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Nest’s digital health ambitions revealed in records from secretive purchase of Seattle startup Senosis | GeekWire
Google-owned Nest has been secretly laying the groundwork for a move into digital health products, a potential new line of business for a company that made its mark in smart thermostats and other connected home devices. The company is reportedly buying Senosis Health, a UW spinout.
Patel.Shwetak  College:Engineering  regl  GeekWire  startup  !UWitM  2018 
52 minutes ago by uwnews
Nest not Google bought Senosis health start-up summer 2017 | CNBC
New records show that Nest, not Google, acquired UW digital health startup Senosis in the summer of 2017.
Patel.Shwetak  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  natl  CNBC  startup 
1 hour ago by uwnews
Nest tried to hide its identity as the buyer of a promising health startup | The Verge
As reported by GeekWire, communications between employees of Senosis — a health-monitoring startup that Nest quietly snatched up — and the University of Washington (where Senosis was founded) make clear that the company has something in the works.
The.Verge  startup  !UWitM  2018  natl  Patel.Shwetak  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
1 hour ago by uwnews
BluHaptics turns into Olis Robotics and acquires machine learning startup | GeekWire
For five years, a University of Washington spin-out called BluHaptics has been building up a business focusing on robotic control software for underwater robots — and now the Seattle startup is stepping things up a notch under a new name: Olis Robotics.
startup  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire  College:Engineering  alumni 
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Sam Wineburg, Stanford history professor, on the problems with how schools teach history today | Slate
Slate interviews Sam Wineburg, professor of education and history at Stanford about how history is taught. Wineburg mentions Kate Starbird, assistant professor of human centered design and engineering at the UW.
Slate  Starbird.Kate  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Engineering  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering 
2 days ago by uwnews
Marysville fifth-graders are engineers for a week | The Everett Herald
Last week, 54 fifth-grade students from the Marysville Cooperative Education Partnership at Marshall Elementary lived in dormitories and learned about engineering at the University of Washington. Brian Fabien, associate dean of academic affairs for the UW College of Engineering, is quoted.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  regl  Everett.Herald  Fabien.Brian 
2 days ago by uwnews
New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias | The New York Times
Virtual reality therapy can help people with phobias by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors. The technology is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. Hunter Hoffman, professor of mechanical engineering at the UW, is quoted. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
New.York.Times  natl  AP  Hoffman.Hunter  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  !UWitM  2018 
2 days ago by uwnews
Geek of the Week: Rajalakshmi Nandakumar’s wireless tech research could help us sleep easy | GeekWire
Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, a doctoral candidate at the UW’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering is GeekWire's latest Geek of the Week, and was recently awarded a 2018 Marconi Society Young Scholar Award.
Nandakumar.Rajalakshmi  Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire 
3 days ago by uwnews
Blockchain-based AI voice assistant brings data privacy to smart homes | Forbes
According to a 2017 University of Washington report, there are hundreds of millions of smart-home devices in more than 40 million U.S. homes. This number is expected to double by 2021.
Forbes  !UWitM  2018  natl  Roesner.Franziska  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Zeng.Eric  Mare.Shrirang 
3 days ago by uwnews
US lawmakers sound alarm over the threat of 'deep fakes' | Fortune
Digitally altered photos and videos known as “deep fakes” pose a potential risk to national security, U.S. lawmakers said Thursday. Research from the UW is referenced.
Fortune  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  natl 
6 days ago by uwnews
No Apple presenter speaks for longer than 10 minutes, and the reason is backed by neuroscience | Inc
The brain is easily bored. This one fact explains why Apple limits its speakers' time to 10 minutes during product launches. John Medina, affiliate professor of bioengineering at the UW, is mentioned.
