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How Well Do Facial Recognition Algorithms Cope with a Million Strangers?

University of Washington computer scientists and engineers have launched the "MegaFace Challenge," the world's first competition aimed at evaluating and improving the performance of face recognition algorithms at the million person scale.
23-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW-Led Team Awarded $1M Bioelectronics Innovation Prize

An international team led by researchers at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) based at the University of Washington is one of three finalists in a race to produce an implantable wireless device that can assess, stimulate and...
21-Jun-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Evans School's Justin Marlowe Addresses Public-Private Partnerships in Third Financial Guide

Public-private partnerships can be important and effective government financing tools, but public officials overseeing them must understand both the risks and whether the political will exists to carry out and maintain long-term projects, says...
16-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Arc Volcano Releases Mix of Material From Earth's Mantle and Crust

Basalt from a common type of volcano shows a surprising contribution from the descending oceanic plate. Analyses show that magnesium atoms are somehow drawn out of the crust, deep below the surface.
13-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Deep, Old Water Explains Why Antarctic Ocean Hasn't Warmed

The water around Antarctica has not seen the atmosphere for centuries, since long before the machine age. New observations and model simulations suggest this may be the last place on Earth to feel climate change.
31-May-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW Experts Develop First Method for Including Migration Uncertainty in Population Projections

University of Washington statisticians have developed what is believed to be the first method for incorporating the uncertainties of migration into population projections.
24-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacteria in Branches Naturally Fertilize Trees

A University of Washington team has demonstrated that poplar trees growing in rocky, inhospitable terrain harbor bacteria within them that could provide valuable nutrients to help the plant grow.
20-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lingcod Meet Rockfish: Catching One Improves Chances for the Other

In a new study, University of Washington researchers found that selectively fishing for lingcod in protected areas actually avoided hampering the recovery of other fish, including rockfish species listed as overfished.
20-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Strong of a Football Fan Are You? There's a Test for That

University of Washington psychologist Anthony Greenwald has adapted his Implicit Association Test on hidden biases to determine how strongly a football fan supports a certain team.
24-Jan-2014 6:00 PM EST

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Noisy Fourth of July

Have a dog with noise phobias, especially fireworks? University of Washington psychologist explains three main ways to calm dogs' fears.
1-Jul-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Infrastructure Experts: Engineers Who Can Speak About Bridge Collapse

24-May-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Tipsy? UW Expert's Tips for Reining in Holiday Drinking

Dennis Donovan, director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington, says that alcohol is a major issue around the holidays for both social drinkers and those recovering from alcoholism. He has advice for how to drink...
10-Dec-2012 12:40 PM EST

Axel Schweiger, Chair of UW's Polar Science Center, an Excellent Source for Writing About Melting Sea Ice

6-Sep-2012 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available on Health Care Markets, Health Sector Leadership and Social/Political Determinants

22-Jun-2012 5:15 PM EDT

Sallie Sanford, University of Washington Law Professor / Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Available to Discuss SCOTUS Health Care Decision

22-Jun-2012 2:00 PM EDT

Web Search Is Ready for a Shakeup, Says UW Computer Scientist

On the 20-year anniversary of the World Wide Web, a computer scientist has published a two-page commentary in the journal Nature that calls on the international academic and business communities to take a bolder approach when designing how people...
3-Aug-2011 1:00 PM EDT

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