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Quantum Leap - in quantum computing, UW scientists see the building blocks of the next technological revolution

Associate Professor Kai-Mei Fu featured in UW Magazine on exciting quantum computing collaborations in the Pacific Northwest.

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New system that uses smartphone or computer cameras to measure pulse, respiration rate could help future personalized telehealth appointments

A UW-led team has developed a method that uses the camera on a person’s smartphone or computer to take their pulse and breathing rate from a real-time video of their face.

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Determination and hard work drive a non-traditional student toward success

Cody Brereton, a UW ECE undergraduate student in his senior year, started college later in life, but despite facing many daunting challenges that often cause non-traditional students to drop out of school, he persevered, engineering his own pathway to academic success.

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UW startup Sensol Systems is redefining the crosswalk industry

With the help of UW ECE undergrads Milo Martin and Yuhang Li, Sensol Systems is developing a modular crosswalk that illuminates a pedestrian’s exact location from below to increase visibility and save lives.

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A larger, clearer window into the brain

UW ECE assistant professor Azadeh Yazdan is co-leading a multi-institutional research team developing a device capable of seeing into and accessing the brain like never before. This work holds the promise of opening a doorway to better treatments for a wide range of neurological diseases and disorders.

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Professor Visvesh Sathe receives Intel Outstanding Researcher Award

UW ECE associate professor Visvesh Sathe was recently recognized with an Intel 2020 Outstanding Researcher Award for his project focused on developing a more energy-efficient computer architecture.

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Professor Mari Ostendorf elected to National Academy of Engineering

Recognized as one of the highest professional distinctions in engineering, Ostendorf has been elected to the NAE for “contributions to statistical and prosodic models for speech and natural language processing and for advances in conversational dialogue systems.”

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‘Audeo’ teaches artificial intelligence to play the piano

A UW ECE team led by assistant professor Eli Shlizerman has created Audeo, a system that can generate music using only visual cues of someone playing the piano.

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Looking ahead to give back

Booga Gilbertson (BSEE ‘85) is realizing her goal of supporting UW ECE undergraduate students by establishing the “You Rock” Endowed Scholarship in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

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Pioneering Safety: UW ECE alum Chung-Kwang “C-K.” Chou receives IEEE Standards Association Lifetime Achievement Award

The award recognizes Dr. Chou’s nearly 50-year-long career devoted to researching electromagnetic energy exposure and his advocacy for the development and adoption of related IEEE safety standards.

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A new kind of lens for tiny cameras

A UW ECE research team is developing a new type of lens that could help improve optical components anywhere there is a need for a tiny camera in a small space.

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Professor Denise Wilson receives IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Engineering Educator award

The award recognizes Wilson as an outstanding educator, facilitator and mentor, and it notes her excellence in adaptation and resilience to a broad range of learning environments, including remote learning.

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Using smartphone technology to build an inclusive and more equitable society in Myanmar

Pwint Htun (BSEE ‘97) is leveraging digital technology and using problem-solving skills she gained at UW ECE to assist the rural population in her native country.

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New treatment allows some people with spinal cord injury to regain hand and arm function

UW ECE associate professor Chet Moritz and senior postdoctoral researcher Dr. Fatma Inanici have developed a new way to non-invasively, electrically stimulate spinal cord nerves in people with cervical spinal cord injury, resulting in dramatic functional gains.

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Accelerating AI computing to the speed of light

A UW ECE research team led by associate professor Mo Li has developed an optical computing system that could contribute toward speeding up AI and machine learning while reducing associated energy and environmental costs.

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