June 23, 2017

Partnership with CMMB launches new center on smart, connected communities

CMMB Vision (CMMB) has awarded the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) a $1.5 million gift to establish a new research center. The CMMB Vision-UW Center on Satellite Multimedia and Connected Vehicles will focus on the development of the next generation of smart cars and ubiquitous connectivity. “We picked a vehicle, because it…


Graduate student Katherine Pratt featured at Smithsonian’s Future Con

Smithsonian’s Future Con was born out of a partnership with Awesome Con, Washington DC’s version of the popular, multi-genre entertainment convention Comic Con. What Future Con achieves is a balance between science and sci-fi, integrating the two to investigate what is possible in science, technology, engineering and space exploration. The convention brings together some of the brightest…


June 22, 2017

EcoCar receives first place for NSF Innovation Award

At the national competition, the UW EcoCar team took first place in the innovation topic paper and presentation for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Award. Students on the first-place team include UW electrical engineering (UW EE) students James Goin, Joanna Mazer, Denis Jivaikin, Ting-Yu (Jacky) Wang, Thaniel Schrimshire and Brandon Noyes and Paul G. Allen School of computer…


June 20, 2017

Professor Hajishirzi awarded Bloomberg grant for data science


June 19, 2017

Two Alums celebrated at COE’s 2017 Diamond Awards

Cherng Jia “CJ” Hwang (Ph.D. ’66) Diamond Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence In the basement of the old University of Washington Electrical Engineering (UW EE) building, Cherng Jia “CJ” Hwang was first introduced to semiconductor lasers. Here he worked with UW EE Professor Lynn Watt as a research assistant. These early days in the lab would…


June 14, 2017

2017 UW EE Capstone Fair

The 2017 UW Electrical Engineering Capstone Fair On May 30, our students showcased their projects to peers, industry professionals and faculty. UW EE capstones are the culmination of a student’s electrical engineering education. Over 30 projects were presented, addressing issues on health, the environment, power and energy and technology. To get a detailed look at the…


June 12, 2017

Professor Rao named Cherng Jia and Elizabeth Yun Hwang Endowed Professor

In the months after their daughter Karen’s car accident and spinal cord injury, Cherng Jia “C.J.” Hwang (Ph.D. ’66) and Elizabeth Yun Hwang (MLIS ’65) sought care that would improve their daughter’s overall quality of life. While doctors encouraged adjustment to the new paralytic condition, the Hwangs believed their daughter Karen’s care should not focus…


Graduate student Rahil Jain featured in Lab on a Chip journal

By: Tommy Merth In addition to establishing his own company and developing smartphone applications, UW EE Ph.D. student Rahil Jain has pioneered new diagnostic technologies during his graduate studies. One of his recent publications, titled, “Frequency tuning allows flow direction control in microfluidic networks with passive features,” was featured on the front cover of the Lab on a…


June 11, 2017

Graduate student team wins best poster award at IEEE conference

By: Tommy Merth At the 11th annual IEEE International Conference on RFID (IEEE RFID), four graduate students in Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Matt Reynolds’ Lab were honored with the 2017 Best Poster Award. The team, composed of Jose Tomas Arenas, James Rosenthal, Eleftherios Kampianakis and Apoorva Sharma, investigates wireless neural recording…


June 9, 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017

Graduation 2017 Award Winners Outstanding Faculty Award Professor Les Atlas received the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award. Outstanding Staff Award UW EE webmaster Travis Saling received the 2017 Outstanding Staff Award. Outstanding Undergraduate Award Jaclyn Wilson received the Outstanding Undergraduate Award. Outstanding Professional Student Award LaDonna Handugan received the Outstanding Professional Student Award. Yang Research Award Tong Zhang…



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