edu/spotlight/undergraduate-student-vijay-singh-selected-as-ieee-power-energy-society-scholar/
http://www.ee.washington.edu/spotlight/dr-joshua-smith-becomes-milton-delia-zeutschel-professor-for-entrepreneurial-excellence/
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                    [post_content] => Founded by University of Washington Electrical Engineering (UW EE) Professor John Sahr and Affiliate Professor Tony Goodson, OneRadio was developed to create a single radio that is capable of performing multiple functions simultaneously. The company's signal receiver technology combines hardware advances with software applications to allow users to perform many functions at once via software applications.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s National Security Directorate has become the first customer for the advanced technology.

Read more in a press release here.
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University of Washington engineering and design students gathered to receive exclusive access to the Sonos API and smart speakers. These students are the first to receive this level of professional developer access. In the past, only companies like Pandora and Spotify have been able to secure this opportunity.

Sonos, the home sound system developer, presented students with a design challenge to build smart speaker experiences that improve the moments in someone’s daily life. Real Industry, an organization that partners with companies to create workshops to help students develop real-world skills under the guidance of industry experts, chose UW EE as a top collaborator.

“We’re thrilled to work with UW students and the Department of Electrical Engineering because the next generation of technology leaders are here,” said Real Industry Program Director Priyanka Shekar. “UW students have a strong intersection of engineering, entrepreneurship and fresh perspectives that they can bring to this challenge facing industry.”

According to Sonos Director of University Programs Susan Monaghan, UW EE students are a part of the next generation of thinkers and creators. This partnership offers UW EE students the valuable experience they need to succeed in industry.

“There is a synergistic belief that great opportunity exists at the intersection of technology and music,” said Monaghan. “Both Real Industry and Sonos seek to play at this intersection and believe that upcoming graduates will drive the future in this space - UW is one of the top ranked Engineering schools and we have had great success with UW graduates in the past – there is a strong educational and cultural fit for Sonos. In addition, with our ever expanding Seattle office, it is a great time to partner up with UW.”

As designers and developers, students created mobile apps, embedded software, or new hardware smart speaker experiences. “Student innovations included using Sonos speakers to facilitate jamming and karaoke with your favorite tracks, reducing background noise, and determining which person is actually in a room listening”, said Real Industry Executive Director Jay LeBoeuf.

“There is a surprising amount of technical complexity within a seemingly simple smart speaker,” said Sonos Advanced Concepts Lab SW Director Ron Kuper. “It’s a problem space that touches a broad spectrum of hardware and software domains, so there’s bound to be something for everyone. Also, music has the potential to create magical experiences for listeners, when it’s done ‘right.’ Figuring out how to create and then build these amazing experiences truly takes the exercise out of the classroom and into the real world.”

A selection committee reviewed the 17 entries from over 60 students, and three teams were recognized with the top projects.

Electrical engineering student Alvin Cao and Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering students Ege Gurmericliler and Emilien Pilloud received a top spot for their project “An Intelligent Speaker that Can Recognize Your Voice.”

Electrical Engineering students Colin Pate, Muhammad Farooq, Dhanush Kannagola, Jordan Drew and Glenn Paden were recognized for their project “Beamforming.”

Electrical Engineering students Akshay Randad, Abdullah Othman and Ashwin Badrinath, Allen School student Akshay Chalana and Inforation Management student Shipra Gupta were acknowledged for their project “Sound Transition.”

Offering students an outlet to engage with industry has become a priority of UW EE. In 2015, the department launched its Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone Program, which partners students with industry mentors on real-world research projects. This year, over 40 percent of the UW EE senior class is participating in the program, and the projects range from a variety of top areas, including health, transportation, security and communication.
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On December 6, the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) hosted its first annual Research Review Day. Industry partners joined University of Washington faculty and students to discuss top research in the field of electrical engineering. Graduate students showcased projects on a variety of top research themes, including AI, robotics, medical device technologies, the smart grid and wireless networks, to name a few.

The 2017 Program

 

Congratulations to the Winning Poster

[caption id="attachment_12401" align="alignnone" width="611"] From left: UW EE Professor Blake Hannaford, Professor and Chair Radha Poovendran, Jun Li, Andrew Haddock and Professor Howard Chizeck. Photo by: Tara Brown[/caption] Throughout the evening, industry representatives voted on the best poster. Ph.D. student Andrew Haddock and UW EE Professor Howard Chizeck received the best poster award for their project "Data-Driven Optimization of Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders." The $5000 prize was given by Wisemont Capital. Ms. Jun Li, founder and general partner at Wisemont, presented the award.

