Industry Affiliates Startup Fair Chair’s message New CSE Faculty New hires in UW CSE Taskar joins UW CSE World Lab 6th Summer Academy for Deaf News Datagrams CSE ugrad alum survey Distinguished Lectures
Inaugural CSE Industry Affiliates startup career fair
23 October 2012
Each October, CSE hosts its annual Industry Affiliates meeting. The format has traditionally consisted of one full day of research presentations, concluding with a reception and poster session, and a second day focused on recruiting.
One of the goals of the recruiting day has been to provide companies, both
big and small, direct interaction with our students. In the past few
years, it has become evident that smaller companies - startups, in
particular - tend to get lost among the more established companies. This
fall, CSE decided to try something new. We preceded our traditional
two-day Affiliates meeting with a set of events focused exclusively on
It has been an amazing year in CSE! In the last issue of MSB, I
highlighted two great new senior hires: Carlos Guestrin from CMU and Jeff
Heer from Stanford. Shortly after that issue was published, we concluded
our faculty recruiting season with a total of 6 new hires, the most
remarkable recruiting year in our history! Our new hires created a lot of
buzz nationally. These hires and related publicity show the incredible
progress of the department, which is the result to a large extent of the
creativity and hard work of our students at all levels.
l-r: Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, Farhadi, Gollakota
Research in UW CSE’s Graphics and Imaging Lab (GRAIL) spans a wide range of areas in computer graphics, computer vision, computer animation, and game science. Current activities include 3-D reconstruction, image-based rendering, computational photography, game play and aesthetics, and scientific discovery and education through games. This year we added two rising stars to the GRAIL faculty: Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman and Ali Farhadi.
CSE pursues high-impact research into fundamental aspects of
networks, operating systems, distributed systems, security, and
privacy. We are thrilled that Shyam Gollakota joined
this group this fall, adding his strengths in wireless systems.
Ben Taskar will join UW CSE this spring as Boeing
Professor in Computer Science & Engineering. Ben is one of the
leading researchers of his generation in statistical machine
learning. He is currently the Magerman Term Associate Professor in the
Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of
There are many urgent problems facing the planet: a degrading environment, a healthcare system in crisis, and educational systems that are inadequately training innovative thinkers to solve the problems of tomorrow.
World Lab is a new research and educational
institution that is ideally suited to tackle these grand
challenges. The World Lab was founded by James Landay, Short-Dooley
Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, and colleagues at
Tsinghua, one of China’s top universities, after Landay spent his
sabbatical living in Beijing and working at Microsoft Research
The Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Computing recently completed its sixth year of a nine-week academic program in computing for deaf and hard of hearing high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen and sophomores. Students completed a computer programming course for college credit, and a certificated class in animation, where students learned basic concepts of animation, including lighting, movement, shading, and storyboarding using Maya software. This year thirteen students from around the country completed the rigorous program. MORE »
Faculty, student, staff, and alum achievements highlighted in the
Would you please take ten-fifteen minutes to fill out our alumni
survey? Your answers are crucial to our assessment of how well we are
preparing students for the “real world,” and your feedback will also
help us prepare our report for our upcoming accreditation process.
What is G-Give? How do you harness the energy of Google employees —
particularly younger employees — and couple it with area non-profits that
need support? As only engineers can do: two UW CSE alums, Jessan
Hutchison-Quillan BS ’07 and Krista Davis BS ’05, set out to find a
solution. Their efforts resulted in an initial marketing strategy “Google
Cares Northwest” and evolved into an active campaign entitled “G-Give.”
This year’s Distinguished Lecture Series included some phenomenal
speakers: Maria Klawe, professor of computer science and president of
Harvey Mudd College; Brad Smith, Microsoft’s General Counsel and Executive
Vice President for Legal and Corporate Affairs; Susan Athey, professor of
economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; and Regina
Barzilay, from MIT CSAIL.