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Seattle job futures looking brighter for low-wage workers | KIRO 7
More people in our state, particularly Seattle and King County, are finding it easier to find new jobs with better salaries. Pedro Domingos, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2018  regl  KIRO  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
3 days ago by uwnews
These perfectly imperfect diamonds are built for quantum physics | WIRED
In the mid-2000s, diamonds were the hot new thing in physics. Kai-Mei Fu, assistant professor of electrical engineering and of physics at the UW, is quoted.
Fu.Kai-Mei  WIRED  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering  Department:Physics  College:Arts&Sciences 
3 days ago by uwnews
Computing power raises the bar for ultrathin metasurface cameras | GeekWire
Imagine a camera that captures pictures on a flat surface, without any need for a glass lens. Such cameras already exist, thanks to exotic materials known as metasurfaces. They’re not yet ready for prime time, but a new approach that relies on heavy-duty computational processing could soon get them there. Shane Colburn, a UW doctoral student in electrical engineering, is quoted.
Colburn.Shane  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
4 days ago by uwnews
What would a truly disabled-accessible city look like? | The Guardian
Most cities are utterly unfriendly to people with disabilities — but with almost one billion estimated to be urban-dwellers by 2050, a few cities are undergoing a remarkable shift. A project out of the UW's Taskar Center for Accessible Technology is referenced.
Taskar.Center  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  The.Guardian  transportation  natl 
4 days ago by uwnews
Roses are red, are you single, we wonder? 'Cos this moth-brain AI can read your phone number | The Register
A pair of academics, UW's Charles Delahunt (electrical engineering) and J. Nathan Kutz (applied mathematics), have reproduced part of a moth's brain as an artificial neural network – and taught it to recognize numbers to a fairly high accuracy with just a few training examples.
The.Register  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Electrical.Engineering  College:Engineering  Department:Applied.Mathematics  College:Arts&Sciences 
4 days ago by uwnews
Experts fear US losing ground to China on AI | TheHill
China’s public intention to become the world leader in the development of artificial intelligence has many in the United States questioning what the U.S. government is doing to protect the country’s dominant position in the AI race. Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Allen.School  The.Hill  natl  Artificial.Intelligence 
4 days ago by uwnews
Here are the tools that could be used to create the fake news of the future | The Washington Post
At the heart of fake news — meaning deliberately misleading, untrue information presented as a news item — is a simple idea: People often want to believe things that aren’t true. Research by the UW's Supasorn Suwajanakorn, Steven M. Seitz and Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman is referenced.
Washington.Post  !UWitM  2018  natl  Suwajanakorn.Suprason  Kemelmacher-Schlizeman.Ira  Seitz.Steven  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
5 days ago by uwnews
He predicted the 2016 fake news crisis — now he's worried about an information apocalypse | Buzzfeed
In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before the 2016 election, he presented his concerns to technologists in San Francisco’s Bay Area and warned of an impending crisis of misinformation in a presentation he titled “Infocalypse.” Research from the UW College of Engineering is referenced.
Buzzfeed  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Allen.School  natl 
6 days ago by uwnews
How DNA could store all the world’s data in a semi-trailer | Financial Times
Last October, Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” and Miles Davis’ “Tutu” made history again — not musical this time but scientific. Researchers from the UW, Microsoft and Twist Bioscience successfully stored these two recordings on to a DNA sequence that could be decoded and played back without any loss of quality. A new UW project called #MemoriesInDNA is featured.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Financial.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Ceze.Luis 
10 days ago by uwnews
America’s top 50 donors show how tech riches continue to shake up philanthropy | Fast Company
America’s top 50 donors gave a combined $14.7 billion to charity last year, according to new research by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Paul Allen's $40 million gift to the UW is referenced.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  natl  Fast.Company 
10 days ago by uwnews
Nominees for 2017 Building of the Year | Daily Journal of Commerce
The UW's new NanoES building has been nominated for Building of the Year by the Daily Journal of Commerce.
