Biosystems research in UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering is a highly collaborative endeavor. Our faculty focus on four areas of Biosystems research: synthetic & systems biology, neural engineering, biomedical devices, and mobile health. Many of our faculty hold secondary appointments and work closely with collaborators from other departments including Bioengineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Biology, Genome Sciences, Applied Mathematics, and the UW Medical Center. Our Biosystems faculty work with many cross-disciplinary institutes such as the eScience Institute, the NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, the Institute for Protein Design, the Bloedel Hearing Research Center and the University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering.
Biotechnology, macromolecular engineering tools, advanced materials, genetic engineering, computer aided design, laboratory automation, DNA/RNA sequence assembly, information theory and machine learning for genomics applications.
Neural Control, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neural Security, Device control, spinal cord rehabilitation, neural signaling, neuromechanics and computational neuroscience.
Design of biomedical devices including research and clinical neural interfaces, diagnostic devices, wearable sensors, and embedded processing and wireless communication links for biomedical devices.
Development of new health monitoring, diagnostics, and health management applications and tools using emerging mobile devices and sensors. Research in this area applies advances in imaging, app development, physiological modeling, statistical algorithms, and machine learning. This work has implications for home health monitoring and low-resource environments.
- AMP Lab
- Data-Driven Dynamical Systems
- Seelig lab for synthetic biology
- Sensor Systems Lab
- Ubicomp (Ubiquitous Computing) Research Lab
- Visvesh Sathe's research group
- Klavins Lab
- BioRobotics Laboratory
- Information Theory Lab
- Interactive System Design Laboratory
- Visvesh Sathe
- Georg Seelig
- Jacques Christophe Rudell
- Eli Shlizerman
- Shwetak N. Patel
- Matt Reynolds
- Joshua R. Smith
- Babak Parviz
- Linda G. Shapiro
- Eric Klavins
- Blake Hannaford
- Howard Jay Chizeck
- Samuel Burden
- Jeffrey A. Bilmes
- Les Atlas
UW researchers build largest circuits to date in living eukaryotic cellsThe research, led by Professor Eric Klavins, was published on May 25 in Nature Communications.
Professor Shwetak Patel Delivers NSF CISE Distinguished Lecture on Health Mobile AppsIn the lecture, Patel introduced his groundbreaking research in smartphone health monitoring.
Professor Shwetak Patel Named ACM FellowEndowed Professor Shwetak Patel was named an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow. ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Out of 53 computer scientists from a dozen countries, Patel is one of those selected for recognition.
Professor Eli Shlizerman Receives Award to Unearth Mosquitoes Sensory Attraction to HumansAssistant Professor Eli Shlizerman, along with Associate Professor of Biology Jeff Riffell, receive an AFOSR award to study the mosquito olfactory system. This research will unearth the odor fingerprints of humans to mosquitoes, allowing for the development of bio-inspired detection systems.
Smart Contacts and Credit Cards that 'Talk' Wi-FiEE Associate Professor Josh Smith and EE doctoral students, Bryce Kellogg and Vikram Iyer, develop "interscatter communication, communicating between smart devices.
- Remote switching of cellular activity and cell signaling using light in conjunction with quantum dots
- Fluorescent porous silicon biological probes with high quantum efficiency and stability
- Photonic Crystal Optical Tweezers with High Efficiency for Live Biological Samples and Viability Characterization
- Head Reconstruction from Internet Photos
- Quantifying Nasal Symmetry and Nasal Normalcy Before and After Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair