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Payman Arabshahi headshot

Wed, 07/19/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Center for Soil Technologies

Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Professor Payman Arabshahi has been named the UW lead for the NSF’s new Center for Soil Technologies (SoilTech).

“Although not the community in which I normally publish my research, I am truly honored and amazed that my work has been recognized by leaders in computational mathematics.” Shayan Oveis Gharan in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.

Tue, 07/18/2023 | Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Shayan Oveis Gharan on counting without counting, his drive to solve TSP and cooking up methods from scratch

Take a generous helping of mathematical brilliance, cover it in copious amounts of curiosity about the most vexing problems underpinning computer science, add a generous dash of humility, and what do you get? 

Robotic grasper holding an Amazon mailer

Mon, 07/17/2023 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Robotics for manufacturing

Mechanical engineering researchers explore how robotics and AI can help improve manufacturing workers’ safety, standardize processes and more.

Photos of three WE Rise alumni

Mon, 07/17/2023 | College of Engineering

Women engineers rise

Three alums reflect on the impact that the College of Engineering’s WE Rise program has had on their work as engineers. 

Open field where a small rocket is being launched

Thu, 07/13/2023 | UW Materials Science and Engineering

Rocketing to success

A materials-heavy challenge leads the UW chapter of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society to a grand prize win at this year's First Nations Launch.

Artistic depiction shows electron fractionalization — in which strongly interacting charges can “fractionalize” into three parts — in the fractional quantum anomalous Hall phase.

Mon, 07/10/2023 | UW News

Advancements in quantum computing

Researchers make a quantum computing leap with a magnetic twist.

Three people holding Emmy awards and celebrating.

Wed, 07/05/2023 | UW News

UW ‘Brainworks’ wins Northwest Emmy Award

Eric Chudler, bioengineering faculty member and executive director of the UW Center for Neurotechnology, and Cara Podenski, managing executive producer for UW Video, produced the episode.

quantum emitters illustration

Wed, 07/05/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

The 'breath' between atoms

A UW research team has found a way to leverage the “breathing,” or mechanical vibration, between two layers of atoms, engineering a new building block for quantum technologies.

Jay Cunningham stands outside smiling at the camera

Wed, 07/05/2023 | UW Human Centered Design & Engineering

Jay Cunningham named Student Regent

The human centered design and engineering PhD student has been appointed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee to serve as Student Regent on the UW Board of Regents.

Professors Su-In Lee and Sara Mostafavi

Tue, 06/27/2023

Professors Su-In Lee and Sara Mostafavi awarded CZI Data Insights grants

Professors Su-In Lee and Sara Mostafavi of the Allen School’s Computational Biology group are working on new solutions to advance explainable AI for biomedical research, supported by two competitive grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s (CZI) Data Insights program.

A researcher holds a phone to a patient's forehead.

Tue, 06/27/2023 | UW News

Transforming smartphones into thermometers

A team led by UW researchers has created an app—FeverPhone—that transforms smartphones into thermometers without adding new hardware.

Outline map of the United States with stars and dots on various locations indicating the presence of lead organizations or organizations with subawards under the National AI Research Institutes program, accompanied by the NSF logo.

Thu, 06/22/2023 | Allen School News

National AI Research Institutes

Allen School faculty Simon Du and Sewoong Oh will advance AI for responding to threats both natural and human-made as part of two new NSF-led National AI Research Institutes.

UW logo

Wed, 06/21/2023 | UW Medicine

Students, experts collaborate over kidney stones in space

Seven Florida high school students with accomplished science résumés visited Seattle recently to learn from researchers at UW Medicine and the University of Washington. The relationship between the two groups dates back to 2019, when the students, who were middle schoolers at the time, joined a club dedicated to robotics

Male student playing viola

Tue, 06/20/2023 | University of Washington

String theory

The synergy of math and music powers the UW Symphony. Watch a video, which features engineering and computer science students.

Four Polaroid photos of students smiling at the camera during the engineering formals, set against a purple and yellow ripped paper background

Tue, 06/20/2023

A formal education

Across the College of Engineering, dances grow in popularity and number post-COVID.

Sara Mouradian portrait

Thu, 06/15/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Quantum tech for real-world applications

Sara Mouradian, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is building quantum technologies for computing, communication and sensing.

scientists working in a lab

Tue, 06/13/2023 | UW News

Washington's clean energy future

Work happening at the UW’s Washington Clean Energy Testbeds is helping to position the university as the epicenter of Washington state's clean energy revolution.

Student wearing protective gear while holding iPad. Overlaid text: "Proud to be a partner of the Northwestern University Semiconductor Network"

Mon, 06/12/2023 | Micron

UW College of Engineering joins Northwest University Semiconductor Network

The network, established by Micron Technology, will drive foundational and emerging research to increase students’ opportunities for experiential learning across the semiconductor ecosystem, with equitable access for underrepresented students, including those in rural and tribal communities.

A hand holding a spring roll open in the palm. Inside the spring roll are noodles and finely chopped vegetables. Behind the hand is a plate containing more vegetables.

Thu, 06/08/2023 | UW News

Have a favorite food memory?

Human centered design and engineering doctoral student Danli Luo has developed a technology that may help take you back.

A Mobile Unit for Sensing Traffic (MUST) sensor in the foreground and two researchers working on laptops in the background

Tue, 06/06/2023 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Fighting fatalities with facts

UW researchers are working with the community on a data-driven approach to improve traffic safety and save lives at Yakama Nation’s deadliest intersection.

Group of students holding two big check awards

Thu, 06/01/2023 | UW Foster School of Business

Startup competition success

Congrats to the engineering and computer science student teams that took home first, second, third and more prizes at the 2023 Dempsey Startup Competition!

Radha Poovendran headshot

Tue, 05/30/2023 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

Using AI to defend against cyberthreats

Radha Poovendran, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be the UW lead for an NSF-funded institute developing AI tools for responding to cyberthreats.

Man smiling to the camera, standing in front of a building

Tue, 05/30/2023 | University of Washington Magazine

A life transformed

Raymond Haug was caught in a cycle of addiction, homelessness and prison. With the help of scholarships, he shifted gears and found a calling in mechanical engineering.

A screenshot shows Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Amal Nanavati, a participant and Tyler Schrenk smiling for a photo. Alves-Oliveira is wearing a white shirt and is sitting in a classroom. Nanavati is wearing an orange shirt and his background is blurred. The participant is wearing a brown shirt and is sitting in front of a window. Schrenk is wearing a blue shirt and sitting in front of a wood-paneled background.

Fri, 05/26/2023 | Allen School News

Setting the table for a brighter future

With help from robots, Allen School researchers are making social dining more accessible.

Faisal Hossain

Wed, 05/24/2023 | UW Civil & Environmental Engineering

Excellence in global engagement

Faisal Hossein, professor of civil and environmental engineering, is named the inaugural recipient of the UW Excellence in Global Engagement Award.