July 11, 2024

June Lukuyu — pushing engineering boundaries to improve energy systems in underserved communities

By Wayne Gillam / UW ECE News UW ECE Assistant Professor June Lukuyu was born and raised in a small community outside of Nairobi, Kenya, where both of her parents worked as agricultural research scientists. In school, she excelled in math and physics, and she knew early on that she wanted to pursue a career…

June 27, 2024

Congratulations to the 2024 UW ECE Awards recipients!

Article by UW ECE staff, photos by Ryan Hoover Each year, UW ECE holds an awards ceremony that honors students, faculty, and staff for their exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions to the Department. This year, the annual event was held on Tuesday, May 14, during a luncheon in the ECE building. The luncheon and awards…

June 18, 2024

Amy Orsborn receives NSF CAREER award to study how the brain responds to using neural interfaces

Article by Wayne Gillam / UW ECE News Amy Orsborn, a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering at the UW, was recently named a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, one of the most prestigious awards in the nation for early-career faculty. The award will support…

June 13, 2024

‘The best chance for the biggest impact’: Shwetak Patel inducted into SIGCHI Academy for advancing health, sustainability and interaction research

Adapted from an article by Kristin Osborne | Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering When it comes to the field of human-computer interaction, University of Washington professor Shwetak Patel aims, in his own words, “to think outside the box and challenge existing assumptions.” Patel, who holds the Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed…

June 6, 2024

Device restores hand function for some with spinal injury

Research described in this article builds on earlier work by Chet Moritz, who is a C.J. and Elizabeth Hwang Endowed Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering with joint appointments in rehabilitation medicine, physiology, and biophysics, and Dr. Fatma Inanici, who is a medical doctor and research assistant professor in rehabilitation medicine at the UW. Inanici and Moritz worked…

May 8, 2024

Alvin Wang Graylin from HTC to speak at UW ECE Graduation

The University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is proud to welcome UW ECE alumnus Alvin Wang Graylin (BSEE ‘93) as honored guest speaker for our 2024 Graduation Ceremony. Graylin is the Global VP of Corporate Development for HTC, a world leader in the design and production of virtual reality and augmented reality…

May 2, 2024

Walking, running, and jumping — a new approach to these surprising challenges for robots

By Wayne Gillam / UW ECE News Over the last few years, millions of people have watched videos of robots walking, running, and jumping with breathtaking power, agility, and speed. However, what many people don’t realize is that these videos are carefully choreographed and take place in tightly controlled environments. In the real world, outside…

April 25, 2024

UPWARDS for the Future

April 19, 2024

UW joins $110M cross-Pacific effort to advance artificial intelligence

April 11, 2024

A call for AI data transparency

By Wayne Gillam | UW ECE News Artificial intelligence holds great promise as well as possible peril for society. This rapidly evolving technology stands to accelerate advances in science, engineering, and healthcare as well as improve efficiency and productivity in a vast range of industries. But AI also has serious downsides, which include the potential…

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