Daily.Journal.Commerce  !UWitM  2018  regl  NanoES  College:Engineering 
10 days ago by uwnews
A photo album made with DNA | Science
Researchers at the University of Washington announced recently that they have begun collecting 10,000 photos that they will digitize and encode as strands of synthetic DNA for future generations to access. Luis Ceze, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Science.Mag  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Ceze.Luis  MemoriesInDNA 
11 days ago by uwnews
Brain-implanted devices could lead to UW medical breakthroughs | The Seattle Times
University of Washington researchers are building connections between computers and human brains, and they’re spinning out young companies in the process. Scott Ransom, director of industry relations and innovation for the UW's Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Center.Sensorimotor.Neural.Engineering  !UWitM  2018  Allen.School  regl  Seattle.Times  Ransom.Scott 
12 days ago by uwnews
What's a hashtag? A digital device that both brings us together and divides us | Mashable
A recent UW study, done by UW human centered design and engineering professor Kate Starbird, is a reminder that hashtags are not always something that inspire love between internet users. Rather, they can be destructive. 
Starbird.Kate  Mashable  natl  !UWitM  2018  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  College:Engineering 
13 days ago by uwnews
The limits of artificial intelligence and deep learning | WIRED
We've been promised a revolution in how and why nearly everything happens. But the limits of modern artificial intelligence are closer than we think. Pedro Domingos, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2018  natl  WIRED  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Artificial.Intelligence 
16 days ago by uwnews
This smart headband was supposed to help me sleep better, but I'm tired | Gizmodo
"It was 4 a.m. and the headband strapped to my skull woke me up chanting a series of winter-related words. “Christmas. Soup. Pasture. Eternal.” It was part of a cognitive exercise that was supposed to distract my brain," writes Melanie Ehrenkranz for Gizmodo. Julie Kientz, an associate professor of human centered design & engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Kientz.Julie  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  natl  Gizmodo 
17 days ago by uwnews
Finally, an excuse to cancel all your plans: staying in is good for the environment | Popular Science
While the rise of streaming video services and online shopping is driving down movie theater attendance and hurting retail stores, there is an upside: America’s couch potatoes are putting a serious dent in energy use outside the home. Anne Goodchild, director of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center at the UW, is quoted.
Popular.Science  !UWitM  2018  natl  Goodchild.Anne  College:Engineering  transportation 
18 days ago by uwnews
In Orlando, America's theme park capital, low income Black residents can't breathe the air | Atlanta Black Star
The struggle for environmental justice in low-income and Black communities continues. This is most certainly the case in Orlando, Florida. A 2017 study from the UW is referenced.
Atlanta.Black.Star  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  natl 
18 days ago by uwnews
Russian trolls stoked anger over 'Black Lives Matter' more than was previously known | Mother Jones
New research out of the University of Washington shows the troll that duped Dorsey was among 29 known Russian accounts infiltrating both left-leaning and right-leaning sides of a Twitter melee that included shooting-related keywords and the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter, #BlueLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter. Kate Starbird, professor of human centered design and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Starbird.Kate  !UWitM  2018  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  Mother.Jones  natl  College:Engineering 
19 days ago by uwnews
How Pixar, Disney animation led to a smarter view of disease | CNET
The 3-D animation that brought to life Remy in "Ratatouille" and Woody in "Toy Story" is illustrating complex scientific concepts to tell stories of a different kind. A scientific game developed at the UW called "Foldit" is mentioned.
Foldit  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  Institute.Protein.Design  CNET  natl 
20 days ago by uwnews
How to optimize your home for robot servants | WIRED
Robots can walk, talk, run a hotel — and are entirely stumped by a doorknob. Or a mailbox. Maya Cakmak, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Cakmak.Maya  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Allen.School  robots  natl  WIRED 
23 days ago by uwnews
Pittsburgh profile: Robotics expert Sidd Srinivasa on his love for the Steel City, and his leap to Seattle | GeekWire
Very few people are in a better position to explain Pittsburgh to a bunch of Seattle-based technology journalists than Siddhartha “Sidd” Srinivasa, a new addition to the UW Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2018  Srinivasa.Siddhartha  College:Engineering  Allen.School  regl 
24 days ago by uwnews
Why both Trump and Russia seek to exacerbate America's divisions | The Atlantic
Last week, nearly 700,000 Twitter users were told that they unwittingly interacted with the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm that tried to influence the 2016 election. Kate Starbird, professor of human centered design and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Starbird.Kate  !UWitM  2018  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  College:Engineering  The.Atlantic  natl 
24 days ago by uwnews
Shake-up at Facebook highlights tension in race for AI | The Washington Post
Facebook’s hiring of French artificial-intelligence trailblazer Yann LeCun in 2013 to start its AI Research lab signaled that the social-media giant was serious about competing in the kinds of technologies revolutionizing the Web. Pedro Domingos, UW professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Washington.Post  Artificial.Intelligence  natl 
24 days ago by uwnews
Darpa wants to build an image search engine out of DNA | WIRED
A research team in the UW's Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering launched a project Wednesday to collect 10,000 photos to store in DNA. Luis Ceze, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Ceze.Luis  !UWitM  2018  natl  WIRED  Allen.School  College:Engineering 
25 days ago by uwnews
Study reveals how Russian trolls manipulated Twitter conversations | Mashable
Over the weekend, Twitter told 677,775 people via email that they interacted with Russian propaganda during the 2016 presidential election. But according to Kate Starbird, an assistant professor at the University of Washington, that's far from enough.
