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Faculty receive Ubicomp's 10-Year Impact Award

UW professors, including Electrical Engineering Professors Shwetak Patel and Matt Reynolds, have been recognized at Ubicomp 2017 for the influential paper they wrote in 2007.

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

As a part of the 2017 Lytle Lecture, University of Texas at Austin Professor Robert Heath will explore mmWave communication as an incubator for the rebirth of wireless communications.

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

The engineers demonstrated for the first time that devices that operate at almost zero power can transmit data up to nearly two miles, breaking all previously-established barriers.

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New hire, Brian Johnson, brings expertise in power electronics

This spring, Dr. Johnson will will advance UW EE's research in power and energy systems by introducing new courses and research in power electronics.

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UW Team named finalist in $2.5M Amazon Alexa Prize

The team, made up of UW electrical engineers and computer science engineers, is one of three in the world to make it to the finals. Their challenge is to build a “socialbot” that can have intelligent conversations with Amazon's Alexa.

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UW researchers develop new app to screen for pancreatic cancer

A team of UW researchers, including Professor Shwetak Patel, have developed a new app that uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer and other diseases.

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For Prospective Students

UW EE is proud to be home to a group of incredible students, coming together every day to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Our graduates have gone on to work in high tech, aerospace and biotech industries. In addition, many of our graduates have continued their education, pursuing their master’s and Ph.D. degrees.

Why UW EE?

With over 50 faculty members, UW EE delivers a wide breadth of research expertise and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Our faculty are some of the best minds in their fields, receiving numerous top awards including Department of Defense awards, NSF awards, Microsoft Research awards, NIH grants and Fulbright Scholarships.

We are housed at the number one most innovative public university in the world, and our research consistently exemplifies the University of Washington’s innovative spirit. Our work redefines what is possible and has been featured in numerous scientific and news publications, including Nature, Science, The New York Times, The Economist and Wired, among others.

We are proud to be the 19th best graduate school in the country and will continue to provide our students with the best education for whatever future profession they pursue.

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