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Amy Orsborn receives NSF CAREER award to study how the brain responds to using neural interfaces

UW ECE and BioE Assistant Professor Amy Orsborn was recently named a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, one of the most prestigious awards in the nation for early-career faculty.

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‘The best chance for the biggest impact’: Shwetak Patel inducted into SIGCHI Academy for advancing health, sustainability and interaction research

UW ECE and Allen School Professor Shwetak Patel was recently inducted into the SIGCHI Academy for his contributions in health, sustainability and interaction research. Patel explores how technology can be incorporated with medicine that utilizes sustainable resources.

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Device restores hand function for some with spinal injury

UW ECE Professor Chet Moritz is leading groundbreaking research enabling some people with paralysis to regain hand strength and function via electrical stimulation to the spine.

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Alvin Wang Graylin from HTC to speak at UW ECE Graduation

We are proud to welcome UW ECE alumnus Alvin Wang Graylin (BSEE ‘93) as honored guest speaker for the 2024 UW ECE Graduation Ceremony. Graylin is the Global VP of Corporate Development for HTC and co-author of a new, visionary book,“Our Next Reality: How the AI-powered Metaverse Will Reshape the World.”

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Walking, running, and jumping — a new approach to these surprising challenges for robots

UW ECE Associate Professor Sam Burden is part of a multi-institutional research team that examined why legged locomotion is challenging for robots as compared to humans and other animals. The team published their findings in Science Robotics.

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UPWARDS for the Future

The University of Washington is at the forefront of an international effort to innovate the semiconductor industry while building a skilled U.S.-based workforce to design and manufacture chip technology. UW ECE and Physics Professor Mo Li is leading the UW's contribution to this effort.

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For Researchers

Each day, we are working together to build great things. From utilizing DNA to store a legion of digital files to discovering advanced protections against elite computer hacking, we value our research collaborations. There are many ways to contribute to our research, so let’s come together and tackle the big questions together.

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We have over 50 faculty members across a multitude of research concentrations and focuses.  Search our faculty »

See Our Research

We pursue research across a broad range of areas, from antennas to photonics to vehicular technology. Some of our research is housed in major multi-university centers, like the University of Washington Nanofabrication Facility. Additional research projects are part of collaborative electrical engineering faculty groups, like our BioRobotics Lab. There are many opportunities to see our research in action. Come visit our labs! Contact College of Engineering to schedule a tour at coeinfo@u.washington.edu.

Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurial (ENGINE) Capstone Course

Developed in 2015, the Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurial (ENGINE) capstone program enables students to work in teams on industry sponsored projects. The first entrepreneurial system design course of its kind in the department, the option is designed to develop students’ skills in innovation, systems engineering and project management. The program offers select companies an opportunity to benefit from the vibrant innovation culture at UW ECE.