Luyao Niu

Assistant Teaching Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Courses taught: TECHIN 509, TECHIN 512

Education: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Luyao Niu is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington and the Global Innovation Exchange. He teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses on programming, signals, and sensors & circuits. Luyao’s research focuses on establishing trustworthy autonomy. The solutions use an interplay of methodologies from machine learning, optimization and control, game theory, and formal methods. He was the author of the GameSec Outstanding Paper (2018), and was a finalist for the ACM/ICCPS Best Paper Award (2020). He received the Outstanding Mentorship Award (2020) from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UW.

The overarching goal of Luyao’s teaching is to foster students’ creativity and innovation to solve real-world challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration and by establishing close relevance between scientific understanding and hands-on project experience. GIX provides supportive learning environments by integrating hands-on experience and discussion, enabling students to establish strong grounding in foundational concepts and practical business/entrepreneurship skills.