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Cook named a fellow of National Academy of Inventors
December 13, 2016

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Diane Cook, a Washington State University researcher who created one of the first, fully instrumented, smart home test sites and has equipped 100 smart apartments with sensor networks in 10 countries, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Device prompts elderly to remember next task
December 15, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Maureen-Schmitter-EdgecombePULLMAN, Wash. – Being able to remember a simple daily routine can mean the difference between independent living and life in a nursing home for people with memory loss associated with aging and other forms of cognitive decline.

Research center advances work on smart environments
December 9, 2015

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

serc-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Someday, your phone may be so smart that it alerts you to get a decaf as you head to Starbucks, since you’ve already drunk five caffeinated cups of coffee that day. And sensors in your body may alert you to low insulin levels or the need for a deep drink of water.

Researchers look into a future life indoors
July 23, 2015

Lamb-BPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers will evaluate a dozen local homes as part of a national study on climate change’s effects on future indoor air quality.

Smart environments: artificial intelligence at home and beyond
October 29, 2008

VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver invites the Southwest Wash.ommunity to the last Chancellor’s Seminar of the year, Diane Cook’s “Smart Environments: Artificial Intelligence at Home and Beyond.” The lecture is 12 to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in the WSU Vancouver Firstenburg Student Commons.


Tickets are $30, including lunch and event parking. To purchase tickets, visit or call the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce at 360-694-2588.


In the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, WSU Professor Diane Cook leads research in the development of artificial intelligence to address some of the world’s most pressing concerns and to enhance some modern day conveniences. Smart … » More …