Medina.John  Department:Bioengineering  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine  natl  Inc 
7 days ago by uwnews
'Why are you working so hard in math? You should be getting a boyfriend' | KUOW
Cecilia Aragon is the first Latina to be made a full professor at the University of Washington's College of Engineering. The school is over 100 years old. Aragon tells KUOW's Kim Malcolm how she made it — and how she's helping the next generation of women of color go into science and math.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Aragon.Cecilia  College:Engineering  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  diversity 
7 days ago by uwnews
In today’s homes, consumers are willing to sacrifice privacy for convenience | The Washington Post
George Orwell got a lot right about our society moving toward a state of constant surveillance, but not everything. Research conducted by Eric Zeng, a graduate research assistant at the UW, and Franziska Roesner, a UW assistant professor of computer science and engineering, is referenced.
Washington.Post  Allen.School  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  Roesner.Franziska  Zeng.Eric  natl 
8 days ago by uwnews
Artificial intelligence and algorithms fight cancer | KSAT
For the last 40 years, doctors have treated patients with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, with a few chemotherapy drugs. Now, researchers at the University of Washington have brought computers and artificial intelligence into the mix. Su-In Lee, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, and Dr. Pamela Becker, UW professor of medicine, are quoted.
Lee.Su-In  KSAT  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Becker.Pamela  UW:Medicine 
9 days ago by uwnews
UW spinout Membrion raises $1.8M for molecule filter technology | GeekWire
From winning the University of Washington Business Plan Competition to raising investment dollars, it’s been a busy past year-and-a-half for UW startup Membrion.
GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2018  startup  Pozzo.Lilo  College:Engineering 
10 days ago by uwnews
The multibillion-dollar question: What will Jeff Bezos do with his riches? | GeekWire
Jeff Bezos is exploring new terrain: deciding how to give away a chunk of his record-breaking fortune, now estimated at a mind-boggling $160 billion as Amazon’s market value topped $1 trillion for a short period this past week. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Lazowska.Ed  !UWitM  2018  GeekWire  regl  College:Engineering  Allen.School  amazon 
10 days ago by uwnews
Can $3 billion in toll lanes, interchanges and bus rapid transit fix I-405 gridlock? | The Seattle Times
Interstate 405 on the Eastside serves 900,000 people a day, and parts of the freeway haven’t been expanded since 1984. That will change starting next year. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Hallenbeck.Mark  transportation  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
10 days ago by uwnews
The I-405 toll-lane experiment: How’s it working for drivers, and the state? | The Seattle Times
It’s been more than a year since the state opened the 17-mile toll corridor along Interstate 405. It offers a quicker drive for those willing to pay up to $10 a trip, but has angered many drivers still stuck in heavy traffic. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the UW, is quoted.
Hallenbeck.Mark  !UWitM  2018  transportation  Seattle.Times  regl  College:Engineering 
14 days ago by uwnews
Latinas hold only 2 percent of STEM jobs — these 5 women are working to fix that | Mashable
Many barriers stand in the way of a Latina interested in a career in STEM. Even if one pushes past discrimination and isolation, there is still the question of resources. Cecilia Aragon, the first Latina professor at the UW College of Engineering in its hundred-year history, is featured.
Mashable  !UWitM  2018  Aragon.Cecilia  natl  College:Engineering  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering 
14 days ago by uwnews
The US Army is building drones that never need to land | MIT Technology Review
The US Army is firing lasers at photovoltaic cells on drones to to deliver power from a distance. The method is similar to the way University of Washington researchers are powering their mini insect robots.
MIT.Technology.Review  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  RoboFly  natl 
16 days ago by uwnews
Mozilla Firefox to block third-party data trackers | Popular Mechanics
In a major change from standard online operating procedure, the Mozilla Foundation has announced it will soon by defaults turn off all third-party tracking in its signature web browser, Firefox. A 2016 UW study is referenced.
Popular.Mechanics  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
16 days ago by uwnews
How this new football helmet is designed to protect the brain | Forbes
A UW startup, VICIS, worked with Artefact to design a football helmet that has sought to blend form, function and safety. CEO Dave Marver co-founded the company in 2013 with the UW's chair of mechanical engineering Per Reinhall, professor of mechanical engineering Jonathan Posner, and professor of neurosurgery Dr. Samuel Browd.
