Eve Riskin is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the University of Washington’s College of Engineering, Professor in the UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the UW’s Advance Center for Institutional Change. With Advance, she works on mentoring and leadership development programs for women faculty in science, engineering and math. Her research interests include image compression and image processing, with a focus on developing video compression algorithms to allow for cell-phone transmission of American Sign Language. Riskin earned her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University before joining the UW faculty in 1990.
Over the years, I noticed that we’d hired some terrific faculty at the University of Washington who came directly from industry. These faculty members have quickly gotten up to speed, and... Read more »