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…


September 11, 2017

An MoU between IITH and the UW build a partnership on cyber physical systems, smart cities

Although the India Institute of Technology – Hyderabad (IITH) and the University  of Washington (UW) are over 7,700 miles away, research interests draw the two institutions closer together. In May, IITH and the UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (UW ECE) joined forces through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), fostering a partnership on Cyber…


September 7, 2017

Professor Sumit Roy receives Best Paper at 2017 WNS3 Workshop

The paper, entitled “Link-to-System Mapping for ns-3 Wi-Fi OFDM Error Models,” was awarded the top paper prize at the annual WNS3 Workshop. The paper investigates Wi-Fi OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) performance over AWGN (additive white Gaussian noise) and fading channels, developing an ns-3 ErrorRateModel based on tables compiled from link simulation results. This research…


September 6, 2017

UW researchers developing a smartphone app to screen for concussion and brain injury

Associate Professor Shwetak Patel and a team from UbiComp Lab are developing PupilScreen, a smartphone app to screen for concussion.


August 31, 2017

UW Team named finalist in $2.5M Amazon Alexa Prize

The team, made up of UW graduate students in electrical engineering and computer science, is one of three in the world to make it to the finals. The inaugural $2.5 million Amazon Alexa Prize is the first of its kind for the company, asking students from around the globe to build a “socialbot” that can…



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