Starbird.Kate  Mashable  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  natl  politics 
26 days ago by uwnews
UW Reality Lab opens | Q13
A new UW Reality Lab is opening on campus, thanks to $6 million from tech companies.
Q13  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  Reality.Lab  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
27 days ago by uwnews
Shocker: It's mostly men moving to Seattle for tech jobs | Crosscut
For every four men who moved to Seattle for a tech job in the last decade, only one woman did, too, according to a recent analysis that looked at the trend of tech transplants nationwide. Ed Lazowska, a UW professor of computer science and engineering, is quoted. Margaret O’Mara, a history professor at the UW, is also quoted.
Crosscut  regl  !UWitM  2018  O'Mara.Margaret  Lazowska.Ed  College:Arts&Sciences  Allen.School  Department:History  College:Engineering 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Facebook helping to turn Seattle area into hub for virtual, augmented reality | The Seattle Times
A growing cluster of Facebook specialists in the Seattle area are working at the cutting edge of virtual and augmented reality. The new UW Reality Lab is mentioned.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl  Reality.Lab  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Three takes on how tech can rebuild trust in 2018 | Xconomy
Rounding out its series of perspectives and prognostications for the new year, Xconomy asked people about trust in the tech industry. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Lazowska.Ed  !UWitM  2018  regl  Xconomy  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Geek of the Week: UW student Christine Betts wins first Allen Institute for AI engineering scholarship | GeekWire
Christine Betts, a student in the Paul Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, sometimes feels overwhelmed because she “only started programming in college” but a glance at her long list of accomplishments shows the college junior is miles ahead of many people well into their careers.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2018  regl  students  Allen.School  College:Engineering 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Researchers unveil biomaterials that ‘act like autonomous computers’ to deliver drugs | GeekWire
Drugs and other treatments can be life-saving, but sometimes those life-saving abilities can also have harmful side effects. Researchers at the UW were looking for a way to eliminate those side effects, but the solution they came up with is much more than just a drug delivery vehicle. Cole DeForest, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Department:Chemical.Engineering  DeForest.Cole  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Boeing's skunk works cargo drone is a heavy lifter | WIRED
Most likely, your expectations for the age of drone delivery involve cute li'l quadcopters that descend onto your porch with a gentle bzzzz, deposit a box of diapers or a pizza or whatever else you just ordered online, before zooming back to base, ready to deliver the next whim. Anne Goodchild, director of University of Washington's Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, is quoted.
Goodchild.Anne  !UWitM  2018  natl  WIRED  Supply.Chain.Transportation  transportation  College:Engineering 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
New UW Reality Lab is launched | KUOW
The UW has launched one of the world's first labs dedicated to virtual and augmented reality. Brian Curless, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  radio  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Reality.Lab  !UWitM  2018  regl 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
The deep roots of brain-computer interfaces | The Economist
Eberhard Fetz was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle when he decided to test whether a monkey could control the needle of a meter using only its mind. A paper based on that research, published in 1969, showed that it could.
Fetz.Eberhard  !UWitM  2018  The.Economist  natl  UW:Medicine  Department:Physiology.Biophysics  College:Engineering  Department:Bioengineering 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
New Reality lab at UW | KIRO 7
The UW is launching a new Reality Lab with funding from Facebook, Google and Huawei.
Reality.Lab  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  KIRO 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Smart water venture with ties to University of Washington unveils $850 leak detection device | GeekWire
Phyn, a joint venture between Belkin International and plumbing products giant Uponor that grew out of technology developed at the University of Washington, debuted a smart water sensor at CES that has been nearly a decade in the making. Shwetak Patel, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is mentioned.
