Technology

  • How Bellevue’s tech hub is similar to Silicon Valley — and what they can learn from each other

    Comparing Silicon Valley and Seattle has become something of a regional pastime in the Pacific Northwest. But the comparison might be more accurate if directed a few miles east, across the shores of Lake Washington to where Bellevue skyrises are multiplying. Because historically speaking, the rise of the Eastside closely mirrors the trajectory of Silicon Valley’s San Jose. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.

    GeekWire
  • A Digital Life for Print Texts

    While studying the impact of the digital revolution on texts, students created digital editions using print publications in UW Special Collections.

    April 2022 Perspectives
  • What Americans Should Do to Prepare for Russian Cyberattacks

    Jessica Beyer, co-leader of the Cybersecurity Initiative in the UW Jackson School of International Studies, explains how Americans may feel the effect of Russian cyberattacks.

    The Atlantic
  • Ancient Languages, New Technology

    His knowledge of ancient languages led Andrew Glass (2006) to a specialized technology job at Microsoft. 

    January 2022 Perspectives
  • Adventures in Cybersecurity

    Students in the Jackson School of International Studies delve into cybersecurity policy and its societal implications. 

    November 2021 Perspectives
  • Rethinking the Ventilator

    Industrial design professor Jason O. Germany was part of a team that designed a low-cost ventilator on short notice during the pandemic. 

    September 2021 Perspectives
  • Blue-collar workers at Silicon Valley companies hope for better future

    As tech companies continue to delay return to offices, some service workers hope for a full return in the coming months. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.

    NBC News
  • The circle of life: Amazon reportedly to open department stores in latest physical retail bid

    Amazon is making another move into physical retail, this time with plans to open department store-like locations in Ohio and California that would sell items such as clothing and electronics, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.

    GeekWire
  • From the assistant director’s desk: Updates on the Sephardic Studies Digital Collection

    New updates to the Sephardic Studies Digital Collection, a "virtual bookshelf" with more than 140,000 pages of published Ladino works.

    Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
  • Ladino newspapers are the new wave in “uncharted waters” of digital history

    Doctoral student in computer science and Jewish Studies Graduate Fellow Ben Lee created a powerful search tool of scanned historical newspaper pages.

    Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
  • Amazon pushes back return to office until January, raising questions about pace of downtown COVID-19 recovery

    Amazon announced Thursday it intends to delay reopening its offices until Jan. 3, a move that raises fresh questions about the pace of recovery in Seattle and Bellevue where well-paid workers from Amazon and other tech firms are critical economic drivers. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.

    The Seattle Times
  • Washington state universities will lead AI research institutes funded by National Science Foundation

    The UW and Washington State University are adding artificial intelligence research institutes thanks to $40 million in funding from the National Science Foundation. UW’s research lab, the AI Institute for Dynamic Systems, will focus on fundamental AI and machine learning theory. Steve Brunton, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the UW and associate director of the institute, is referenced. The UW's J. Nathan Kutz, professor of applied mathematics; Krithika Manohar, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Maryam Fazel, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Daniela Witten, professor of biostatistics; and David Beck, research associate professor of chemical engineering, are mentioned.

    GeekWire
  • Opinion: Crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe fails most of those in need

    "A GoFundMe campaign is a poor — and unfair — substitute for functional social programs. The crowdfunding business, to which hundreds of thousands of people turned for help with rent and other basic needs during the pandemic, may well be a platform for 'inspiring acts of kindness,' but every donation also dictates who is being left behind," write Nora Kenworthy, associate professor of nursing and health studies at UW Bothell, and Mark Igra, a graduate student in sociology at the UW.

    Los Angeles Times
  • " Hubble releases stunning images of ""rarely observed"" colliding galaxies after sudden monthlong shutdown"

    It's official — NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in action after a computer anomaly suddenly shut down the 32-year-old system for a month. And in celebrating its comeback, Hubble released two spectacular new images on Monday showing the depths of the universe. The images were captured as part of a program at the University of Washington.

    CBS News
  • The pandemic's effect on local traffic and transit

    Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, says that the lack of access Facebook gives researchers and others to data makes it difficult to assess how information is spreading on the social media platform. [Segment starts at 24:35]

    MyNorthwest