Faculty & Research

New Engineering Faculty Members 2008

In 2008, UW Engineering attracted twelve outstanding new faculty members to our departments. We are excited to have these distinguished professors join our community of innovators.

NAMEMichael D. Ernst »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Making software more reliable, more secure, and easier to produce

Maryam FazelMaryam Fazel »

Department: Electrical Engineering

Research focus: Systems biology optimization, systems and control theory, with applications to engineering and biological systems

Julie KientzJulie Kientz »

Department: Human Centered Design & Engineering (formerly Technical Communication)

Research focus: Human-Computer Interaction, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Ubiquitous Computing, Assistive Technology, Computing & Health

Sarah Kriz »

Department: Human Centered Design & Engineering (formerly Technical Communication)

Research focus: Cognition and communication, including visual and spatial communication, the role of gesture in communication and the effects of animation on learning

Charlotte LeeCharlotte P. Lee »

Department: Human Centered Design & Engineering (formerly Technical Communication)

Research focus: Application of ethnographic studies and qualitative research to understanding cyber infrastructure and cooperative work

Shwetak N. PatelShwetak N. Patel »

Departments: Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Research focus: Development of easy-to-deploy sensing technologies for location and activity recognition applications

Marco RolandiMarco Rolandi »

Department: Material Science & Engineering

Research focus: Reliable fabrication of novel materials for the investigation of nanoscale phenomena

Jacques “Chris” RudellJacques “Chris” Rudell »

Department: Electrical Engineering

Research focus: RF transceiver circuits and systems in advanced CMOS processes

Georg SeeligGeorg Seelig »

Departments: Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Research focus: Synthetic and quantitative biology, DNA nanotechnology, RNA-based mechanisms for gene regulation, and molecular circuits

Amy ShenAmy Shen »

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research focus: Complex fluids processing to create morphologies and structures that can find application in the nanotechnology, biotechnology microelectronics, and energy related materials

Emanuel TodorovEmanuel Todorov »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Intelligent control in biological and artificial systems

Junlan WangJunlan Wang »

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research focus: Mechanics of complex material systems