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Allen School and UW Medicine researchers demonstrate life-saving potential of automatic naloxone injector device for opioid overdose

While COVID-19 gets most of the headlines these days, another epidemic has been plaguing communities for years before the emergence of the novel coronavirus. The opioid epidemic, which the United States declared a public health emergency in 2017, has impacted millions of lives — many permanently. According to the latest figures from the U.S. Department… Read more

November 22, 2021

Recent faculty hires expand the Allen School’s leadership in machine learning, computational biology, systems security, and more

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While 18 months of pandemic-induced remote learning and research may have brought a feeling of stasis to many areas of our lives, there is one where the opposite is true: Allen School faculty hiring. Over the past two hiring cycles, the school managed to move forward via virtual campus tours and interviews conducted via Zoom,… Read more

November 15, 2021

Allen School celebrates National First-Generation College Day, sharing first-gen experiences and advice within our community

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In honor of today’s National First-Generation College Celebration, the Allen School continues our annual tradition of spotlighting some of our own first-gen community members and what the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree means to them. As the first in their families to navigate the complicated college application process and the array of internship, study… Read more

November 8, 2021
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Jeffrey Heer earns Test of Time Award at IEEE VIS for helping bring data visualization into the mainstream

Jeff Heer

Allen School professor Jeffrey Heer, who leads the Interactive Data Lab, received a Test of Time Award at the 2021 IEEE Visualization & Visual Analytics Conference for his work on “D3: Data-Driven Documents.” In the winning paper, which was published in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics in 2011, Heer and his colleagues propose… Read more

November 1, 2021

Allen School’s Maya Cakmak named 2021 DO-IT Trailblazer for making robots accessible to people with disabilities

Maya Cakmak

Allen School professor Maya Cakmak, who directs the Human-Centered Robotics Lab, was recently named a 2021 Trailblazer by the University of Washington’s Disabilities, Internetworking, and Technology Center (DO-IT). The Trailblazer awards honor members of the DO-IT community who forge new pathways to increase the potential for people with disabilities to succeed in college, careers and… Read more

October 22, 2021

Allen School’s Barbara Mones celebrated for her distinguished career in computer animation and XR education

Barbara Mones

Allen School teaching professor Barbara Mones has had a remarkable career in education as director of Animation Production for the Animation Research Labs, director of the Reality Studio and as leader of both the Facial Expression Research Group and the Octopus Research Group. In recognition of her outstanding work, Mones was recently honored with the… Read more

October 19, 2021

Allen School’s Saadia Gabriel and Dhruv Jain win Google Research/CMD-IT LEAP dissertation Fellowships for research aimed at detecting misinformation and advancing sound accessibility

Saadia Gabriel

Allen School Ph.D. students Saadia Gabriel and Dhruv (DJ) Jain each won a dissertation Fellowship from Google Research and the CMD-IT Diversifying LEAdership in the Professoriate (LEAP) Alliance. In an effort to make computer science research careers more accessible, Google Research partnered with the LEAP Alliance, which is operated by the national Center for Minorities… Read more

October 14, 2021

Allen School’s Amy Zhang and Franziska Roesner win NSF Convergence Accelerator for their work to limit the spread of misinformation online

Amy Zhang

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Allen School professors Amy Zhang, who directs the Social Futures Lab, and Franziska Roesner, who co-directs the  Security and Privacy Research Lab, to receive Convergence Accelerator funding for their work with collaborators at the University of Washington and the grassroots journalism organization Hacks/Hackers on tools to detect and… Read more

October 5, 2021

Professor Franziska Roesner earns Consumer Reports Digital Lab Fellowship to support research into problematic content in online ads

Franziska Roesner

As anyone who has visited a website knows, online ads are taking up an increasing amount of page real estate. Depending on the ad, the content might veer from mildly annoying to downright dangerous; sometimes, it can be difficult to distinguish between ads that are deceptive or manipulative by design and legitimate content on a… Read more

October 5, 2021

“There’s so much beauty in these tiny things”: Allen School’s Shyam Gollakota named 2021 Moore Inventor Fellow for advancing big ideas on a miniature scale

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Allen School professor Shyam Gollakota has received a 2021 Moore Inventor Fellowship in recognition of his work at the nexus of low-power wireless communication, biology and living organisms. Gollakota, who directs the Allen School’s Networks & Mobile Systems Lab, is the first University of Washington faculty member to receive this prestigious award that nurtures the… Read more

October 4, 2021

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