Shwetak N. Patel is an Associate Professor in the departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, where he directs his research group, the Ubicomp Lab. His research interests are in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, Sensor-enabled Embedded Systems, and User Interface Software and Technology. He is particularly interested in developing new sensing technologies with a particular emphasis on energy monitoring and health applications.
Dr. Patel was 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 a MacArthur Fellowship in 2011, is a 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.
Dr. Patel is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community. He was selected as a Seattle Shaper in March 2012.
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Shwetak N. Patel
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2350