Wed, 06/12/2019 | UW NewsBehind the magic: Making moving photos a reality
The Photo Wake-Up algorithm, developed by computer scientists at the University of Washington, can take a person from a 2D photo or a work of art and make them run, walk or jump out of the frame. The system also allows users to view the animation in three dimensions using augmented reality tools.
Thu, 06/06/2019 | UW Electrical & Computer EngineeringECE students create robot to help farmers for ENGINE program
An ECE student team built an unmanned vehicle to inspect crops.
Thu, 06/06/2019 | College of EngineeringRemembering Dean Emeritus Ray Bowen
We honor the life and leadership of J. Ray Bowen, who served as the dean of engineering for 15 years from 1981 to 1996.
Fri, 05/24/2019 | UW NewsOrigami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft
A&A researchers have developed a novel solution, inspired by origami, to help reduce impact forces on spacecraft.
Mon, 05/20/2019 | UW NewsScientists use molecular tethers and chemical ‘light sabers’ to construct platforms for tissue engineering
In a paper published May 20 in the journal Nature Materials, a team of UW researchers unveiled a strategy for more efficient, precise tissue engineering, which could have broad implications in medicine.
Wed, 05/15/2019 | UW NewsFirst smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children
Ear infections are difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are vague. UW researchers have created a way to detect them by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Fri, 05/03/2019 | UW NewsResearchers take a bottom-up approach to synthesizing microscopic diamonds for bioimaging, quantum computing
MSE professor Peter Pauzauskie and a team of researchers have published a paper in Science Advances on nanodiamonds. Their research indicates the potential for advances in medical research, computation and beyond.
Thu, 05/02/2019 | College of EngineeringKristi Morgansen appointed department chair
Professor Kristi Morgansen has accepted the position of Chair of the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department. Says College of Engineering Dean Mike Bragg, "Her experience and dedication to the mission and excellence of A&A will serve the department and college well."
Tue, 04/30/2019 | College of EngineeringDean Bragg announces 2019 Dean's Medalists
Dean Michael Bragg has announced the recipients of the 2019 Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence: Thanika Painruttanasukho (Industrial Systems & Engineering ) and Alexander Ratcliff (Civil & Environmental Engineering). Selection criteria include grades, rigor and distribution of courses, research experience, extracurricular activities, and leadership. Medals will be presented at the College of Engineering Awards Ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 23. Read more about the honorees on the Dean's Medal page.
Mon, 04/29/2019 | UW NewsPatterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit
Researchers at the University of Washington conducted in-depth interviews to learn why we compulsively check our phones. They found a series of triggers, common across age groups, that start and end habitual smartphone use. The team also explored user-generated solutions to end undesirable phone use. The results will be presented May 7 at the 2019 ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mon, 04/29/2019 | College of EngineeringPeer-to-peer education
Through the College’s new Engineering Peer Educator program, experienced undergraduates help first-year undeclared students transition into the UW Engineering community.
Thu, 04/18/2019 | UW NewsProject Sidewalk helps users map accessibility around Seattle, other cities
Computer Science & Engineering researchers have led the development of Project Sidewalk, an online crowdsourcing game that lets anyone with an internet connection use Google Street View to virtually explore neighborhoods and label curb ramps, missing or rough sidewalks, obstacles and more.
Mon, 04/15/2019 | UW NewsSynthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers show
In a paper to be published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Daggett and co-authors announce that they’ve developed synthetic peptides that can target and inhibit the small, toxic protein aggregates that are thought to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Their synthetic peptides, which are designed to fold into a structure known as an alpha sheet, can block aggregation of amyloid beta, a brain protein, at its earliest and most toxic stages – as shown by experiments in human neural cell cultures, in mice and the common laboratory worm Caenorhabditis elegans. The results indicate that synthetic alpha sheets could form the basis of therapeutics to clear these small, toxic aggregates in people.
Wed, 04/10/2019 | Clean Energy InstituteLilo Pozzo Recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Clean Energy Education
Lilo Pozzo, the Weyerhaeuser Endowed Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, was recognized by the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E) for outstanding leadership in education. Pozzo was one of eight honorees at C3E’s annual Women in Clean Energy Symposium.
Mon, 04/08/2019 | UW NewsWater disinfection can help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, but what about their genes?
A team of UW civil and environmental engineering researchers tested how well current water and wastewater disinfection methods affect antibiotic resistance genes in bacterial DNA. While these methods work well to deter bacterial growth, they had varied success in either degrading or deactivating a representative antibiotic resistance gene.
Thu, 04/04/2019 | UW Foster BlogStudents Impress at 2019 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge
Mechanical Engineering's MOtiF Materials team won the grand prize at the 2019 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC). ElectroSolar Oxygen (Chemical Engineering, Business) took home the Clean Energy Prize, while AeroSpec (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Chemistry) and NanoPrint (Business, Bioresource Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) won the Judges Also Really Liked (JARL) award.
Wed, 04/03/2019 | UW NewsUW virtuoso of mobile sensing technology receives ACM Prize in Computing
Shwetak Patel, professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded the 2018 ACM Prize in Computing. He has created a system for monitoring energy and health that is affordable and accurate enough for widespread use.
Wed, 04/03/2019 | The Wall Street JournalHow many fish are there in the sea? AI can find the answer
ECE professor Jenq-Neng Hwang is using cameras, satellite imagery and computers to better understand the health of global fish stocks, as well as prevent illegal fishing (Note: This story may be behind a paywall).
Wed, 03/27/2019 | GeekWireUW students rely on input from professor’s son to create prototype for app that eases panic attacks
Bioengineering and electrical engineering seniors developed an app to help people who experience panic attacks.
Thu, 03/21/2019 | UW NewsUW, Microsoft, PNNL establish new Northwest Quantum Nexus for a quantum revolution in science, technology
The University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Microsoft Quantum announced this week that they have joined forces to bring about a revolution in quantum research and technology. The new Northwest Quantum Nexus aims to develop a quantum-fluent workforce and economy in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and Canada.
Thu, 03/21/2019 | UW NewsWith a 'hello,' Microsoft and UW demonstrate first fully automated DNA data storage
UW and Microsoft researchers have demonstrated the first fully automated system to store data in manufactured DNA, a key step in moving the technology out of the research lab and into commercial data centers. DNA offers a promising solution for storing the exploding amount of data the world generates each day.
Fri, 03/15/2019 | UW Foster BlogStudent Finalists Revealed for 2019 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge
Twenty-one student teams will present their approaches to solving environmental problems at the competition finals hosted by the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. Engineering students are involved in an overwhelming majority of teams. Read about the finalist teams that will compete on April 3.
Wed, 03/13/2019Mourning the loss of Vikram Jandhyala
Vikram Jandhyala, UW vice president for innovation strategy and Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member, was an innovator in every sense of the word.
Tue, 03/12/2019 | UW NewsNew method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors
Department of Mechanical Engineering researchers are part of a team that has created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted to a hospital.
Tue, 03/12/2019 | UW NewsEight postdoctoral researchers at the University of Washington receive awards from the Washington Research Foundation
Congratulations to Samuel Bryson, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Jue Wang, a postdoctoral researcher in both the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine for being named Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows.