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Designing beyond the default: Allen School researchers receive NSF award to address privacy and security needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations

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For people around the world, technology eases the friction of everyday life: bills paid with a few clicks online, plans made and sometimes broken with the tap of a few keys, professional and social relationships initiated and sustained from anywhere at the touch of a button. But not everyone experiences technology in a positive way,… Read more

August 1, 2022

UW Engineering Dean’s Medalist and Allen School alum Isaiah Lemmon has a passion for programming and clean energy

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After graduating from the University of Washington in December with degrees in computer science and chemical engineering, Allen School alum Isaiah Lemmon (B.S., ‘21) took on a software engineering role at Amazon Web Services. There, he intends to put his education to work advancing energy efficient solutions for the datacenter, inspired in part by his… Read more

July 1, 2022

“We relentlessly strive to meet the bar set by his work”: Dan Suciu honored by ACM SIGMOD and PODS for advancing new paradigms in data management

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The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on the Management of Data honored Allen School professor Dan Suciu with its 2022 Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award in recognition of his “lasting contributions to the foundations of novel data management trends.” The award recognizes a member of the ACM SIGMOD community who has made enduring… Read more

June 29, 2022

“Be brave, be kind, and do great things”: Allen School celebrates the graduates of 2020, 2021 and 2022

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After two successive years of asynchronous, online tributes to graduates, the Allen School finally welcomed members of the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 to an in-person graduation celebration to mark the culmination of their academic journeys at the University of Washington. An estimated 3,000 faculty, staff, family and friends converged on Hec Edmundson Pavilion… Read more

June 24, 2022

“Technically brilliant and intellectually fearless”: Allen School’s Shayan Oveis Gharan earns prestigious Simons Investigator Award

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Professor Shayan Oveis Gharan, a member of the Allen School’s Theory of Computation group, was named a 2022 Simons Investigator by the Simons Foundation for his innovative approach to fundamental problems in algorithm design and combinatorial optimization. The Simons Investigator Award is designed to support outstanding theoretical scientists in mathematics, physics, astrophysics and computer science… Read more

June 17, 2022

Smartphone-based tympanometry system from UW researchers offers a pocket-sized solution for testing middle ear function

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According to the World Health Organization, more than 430 million people around the globe live with a disabling hearing loss — including 34 million children, the majority of whom experience hearing loss that is due to preventable causes. Nearly 80% of people with disabling hearing loss live in low- or middle-income countries where they may… Read more

June 16, 2022

Shine on! Allen School alumni Stefan Savage and Justine Sherry receive College of Engineering Diamond Awards

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Each year, the University of Washington’s College of Engineering recognizes alumni and friends who have made outstanding contributions to the field of engineering through its Diamond Awards. Among the 2022 honorees are two Allen School alumni whose cutting-edge research has helped steer the future of computer networking with far-reaching impacts: Stefan Savage (Ph.D., ’02), recipient… Read more

June 2, 2022

“Professor, leader scientist, teacher, colleague, friend”: New $4.7 million UW professorship fund celebrates Ed Lazowska’s enduring legacy and impact

In 2020, four couples who are longtime friends of the Allen School joined forces to create a new endowed professorship fund named for professor Ed Lazowska to honor his wide-ranging impact on the field of computing, Washington higher education, and the technology community. They seeded the fund with a combined gift of $1 million, and… Read more

June 1, 2022

Allen School’s Leilani Battle earns TCDE Rising Star Award for advancing new tools and techniques for exploring massive datasets

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Allen School professor and alumna Leilani Battle (B.S., ‘11) is building a career out of building better ways to deal with data. Her research, which looks beyond conventional data management techniques to incorporate human behavior and preferences, enables analysts to spend more time engaging with the data they need, and less time searching and waiting… Read more

May 31, 2022

New Meta AI Mentorship Program enables Allen School Ph.D. students to collaborate with industry while advancing open research

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The University of Washington and Meta are launching a new partnership today that will support graduate student research while providing opportunities to collaborate with industry-leading scientists and engineers. The Meta AI Mentorship Program is designed to enable Allen School Ph.D. students who are interested in artificial intelligence, machine learning or natural language processing to advance… Read more

May 18, 2022

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