Professor Franzi Roesner works with graduate students in the Security & Privacy Research Lab

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Our faculty members have been nationally and internationally recognized for excellence, and our students are successful in the preeminent research competitions sponsored by industry and government. In the past five years alone, more than 40 students have received Graduate Research Fellowships or Honorable Mentions from the National Science Foundation, and over a dozen have earned accolades as part of the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards competition.

Our faculty and students are among the most prolific contributors of award papers to major conferences in our field. UW CSE graduate program alums go on to be leaders in industry and academia, and our undergraduates—most of whom participate in faculty-supervised research—power industry-leading companies and populate the nation’s most prestigious graduate programs.

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Ph.D. student Lilian DeGreef and professor Shwetak Patel in the UbiComp Lab

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