Thank You

Thank you the students, faculty and staff who contributed to success of the department's first annual Research Review Day. Thank you to the department's industry partners, who continue to act as great resources and mentors to UW EE students. A special thank you to Wisemont Capital and Ms. Jun Li for the company's generous contribution to the best poster prize. [caption id="attachment_12402" align="alignnone" width="602"] UW EE Professor and Chair Radha Poovendran with Wisemont Capital general partner Jun Li. Photo by: Tara Brown[/caption] Our next research event will take place on June 1! We will present our second annual Capstone Fair. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us for additional information. 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Afterwards, he will be attending the university with his master's in electrical engineering. For Singh, the award serves as a recognition of his efforts, and it lends to the importance of faculty mentorship. "The scholarship will be a source of pride for me," Singh said. "It's always nice to be rewarded for working hard. I am happy to be representing the University of Washington this year, and I think this shows the great quality of the faculty at this university. I owe a big thank you to Dr. [Daniel] Kirschen for encouraging me to apply for this award and also being a mentor for me the past couple of years." 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Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, was named the Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The new professorship was established through a generous gift from UW EE alum Milton “Milt” Zeutschel (BSEE ’60) and UW College of Education alum Delia Zeutschel (BA ’58) to support the department’s efforts in recruiting and retaining entrepreneurially-driven faculty, who will help build and sustain an engineering entrepreneurial ecosystem at the UW. Throughout his career, Smith gained an affinity for the development of next generation technologies. His research focuses on inventing new sensor systems, devising new ways to power them and developing algorithms for using them. His research spans multiple applications, including implanted medical devices, robotics and ubiquitous computing. Smith’s lab – the Sensor Systems Laboratory – recently released new backscatter research that has shattered a long-held distance barrier for low-powered devices. By allowing these devices to transmit data over long distances, researchers can enable a vast array of interconnected devices with almost no power. Concurrent with this research, Smith and his team launched the first battery-free phone. Although Smith has achieved a lot, the new professorship is a special milestone both professionally and personally. For him, it is representative of his research direction and of his student mentorship. “I am incredibly thankful for the generosity and vision of Milt and the entire Zeutschel family,” Smith said. “I view this as an honor for the whole group, and I share it with them.” From a young age, Mr. Zeutschel recognized the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation while growing up on the prairie in North Dakota. He was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He continued to push forward, being the first of his family to attend college. His UW EE education provided him with the technical skills to become an entrepreneur. The apt combination of education and personal discipline propelled Mr. Zeutschel to start from the ground up. Over his career, he founded five companies, three of which – Zetec, Data I/O Corp. and Zetron, Inc. – were met with resounding success. For Mr. Zeutschel, he is pleased that his success can give back to future generations of entrepreneurs. [caption id="attachment_12374" align="alignright" width="450"] The Zeutschel family[/caption] “This [professorship] is truly an honor for me,” Mr. Zeutschel said in his speech at the professorship investiture for Smith. “I have received numerous awards during my life – some smaller, some bigger. This is truly a large reward for me. You [the department and students] make it so easy to spend a few dollars.” A UW education is very important to both Delia and Milt Zeutschel. For Mr. Zeutschel, his time at UW EE shaped his career and offered him the skills to venture into uncharted territory as an entrepreneur. For Mrs. Zeutschel, her time studying at the UW College of Education laid the foundation for her work as a teacher. Through this scholastic lens, the Zeutschels directed a significant portion of the endowment to support the Electrical Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone Program (ENGINE), which enables current and future UW EE students to engage in real-world industry partnerships and gives local companies an opportunity to benefit from the vibrant innovation culture at UW EE. Within the last three years since its inception, ENGINE has seen significant growth. This year, over 50 companies signed up to mentor students, nearly 3 times the number since the 2016-2017 academic year. Within that time, there has been a 100 percent increase in the number of projects available. Over 40 percent of the graduating UW EE class participates in ENGINE. "We are very grateful for the Zeutschels' contributions to UW EE," Poovendran said. "I know there are numerous giving opportunities; we are delighted that they chose UW EE to establish this important gift. This gift will not only be a significant resource to our students; it will also give back to the university as a whole and to the State of Washington." At the end of his speech, Milt looked out into the crowd. “If there are any students here tonight, I simply want to say ‘go for it.’” Although Mr. Zeutschel didn’t clarify exactly what the “it” signified, the feeling of it was palpable – a sense of limitless possibility. 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The 2017 Research Review Day

The 2017 Research Review Day

UW EE hosted its first annual Research Review Day. Industry partners joined University of Washington faculty and students to discuss top research in the field of electrical engineering.