Browd.Samuel  Forbes  !UWitM  2018  VICIS  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Reinhall.Per  Posner.Jonathan  Department:Neurosurgery  UW:Medicine  natl 
16 days ago by uwnews
DNA can secure your bitcoin riches | CNET
Looking to keep your bitcoin fortune safe? Here's one option: Hide your password inside a micro tube of DNA. A joint research project with the UW and Microsoft is mentioned.
CNET  !UWitM  2018  DNA  College:Engineering  natl 
23 days ago by uwnews
Study: Private shuttles could use public bus stops without disrupting service | seattlepi.com
In a city with crowded infrastructure like Seattle, every second counts at the bus stop. But a new study from the University of Washington asked: would those schedules be hampered if we allowed private shuttles to use those public bus stops? Elyse Lewis, a doctoral student in civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is quoted.
seattlepi.com  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Engineering  transportation  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  students 
24 days ago by uwnews
The serious security problem looming over robotics | WIRED
They call it Herb2. It’s a dapper robot, wearing a bowtie even while it sits at home in its lab at the University of Washington. Clear across the country at Brown University, researchers have compromised Herb2. They’ve showed how they can scan for internet-connected research robots in labs and take command — with the blessing of the robot's owners at the UW, of course.
WIRED  !UWitM  2018  natl  robots  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
27 days ago by uwnews
Private shuttles like Microsoft Connector can share public bus stops without disrupting service, researchers find | GeekWire
Last year, the Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro launched a pilot program allowing the private shuttles operated by Microsoft and Seattle Children’s Hospital to use select public bus stops throughout the city. Researchers with the UW's Sustainable Transportation Lab conducted a study of how those private shuttles affected public transit.
Sustainable.Transportation.Lab  transportation  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  regl  GeekWire 
28 days ago by uwnews
The radical history and dockless future of bikeshares | Grist
Perhaps you’ve seen them: Red, orange, yellow, or green bikes filling up sidewalks in cities nationwide. They’re called dockless bike shares, and they’re the latest attempt to change urban mobility with bikes. Don MacKenzie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is interviewed.
MacKenzie.Don  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  regl  transportation  Grist 
28 days ago by uwnews
Teens turn to robots in University of Washington study aimed at measuring stress levels | GeekWire
Teenagers accustomed to growing up with technology and even conversing with various forms of it should take comfort in research being conducted by the University of Washington. Elin Björling, a human centered design and engineering research scientist at the UW, is quoted.
Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire  Bjorling.Elin 
29 days ago by uwnews
UW researchers study whether robots can be used to measure teens' stress levels | KNKX
Researchers at the University of Washington are gearing up for another year of investigating whether robots can be used to measure stress levels in teens. Elin Björling, a human centered design and engineering research scientist at the UW, is quoted.
Bjorling.Elin  KNKX  regl  !UWitM  2018  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  College:Engineering  robots 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
What we can learn from Seattle’s bike-counter data | The Seattle Times
The Seattle City Council last month approved doubling the size of the private bike-share program and pushed to expand the city’s downtown bike-lane network by the end of next year. That prompts a question: How are the city’s existing bike lanes performing? Alon Bassok, a research scientist at the Washington State Transportation Center at the UW, is quoted.
transportation  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  regl  Seattle.Times  Bassok.Alon 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Supersized solar farms are sprouting around the world (and maybe in space, too) | NBC News
In a quest to cut the cost of clean electricity, power utilities around the world are supersizing their solar farms. Daniel Kirschen, professor of electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Kirschen.Daniel  Department:Electrical.Engineering  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  natl  NBC.News 
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Drones that don't rely on GPS | KIRO 7
University of Washington researchers are testing ways to make drones fly even when GPS navigation is unavailable.
KIRO  regl  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  video 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Voltage issues, lost voices and bargaining for parts: These UW students and their attack robots saw it all in China | The Seattle Times
It was a mad scramble to get their eight robots up and running before the start of the competition in Shenzhen, China, but members of the University of Washington’s Advanced Robotics Club say they're ready to do it all over again next year.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  students  College:Engineering 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Researchers test new and improved systems to track drones | GeekWire
As more and more drones fill the skies, increasingly sophisticated methods will be required to track them under increasingly challenging conditions. How will they navigate if they lose touch with the Global Positioning System? A UW experiment illustrates how that question is being addressed. Christopher Lum, a UW research assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, is quoted.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2018  regl  Lum.Christopher  Department:Aeronautics&Astronautics  College:Engineering  drones 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
When Alexa and other smart speakers misunderstand little kids | Quartz
Kids love to play with Alexa. Voice-activated assistants are a bottomless source of entertainment, offering knock-knock jokes, bedtimes stories, and animal facts on demand. There’s just one problem: Alexa and her smart-speaker ilk don’t always know how to come out to play. Study co-author Alexis Hiniker, an assistant professor at the UW Information School, is quoted.
Hiniker.Alexis  !UWitM  2018  natl  Quartz  Information.School  College:Engineering 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Should you leave your child alone with a voice assistant robot? | MarketWatch
Kids are increasingly using voice technology, but they are having difficulty getting their message across, a study released this week from the University of Washington found. Alexis Hiniker, an assistant professor at the UW Information School, is quoted.
MarketWatch  !UWitM  2018  Information.School  Hiniker.Alexis  natl  College:Engineering 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Students build ‘gravity car’ with 3-D printer at W.F. West Summer STEM program | The Daily Chronicle
W.F. West High School in Chehalis hosted a summer STEM camp for students. Michael Bragg, dean of the UW College of Engineering, and Brian Fabien, associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs at the college, are quoted.
Fabien.Brian  Bragg.Michael  !UWitM  2018  Daily.Chronicle  College:Engineering  regl 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Drug deals and breakups: Venmo social feed rankles privacy advocates | Wall Street Journal
A PayPall app lets users send money along with a message, prompting criticism about privacy and the extent to which information is shared. A 2017 survey by UW researchers in the College of Engineering is referenced.
College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  natl  Wall.Street.Journal  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  Allen.School 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
More gridlock ahead: Seattle’s 100-year-old alleys were not built for mega-towers | The Seattle Times
Density done right could alleviate traffic congestion, but no one is considering the cumulative impact of spiked demand for access and service to a new round of towers in downtown Seattle, write John Sosnowy, a retired investment manager, and Megan Kruse, a communications consultant. A 2016 study by the University of Washington and Seattle Department of Transportation is referenced.
Supply.Chain.Transportation  !UWitM  regl  Seattle.Times  College:Engineering  2018 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
How kids quacking at a cartoon duck fuels bigger ideas about voice technology and access | GeekWire
Little kids don’t talk like adults, sometimes stumbling over pronunciations or using incorrect words. This makes it difficult for them to communicate with voice-activated technologies. A new UW study reveals how these devices' design is generating a barrier for kids to use them. Alexis Hiniker, an assistant professor at the UW Information School, is quoted.
Hiniker.Alexis  !UWitM  2018  Information.School  regl  GeekWire  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Teenager finds classical alternative to quantum recommendation algorithm | Quanta Magazine
A teenager from Texas has taken quantum computing down a notch. In a paper posted online earlier this month, 18-year-old Ewin Tang proved that ordinary computers can solve an important computing problem with performance potentially comparable to that of a quantum computer. Tang will be a doctoral student in computer science at the UW this fall.
Quanta.Magazine  2018  students  Tang.Ewin  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Seattle company designs safest football helmet in the country | KOMO
One hundred and twenty professional and college teams, including the Seahawks, will wear what is considered the safest helmet in the country this football season. And it was developed by a UW-startup, VICIS.
VICIS  2018  regl  KOMO  startup  College:Engineering  !UWitM 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Researchers not thrilled to see their work cited by Trump car mileage proposal | Science
University of Washington engineering professor Julian Marshall was surprised to find his study cited in President Donald Trump’s administration’s proposal for revised clean car rules.