Patel.Shwetak  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Melinda Gates shares 5 tips for banishing ‘imposter syndrome’ | GeekWire
There are some of us who feel confident taking on any job and don’t doubt our own qualifications or capabilities. But others can feel plagued by “imposter syndrome,” or the sense that we’re in a place where we don’t belong or deserve to be. For those who do suffer from a crisis of confidence, Melinda Gates has just published an article on LinkedIn to help navigate past those doubts with five simple strategies. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Lazowska.Ed  !UWitM  2018  GeekWire  regl  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Xconomy: Facebook, Google, and Huawei fund new AR, VR Reality Lab at UW | Xconomy
The University of Washington will host a new computer science laboratory focused on virtual and augmented reality technologies, having attracted $6 million for the effort from Facebook, Huawei, and Google.
Xconomy  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
UW students create conversational Amazon Alexa device | Q13 FOX News
Amazon has sold more than 10 million Echo devices with the voice assistant called Alexa. But how well does your Alexa know you?
Recently, Amazon held a contest to see if Alexa can have a conversation with you, other than the responses to typical commands. A team from the University of Washington won the contest.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2018  amazon  Q13  regl 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Facebook, Google and Huawei fund UW Reality Lab for augmented and virtual reality research | Puget Sound Business Journal
The University of Washington is launching the UW Reality Lab with backing from Facebook Inc., Huawei and Alphabet Inc.'s Google. Steve Seitz, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Reality.Lab  Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  regl  Puget.Sound.Business.Journal 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Why is everyone so excited about Nvidia? | CNN
A Silicon Valley company that for years was a household name only for video gamers now finds itself playing a starring role across the tech industry. Pedro Domingos, a UW professor of computer science and engineering, is quoted.
Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  2018  natl  CNN  Allen.School  College:Engineering 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
UW opens virtual and augmented reality research lab funded by tech giants | GeekWire
Seattle’s virtual and augmented reality scene just got a boost, courtesy of the University of Washington and three tech giants. Hank Levy, director of the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the UW, and Steve Seitz, UW professor of computer science and engineering, are quoted.
Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire  Levy.Hank  Curless.Brian  Kemelmacher-Schlizeman.Ira 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
UW receives $6 million to create academic center for augmented, virtual reality | The Seattle Times
Three big industry players in the augmented- and virtual-reality world are giving the University of Washington $6 million to create an academic center dedicated to the field. Steve Seitz, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Seattle.Times  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  Allen.School  Reality.Lab  regl  Seitz.Steven 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
This three-year time-lapse of Seattle is like a real-life 'SimCity' game | Digital Trends
The city of Seattle has experienced some explosive growth over the past decade, largely due to the influx of tech companies to the area. To illustrate how quickly the city has changed over the past three years, Google engineer and UW alumnus Ricardo Martin Brualla put together a time-lapse video of stills captured from one of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks.
alumni  Digital.Trends  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Time-lapse video shot over three years atop the Space Needle reveals Seattle’s astounding growth | The Seattle Times
The 360-degree images were stitched together and presented in a video by Google Virtual Reality employee Ricardo Martin-Brualla, who earned his doctoral degree at the UW in computer science and engineering.
students  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl  development  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Seattle to Portland in 15 minutes? Logistics slow us down | KUOW
Bill Radke talks to Mitchell Frimodt, University of Washington junior and director of the UWashington Hyperloop team about the Hyperloop pod the team has built to compete in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition in California. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the UW-based Washington State Transportation Center, is also interviewed.
hyperloop  !UWitM  2018  students  College:Engineering  regl  Hallenbeck.Mark  transportation  KUOW 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
In search of serendipity | The Economist
Neurotechnology has long been a favorite of science-fiction writers. Where the sci-fi genre led, philosophers are now starting to follow. Research out of UW professor Howard Chizeck's lab is referenced.
Chizeck.Howard  The.Economist  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Six West Coast tech leaders share top developments of 2017 | Xconomy
Xconomy asked technology and innovation leaders around our network to reflect on the most important developments in their industries during 2017, and the answers were appropriately wide-ranging. Ed Lazowska, UW professor of computer science and engineering, and Daniel Schwartz, director of the UW Clean Energy Institute, are quoted.
Schwartz.Daniel  Clean.Energy.Institute  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  Xconomy 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Crowded streets: Cities face a surge in online deliveries | BBC News
Online shopping is skyrocketing. So what are cities going to do about it? Anne Goodchild, director of University of Washington's Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, is quoted.
