The Link Newsletter - Autumn 2020
 
 
 UW ECE NEWS AND RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
 
 
 
A UW ECE research team has designed a new chip for neural interfaces that will help increase knowledge about the brain and enable better treatments for a wide range of medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.
 
 
 
 
A team of multiple organizations, including the UW and UW ECE spinout Wibotic, plans to develop a line of lightweight, ultrafast wireless chargers that could help both humans and robots live and work on the moon. More➢
 
 
 
Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington, including UW ECE professor Baosen Zhang, propose an AI system that uses smartphone location data to forecast electrical load. More➢
 
 
 
 
 
A new $800,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Award will help dramatically increase the capacity of quantum computing and simulation systems to retain and process information. More➢
 
 
 
The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million to establish a NSF Research Traineeship at the University of Washington for graduate students in quantum information science and technology, or QIST. More➢
 
 
 
 
MOST INNOVATIVE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE U.S. / #5 IN THE WORLD
 
(Reuters, 2019)
 
STARTUP GENERATOR OF ANY UW DEPARTMENT
 
(UW CoMotion)
 
IN ECE DEGREE PRODUCTION NATIONALLY
 
(ASEE, 2020)
 
 
 
UW ECE professor and Associate Chair for Research Maryam Fazel is leading a new, interdisciplinary research institute that brings together mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists and engineers to develop the theoretical foundations of data science.
 
 
 
 
The NSF has awarded the UW and OSU a five-year, $5 million grant to advance nanoscale science, engineering and technology in the Pacific Northwest. More➢
 
 
 
Iyer's impressive work in radio device miniaturization and insect tagging was recently highlighted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). More➢
 
 
 
UW ECE SPOTLIGHTED AWARDS
 
 
 
UW ECE assistant professor Lillian Ratliff was awarded the fellowship in recognition of her outstanding work in machine learning, mathematical optimization and game theory. The fellowship, established by UW alums Sal and Amynah Dhanani, will provide substantial support for Ratliff's research and give her greater flexibility in recruiting and retaining graduate students.
 
 
 
 
Shi received the award from the University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute (CEI). As a graduate fellow of the Institute, Shi worked on the integration of battery energy storage for grid frequency regulation. She will join the faculty at the University of California, San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering in 2021, following a one-year postdoc at Caltech. More➢
 
 
 
The PES scholarship supports the most promising future engineers in power and energy. Recipients are high-achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering programs who have committed to exploring the power and energy engineering field through both coursework and career experiences. More➢
 
 
 
 
OF ADMITTED PH.D. STUDENTS RECEIVE FUNDING
 
 
OF ALL UW STUDENTS WHO HAVE DECLARED STEM MAJORS ARE WOMEN
 
(UW Office of Research)
 
IN RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED IN 2019
 
 
 
 
The Integrator 2020
 
Read more about the latest UW ECE student, faculty and alumni news, research and more in this year's issue of The Integrator magazine!
 
 
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