April 27, 2017

Alum George Huang to be UW EE’s 2017 Graduation Speaker

Dr. George Huang (Ph.D. ’73), CEO and Chairman of FutureDial, will be the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering’s (UW EE) 2017 graduation speaker at the June 7th ceremony. For Dr. Huang, being a top industry leader involves demonstrating significant societal impact. Over the years, he witnessed numerous successful business accomplishments. Particularly, his impact…

April 26, 2017

Startup WiBotic Raises $2.5M to Charge Drones and Robots Wirelessly

WiBotic, the technology company developing wirelessly-powered drones and robotic devices, has secured $2.5 million. This new funding round will bring the company to a total of $3.25 million in funding. This support will enhance product development and boost sales and marketing. The company was founded by WiBotic CEO and UW Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) alum…

April 25, 2017

UW Security Researchers Show that Google’s AI Tool for Image Analysis Cannot Cope with Noise

University of Washington researchers have shown that Google’s new tool that uses machine learning to automatically analyze images can be defeated by adding noise. Google recently released its Cloud Vision API to help developers to build applications that can quickly recognize objects, detect faces and identify and read texts contained within images. For any input…

April 24, 2017

Graduate Student Tanner Fiez Receives Prestigious NDSEG Fellowship

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) is a special scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense. It offers a three-year stipend to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. UW EE Ph.D. student Tanner Fiez received the fellowship for his work in computer…

April 19, 2017

UW Alums Milton and Delia Zeutschel Endow Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone Program

The UW Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) strengthened its legacy as an entrepreneurial hub with a generous gift from UW EE alum Milton “Milt” Zeutschel (BSEE ’60) and UW College of Education alum Delia Zeutschel (BA ’58). The initial endowment supports the growth of the department’s Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone program (ENGINE), enabling current and…

April 17, 2017

The 2017 Electrical Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone Fair

The Electrical Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone (ENGINE) program, which was rolled out in Spring 2016, offers students the mentorship of engineering professionals. Students work on industry-sponsored projects, developing their skills in innovation, systems engineering, project management and project development. Since its introductory year, the ENGINE program has already seen significant growth from interested students and local companies….

April 10, 2017

Graduate and Undergraduate Students Receive Second Place at EIC Competition for Environmental Innovation

Each year, over 15 billion batteries are discarded into landfills. Batteries contain many hazardous materials like nickel, cadmium, and cobalt and corrosive acids that eventually leach into the environment and contaminate the air, water and land. It takes around 100 years for a battery to decompose. However, even after decomposition, the chemicals within the battery…

April 5, 2017

Graduate Students Mayoore Jaiswal and Kevin Lybarger Named Husky 100

By: Tommy Merth Graduate students Mayoore Jaiswal and Kevin Lybarger have been named two of the 2017 Husky 100, a distinction given to the one hundred most impactful UW students of the academic year. Recipients must display passion and leadership in their respective fields, while promoting a more inclusive community. UW EE had the opportunity to…

April 3, 2017

UW Security Researchers Show that Google’s AI Tool for Video Searches Can Be Easily Deceived

Security researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have shown that Google’s new AI tool for videos can be easily tricked by quick video editing. The tool, which uses machine learning to automatically analyze and label video content, can be deceived by inserting a photograph periodically and at a very low rate into videos. After the researchers inserted…

March 29, 2017

Professor Eve Riskin Talks Women and STEM at Starbucks Seminar

Associate Dean of Diversity and Access and Professor Eve Riskin was a featured speaker at last month’s “Advancing Women in STEM” seminar at Starbucks. The seminar, which addressed challenges and solutions for Women in STEM studies (science, technology, engineering and math), was held at Starbucks’ headquarters. The event was hosted by the Starbucks Women’s Development Network (WDN). “I really appreciate Starbucks’…

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