College:Engineering  Marshall.Julian  !UWitM  2018  Science.Mag  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  natl 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
VICIS lands $15M to boost production of high-tech football helmets and expand beyond gridiron | GeekWire
VICIS, the UW startup known for high-tech helmets used in the NFL, NCAA, high school and youth football, has raised an additional $15 million, bringing its total funding to $70 million in its quest to reduce the risk of head injuries from the gridiron to the battlefield.
startup  VICIS  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  !UWitM  2018  GeekWire  regl 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Seattle’s VICIS raises $15M to expand work on protective football helmet | The Seattle Times
VICIS, a UW startup and developer of football helmets, has raised an additional $15 million from private investors that will help it ramp up manufacturing, move into other sports and work on combat helmets.
VICIS  !UWitM  2018  Reinhall.Per  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  regl  Seattle.Times  startup 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
UW hyperloop team meets Elon Musk | KOMO Radio
A meeting with Elon Musk was the reward for a group of UW engineers who competed in the hyperloop contest. The team finished first out of the U.S. teams.
radio  KOMO  regl  !UWitM  2018  hyperloop  College:Engineering  students 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
RoboMaster: DJI is turning robot battles into the next college sport — advantage China | Quartz
Last week, armies of robots landed in the city of Shenzhen—China’s paradise for hardware manufacturing—and shot pellets at one another in a cocoon-like stadium. As many as 10,000 people were in the stands cheering for the teams controlling them. Eric de Winter, captain of the University of Washington team, is quoted.
de.Winter.Eric  Quartz  !UWitM  2018  natl  robots  College:Engineering  students  Department:Physics  College:Arts&Sciences 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
How to spot a Russian bot | Mother Jones
In late July, Twitter’s stock took a beating as the company ramped up efforts to improve “conversational health” on the platform, including purging millions of fake accounts. Ahmer Arif, a doctoral candidate in human centered design and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Arif.Ahmer  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Mother.Jones  natl 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
UW team notches a personal best in hyperloop competition — and meets Elon Musk | The Seattle Times
A University of Washington engineering team took fourth place in a competition to build a futuristic form of travel called the hyperloop.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl  hyperloop  College:Engineering  students  alumni 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
He’s set on a future in aerospace | Everett Herald
Josh Ignacio is set on pursuing an aerospace career after graduating from Mountlake Terrace High, a school he sought out because of its focus on STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The 18-year-old is headed to the University of Washington to study engineering.
students  admissions  Everett.Herald  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Engineering 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
How robot hands are evolving to do what ours can | The New York Times
Robotic hands could only do what vast teams of engineers programmed them to do. Now they can learn more complex tasks on their own. Work by UW researchers is mentioned.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Engineering  robots 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
The hidden cost of Prime Day deliveries | KOMO Radio
Now that your Amazon Prime Day packages have arrived in 2 days or less, environmentalists would like you to consider the hidden cost of that fast, free shipping. Anne Goodchild, director of the University of Washington’s Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, is quoted.
radio  KOMO  !UWitM  2018  regl  Goodchild.Anne  transportation  Supply.Chain.Transportation  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Everett company OceanGate plans to be first to offer commercial deep-sea dives to Titanic | Puget Sound Business Journal
Everett-based OceanGate Inc. plans to become the first private company to offer manned submersible trips to the Titanic wreck site. Dives could start as early as 2019. Bob Miyamoto, director of the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, is quoted.
Miyamoto.Robert  !UWitM  2018  regl  Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Hordes of research robots could be hijacked for fun and sabotage | MIT Technology Review
Many experimental robots that live in research laboratories around the world may be wide open to hackers. Researchers at Brown University successfully hacked a UW robot, with permission from its owners.
MIT.Technology.Review  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Allen.School  natl  robots 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
This company is building a massive pack of robot dogs for purchase starting in 2019 | The Washington Post
Boston Dynamics’s awkward, four-legged, dog-like robot, SpotMini, is evolving from a viral YouTube sensation to a purchasable pet of sorts, according to the company’s founder, Marc Raibert. Siddhartha Srinivasa, a professor of robotics at the UW’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, is quoted.