http://www.ee.washington.edu/spotlight/undergraduate-student-vijay-singh-selected-as-ieee-power-energy-society-scholar/
http://www.ee.washington.edu/spotlight/dr-joshua-smith-becomes-milton-delia-zeutschel-professor-for-entrepreneurial-excellence/
http://www.ee.washington.edu/spotlight/researchers-develop-wifi-that-connects-to-3d-printed-materials-without-electronics/
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The company's signal receiver technology combines hardware advances with software applications to allow users to perform many functions at once via software applications. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s National Security Directorate has become the first customer for the advanced technology. Read more in a press release here. 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These students are the first to receive this level of professional developer access. In the past, only companies like Pandora and Spotify have been able to secure this opportunity. Sonos, the home sound system developer, presented students with a design challenge to build smart speaker experiences that improve the moments in someone’s daily life. Real Industry, an organization that partners with companies to create workshops to help students develop real-world skills under the guidance of industry experts, chose UW EE as a top collaborator. “We’re thrilled to work with UW students and the Department of Electrical Engineering because the next generation of technology leaders are here,” said Real Industry Program Director Priyanka Shekar. “UW students have a strong intersection of engineering, entrepreneurship and fresh perspectives that they can bring to this challenge facing industry.” According to Sonos Director of University Programs Susan Monaghan, UW EE students are a part of the next generation of thinkers and creators. This partnership offers UW EE students the valuable experience they need to succeed in industry. “There is a synergistic belief that great opportunity exists at the intersection of technology and music,” said Monaghan. “Both Real Industry and Sonos seek to play at this intersection and believe that upcoming graduates will drive the future in this space - UW is one of the top ranked Engineering schools and we have had great success with UW graduates in the past – there is a strong educational and cultural fit for Sonos. In addition, with our ever expanding Seattle office, it is a great time to partner up with UW.” As designers and developers, students created mobile apps, embedded software, or new hardware smart speaker experiences. “Student innovations included using Sonos speakers to facilitate jamming and karaoke with your favorite tracks, reducing background noise, and determining which person is actually in a room listening”, said Real Industry Executive Director Jay LeBoeuf. “There is a surprising amount of technical complexity within a seemingly simple smart speaker,” said Sonos Advanced Concepts Lab SW Director Ron Kuper. “It’s a problem space that touches a broad spectrum of hardware and software domains, so there’s bound to be something for everyone. Also, music has the potential to create magical experiences for listeners, when it’s done ‘right.’ Figuring out how to create and then build these amazing experiences truly takes the exercise out of the classroom and into the real world.” A selection committee reviewed the 17 entries from over 60 students, and three teams were recognized with the top projects. Electrical engineering student Alvin Cao and Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering students Ege Gurmericliler and Emilien Pilloud received a top spot for their project “An Intelligent Speaker that Can Recognize Your Voice.” Electrical Engineering students Colin Pate, Muhammad Farooq, Dhanush Kannagola, Jordan Drew and Glenn Paden were recognized for their project “Beamforming.” Electrical Engineering students Akshay Randad, Abdullah Othman and Ashwin Badrinath, Allen School student Akshay Chalana and Inforation Management student Shipra Gupta were acknowledged for their project “Sound Transition.” Offering students an outlet to engage with industry has become a priority of UW EE. In 2015, the department launched its Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone Program, which partners students with industry mentors on real-world research projects. This year, over 40 percent of the UW EE senior class is participating in the program, and the projects range from a variety of top areas, including health, transportation, security and communication. [post_title] => Students access new technology through UW engineering, Sonos partnership [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => students-access-new-technology-through-uw-engineering-sonos-partnership [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-12-14 15:18:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-12-14 23:18:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=12415 [menu_order] => 2 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12396 [post_author] => 12 [post_date] => 2017-12-13 11:58:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-12-13 19:58:13 [post_content] => [caption id="attachment_12397" align="alignnone" width="644"] Photo by: Tara Brown[/caption] On December 6, the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) hosted its first annual Research Review Day. Industry partners joined University of Washington faculty and students to discuss top research in the field of electrical engineering. Graduate students showcased projects on a variety of top research themes, including AI, robotics, medical device technologies, the smart grid and wireless networks, to name a few.

The 2017 Program

 

Congratulations to the Winning Poster

[caption id="attachment_12401" align="alignnone" width="611"] From left: UW EE Professor Blake Hannaford, Professor and Chair Radha Poovendran, Jun Li, Andrew Haddock and Professor Howard Chizeck. Photo by: Tara Brown[/caption] Throughout the evening, industry representatives voted on the best poster. Ph.D. student Andrew Haddock and UW EE Professor Howard Chizeck received the best poster award for their project "Data-Driven Optimization of Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders." The $5000 prize was given by Wisemont Capital. Ms. Jun Li, founder and general partner at Wisemont, presented the award.

