Dr. Patel's most recent research has been in building a new class of low-cost and easy-to-deploy sensing systems for the home, called Infrastructure Mediated Sensing, which leverages existing utility infrastructures in a home to support whole-house sensing.
Dr. Patel was also a founder of Zensi, Inc., a demand side energy monitoring solutions provider, which was acquired by Belkin, Inc in 2010. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008 and B.S. in Computer Science in 2003. Dr. Patel received the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2011, is a 2012 Sloan Fellow, received the TR-35 award in 2009, was named top innovator of the year by Seattle Business Magazine, was named Newsmaker of the year by Seattle Business Journal, and was a recipient of the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship in 2011. His past work was also honored by the New York Times as a top technology of the year in 2005.
Please visit the UW Ubicomp Lab webpage for detailed project descriptions, publications, and latest news.
Dr. Patel's homepage: www.shwetak.com
Select News Articles and Awards
- 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellow
- 2011 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow
- Research featured on cover story of Wired Magazine
- College of Engineering Junior Faculty Innovator Award
- Newsmaker of the Year Award
- Top Innovator Award by Seattle Business
- Seattle Business Magazine Cover
- Top 10 Startup Stories of 2010
- Zensi acquired by Belkin. Belkin press release here. Xconomy article here. TechFlash article here. Seattle Times article here. CNET article here.
- MIT TR's 35 Top Innovators (TR-35) Award
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