Washington.Post  !UWitM  2018  natl  Allen.School  College:Engineering  Srinivasa.Siddhartha  robots 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
The hidden environmental cost of Amazon Prime’s free, fast shipping | Buzzfeed
Your Prime Day shopping spree came with free, fast shipping — but experts say there’s a hidden environmental cost that doesn’t show up on the checkout page. Anne Goodchild, director of the University of Washington’s Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, and Don MacKenzie, the head of the Sustainable Transportation Lab at the UW, are quoted.
amazon  !UWitM  2018  Buzzfeed  natl  MacKenzie.Don  Supply.Chain.Transportation  Sustainable.Transportation.Lab  transportation  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
UW hyperloop team finishes in 4th place | KIRO 7
The student-led UW hyperloop team finished in the final four in Elon Musk's university-level competition.
video  KIRO  !UWitM  2018  hyperloop  College:Engineering  regl 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
WARR wins Hyperloop race, but University of Washington raises profile | GeekWire
Germany’s WARR Hyperloop team made it to the winner’s circle again today in the latest running of Elon Musk’s university-level Hyperloop competition, but when it comes to U.S. pod racers, the University of Washington is tops.
hyperloop  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire  students 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Immigration nonprofit rejects Salesforce money over ethics backlash | USA Today
A Texas nonprofit has rejected a $250,000 donation from Salesforce, saying it won’t be part of what it calls an attempt by the company to buy its way out of an ethical quandary over its contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Ed Lazowska, a UW professor of computer science and engineering, is quoted.
USA.Today  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Lazowska.Ed 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
How big batteries at data centers could replace power plants | Scientific American
Battery systems intended to be used as backups may help companies like Microsoft increasingly employ renewable energy. Research from the UW Department of Electrical Engineering is referenced.
College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2018  natl  Scientific.American 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
The University of Washington’s wireless robotic insect takes flight | Seattle Met
In May, engineers at the University of Washington debuted a teeny-tiny project of mammoth importance: the RoboFly. Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor of computer science and engineering, is quoted.
Gollakota.Shyam  College:Engineering  Allen.School  RoboFly  Seattle.Met  !UWitM  2018  regl 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Facebook is relying on robotics to lure AI researchers | Bloomberg
Facebook is hiring five well-regarded computer scientists in the U.S. and Europe, adding new facilities to bolster its artificial intelligence research division, and focus on robotics and related-technologies. The University of Washington's Luke Zettlemoyer, a computer science and engineering professor, recently joined Facebook.
Bloomberg  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Zettlemoyer.Luke  !UWitM  2018  natl 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Facebook hires top university brains to boost AI labs | Forbes
Facebook has hired five top university professors in the US and the UK as part of an effort to strengthen its artificial intelligence research division. The University of Washington's Luke Zettlemoyer, a computer science and engineering professor, recently joined Facebook.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Zettlemoyer.Luke  !UWitM  2018  natl  Forbes  Artificial.Intelligence 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Streaming HD video from tiny cameras | WFED Radio
You might soon stream high-definition video from a camera so small it could be attached to your glasses. Joshua Smith, UW professor of computer science and engineering and of electrical engineering, is interviewed.
radio  !UWitM  2018  regl  WFED  Smith.Joshua  Department:Electrical.Engineering  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Facebook insists it’s not raiding academia through its research partnerships with top universities | GeekWire
Facebook has in recent months amped up a push to bring in professors from top-notch universities to work on long-term artificial intelligence research part time, but the company says it views universities as partners rather than competitors to poach top talent from. In March, GeekWire reported that Luke Zettlemoyer, a computer science professor at the UW, was joining Facebook.
GeekWire  Zettlemoyer.Luke  College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  Artificial.Intelligence 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Seattle buildings at risk in an earthquake | KUOW
KUOW interviews John Stanton, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, about his and his colleagues' building, More Hall, which was built in the 1950s and could be susceptible to damage in a major earthquake.
