In 1998....

"Intelligence Considered" (December 1998)

CSE Assistant Professor Chris Diorio is interviewed for the lead article of the Winter edition of the quarterly Scientific American Presents, an issue devoted to "Exploring Intelligence."

Computer Engineering senior Hakim Weatherspoon named to Pac-10 All-Academic Team (November 1998)

Husky rover and Computer Engineering senior Hakim Weatherspoon was recently named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team in recognition of his scholastic and athletic performance. Hakim also was a finalist in the 1998 Rhodes Scholarship competition -- one of two from the State of Washington.

"Circuitry of the Brain" (November 1998)

UW Daily interviews CSE faculty member Chris Diorio, recent Packard Fellowship recipient.

"Smart Computers" (November 1998)

John Yeager from Q13 News interviews UW CSE faculty member Chris Diorio.

"Go2Net Names Oren Etzioni to Board of Directors" (November 1998)

"Oren is one of the most respected figures in the world of Web search technology," said Russell C. Horowitz, Go2Net chief executive officer. "We're extremely fortunate to be adding someone of his caliber and experience to take an active role on our Board and in helping to shape the company's future."

Chris Diorio wins Packard Fellowship (October 1998)

CSE Assistant Professor Chris Diorio is one of 24 winners nationally of 1998 Packard Foundation fellowships. The 5-year fellowship is worth $625,000. Chris Stubbs (Astronomy) and David Baker (Biochemistry) are UW's only other Packard Fellowship recipients.

See also University of Washington press release

"Committed to students, he's Professor of the Year" (October 1998)

Seattle Post Intelligencer article announcing that David Salesin has been named Washington State Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

See also University of Washington press release

"Networks: Computer Science & Engineering" (October 1998)

A description of the many roles played by UW CSE, from the University of Washington's annual Report to the State.

"The Two Jaechs" (August 1998)

Jeremy and Linda Jaech are profiled in the UW College of Arts & Sciences A&S Perspectives.

"High-tech jobs -- but not for us" (August 1998)

Tacoma News Tribune lead editorial concerning the information technology workforce shortage. See further information here.

"Growing Demand for Computer Animators Spurs a New Program at U. of Washington" (August 1998)

The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles UW CSE's undergraduate Computer Animation course sequence. See further information (including the student video) here.

Undergraduate Computer Animation at the University of Washington Department of Computer Science & Engineering (July 1998)

1998's undergraduate capstone design course on Computer Animation was taught to teams of students from Computer Science & Engineering, Art, and Music by Cassidy Curtis, visiting from Pacific Data Images, with guidance from Professor David Salesin. This year's course was a two-quarter sequence, allowing much greater depth. The video includes an introduction by Curtis, followed by the "product" of the course -- a 2:49 animation called The Art of Survival (TAOS), which begins at 01:55. TAOS was accepted into the Official Competition of the 1998 Ottawa International Animation Festival. Only 80 films were selected, from more than 1200 entries representing nearly 50 countries. TAOS also was accepted for the 1998 Classical Festival of Animation, a fifty-city tour that also included Pixar's Oscar-winning "Geri's Game." It was shown at the awards evening of the London Effects & Animation Festival. Most recently, TAOS was selected as the top computer animation in the VII International Animation Festival of Brazil, in competition with a host of professional animations including Bingo (which won at Ottawa) and Bunny (which won an Academy Award). The course was recently profiled in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

"Web wise" (June 1998)

Horizon Air magazine article concerning UW CSE startup Netbot, Inc.

"A class that gets students animated: UW professor offers 'Toy Story' creativity" (June 1998)

Seattle PI article concerning the Spring 1998 capstone design course on computer animation, taught by Cassidy Curtis. See further information (including the student video) here.

"Inventing Our Future" A 10-minute video commissioned by the Technology Alliance that makes the case for investments that aid the growth of Washington State's technology sector. UW CSE chair Ed Lazowska is interviewed.

Lazowska receives 1998 UW Outstanding Public Service Award (June 1998)

Columns (UW alumni magazine) article concerning Ed Lazowska's receipt of the 1998 University of Washington Outstanding Public Service Award.

"Unique UW animation arts class producing a series of hit graduates" (June 1998)

UW press release concerning this year's Computer Animation capstone course, taught by Cassidy Curtis. See further information (including the student video) here.

Lazowska addresses NASDAQ symposium (June 1998)

UW CSE Chair Ed Lazowska addresses the second annual NASDAQ Science and Technology Summit.

Salesin's research profiled in Popular Science (June 1998)

David Salesin's image querying research was profiled in the June 1998 issue of Popular Science.

Dick Karp wins the Harvey Prize from the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology (May 1998)

The Harvey Prize has been awarded annually since 1972. It "rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in ... science, technology, medicine, government, and literature."

"Lazowska's service record is 'off the charts'" (May 1998)

University Week article concerning Ed Lazowska's receipt of the 1998 University of Washington Outstanding Public Service Award.

Ed Lazowska named to UCAID Network Research Liaison Council (March 1998)

The University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (the "Internet2 people") have announced the creation of three expert advisory councils: the Application Strategy Council, the Network Planning and Policy Advisory Council, and the Network Research Liaison Council.

"Richard White's departure a sober warning for UW" (March 1998)

A Seattle Times op-ed piece by UW President Richard L. McCormick discussing the implications of the state's under-investment in higher education.

"Career Encounters: Women in Computing" (March 1998)

30-minute made-for-television video produced in 1998, featuring University of Washington students and faculty. "The world of computing is exploding with opportunities, especially for women. And you don't have to be a nerd to be successful. This program presents accomplished female computer scientists and specialists working in the fields of software and hardware development, finance, health care, education, research and publishing. The program emphasizes the need for more women to take part in shaping the technology that will define the next millennium.

"Barbarian Applications at the Gate" (March 1998)

CIO Magazine profiles UW CSE spinoff Appliant, Inc.