October 3, 2017

UW EE hosts the 10th Annual Dean W. Lytle Lecture

The 10th Annual Dean W. Lytle Lecture On October 2, the UW Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) hosted its 10th Annual Dean W. Lytle Lecture. Professor Robert Heath, the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, presented his talk entitled…


September 29, 2017

New CMMB-UW EE Center on Satellite Multimedia and Connected Vehicles launches

The CMMB Vision-UW EE Center on Satellite Multimedia and Connected Vehicles was created to foster the research to advance satellite networking, multimedia, smart connected vehicles and artificial intelligence/machine learning technologies. CMMB Vision (CMMB) awarded the UW Dept. of Electrical Engineering a $1.5 million gift to build the new research center. The partnership forges cutting-edge solutions…


September 28, 2017

Dr. Lisa Zurk to join UW EE as a full professor, the Applied Physics Laboratory as Executive Director


September 27, 2017

Welcome, students!

We’re happy you’re here! Whether you are returning to UW EE for another year or are new to these innovative halls, we are so excited to have you with us. Below are a few resources for you as you continue or begin your UW EE journey. Student Clubs and Organizations Opportunities are boundless at the UW….


September 25, 2017

New $15.6M NSF-funded center founded at the UW


September 22, 2017

UW and China’s Tsinghua University launch groundbreaking Global Innovation Exchange

The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is the first of its kind, marking the first time a Chinese research university has built a physical presence in the United States. The University of Washington and Tsinghua University joined forces to establish the graduate institute in Bellevue, Washington. The space, which was funded through a $40 million donation…


September 18, 2017

Faculty receive Ubicomp’s 10-Year Impact Award

UW professors have been awarded the 10-Year Impact Award at Ubicomp 2017 for their paper “At the Flick of a Switch: Detecting and Classifying Unique Electrical Events on the Residential Power Line.” UW faculty include Electrical Engineering and Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering Professors Shwetak Patel and Matt Reynolds and Human Centered Design…


September 15, 2017

Wireless communications expert Robert Heath leads this year’s Dean W. Lytle Lecture

Wedged between microwave and infrared waves on the spectrum are millimeter waves (mmWaves). These tiny wavelengths are about the size of a pencil point. However, mmWaves are packed with high bandwidth channels, leading to limitless opportunities for high-speed broadband applications. For several years, researchers have discussed the possibility of using mmWave to usher in a…


September 13, 2017

Researchers achieve groundbreaking communication of low-power devices over long distances


September 12, 2017

New hire, Brian Johnson, brings expertise in power electronics

This spring, Dr. Brian Johnson will advance the UW Department of Electrical Engineering’s (UW EE) research in power and energy systems by introducing new courses and research in power electronics. Dr. Johnson currently works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Power Systems Engineering Center. His research at NREL focuses on bridging advances in contemporary…



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