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Rick Szeliski elected to National Academy of Engineering

Congratulations to UW CSE affiliate professor Rick Szeliski, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft, on his election to the National Academy of Engineering. Rick was one of six new members of NAE Section 5 (Computer Science & Engineering). The NAE “Class of 2015” was announced today. Rick has had extensive engagement with UW CSE faculty and students over the years; as one example, along with CSE professor Steve Seitz and CSE Ph.D. student Noah Snavely (now a professor at Cornell)… Read more →
February 5, 2015

Congratulations to UW CSE’s Tom Anderson and Steve Seitz

Tom Anderson, a 1991 UW CSE Ph.D. alumnus and a UW CSE faculty member since 1997, has been appointed to the Warren Francis and Wilma Kolm Bradley Endowed Chair in Computer Science & Engineering. Tom’s research concerns the practical issues in constructing robust, secure, and efficient computer systems. He is a “systems generalist” – he is attracted to the biggest problems he can find, regardless of area. Perhaps his greatest impact to date has been in the area of… Read more →
December 22, 2014

UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska on GeekWire Radio

UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska joins GeekWire‘s Todd Bishop and John Cook for a conversation on GeekWire Radio. Topics include: Regular GeekWire content: The Microsoft Band (Todd had a review model – way cool!) Starbucks home delivery (John thinks they’re transforming into a technology company) Interview with Ed (9:00-16:25) What’s cool in computer science? How much is this reflected in education? What about student demand for computer science? What’s driving the dramatic increase? What can we do to meet our local… Read more →
November 1, 2014

UW CSE Ph.D. alum Noah Snavely wins 2014 SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award

Congratulations once again to UW CSE Ph.D. alum Noah Snavely, who on Monday will receive the 2014 SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award, the top award for young researchers in the computer graphics field. Noah is a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University, working in the Cornell Graphics and Vision Group. (He is currently on leave at Google, which acquired a startup that he founded.) His research interests are in computer vision and computer graphics,… Read more →
August 7, 2014

The New York Times on

The lead article in Sunday’s New York Times is about the movement to teach computer science, computational thinking, and computer programming in K-12, driven by Seattle’s “It is a stark change for computer science, which for decades was treated like a stepchild, equated with trade classes like wood shop … “Computer programming should be taught in every school, said Hadi Partovi, the founder of and a former executive at Microsoft. He called it as essential as ‘learning about… Read more →
May 11, 2014

CS4HS 2012

This week, nearly 100 middle school and upper school teachers and counselors joined UW CSE for CS4HS – a Google-sponsored program to expose them to computer science and computational thinking. CS4HS was launched 6 years ago by UW, UCLA, and Carnegie Mellon.  Today, CS4HS programs are held at dozens of colleges and universities across the country.  Participant feedback is hugely positive. Many thanks to Google (both “central” and Seattle) for its sponsorship of our program.  And many thanks to Tom… Read more →
August 10, 2012

Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman joins UW CSE

We are thrilled to announce that Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman will be joining the UW CSE faculty this fall. Ira works in computer vision and computer graphics, with a particular interest in developing computational tools to enable capturing, modeling and rendering a person’s appearance and behavior from the billions of photos that can be now found online or in personal photo collections.  As a consultant to Google, she transitioned her recent work “Exploring Photobios” into “Face Movie,” the… Read more →
June 29, 2012

Noah Snavely, TR35!

Each year Technology Review honors 35 innovators under the age of 35 “whose work promises to change the world.  Candidates from across the globe are chosen for tackling important problems in transformative ways.” This year’s TR35 includes UW CSE Ph.D. alumnus Noah Snavely, now a faculty member at Cornell. “In 2006, as part of his PhD studies at the University of Washington, Snavely created a system that could assemble such models using an unstructured assortment of images from different… Read more →
August 23, 2011

Rick Szeliski wins Computer Graphics Achievement Award

Rick Szeliski, a Microsoft Research staff member and long-time Affiliate Professor in UW CSE, has been named the recipient of the 2011 SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award “given each year to recognize an individual for an outstanding achievement in computer graphics and interactive techniques.” Rick’s extensive involvement with UW CSE includes, most recently, co-advising Ph.D. student Noah Snavely, whose thesis research included the technology underpinning Photosynth. Previous UW CSE “friends and family” recipients of the SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement… Read more →
August 2, 2011

UW CSE Ph.D. alum Noah Snavely named Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

Noah Snavely, a 2008 UW CSE Ph.D. alumnus now on the faculty at Cornell University, joined UW CSE professor Shwetak Patel in the 2011 class of Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows. Noah, who studied with professor Steve Seitz in UW CSE’s Graphics and Imaging Laboratory, is interested in using massive collections of images on the web to better understand and visualize the world.  A portion of his Ph.D. work was embodied in Microsoft’s amazing  Photosynth offering. (Another UW… Read more →
July 18, 2011

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