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Eve Riskin

Professor; Associate Dean of Diversity & Access, College of Engineering
Data Sciences
230 ECE
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-685-2313
External Web Page: Data Compression Laboratory


Eve Riskin is Associate Dean of Diversity and Access in the College of Engineering, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Faculty Director of the ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change. With ADVANCE, she works on mentoring and leadership development programs for women faculty in STEM. She is principal investigator of the successful NSF-funded STARS program at UW. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the 2006 WEPAN University Change Agent award, the 2006 Hewlett-Packard Harriett B. Rigas Award and the 2007 University of Washington David B. Thorud Leadership Award.

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications

  • Coleen Carrigan, Katie O'Leary, Eve Riskin, Joyce Yen, and Matt O'Donnell, ``On-ramping: following women scientists and engineers through their transition from nonacademic to faculty careers,'' The Journal of Technology Transfer, December 2015.
  • J. Kingma, Eve A. Riskin, J. B. Schneider, R. G. Olsen, S. Cunningham, D. Wiggin, K. A. Reinkens, and S. Winter, ``The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) in Engineering Program.'' Proceedings of ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2014.
  • Jessica J. Tran, Eve A. Riskin, Richard E. Ladner, and Jake O. Wobbrock, ``Evaluating Tradeoffs: Battery Power and Intelligibility of Mobile Sign Language Video Transmitted at Low Frame Rates and Bit Rates,'' ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 7(3): 1-26, November 2015.
  • Jessica Tran, Rafael Rodriguez, Eve A. Riskin, and Jacob O. Wobbrock (2013). ``A web-based intelligibility evaluation of sign language video transmitted at low frame rates and bitrates.'' Proceedings of ASSETS 2013. NY: ACM Press.
  • Rahul Vanam, Eve A. Riskin, Richard Ladner, and Sheila Hemami, ``Fast Algorithms for Designing Nearly Optimal Lookup Tables for Complexity Control of the H.264 encoder,'' Signal Image and Video Processing, 7(5), 991-1003, 2013.
  • Coleen Carrigan, Kate Quinn, and Eve Riskin, ``The Gendered Division of Labor Among STEM Faculty and the Effects of Critical Mass,'' Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 4(3), 131-146, September 2011.