BBC  !UWitM  2018  natl  Goodchild.Anne  College:Engineering  transportation  Supply.Chain.Transportation 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
'The Master Algorithm' and 'Augmented': The two books helping China's Xi Jinping understand AI | Quartz
China’s president Xi Jinping is an avid reader. Every year, his New Year's Day greeting is enthusiastically examined each January to see what books he is reading. One on artificial intelligence is Pedro Domingo's, professor of computer science and engineering, book "The Master Algorithm."
Domingos.Pedro  !UWitM  Artificial.Intelligence  College:Engineering  Allen.School  natl  Quartz  2018 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
How an A.I. ‘cat-and-mouse game’ generates believable fake photos | The New York Times
Nvidia has created fake celebrity photos using artificial intelligence. UW computer science and engineering research is referenced.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Opinion | Expect 2018 to be more sane? Sorry, it’s not going to happen | The New York Times
"You’re fooling yourself if you think 2018 is going to be any different, sanity- or anxiety-wise, from the roller coaster of the year just concluded," writes Farhad Manjoo for The New York Times. UW computer science and engineering research is mentioned.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  New.York.Times  natl 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
5 techs that will rock your world | Calcutta Telegraph
Neural networks are among the ways that tech companies are changing the way we live. Luke Zettlemoyer, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Calcutta.Telegraph  natl  !UWitM  2018  Zettlemoyer.Luke  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
15 top science & tech leaders offer surprising predictions for 2018 | NBC News
In 2018, artificial intelligence will cross over from the kind that beats people at Go and poker to broader, multipurpose AI systems that can tackle several challenges using the same software, writes Oren Etzioni, UW professor of computer science, in this round-up of expert predictions on science and tech.
NBC.News  Etzioni.Oren  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  natl 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
WSP says distracted driver caused crash that injured 26-year-old trooper | Q13 FOX News
A Washington State Patrol trooper is recovering after being hit trying to help a stranded driver. Investigators say a distracted driver slammed into his cruiser in the middle of Interstate-90. Linda Boyle, professor of industrial and systems engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Boyle.Linda  College:Engineering  Department:Industrial.Systems.Engineering  regl  !UWitM  2017  Q13 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
The future of AI | GeekWire
Todd Bishop from GeekWire interviews Oren Etzioni, a professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, on the publication's podcast on KIRO Radio about the future of artificial intelligence.
KIRO  radio  GeekWire  !UWitM  2017  Etzioni.Oren  College:Engineering  Allen.School  regl 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Virtual reality's role in the opioid crisis | WTOP Radio
Rapidly advancing technology in virtual reality may have a role in addressing the opioid crisis. Hunter Hoffman, professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is interviewed.
Hoffman.Hunter  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2017  radio  WTOP  regl 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Plastic objects can communicate via W-Fi with no power | KOMO Radio
KOMO Radio interviews UW doctoral students Vikram Iyer and Justin Chan about their new technology that allows plastic objects to send data via Wi-Fi using no power.
radio  KOMO  Chan.Justin  Iyer.Vikram  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  regl 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Smart objects reorder supplies when you're running low | KING 5
KING 5's Ryan Takeo interviews UW doctoral students Vikram Iyer and Justin Chan about a new technology they developed that allows plastic objects to transmit data of Wi-Fi without a power source.
KING  !UWitM  2017  video  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  3-D  Iyer.Vikram  Chan.Justin  regl 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
3-D printed objects connect to Wi-Fi | KREM 2
Researchers at the UW are working on smart objects that connect to Wi-Fi using no power. They can order household supplies when you're running low.
KREM  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  3-D  regl 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
FCC approves first 'contactless' charging device | UPI
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved the first wireless, "from a distance" charger that doesn't need to make contact with the device to charge its battery. Matthew Reynolds, professor of computer science and engineering and of electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  Reynolds.Matt  !UWitM  2017  UPI 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Could downtown tolling affect low-income Seattle workers the most? | Seattle Met
After years of construction and controversy around the Highway 99 tunnel, the state now has to tackle another major decision that could significantly change how commuters drive through Seattle — tolling prices. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the UW, is quoted.
