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Kangwook Lee
May 6, 2024

Through his CAREER award, Kangwook Lee is looking for ways to make AI more adaptable

The reason generative artificial intelligence models like ChatGPT or Gemini can fix computer code in just seconds, compose a sonnet in the style of Shakespeare, or explain the physics of…

PhD student Yizhou Yao working in the lab
April 30, 2024

An electrifying discovery may help doctors deliver more effective gene therapies

In an effort to improve delivery of costly medical treatments, a team of researchers in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a stimulating method for making the…

Students discuss a low-frequency magnetic beacon
April 15, 2024

There’s no substitute for real engineering: In underwater localization class, design students aim for new technology

When Joe Berg, a senior in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was deciding which classes to take for the fall semester 2023, one offering caught his…

Diamond-embedded nanocoil Hai lab
April 10, 2024

Diamond-embedded nanocoils improve magnetic field detection

Neural engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a unique diamond-embedded, nanofabricated coil that expands their growing toolkit of noninvasive devices and methods for better monitoring and stimulating the…

Kangwook Lee talking with students
April 9, 2024

Data ethics course teaches undergrads how to reduce bias in AI

Large language models like ChatGPT and other forms of artificial intelligence are quickly reshaping the world. But in many cases, these systems are imposing a viewpoint based on the biases…

PhD student Jack West and Assistant Professor Kassem Fawaz use Instagram’s vision model
April 2, 2024

Popular social media mobile apps extract data from photos on your phone, introducing both bias and errors

Digital privacy and security engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that both TikTok and Instagram extract different levels of personal and demographic data from user images, but can…

Assistant Professors Chirag Gupta and Shubhra Pasayat examine a new ultrawide-bandgap semiconductor material
April 1, 2024

Gupta and Pasayat add new energy and resources to power semiconductor research

Semiconductor chips aren’t just the “brains” of our computers and smart phones. A different variety of chip, called power semiconductors, transform, route and manage the energy that powers our gadgets…

Mikhail Kats in eclipse glasses
April 1, 2024

Ask an expert: Science and common sense for the solar eclipse

On April 8, 2024, a rare total solar eclipse will take place across North America, affording viewers across several U.S. states at least a partial glimpse of the rare phenomenon….

Simar Tathgir using her computer
March 18, 2024

Inspired by grand challenges, undergrad Simar Tathgir seeks to create positive change

Simar Tathgir, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has crammed more into her first two years of school than some students do their entire college careers. Tathgir is a…

Southwest view of the outside of the new UW-Madison College of Engineering building
March 6, 2024

Wisconsin approves new UW-Madison engineering building

On March 6, 2024, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers gave final approval to fund a new College of Engineering building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “The approval of a new building…