August 24, 2017

Professors Fazel and Kakade co-lead NSF TRIPODS Award to advance state of the art in data science

UW Electrical Engineering (UW EE) Professor Maryam Fazel and Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering Professor Sham Kakade are co-directors on a three-year $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) program to develop new algorithmic tools that will advance the state of the art in…

August 21, 2017

Leading-edge research accelerates scalable clean energy innovations

August 16, 2017

Quantum Internet will connect the world in 13 years

August 9, 2017

UW EE-based team wins AI City Challenge

A team of graduate students and researchers, led by UW Electrical Engineering (UW EE) Professor Jenq-Neng Hwang won the Track 2 challenge in the IEEE Smart World NVIDIA AI City Challenge. Estimations assert that there will be 1 billion cameras on the road by 2020. These cameras present a significant opportunity for transportation; their data can offer actionable…

August 8, 2017

Alum Vamsi Talla receives the ACM SIGCOMM dissertation award

Vamsi Talla (Ph.D. ’16) was awarded the ACM SIGCOMM 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award for his Ph.D. thesis in Computer Networking and Data Communication. His thesis, entitled “Power, Communication and Sensing Solutions for Energy Constrained Platforms,” introduces new techniques to build low-power sensors and devices that consume no energy beyond what is already in the air. In the…

July 24, 2017

Researchers construct computational circuit boards with DNA

Spatial organization as a tool for the spread of materials and information is a well-practiced concept. In Mesopotamia, it was used to coax water through a matrix of small channels to water crops. More recently, it has been used to operate semiconductor circuitry. In nature, spatial organization is used by living cells to control the…

July 21, 2017

Professor Kannan receives NSF grant to improve groundbreaking nanopore sequencing of DNA

UW electrical engineering Assistant Professor Sreeram Kannan leads a $1.2 million collaborative National Science Foundation (NSF) Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) Grant. The research aims to design new algorithms for sequencing DNA using nanopore readers. Fast and inexpensive DNA sequencing technology is beginning to impact society through applications ranging from personalized medicine to the understanding…

July 19, 2017

8 faculty named 2017 Amazon Catalyst Fellows

UW EE Professors Les Atlas, Karl Böhringer, Howard Chizeck, Blake Hannaford, Eric Klavins, Arka Majumdar, Shwetak Patel and Joshua Smith were awarded the 2017 Amazon Catalyst Fellowship.  In a partnership with the University of Washington, Amazon Catalyst supports bold solutions to world problems. The program provides funding, mentorship and community to the innovative projects. Congratulations to…

July 14, 2017

UW EE leads NIST PSCR grant for next-generation broadband

The University of Washington (UW) is one of 19 universities awarded the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) grant to develop performance analysis tools for the proposed next-generation broadband LTE based FirstNet (for emergency/first responders). The grant is part of the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) appropriations. Congress has allocated FirstNet…

July 13, 2017

Alum Tong Zhang awarded the 2017 Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering

Tong Zhang (Ph.D. ’17) received the highly competitive University of Washington (UW) 2017 Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering for his UW electrical engineering doctoral thesis. The thesis, entitled “Integrated Wideband Self-interference Cancellation Techniques for FDD and Full-duplex Wireless Communication,” was the top dissertation in the Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering…

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