October 16, 2017

Baosen Zhang appointed as Keith and Nancy Rattie Endowed Career Development Professor

Over 40 years ago, Keith Rattie (BSEE ’76) received a phone call that would change his life. In August 1975, Rattie was entering his senior year in the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE). UW EE chair at the time, Dr. Daniel Dow, shared the news with Rattie that Standard Oil of…


October 10, 2017

Professor Kirschen discusses renewable energy for Puerto Rico on NPR’s Marketplace

Although it has been a little over two weeks since Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, 90 percent of the island is still without power. Sustainability advocates see an opportunity; the island is primed for the rebirth of renewable energy. The power grid can be reset and rebuilt around these renewables. However, as experts note,…


October 4, 2017

CMMB Vision honored at 2017 UW Recognition Gala

CMMB Vision (CMMB) was honored on September 8 at the 2017 UW Recognition Gala for their partnership with the UW Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) and support in establishing the CMMB Vision-UW EE Center on Satellite Multimedia and Connected Vehicles. This past spring, CMMB awarded UW EE a $1.5 million gift to build the new research…


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

Dr. Zurk will be the next Executive Director of the APL-UW and a professor within the Department of Electrical Engineering. This appointment further fosters strong collaborative ties between the APL-UW and UW EE.


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

The new Molecular Engineering Materials Center supports excellence in research, education and training in materials science. UW EE Professors Kai-Me Fu and Scott Dunham were a part of the core faculty that led the efforts to secure and establish the new national center.


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…



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