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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…

UW Crest with engineering background
September 26, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Haihan Sun is helping the world look deeper

Versions of ground-penetrating radar have been around for nearly a century but, despite advances, the data provided by the technology is still pretty crude. Using cutting-edge hardware and new software…

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….

Students and postdoctoral fellows researching innovations in STRAP recycling
September 25, 2023

With innovation and determination, grad students drive new plastics recycling applications

Take a stroll through a grocery store and one thing is clear—almost everything, from meat and bread to produce and cookies—is packaged in some form of plastic. While those wrappers…

ECE PhD student Hongyan Mei and Associate Professor Mikhail Kats
September 22, 2023

How a handful of stray atoms led to a new material that curves light in a record-setting way

A team led by scientists and engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Southern California and Washington University in St. Louis, has created a unique, record-setting material that…

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…

Feng Ye
September 20, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Feng Ye is helping communications networks work smarter

Doing an afternoon of errands while listening to a favorite podcast on your phone may feel like a simple task for you, but for the communications networks around you, it’s…