2005 Media Archive

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December 23, 2005 | KING5-TV

Why guys with rhythm get the girls

CSE’s Zoran Popovic, working with anthropologists from Rutgers University, uses motion capture technology to make a link between skillful dancing and genetic advantage.

December 22, 2005 | The Star-Ledger

Dance fever: Study shows it’s something in the way he moves

Research by Zoran Popovic and students in CSE, done in collaboration with anthropologists at Rutgers University, makes the feature section cover of New Jersey's Star-Ledger.

December 06, 2005 | The New York Times

Better bananas, nicer mosquitoes

UW Bioengineer Paul Yager talks about his plans for a “pocket lab,” a device that fits the diagnostic power of a traditional lab into a box small enough to be packed into the remote regions of the world. The project is among a group of research efforts supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to target some of the world’s most pressing and difficult health problems.

December 01, 2005 | The Honolulu Advertiser

$500k pothole count planned

Stephen Muench in Civil and Environmental Engineering is quoted in an article about an effort to inventory the condition of roadways in Honolulu, Hawaii, as the foundation of a long-term plan to keep the roads there in top repair.

December 01, 2005 | University Week

Memorial service set for Jerre Noe

A memorial service has been set for Jerre D. Noe, a pioneer in electronic banking and first chair of the University of Washington’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering, who died Nov. 12 after a short battle with cancer.

November 30, 2005 | The UW Daily

Robotic arms could be future of surgery

Professor Blake Hannaford in Electrical Engineering explains his research into robotic technologies that could make surgery more precise and less traumatic.

November 28, 2005

Best or worst of times for CS R&D? Studies may say

While some government officials say U.S. technology R&D remains strong and stable, CSE’s Ed Lazowska questions those claims. “I have great confidence in (the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology), but I don’t have confidence in this administration,” said Lazowska, who had a leading role in a presidential advisory committee Bush let dissolve. Sidebar to two-part series. (EE Times)[Read More]

November 28, 2005 | EE Times

Computer R&D goes begging for funds

Speaking about the funding pinch that has hit U.S. technology research, CSE’s Ed Lazowska blames the current Bush administration for running up the national debt while cutting back on computer R&D, a field with a track record for fueling economic productivity and growth. Second of two parts.

November 27, 2005 | The Washington Post

Pepco better than most area utilities in reliability; Post comparison shows fewer, shorter outages

Electrical Engineering’s Rich Christie shares his expertise in electric utility systems with the Washington Post for a story on the reliability of utilities in the mid-Atlantic area.

November 21, 2005 | EE Times

Computer R&D rocks on

Anyone who thinks computer science research has reached its zenith needs to think again, according to CSE’s Ed Lazowska, who says there are big problems yet to be solved. First of two parts.

November 16, 2005 | The Associated Press

Obituaries in the News: Jerre D. Noe

Jerre D. Noe, a banking computerization pioneer who became the first chairman of the University of Washington Center for Computer Science and Engineering, died Saturday. He was 82.

November 15, 2005 | The Seattle Times

UW computer-science pioneer Jerre Noe dies at 82

Jerre D. Noe helped build the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington. He was a key figure in early efforts to computerize banking. His research won national attention and awards. But career demands didn't keep Professor Noe, who died Saturday after a brief battle with a rare form of cancer, from cultivating a rich personal life.

November 14, 2005 | The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Jerre Noe, 1923-2005: He led UW’s first computer program

Jerre D. Noe, who pioneered electronic banking in the 1950s and was the first chairman of the University of Washington's computer science and engineering department, died Saturday after a brief battle with cancer. He was 82.

November 07, 2005 | The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The Insider: At least it’s not Mississippi

University of Washington computer science professor Ed Lazowska isn't one to hold back his opinions. And that certainly was the case Thursday at the department's annual Industrial Affiliates Meeting.

November 07, 2005 | The Seattle Times

UW seeks new neck to wear tie

David Notkin must be getting tired of wearing a necktie. The University of Washington professor is stepping down as chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering after nearly five years and 39 professional occasions requiring a tie, as recorded at his Web site.

November 01, 2005 | Computing Research News

Ladner recognized with presidential award

Richard Ladner, Boeing Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, was one of nine individuals to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring at a recent White House ceremony.

October 16, 2005 | The Denver Post

Global meltdown hits skiing

Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Alan Hamlet weighs in for an article on climate change and potential effects for the ski industry.

October 12, 2005 | The Seattle Times

Teachers awarded Golden Apples

MESA Director Patricia MacGowan was among educators selected to receive a KCTS-TV Golden Apple award. The award honors excellence in education in Washington state.

October 12, 2005 | The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A frank discussion about why you're stuck in traffic

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer turned to Engineering's Mark Hallenbeck as one of their expert sources for a lengthy article on traffic issues in the Puget Sound region. This anchor article contains links to articles that cover issues ranging from HOV lanes to vulnerable local viaducts and bridges.

October 10, 2005 | CNet News.com

U.S. cybersecurity due for FEMA-like calamity?

CSE’s Ed Lazowska discusses the state of U.S. cybersecurity, describing current efforts as “Band-Aid” approaches to a critical need.

October 09, 2005 | ScienceDaily

Marine bacterium suspected to play role in global carbon and nitrogen cycles

David Stahl in Civil and Environmental Engineering made ScienceDaily for a recent Nature paper about how Archaea, an ancient group of single-celled microorganisms, are involved in maintaining the global balance of nitrogen and carbon. Stahl and his colleagues discovered the first Archaea known to oxidize ammonia for energy and metabolize carbon dioxide.

October 05, 2005 | The New York Times

The time is now: Bust up the box!

The New York Times’ John Markoff quotes Computer Science & Engineering’s Ed Lazowska in a story about how the long-predicted phenomenon of distributed computing is finally happening.

October 05, 2005 | IEEE Spectrum

Rise of the body bots: exoskeletons around the world

Jacob Rosen in electrical engineering is included in a story about powered exoskeletons in the current issue of IEEE Spectrum magazine. The article features a look at "exoskeletons around the world" that includes a photo of Jacob and a powered robotic arm he and his students are building in the EE Biorobotics Lab.

October 01, 2005 | CIO Magazine

The sky really is falling

Computer Science & Engineering’s Ed Lazowska gives his frank view of Internet security in a Q&A-format article in CIO Magazine. His assessment? A crisis is looming, and those who can best address it aren’t paying attention.

September 19, 2005 | The Seattle Times

Who'll be to blame if viaduct, 520 bridge collapse?

Engineering's Mark Hallenbeck comments on the precarious state of some of the Seattle area's major transportation routes in terms of earthquake resilience.

September 05, 2005 | Time magazine

On the Frontier of Search

Oren Etzioni in Computer Science & Engineering is mentioned in this New York Times article by Terry McCarthy about the next wave of Internet search engines.

August 23, 2005 | The New York Times

Computer majors adding other skills to land jobs

The real value of a good technology-oriented education lies in handling complexity, UW Professor Ed Lazowska tells the New York Times in a story about computer science students who are broadening their learning beyond what is thought of as traditional computer venues. The article also quotes post-graduate researcher Kira Lehtomaki and UW student Ken Michelson.