In 2007, the UW Departments of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering created an initiative — the UW Experimental Computer Engineering Lab (ExCEL) — to facilitate broad collaboration between the departments along the computer engineering boundary. We are very excited at our progress: in early 2011, Josh Smith, currently at Intel Research, joined our two departments. Josh, who works in wireless sensing systems and robotics, will complement our previous ExCEL hires Shwetak Patel (whose research includes sensors and ubiquitous computing) and Georg Seelig (whose research focuses on synthetic biology), along with numerous other computer engineers in the two departments. We are intending to continue to grow the program with more hires over the next few years. Areas of interest include nanotechnology, implantable and biologically interfaced devices, synthetic molecular engineering, VLSI, embedded systems, sensor systems, parallel computing, network systems, and technology for the developing world.
Please read Computer Engineering and the UW Experimental Computer Engineering Lab (ExCEL) - Fall 2010 for news and information on the ExCEL lab.