Thank You

Thank you the students, faculty and staff who contributed to success of the department's first annual Research Review Day. Thank you to the department's industry partners, who continue to act as great resources and mentors to UW EE students. A special thank you to Wisemont Capital and Ms. Jun Li for the company's generous contribution to the best poster prize. [caption id="attachment_12402" align="alignnone" width="602"] UW EE Professor and Chair Radha Poovendran with Wisemont Capital general partner Jun Li. Photo by: Tara Brown[/caption] Our next research event will take place on June 1! We will present our second annual Capstone Fair. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us for additional information. 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Afterwards, he will be attending the university with his master's in electrical engineering. For Singh, the award serves as a recognition of his efforts, and it lends to the importance of faculty mentorship. "The scholarship will be a source of pride for me," Singh said. "It's always nice to be rewarded for working hard. I am happy to be representing the University of Washington this year, and I think this shows the great quality of the faculty at this university. I owe a big thank you to Dr. [Daniel] Kirschen for encouraging me to apply for this award and also being a mentor for me the past couple of years." 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Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, was named the Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The new professorship was established through a generous gift from UW EE alum Milton “Milt” Zeutschel (BSEE ’60) and UW College of Education alum Delia Zeutschel (BA ’58) to support the department’s efforts in recruiting and retaining entrepreneurially-driven faculty, who will help build and sustain an engineering entrepreneurial ecosystem at the UW. Throughout his career, Smith gained an affinity for the development of next generation technologies. His research focuses on inventing new sensor systems, devising new ways to power them and developing algorithms for using them. His research spans multiple applications, including implanted medical devices, robotics and ubiquitous computing. Smith’s lab – the Sensor Systems Laboratory – recently released new backscatter research that has shattered a long-held distance barrier for low-powered devices. By allowing these devices to transmit data over long distances, researchers can enable a vast array of interconnected devices with almost no power. Concurrent with this research, Smith and his team launched the first battery-free phone. Although Smith has achieved a lot, the new professorship is a special milestone both professionally and personally. For him, it is representative of his research direction and of his student mentorship. “I am incredibly thankful for the generosity and vision of Milt and the entire Zeutschel family,” Smith said. “I view this as an honor for the whole group, and I share it with them.” From a young age, Mr. Zeutschel recognized the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation while growing up on the prairie in North Dakota. He was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He continued to push forward, being the first of his family to attend college. His UW EE education provided him with the technical skills to become an entrepreneur. The apt combination of education and personal discipline propelled Mr. Zeutschel to start from the ground up. Over his career, he founded five companies, three of which – Zetec, Data I/O Corp. and Zetron, Inc. – were met with resounding success. For Mr. Zeutschel, he is pleased that his success can give back to future generations of entrepreneurs. [caption id="attachment_12374" align="alignright" width="450"] The Zeutschel family[/caption] “This [professorship] is truly an honor for me,” Mr. Zeutschel said in his speech at the professorship investiture for Smith. “I have received numerous awards during my life – some smaller, some bigger. This is truly a large reward for me. You [the department and students] make it so easy to spend a few dollars.” A UW education is very important to both Delia and Milt Zeutschel. For Mr. Zeutschel, his time at UW EE shaped his career and offered him the skills to venture into uncharted territory as an entrepreneur. For Mrs. Zeutschel, her time studying at the UW College of Education laid the foundation for her work as a teacher. Through this scholastic lens, the Zeutschels directed a significant portion of the endowment to support the Electrical Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone Program (ENGINE), which enables current and future UW EE students to engage in real-world industry partnerships and gives local companies an opportunity to benefit from the vibrant innovation culture at UW EE. Within the last three years since its inception, ENGINE has seen significant growth. This year, over 50 companies signed up to mentor students, nearly 3 times the number since the 2016-2017 academic year. Within that time, there has been a 100 percent increase in the number of projects available. Over 40 percent of the graduating UW EE class participates in ENGINE. "We are very grateful for the Zeutschels' contributions to UW EE," Poovendran said. "I know there are numerous giving opportunities; we are delighted that they chose UW EE to establish this important gift. This gift will not only be a significant resource to our students; it will also give back to the university as a whole and to the State of Washington." At the end of his speech, Milt looked out into the crowd. “If there are any students here tonight, I simply want to say ‘go for it.’” Although Mr. Zeutschel didn’t clarify exactly what the “it” signified, the feeling of it was palpable – a sense of limitless possibility. 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UW Electrical Engineering doctoral student Vikram Iyer is a co-author on the project. See the full article here. 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The company's signal receiver technology combines hardware advances with software applications to allow users to perform many functions at once via software applications. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s National Security Directorate has become the first customer for the advanced technology. Read more in a press release here. 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