Hallenbeck.Mark  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  transportation  Seattle.Met 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
How many gigs are you wearing? | Scientific American
The classic nightmare of suddenly realizing you’re naked in public could soon get a futuristic twist: it might involve the horror of losing not just your modesty but also your pass codes. Computer science and engineering research from the UW is featured.
Scientific.American  !UWitM  2017  Allen.School  College:Engineering 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Our AI future: How artificial intelligence will revolutionize jobs, and what we can do about it | GeekWire
Artificial intelligence will change the world, for better and for worse — and we need to be prepared. That’s the takeaway from Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, UW computer science professor, and the guest on this episode of the GeekWire Podcast.
GeekWire  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  Etzioni.Oren 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
65 percent of Americans are losing sleep over money — here's how to change it | NBC News
The holidays are always a stressful time of year — and finances are likely in the midst of it. John J. Medina, affiliate professor of bioengineering at the UW, is quoted.
Medina.John  College:Engineering  Department:Bioengineering  NBC.News  !UWitM  2017 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
4 surprising ways augmented reality will revolutionize your life | NBC News
AR is bringing big changes to the way you work, play, drive, and more. Franziska Roesner, a computer science and engineering professor at the UW, is quoted.
Roesner.Franziska  NBC.News  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
The most futuristic predictions that came true in 2017 | Gizmodo
Gizmodo rounded up the most futuristic things that happened in 2017. A UW project is referenced.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  Gizmodo 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Data reawakening | Science Friday
As archivists struggle to store the mountain of data on the internet, researchers are trying to use atoms, diamonds, and DNA to let data live on forever. Luis Ceze, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Ceze.Luis  !UWitM  2017  Science.Friday  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
The hard math behind Bitcoin's global warming problem | WIRED
Writing for Grist, Eric Holthaus calculated that by July 2019, the Bitcoin peer-to-peer network—remember BitTorrent? Like that—would require more electricity than all of the United States. And by November of 2020, it’d use more electricity than the entire world does today. Michael Taylor, professor of computer science and engineering and electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
WIRED  !UWitM  2017  Taylor.Michael  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
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UW team studies how to power Puerto Rico with clean energy | KING 5
A team from the UW hopes to revitalize Puerto Rico's power grid and make it more resilient in the future. Lilo Pozzo, an associate professor of chemical engineering at the UW, is featured.
Pozzo.Lilo  KING  !UWitM  2017  Department:Chemical.Engineering  College:Engineering 
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No more stealing computer time: Bill Gates marks key milestone for UW computer science expansion | GeekWire
Bill and Melinda Gates joined hundreds of supporters from Seattle and the UW at the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering on Wednesday to celebrate the end of the first phase of construction for the new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Gates.Foundation  !UWitM  2017  Gates.Center  GeekWire  Cauce.Ana.Mari  Lazowska.Ed 
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Gates Center tops out at UW, with more space for computer science | Daily Journal of Commerce
There will be more space for more computer science students at the University of Washington a year from now when the school opens the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  Gates.Foundation  Daily.Journal.Commerce 
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Gateses pledge $15M for UW computer science building named for them | Xconomy
First their friends named the new University of Washington computer science building in their honor. Now Bill and Melinda Gates have contributed $15 million to complete the fundraising drive for the project, which marks a construction milestone on Wednesday.
Xconomy  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Gates.Foundation 
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3D-printed objects can connect to Wi-Fi without electronics | Digital Trends
Researchers at the University of Washington have made it easier to bring mundane objects online, enabling them to connect to Wi-Fi without electronics or batteries. Justin Chan, doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Chan.Justin  students  Digital.Trends  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  3-D 
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Gates Foundation gives $15M to complete funding for new UW computer science building | GeekWire
The University of Washington’s new computer science building is now fully funded thanks to a $15 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Gates.Foundation  !UWitM  2017  GeekWire  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Lazowska.Ed 
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Bill and Melinda Gates give $15 million to complete UW building that bears their names | The Seattle Times
The second computer science building at the UW is nearly complete thanks to a new $15 million gift from Bill and Melinda Gates. The UW plans to hold a “topping out” ceremony Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the placement of the final steel beam at the top of the structure.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Gates.Foundation  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times 
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These 3-D printed plastic objects can use Wi-Fi without any electronics | IFLScience
The University of Washington has invented a process in which 3-D printed objects connect to your Wi-Fi – without the aid of conventional electronics.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  IFL.Science  3-D  !UWitM  2017 
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