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Grad student Anna Konstant examines a collaborative robot
October 4, 2023

When UW-Madison engineering ideas make their way across Wisconsin, everybody wins

Engineers play a critical role in solving challenges, whether they’re devising technology for the smart farms of the future, building fusion reactors to drive new sustainable energy possibilities, or creating…

Students critique data visualizations in ISyE 649: Interactive Data Analytics
September 29, 2023

ISyE data science courses instill skills, responsibility

When industrial engineering students hit the job market, employers are after candidates who can comfortably manage, analyze and act on data. The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the…

UW Crest with engineering background
September 26, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Grigorios Chrysos is making machine learning safe and secure for everybody

Machine learning is starting to creep into all sorts of applications in our everyday lives, from search engines and digital assistants to traffic alerts. In the near future, even more…

Manish Singh
September 26, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Manish K. Singh is getting the power grid ready for a renewable future

Power grids across the world are in transition. As renewable energy makes up a larger and larger share of energy output, grids need to adapt. But it’s not as simple…

Akhilesh Jaiswal
September 26, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Akhilesh Jaiswal is bringing computers to the edge

Over the decades, computers have changed dramatically, shrinking from room-sized machines to the tiny phones we carry in our pockets. But behind the scenes, computing principles have remained the same….

Tsung-Wei (TW) Huang
September 20, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Tsung-Wei “TW” Huang is making software systems to simplify high-performance computing

Modern scientific computing applications, such as simulations, modeling, and artificial intelligence, are counting on a mix of heterogeneous processing units—like a combination of CPUs and GPUs—to enable capabilities that have…

Illustris Simulation
August 23, 2023

Through machine learning maps, cosmic history comes into focus

For millennia, humans have used optical telescopes, radio telescopes and space telescopes to get a better view of the heavens. Today, however, one of the most powerful tools for understanding…

PhD student Shimaa Ahmed working in the lab
August 9, 2023

Down the tubes: Common PVC pipes can defeat voice identification systems

Researchers are in an arms race with hackers to create better and better security systems to prevent data theft, including things like dual authentication password systems, thumbprints and retinal scans….

Bhumesh Kumar, right, a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering, guides students through a problem during a session of ECE 532: Matrix Methods in Machine Learning.
August 1, 2023

New certificate program instills data science skills for engineers

Hailey Mendola is a rising industrial engineering junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose penchant for crunching numbers is leading her toward a career in manufacturing—ideally as a plant manager…

istock image of wave diffusion
June 15, 2023

New simulation confirms 50-year-old Nobel-winning wave theory

In 1958, physicist Phillip Anderson of Bell Labs first proposed a theory about wave diffusion that won him the 1977 Nobel Prize. Since then, the idea, known as Anderson localization,…