Institute of Technology

 
    
 

Institute of Technology

The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington, Tacoma, provides focus for the rapid development of high-technology academic programs which serve the needs of the state of Washington. Launched in 2001, the Institute has supported the community by building facilities, classrooms and labs. Through innovative partnerships with area companies, internships and funded research projects, Institute students gain real world experience to tackle the challenges of a continually evolving industry.

Recent Events

Please join us in congratulating Yiru Li, Sarah George, Craig Apfelbeck, Abdeltawab Hendawi, David Hazel, Ankur Teredesai and Mohamed Ali on winning the "Best Demo" award at the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Conference 2014  on the iTornado system. The paper is titled: “Routing Service With Real World Severe Weather” and presents a framework for routing services to evacuate vehicles under real world severe weather threats. The system is able to: (1) Identify the users inside the dangerous region of a severe weather event, (2) Recommend an evacuation route to guide the users out to a safe destination or shelter, (3) Assure the recommended route to be one of the shortest paths after excluding the risky area, and  (4) Maintain the flow of traffic by normalizing the evacuation on the possible safe routes.

For additional information, please visit the Geospatial Data Management page of the Center for Data Science:
http://cwds.uw.edu/geospatial-data-management

Dr. George Mobus, Associate Professor in Computer Science & Systems and Computer Engineering & Systems, has just had his textbook (along with co-author Professor Emeritus Michael Kalton of IAS) entitled Principles of Systems Science published by Springer, New York. This pioneering text provides a comprehensive introduction to systems structure, function, and modeling as applied in all fields of science and engineering. Systems understanding is increasingly recognized as a key to a more holistic education and greater problem solving skills, and is also reflected in the trend toward interdisciplinary approaches to research on complex phenomena. The book contains many graphs, illustrations, side bars, examples, and problems to enhance understanding. From basic principles of organization, complexity, abstract representations, and behavior (dynamics) to deeper aspects such as the relations between information, knowledge, computation, and system control, to higher order aspects such as auto-organization, emergence and evolution, the book provides an integrated perspective on the comprehensive nature of systems. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Mobus on this major accomplishment.
For more information go to: Springer's Website:
http://www.springer.com/physics/complexity/book/978-1-4939-1919-2

UPCOMING EVENTS

Meeting with the Director
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
12:30 - 1:25 PM @ CP 103

This meeting is held once a quarter as an informal exchange of information between program students and the Director of the Institute of Technology, Professor Robert Friedman and provides opportunity for students to pose their questions, concerns, and suggestions about the Institute of Technology’s programs.

For additional information or questions, please contact cathyb@uw.edu

Reservations are not required.

Microsoft Developers Workshop
November 14, 2014

Jeremy Foster and company (Microsoft) will be on campus conducting a developers workshop with a soft focus on Azure.  Bring your own development environment to work with and Microsoft's team will let you preview the new Surface 3 Tablet and 20 smart phones.

It will be from 10:00 until 2:00 in William Philip Hall

If you have questions or need to add content. Contact UWTechWb@uw.edu.