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a biopsy image of ductal carcinoma in situ

Fri, 08/09/2019 | UW News

Artificial intelligence could yield more accurate breast cancer diagnoses

Researchers at University of Washington and University of California, Los Angeles, have developed an artificial intelligence system that could help pathologists read biopsies more accurately, and lead to better detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

Students standing in front of Fluke Hall

Thu, 08/08/2019 | Washington Nanofabrication Facility

Encouraging the next generation of quantum pioneers: students receive grants to fabricate nanoscale quantum devices

Five undergrads, including three from engineering, have been awarded grants by the Washington Research Foundation to fabricate nanoscale quantum devices.

hands paining with watercolors

Mon, 07/29/2019 | UW News

Stressed at school? Art therapy reduces teenage girls’ headaches

In a pilot study led by the University of Washington, researchers explored art-based mindfulness activities that schools could use to reduce headaches, a common side effect of stress in adolescent girls. After three weeks of twice-weekly mindfulness and art therapy sessions, the girls reported experiencing significantly fewer headaches.

diagram

Thu, 07/18/2019 | UW News

First-ever visualizations of electrical gating effects on electronic structure could lead to longer-lasting devices

Scientists have visualized the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for finely tuned, high-performance electronic devices.

François Baneyx

Thu, 07/18/2019 | UW News

Baneyx will direct CoMotion

François Baneyx has been named the new director of CoMotion and Interim Vice Provost of Innovation at the University of Washington. Baneyx is the Charles W.H. Matthaei Professor of Chemical Engineering and an adjunct professor of bioengineering.

Magdalena Balazinska

Wed, 07/17/2019 | UW Allen School

Professor Magdalena Balazinska appointed to lead the Paul G. Allen School

Balazinska, who co-leads the Allen School's Database and Data Science research groups, will succeed current director Hank Levy.

Wed, 07/17/2019 | UW News

8 UW professors elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2019

ME professor Per Reinhall and ECE professor Mari Ostendorf have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Atari cartridges

Mon, 07/15/2019 | College of Engineering

Atari Women

HCDE research project unearths and celebrates the forgotten histories of women who helped shape the early days of Atari — and the computer gaming industry ever since.

students carrying the rocket

Tue, 07/02/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

SARP wins Spaceport America Cup

SARP, the UW rocketry club, clinched the top spot as the 2019 Judge's Choice and Overall Winner in the Spaceport America Cup.

A woman and a man wearing EEG caps

Mon, 07/01/2019 | UW News

How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds

A team created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds.

Hugo Pontes

Mon, 07/01/2019 | Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Research as a platform for change

Rising senior Hugo Pontes recently presented his research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill Conference in Washington, D.C. Hugo shares his journey from arriving in the states not speaking English to sharing his research and story with members of Congress.

smart speaker

Wed, 06/19/2019 | UW News

‘Alexa, monitor my heart’: Researchers develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers

Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor in Computer Science & Engineering, and his research partners have developed a new tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep without touching them. The findings are published June 19 in the Nature journal npj Digital Medicine.

Greg Miller

Mon, 06/17/2019 | College of Engineering

Greg Miller appointed interim dean

Greg Miller, vice dean of the College of Engineering, has been appointed interim dean effective July 2019.

Students tweaking a drone

Thu, 06/13/2019 | KIRO 7

UW students help AT&T design antennas for disaster-relief drones

A team of UW engineering students has been working to develop new antennas for disaster-relief drones. The students showed off their new antennas to AT&T on Tuesday.

Students share their ideas at City Hall event

Wed, 06/12/2019 | City of Bellevue

Bellevue-UW partnership yields out-of-the-box solutions

A team from the UW Industrial and Systems Engineering program developed a model to make winter weather plow routes more efficient and cost-effective.

Picasso's "Niña con corona y barco" steps out of the frame

Wed, 06/12/2019 | UW News

Behind 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.

Pollen 5, the unmanned vehicle taking images of crops. Photo credit: Pollen Systems

Thu, 06/06/2019 | UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE students create robot to help farmers for ENGINE program

An ECE student team built an unmanned vehicle to inspect crops.

Ray Bowen

Thu, 06/06/2019 | College of Engineering

Remembering 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.

paper model

Fri, 05/24/2019 | UW News

Origami-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.

Cole DeForest, Gabrielle Benuska, and Jared Shadish

Mon, 05/20/2019 | UW News

Scientists 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.

Father using the app on his daughter

Wed, 05/15/2019 | UW News

First 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.

two students in a lab

Fri, 05/03/2019 | UW News

Researchers 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.

Kristi Morgansen

Thu, 05/02/2019 | College of Engineering

Kristi 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."

Thanika Painruttanasukho and Alexander Ratcliff

Tue, 04/30/2019 | College of Engineering

Dean 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.

A group of people looking at their phones

Mon, 04/29/2019 | UW News

Patterns 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.