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Evidence mounts for detection of a second interstellar visitor | GeekWire
Two years after astronomers made their first detection of a celestial object that came into our solar system from the neighborhood of another star, they think they’ve spotted another one. Lynne Jones, a research fellow at the UW's DIRAC Institute, is quoted.
Jones.Lynne  GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2019  DIRAC.Institute  exoplanets 
17 hours ago by uwnews
Geek of the Week: UW’s Justin Chan uses computer science skills to democratize medical devices | GeekWire
Whenever Justin Chan, doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the UW, visited a hospital, he was surprised to see the physically large and expensive devices that are rolled around for various diagnostics. It was a seemingly ordinary observation, but one that stuck with him and informed his future work.
Chan.Justin  !UWitM  2019  GeekWire  regl  College:Engineering  Allen.School  students 
18 hours ago by uwnews
Seattle startup connects farms to home delivery, launches new program for low-income families | GeekWire
Seattle startup Pacific Coast Harvest is combining the convenience of home delivery with the ability to select local produce, all with the environmental, social and economic benefit of supporting nearby, small-scale farmers. A recent UW study is referenced.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2019  regl  Department:Economics  School:Public.Health  College:Arts&Sciences 
18 hours ago by uwnews
As Uber and Lyft pick-ups and drop-offs clog traffic, new study calls load zones a move in right direction | GeekWire
Keeping traffic flowing in Seattle is not an easy feat, especially when you factor in the stop-and-go maneuvering of ride-hailing vehicles such as those run by Uber and Lyft. A new pilot study from the University of Washington tested a way to ease the congestion.
Urban.Freight.Lab  !UWitM  2019  regl  GeekWire  College:Engineering 
7 days ago by uwnews
Facebook and Microsoft help set up deepfake detection contest | GeekWire
Facebook says it’s working with Microsoft, the Partnership for AI and an international team of academics to create the Deepfake Detection Challenge, a competition to develop better tools for flagging faked videos. A 2017 UW study is referenced.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2019  regl  College:Engineering  Artificial.Intelligence 
7 days ago by uwnews
Black hole wins $3M Breakthrough Prize for Event Horizon Telescope team | GeekWire
What’s $3 million divided by 347? That’s the math problem to be solved by the physicists on the Event Horizon Telescope team, who won one of the top awards in the Breakthrough Prize program for snapping the first picture showing the dark maw of a supermassive black hole. Lukasz Fidkowski, an assistant professor of physics at the UW, is one of the recipients of the New Horizons in Physics Prize.
GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2019  Fidkowski.Lukasz  Department:Physics  College:Arts&Sciences 
11 days ago by uwnews
How a VR project documenting Seattle’s music history revealed the risk of a new digital divide | GeekWire
As Seattle is being reimagined by tech-driven economic growth, neighborhoods including the Central District, which spans an area east of Interstate 5 and mostly north of Interstate 90, find that their links to the past are fading out. Yolanda Barton, a UW doctoral candidate, is working on a project to capture and share using virtual reality the music history of Seattle’s Central District. Xuny Haley, a manager at the UW's CoMotion, is quoted.
Haley.Xuny  Barton.Yolanda  !UWitM  2019  regl  GeekWire  CoMotion  students 
12 days ago by uwnews
Can games improve your mental health? PAX panel explores the rise of games as a coping mechanism | GeekWire
Video games are surrounded by a stigma that they are inherently bad from a mental health perspective. But there is a widening group of people, including those who work in mental health, who believe games can be an important and positive tool for those dealing with mental health issues. Barbara S. McCann, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the UW School of Medicine, is quoted.
McCann.Barbara  GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2019  UW:Medicine  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences 
13 days ago by uwnews
How tech keeps Seattle’s transit system running — and why more innovation could be coming | GeekWire
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene hosted a tour of the King County Metro Transit Control Center and a roundtable discussion Friday about the future of “smart cities” with other experts on tech and policy. Bill Howe, associate professor in the UW's Information School, is mentioned.
Howe.Bill  eScience.Institute  !UWitM  2019  regl  GeekWire  College:Engineering  Information.School 
21 days ago by uwnews
Tech moves: Remitly names diversity lead; Tableau hires marketing exec; ArtsFund taps interim CEO | GeekWire
Maria Huffman is the new director of the Washington Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Washington. Huffman comes from Lund University in Sweden, where she headed the Lund Nano Lab.
GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2019  Institute.Nano-Engineered.Systems  NanoES  Huffman.Maria 
24 days ago by uwnews
How Gov. Jay Inslee moved the ball on the climate issue – and why he fell short | GeekWire
Jay Inslee may be out of the presidential race, but he’s not out of the minds of climate policy campaigners. Aseem Prakash, founding director of the University of Washington’s Center for Environmental Politics, is quoted.
Prakash.Aseem  !UWitM  2019  regl  GeekWire  Center.Environmental.Politics  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Political.Science  politics  election 
24 days ago by uwnews
Public records reveal T-Mobile’s plan to make Seattle a 5G hub in partnership with UW and tech giants | GeekWire
T-Mobile, along with the city of Bellevue, the University of Washington and venture capital firm Quake Capital, applied with the state of Washington to designate parts of Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond as a 5G “Innovation Partnership Zone,” an alliance of institutions, government organizations and companies. Sumit Roy, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UW, is mentioned.
Roy.Sumit  GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2019  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
24 days ago by uwnews
Neuroscientists publish a ‘parts list’ for the brain | GeekWire
A study led by researchers at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science lays out a “parts list” for the brain, including a detailed look at the differences between the parts for human brains and mouse brains. Ed Lein, a researcher in neurological surgery at the UW, is quoted.
Lein.Ed  !UWitM  2019  regl  GeekWire  Department:Neurological.Surgery 
25 days ago by uwnews
Robotic race car platform from Univ. of Washington designed to speed research around AI | GeekWire
The drive to better understand robotics and artificial intelligence now includes a cool little robotic race car thanks to researchers in the Personal Robotics Laboratory at the UW. Siddhartha Srinivasa, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2019  regl  Srinivasa.Siddhartha  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Artificial.Intelligence 
25 days ago by uwnews
USGS awards $10.4M for Pacific Northwest’s ShakeAlert quake warning system | GeekWire
The U.S. Geological Survey is setting aside $10.4 million over the next two years to boost the ShakeAlert earthquake early-warning system in the Pacific Northwest. About $7.3 million of the funding, which is part of a broader ShakeAlert expansion program announced today, will go to the UW. Harold Tobin, director of the UW-based Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Tobin.Harold  PNSN  earthquakes  shakealert  !UWitM  2019  GeekWire  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment 
27 days ago by uwnews
Could an app make warehouse work safer? UW algorithm flags risky ergonomics | GeekWire
Researchers at the UW are stepping in to solve one of the warehouse industry’s problem areas: ergonomics. The team aims to make warehouse work safer by developing a system that can warn people when they’re at risk during physical tasks. Ashis Banerjee, an assistant professor in both the industrial & systems engineering and mechanical engineering departments at the UW, is quoted.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2019  regl  College:Engineering  ergonomics.warehouse  Department:Industrial.Systems.Engineering  Department:Mechanical.Engineering  Banerjee.Ashis  embed 
27 days ago by uwnews
Two worthy books trace the history of tech through Silicon Valley, leaving Seattle’s story still to be told | GeekWire
In this guest post, Tom Alberg, Madrona Venture Group managing director, reviews "The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America" by UW history professor Margaret O’Mara; and VC: An American History by Tom Nicholas.
GeekWire  regl  O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2019  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences 
28 days ago by uwnews
Tech moves: Microsoft taps former Samsung exec as chief medical officer; Apptio names India leader amid blistering expansion | GeekWire
Nancy Allbritton will be the next dean of the college of engineering at the University of Washington, pending approval by the UW Board of Regents.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2019  College:Engineering  Allbritton.Nancy  regl  Regents 
4 weeks ago by uwnews
Artificial intelligence scores another victory in diagnosing breast cancer | GeekWire
Researchers at the University of Washington and UCLA created a system that was able to distinguish between a pair of conditions that human doctors often struggle to identify correctly. Linda Shapiro, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted. Ezgi Mercan and Sachin Mehta, both UW graduate students, are mentioned.
Artificial.Intelligence  !UWitM  2019  regl  GeekWire  Shapiro.Linda  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Tech companies step up to fund affordable housing, but experts say it’s not enough to curb shortages | GeekWire
Major tech companies are stepping up to help mitigate affordable housing shortages, but can they truly make a dent? Gregg Colburn, an assistant professor of real estate at the University of Washington, is quoted.
!UWitM  2019  regl  GeekWire  Colburn.Gregg  Department:Real.Estate  College:Built.Environments 
5 weeks ago by uwnews

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