Faculty & Research

New Engineering Faculty 2014

This year UW Engineering has attracted 20 outstanding new faculty members to our departments. We are excited to have these distinguished professors join our community of innovators.

Steven Brunton photoSteven Brunton »

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research focus: Techniques in dimensionality reduction, sparse sensing, and machine learning for data-driven control of complex dynamical systems

David Butman photoDavid Butman »

Departments: Civil & Environmental Eng., Enviro. & Forest Sci.

Research focus: The influence of humans and climate on carbon cycling at the intersection of terrestrial and aquatic systems

Alvin Cheung photoAlvin Cheung »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Co-optimizing data-intensive applications by examining the database and the runtime system and environment together

Yejin Choi photoYejin Choi »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Computational models for human language processing, with a focus on contextual and nonliteral language understanding

Bruce Hinds photoBruce Hinds  »

Department: Materials Science & Engineering

Research focus: Nanostructures and nanoscale fabrication: electronics fabrication at the molecular level and new technologies for nano-lithography

Vincent Holmberg photoVincent Holmberg »

Department: Chemical Engineering

Research focus: The synthesis, application and integration of nanomaterials

Faisal Hossain photoFaisal Hossain »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: Sustainable water resource management

Shuai Huang photoShuai Huang »

Department: Industrial & Systems Engineering

Research focus: Methodologies for modeling, monitoring, diagnosis, and prognosis of complex networked systems

Sreeram Kannan photoSreeram Kannan »

Department: Electrical Engineering

Research focus: Information theory and the fundamentals of information processing and transmission

Edward Kolodziej photoEdward Kolodziej »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: The transport, reactions, and ecological implications of human-derived pollutants in aquatic systems

Jonathan Liu photoJonathan Liu »

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research focus: Developing biomedical optical devices and molecular contrast agents for cancer diagnostics and therapy

David McDonald photoDavid McDonald »

Department: Human Centered Design & Engineering

Research focus: Computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, and social computing

Franziska Roesner photoFranziska Roesner »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Computer security and privacy, with perspectives from both computer system design and human-computer interaction

Thomas RothvossphotoThomas Rothvoss »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering, Mathematics

Research focus: discrete optimization, linear/integer programming, and theoretical computer science

Venkat R. Subramanian photoVenkat R. Subramanian »

Department: Chemical Engineering

Research focus: Cost-effective and energy-efficient electrochemical systems, particularly in batteries, fuel cells, capacitors, and sensors

Emina Torlak photoEmina Torlak »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Developing programming models that use advances in automated reasoning for rapid software design, development, and validation

Anthony Waas photoAnthony Waas »

Department: Aeronautics & Astronautics

Research focus: Developing lighter aerospace and automotive structures to improve manufacturability, damage tolerance, and structural stability and integrity

Xi Wang photoXi Wang »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Securing operating systems and applications; development of static analysis and debugging tools

Richard Wiebe photoRichard Wiebe »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: The experimental and computational nonlinear dynamics of structures

Baosen Zhang photoBaosen Zhang »

Department: Electrical Engineering

Research focus: Power systems and smart grids to optimize, control, and integrate renewable and distributed energy resources