A smartphone offers more than access to email and Facebook: It has the power to detect disease and save lives. UW UbiComp researchers are developing mobile technologies to transform health care in even the poorest regions of the globe.
UW and Microsoft researchers have developed one of the first complete systems to store digital data in DNA — allowing one to store data that today would fill a Walmart supercenter in a space the size of a sugar cube.
A UW-led research team won a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant from the Department of Defense to better model and mount defenses against computer hacking attacks known as “advanced persistent threats.”
To address the pressing need for better air quality, a UW-led research team was awarded a $10 million grant by the EPA. The grant will fund the creation of the Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions.
Electrical engineering students Charles Delahunt and Mayoore Jaiswal are applying their skills in computer vision and machine learning to fight malaria. They have developed a low-cost, portable diagnostic device called Autoscope.
Civil and environmental engineering alumnus Marc Edwards was named one of the world’s most 100 influential people by Time Magazine for his work to uncover lead poisoning during the Flint, MI water crisis.
When Mike Francis graduated from the UW with a degree in industrial & systems engineering, he embarked on two seemingly unrelated paths: one, as an industrial engineer, and the other as a home brewing hobbyist.