KUOW  earthquakes  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  Stanton.John  regl  radio 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
UW draws biggest freshman class in its history | The Seattle Times
The University of Washington will welcome the largest freshman class in the university’s history on two of its three campuses, driven in large part by a record-setting number of in-state and out-of-state students who applied last fall, and then accepted an offer of admission. Philip Ballinger, associate vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions at the UW, is quoted.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl  admissions  Cauce.Ana.Mari  College:Engineering  UW:Tacoma  UW:Bothell  Ballinger.Philip 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Longview considers engineering contract to fill void | The Daily News
Longview is considering a contract with Gibbs & Olson to fill a void in the city's engineering department left this year by three resignations and a retirement. Employment data from the UW College of Engineering are referenced.
The.Daily.News  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  alumni  regl 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
Are robots coming for your jobs? | KUOW
Sidd Srinivasa and Howard Chizeck, both roboticists at the University of Washington, joined KUOW's Bill Radke to talk about the robotic future of work.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  Srinivasa.Siddhartha  Chizeck.Howard  College:Engineering  Allen.School  regl  robots 
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These attack robots and their UW creators will take on the world at RoboMaster competition in China | The Seattle Times
UW Advanced Robotics team is taking its squad of fighting machines to the biggest, most complex student games in the world.
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Behind the headline: Allisa Song | ProPublica
UW research scientist Allisa Song didn’t just get outraged when she read ProPublica’s story on medical waste. She organized a dream team of fellow scientists and engineers to invent a solution.
ProPublica  !UWitM  2018  regl  Song.Allisa  students  Baker.Elias  Sainati.Cristina  Steger.Jennifer  Cohen.Josh  Andrews.Mackenzie  College:Engineering  Department:Pharmacology  School:Pharmacy  Department:Bioengineering 
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Visualizing the cloud: Time-lapse takeaways from the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit | GeekWire
GeekWire recaps its Cloud Tech Summit with videos from the event. Apple AI director and University of Washington computer science professor Carlos Guestrin gave a talk about the role of machine learning in tech and society, and AI trends.
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Why women are leaving tech jobs | KING 5
Data shows women in technology-related jobs aren't sticking around. How can the messaging change for young women? UW computer science and engineering lecturer Stuart Reges is mentioned.
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New statement on women and computer science | Inside Higher Ed
A computer science and engineering lecturer at the University of Washington, Stuart Reges, set off a major debate there and elsewhere over his recent essay in which he says that the low proportion of women in computer science is at this point largely a result of women's choices and is unlikely to change. University officials immediately disputed his claims. Now, Hank Levy, director of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, has issued an additional statement.
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11 weeks ago by uwnews
Author of ‘Why Women Don’t Code’ defends essay as colleagues, diversity experts challenge claims | GeekWire
Why don’t more women code? UW computer science and engineering lecturer Stuart Reges believes he has an answer to that difficult question, one that the tech industry has been wrestling with for years. Hank Levy, director of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, is quoted.
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Washington companies develop new technologies to make football safer | The Spokesman-Review
Increased awareness about sports-related brain trauma has brought a wave of new wearable technology designed to make athletes safer. VICIS, a company spun out of the UW in 2014, makes high-tech, multilayered helmets that flex and bend to absorb hits, similar to the way modern cars are designed to crumple in accidents.
startup  !UWitM  2018  regl  Spokesman.Review  College:Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  VICIS 
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Apple’s Carlos Guestrin cautions AI leaders to think very carefully about how they use their data | GeekWire
The rise of machine learning has been one of the most exciting developments in modern technology, but according to UW computer science and engineering professor Carlos Guestrin, one of the oldest principles of computing still applies: garbage in, garbage out.
Guestrin.Carlos  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Artificial.Intelligence 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
The US military's sensible machine project | MSN
The U.S. Defense Department is preparing to take on one of the biggest challenges in artificial intelligence: How to endow computers with common sense. Yejin Choi, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Choi.Yejin  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Allen.School  natl  MSN  Artificial.Intelligence 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
AI2 taps University of Washington researcher to lead $125M ‘common sense AI’ initiative | GeekWire
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle is making an ambitious bid to give AI common sense, a major factor in taking the technology beyond its current limitations. Now the institute has hired a new leader for the project: University of Washington computer science and engineering professor Yejin Choi.
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