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Loose Bits - November 2010

Here is the department’s online news briefs, Loose Bits, which highlights all the positive achievements and activities happening around the UW EE community. If you have any news items you would like to share, please continue to send your information to:

Awards & Honors:
Many of our community members have received recognition for their exceptional efforts in research and education. You can click on the links below to learn more information about the award and recipient. Congratulations to these faculty, students and alumni!

Assistant Professor Shwetak Patel won TechFlash’s Newsmaker of the Year award. Fellow nominees included Paul Allen, Steve Ballmer, Jeff Bezos, Ben Huh, and Andy Sack.

Professors Karl Böhringer and Jim Ritcey were name 2011 IEEE Fellows.  

Alumnus Patrick Loughlin was also named an IEEE Fellow for 2011. Loughlin received his PhD in 1992 and was advised by Professor Les Atlas.

Adjunct Professor Gaetano Borriello has also been named a 2011 IEEE Fellow.

Professor Vikram Jandhyala was named an Inaugural Entrepreneurial Fellow. Candidates for this honor were nominated by department chairs and C4C technology managers.

UWEE In the News:
The research and service activities in our department have gained public interest through media coverage. Below is a selection of press items that features our faculty and students. You can click on the link to read the article.

Professor Eric Klavins
Professor Howard Chizeck in UW Today
Professors Karl Böhringer, Jim Ritcey and Gaetano Borriello in UW Today
Assistant Professor Shwetak Patel in TechFlash
Affiliate Professor Josh Smith in The New York Times
Affiliate Professor Josh Smith in Popular Mechanics
Graduate Student Ahlmahz Negash in UW Today
Associate Professor Eric Klavins in The Seattle Times
Associate Professor Eric Klavins in UW Today
Associate Professor Eric Klavins
in UW Today
Associate Professor Maya Gupta in

Department News:
Most of the latest news and events items can be found on our EE website: Here are some additional departmental items that have occurred over the last month.

The Fall 2010 Issue of The Integrator is online
EE’s semi-annual newsletter for alumni and friends (The Integrator) is now online with hard copies of the issue now available. This issue has some great articles about student awards and achievements as well as a few sound bites on interesting research projects that have recently been in the media.

New Grant Awards
Our faculty members continue to be successful at bringing in research funding for the department. Here are the new awards that have come in over the last couple of months:

PI: Scott Dunham
Sponsor: Semiconductor Research Corporation
Title: Comprehensive Wafer Stress Modeling for Analog Device Fabrication

PI: Lih Lin
Sponsor: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Title: Analyzing heterogeneity of oncogenic pathway activation in ovarian cancer using a novel, high-throughput plasmonic tweezers array approach

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