Research

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

UW CSE is committed to expanding its global leadership in computer science and computer engineering research by engaging the best and brightest faculty and students and creating a supportive environment in which to pursue the next great advances—whether at the core of the field, or in multi-disciplinary initiatives that address humankind’s greatest challenges through the transformative power of computing.

We are a major player in most of the principal areas of computer science and computer engineering and pushing the boundaries in emerging areas of the field. Our faculty members have been nationally and internationally recognized for excellence, and together with our students are among the most prolific contributors of award papers at major conferences.

Student success is our priority, and UW CSE students have earned recognition as part of the nation’s preeminent research competitions. In the past five years alone, more than 40 students have received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships or Honorable Mentions, and over a dozen have earned accolades from the Computing Research Association as part of its Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards competition. Our graduate program alums go on to be leaders in industry and academia, and our undergraduates—the majority of whom participate in faculty-supervised research—power industry-leading companies and populate the nation’s prestigious graduate programs.

Areas of Expertise

Recent Conference Award Papers