Data sciences are fundamentally transforming nearly every area of engineering, science, and society. The University of Washington’s Electrical Engineering faculty are making fundamental contributions to many different areas of data sciences, including machine learning, AI, optimization, information theory, computer vision, and speech and natural language processing. Many of our data sciences faculty hold secondary appointments in applied mathematics, computer science and engineering, bioengineering, and other departments, and are active participants in cross-disciplinary institutes such as UW’s eScience Institute, the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and the Bloedel Hearing Research Center.
Artificial intelligence (AI), mathematical optimization and information theory.
Faculty: Katrin Kirchhoff, Jeffrey A. Bilmes, Les Atlas, Maryam Fazel, Sreeram Kannan, Mari Ostendorf, Ming-Ting Sun, Eli Shlizerman, Jenq-Neng Hwang, Linda Shapiro, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Shwetak Patel
Statistical Signal Processing:
Theory, algorithms, signal processing systems and signal processing applications (i.e. biomedical, geophysical signals and synthetic signals).
Speech and Natural Language Processing:
Speech recognition, natural language understanding, computational linguistics and web-based language techniques.
Computer Vision and Image Processing:
Video analysis, surveillance, object recognition, activity recognition, medical image analysis and video compression
- Graphics and Imaging Lab
- Data-Driven Dynamical Systems
- AI/ML/NLP Lab
- Signal, Speech and Language Interpretation Lab
- Ubicomp (Ubiquitous Computing) Research Lab
- Data Compression Lab
- Design, Test and Reliability Research Laboratory
- Information Processing Lab
- Information Theory Lab
- Interactive System Design Laboratory
- Sreeram Kannan
- Eli Shlizerman
- Shwetak N. Patel
- Ming-Ting Sun
- Linda G. Shapiro
- Eve A. Riskin
- Mari Ostendorf
- Brian A. Nelson
- Katrin Kirchhoff
- Jenq-Neng Hwang
- Hanneneh Hajishirzi
- Maryam Fazel
- Jeffrey A. Bilmes
- Les Atlas
Professor Shwetak Patel Named ACM FellowEndowed Professor Shwetak Patel was named an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow. ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Out of 53 computer scientists from a dozen countries, Patel is one of those selected for recognition.
Professor Eli Shlizerman Receives Award to Unearth Mosquitoes Sensory Attraction to HumansAssistant Professor Eli Shlizerman, along with Associate Professor of Biology Jeff Riffell, receive an AFOSR award to study the mosquito olfactory system. This research will unearth the odor fingerprints of humans to mosquitoes, allowing for the development of bio-inspired detection systems.
Riskin Leads "Redshirt" Consortium to Support Low-Income Students in EngineeringProfessor Eve Riskin heads a consortium of six universities to provide underserved students with the critical tools needed to succeed in engineering.
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