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When Shyam Gollakota arrived from MIT in 2012, the University of Washington gained a rising star in networks and wireless research. Fast forward nearly two years, and the campus -- not to mention the entire computer science and engineering community -- is abuzz over what Gollakota and a group of talented faculty and students have achieved in the quest to power the next great computing revolution: the Internet of Things.
Collaboration is the key. “By tearing down the barriers between hardware
and software, and computer science and other
disciplines, we are enabling novel ways of computation,
communication and sensing that would not be possible
if researchers work in their siloed fields,” said Gollakota.
“Computer science affect so many aspects of human
life, and working as a member of the CSE faculty offers
opportunities to work in a variety of different domains.”
Brain-to-brain interface demonstration
As we enter 2015, I have some very exciting news! A
few weeks ago, on December 15th, the UW Architectural
Commission interviewed four architectural firms, and on
January 8th, the UW Board of Regents will approve one of
them to carry out a pre-design of what we’re now calling
CSEII -- a new building to facilitate our future growth.
Student demand has grown enormously over the last
five years in CS departments all over the country, and
this new space will help us maintain our leadership role
in both education and research.
Much of the world still relies on paper forms and documents. Getting information off those files into a format that can be searched and analyzed by computers generally requires manual data entry by people, which is costly, slow, and error-prone. Providing the
solution to this is Kuang Chen (B.S. ’03), who founded Captricity, a company that uses a combination of computing and brainpower to read information on paper forms dozens of times faster and more cost-effectively. Chen developed the technology to capture paper-bound data in countries that had yet to fully harness the power of computing.
Reinforcing CSE’s position among the best programs in the nation, this year's hires complement our recent game-changing hires in machine learning, “big data,” computer vision, and other areas. In the spring issue of MSB, we announced our first two hires of 2014: a rising star in natural language processing and a rising star in security and privacy.
UW CSE is delighted to introduce our additional faculty
hires made during 2014. These talented individuals
are contributing to our leadership in key areas of the
field, from building a world-class natural language
processing group, to expanding our expertise in core
areas such as systems, security, data management,
programming languages, and software engineering.
TCAT Director Anat Caspi