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EE Faculty Reaches a Milestone

Seven of our nine women faculty members

Seven of our nine women faculty members. Left to right: Eve Riskin, Maya Gupta,
Mari Ostendorf, Tara Javidi, Deirdre Meldrum, Lih Lin, and Denice Denton.

The University of Washington's Electrical Engineering (EE) Department has reached an exciting and important milestone this year - twenty percent of the faculty are women!

The women and their years of arrival are: Linda Shapiro (joint with Computer Science and Engineering, 1986), Eve Riskin (1990), Deirdre Meldrum (1992), Denice Denton (1996), Denise Wilson (1998), Mari Ostendorf (1999), Tara Javidi (2002), Lih Lin (2003), and Maya Gupta (2003). Half of these women were hired under outgoing Chair Howard Chizeck.

The EE Department has a long tradition of having women faculty as its first woman, Emerita Professor Irene C. Peden, was hired in 1961.