New Engineering Faculty 2012

This year UW Engineering has attracted eleven outstanding new faculty members to our departments. We are excited to have these distinguished professors join our community of innovators.

James  Carothers photoJames Carothers »

Department: Chemical Engineering

Research focus: RNA-based genetic control system design and engineering for synthetic biology applications in chemical synthesis and regenerative medicine

Ali  Farhadi photoAli Farhadi »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, and computer graphics
 

Shyamnath  Gollakota photoShyamnath Gollakota »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Computer networks, particularly wireless networks, networked systems, wireless communications, and network security

Carlos  Guestrin photoCarlos Guestrin »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Parallel algorithms, distributed systems, taming information overload, sensor networks and machine learning
 

Jeffrey  Heer photoJeffrey Heer »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Enhancing our collective ability to analyze and communicate data through the design of interactive visual analysis tools

Irena  Kemelmacher-Shlizerman photoIrena Kemelmacher-Shlizerman »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Computer vision and computer graphics, including tools that capture, model and render a person’s appearance and behavior from large, unstructured photo collections

Michael  Motley photoMichael Motley »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: Advancing the understanding, design and implementation of energy producing and energy efficient structures, specifically those that exploit fluid-structure interactions

Sean  Munson photoSean Munson »

Department: Human Centered Design & Engineering

Research focus: Social software applications for health and wellness, and news aggregators that enhance diversity of available information and opinions

Brandon  Pierquet photoBrandon Pierquet »

Department: Electrical Engineering

Research focus: Design of electronic systems power electronics and their control, smart-grids, photovoltaic systems, electric vehicles, and high-efficiency circuits

Kate  Starbird photoKate Starbird »

Department: Human Centered Design & Engineering

Research focus: Dynamics of massive participation and interaction enabled by new and social media
 

Ben  Taskar photoBen Taskar »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Machine learning, probabilistic graphical models, structured prediction, weakly supervised learning, natural language processing, and computer vision