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

UW ECE Assistant Professor June Lukuyu blends technological innovation and social development to engineer sustainable, inclusive, and integrated energy systems and technologies for people in underserved communities around the world.

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Congratulations to the 2024 UW ECE Awards recipients!

The UW ECE Awards recognize exceptional teaching, research, and entrepreneurship efforts in the Department as well as outstanding mentorship, student impact, and collaborative work.

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

UW ECE and BioE Assistant Professor Amy Orsborn 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.

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

UW ECE and Allen School Professor Shwetak Patel was recently inducted into the SIGCHI Academy for his contributions in health, sustainability and interaction research. Patel explores how technology can be incorporated with medicine that utilizes sustainable resources.

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Device restores hand function for some with spinal injury

UW ECE Professor Chet Moritz is leading groundbreaking research enabling some people with paralysis to regain hand strength and function via electrical stimulation to the spine.

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Alvin Wang Graylin from HTC to speak at UW ECE Graduation

We are proud to welcome UW ECE alumnus Alvin Wang Graylin (BSEE ‘93) as honored guest speaker for the 2024 UW ECE Graduation Ceremony. Graylin is the Global VP of Corporate Development for HTC and co-author of a new, visionary book,“Our Next Reality: How the AI-powered Metaverse Will Reshape the World.”

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

UW ECE Associate Professor Sam Burden is part of a multi-institutional research team that examined why legged locomotion is challenging for robots as compared to humans and other animals. The team published their findings in Science Robotics.

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UPWARDS for the Future

The University of Washington is at the forefront of an international effort to innovate the semiconductor industry while building a skilled U.S.-based workforce to design and manufacture chip technology. UW ECE and Physics Professor Mo Li is leading the UW's contribution to this effort.

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

The UW joins a landmark $110 million cross-Pacific effort and will partner with Amazon, NVIDIA and the University of Tsukuba, Japan, to advance artificial intelligence.

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A call for AI data transparency

UW ECE alumnus and Affiliate Professor Jai Jaisimha (Ph.D. ‘96) has co-founded a new nonprofit organization, the Transparency Coalition.ai, which is advocating for transparency and regulation of the data used to train artificial intelligence.

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Leading the charge to enhance power transfer

UW ECE Assistant Professor Jungwon Choi is developing more efficient power circuits to enhance the electric vehicle charging experience.

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Q&A: How to train AI when you don’t have enough data

Sarah McQuate from UW News recently interviewed UW ECE Professor Jenq-Neng Hwang about his research and how his team trains machine learning algorithms for artificial intelligence using limited data sets.

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Bingzhao Li — bringing light and sound into computer chips

2023 Yang Award recipient Bingzhao Li is a postdoctoral research fellow in the UW Laboratory of Photonic Systems, which researches integrated photonic devices, optoelectronic materials and quantum photonics.

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Ultra-flat optics for broadband thermal imaging

Ultra-thin meta-optics have the potential to make imaging systems lighter and thinner than ever. Using a new inverse design framework, a UW ECE-led research team has demonstrated broadband thermal imaging with meta-optics for a wide range of applications.

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UW ECE alumnus Alvin Graylin envisions our next reality

UW ECE alumnus Alvin Graylin (BSEE ‘93) is co-author of a new, visionary book that seeks to answer some of the most pressing questions about how the confluence of artificial intelligence and immersive technologies stands to reshape our world in profound ways.

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