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Loose Bits: Weekly Highlights Within EE

February 13, 2004


Here is a (slightly late) summary of some of the happenings in EE last week:

1. Prof. Sumit Roy has received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a new project titled "ITR RescueNet: Embedded In-Building Sensor Networks to Assist Disaster Rescue." The project has been funded at a level of $404,687 and will run for four years.

2. Prof. Sumit Roy has also received $77,000 in gift funds from the Intel Corporation, to support the first year of work on "Next Gen Mesh Networks: Phy/MAC Based Optimization." The project is planned to run for three years with a proposed total funding of $237,000.


3. On Thursday, Feb. 12, Prof. Elyse Rosenbaum from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gave our EE Department Colloquium titled "ESD Protection for Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits." The on-demand streaming video of this talk can be found here. We had a great attendance for this seminar which gave a very good introduction into the world of electrostatic discharges (ESD).

4. On Friday, Feb. 13, we had a great turn out for our Rocking Valentine's Day Friday Social. Both the EE and CS&E faculty and students were treated to some nice French style pastries and a keg of beer.

Thanks everyone for showing up and participating!

Enjoy the week!


Robert Bruce Darling, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Acting Chair
University of Washington
Department of Electrical Engineering, Box 352500
Seattle, WA 98195-2500
office phone: 206-616-0959
dept. fax: 206-543-3842