Nicola Dell (Photo by Jeff Weiner)SIGCHI, the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, has honored four researchers with ties to the University of Washington with 2023 SIGCHI Awards. Allen School alum Nicola (Nicki) Dell (Ph.D., ‘15), a leader in applying technologies to safeguard victims of technology-enabled intimate partner violence (IPV), received a Societal Impact Award, while Dhruv (DJ) Jain (Ph.D., ‘22), received an Outstanding Dissertation Award for his work on technologies to enhance… Read more →
The team competed at the Tech For Change Civic Tech Hackathon hosted by Boston University, winning the election turnout track. Photo by Impact++
In February, University of Washington student group Impact++ won one of the tracks at the Tech For Change Civic Tech (TFC) Hackathon held at Boston University. The hackathon tasked student teams with building creative solutions in the interest of changing public policy. This year’s competition included three tracks: education, election turnout and government policy rooted in social… Read more →
Biomedical research has yielded troves of data on protein function, cell types, gene expression and drug formulas that hold tremendous promise for assisting scientists in responding to novel diseases as well as fighting old foes such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and Parkinson’s. Historically, their ability to explore these massive datasets has been hampered by an outmoded model that relied on painstakingly annotated data, unique to each dataset, that precludes more open-ended exploration. But that may be about to change. Read more →
To say Anat Caspi’s mission is pedestrian in nature would be accurate to some degree. And yet, when looked at more closely, one realizes it’s anything but. In 2015, the Allen School scientist was thinking about how to build a trip planner that everyone could use, similar to Google Maps but different in striking ways. Current tools didn’t account for various types of pedestrians and the terrain they confronted on a daily basis. What if there were barriers blocking the sidewalk? A steep incline listing to and fro? Stairs but no ramp? Read more →
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, one out of every three adults in the United States have prediabetes, a condition marked by elevated blood sugar levels that could lead to the development of type 2 diabetes. The good news is that, if detected early, prediabetes can be reversed through lifestyle changes such as improved diet and exercise. The bad news? Eight out of 10 Americans with prediabetes don’t know that they have it... Read more →
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A little more than two decades ago, University of Washington professor Georg Seelig began planting the seeds of a career in theoretical physics, seeking elegant solutions to the mysteries of the natural world. Last month, Seelig, a faculty member in the Allen School and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, was hailed as the “DNA Computer Scientist of the Year” by the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE), who named him the winner … Read more →
Arvind Krishnamurthy (left) and Michael Taylor will lend their expertise to the ACE Center for Evolvable Computing, a multi-university venture focused on the development of microelectronics and semiconductor computing technologies.
Data centers account for about 2% of total electricity use in the U.S., according to the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, consuming 10 to 50 times the energy per floor space of a typical commercial office building. Meanwhile, advances in distributed computing have spurred innovation with the… Read more →
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named the Allen School’s Leilani Battle (B.S., ‘11) a 2023 Sloan Research Fellow, a distinction that recognizes early-career researchers whose achievements place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. The two-year, $75,000 fellowships support research across the sciences and have been awarded to some of the world’s most preeminent minds in their respective fields.
“My research is not traditional computer science research so it’s wonderful to be… Read more →
Whether traversing new frontiers or old, Jessica Colleran keeps moving forward.
The third-year computer science major, along with University of Washington teammates Curtis Anderson and Annika Mihata, recently won the Orienteering USA (OUSA) Junior National Intercollegiate Championships, which were held in Georgia earlier this year. Their victory marks the first time in more than two decades that a team other than West Point has taken home the trophy.
“When I came to UW, I found a group of people… Read more →