Belkin today launched Echo Electricity and Echo Water – technologies licensed from the lab of UW CSE and EE professor Shwetak Patel that provide single-point-of-attachment fully-disaggregated monitoring of the electricity and water consumption in a home or business.
UW CSE News
“SpiroSmart is a mobile phone based platform that allows for the analysis of common lung function measures (FEV1, FVC, PEF). By analyzing lip reverberation SpiroSmart is capable of monitoring pulmonary ailments such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cystic fibrosis.”
April 12, 2013
The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students, designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a Ph.D. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies.
Lilian de Greef, a Harvey Mudd College undergraduate in her first year as a UW CSE Ph.D. student in Shwetak Patel’s Ubiquitous Computing Lab, has been named one of 10 recipients of 2013 Microsoft Graduate Women’s Scholarships.
Lilian joins past UW CSE recipients Katie Kuksenok, Nell O’Rourke, and Tamara Denning, plus UW CSE bachelors alum Justine Sherry who received the scholarship as a graduate student at UC Berkeley.
Congratulations to Lilian, and thanks to Microsoft!
February 8, 2013
“Kientz … is setting out to improve public health by giving people tools to track their own habits and share more complete data with their doctors.
“More than that, she’s one of a growing number of researchers and entrepreneurs working to bridge the increasingly conspicuous gap between the centralized, tightly regulated world of health care and the open, free-flowing possibilities of personal tech.”
Read the article here.
January 20, 2013
SoundWave – research by UW CSE’s Shwetak Patel and Sidhant Gupta, and Microsoft Research’s Dan Morris and Desney Tan.
Thrill to the KOMO TV weather guy attempting to explain the Doppler effect! Watch it here.
January 13, 2013
SNUPI (Sensor Network Utilizing Powerline Infrastructure) Technologies announced Tuesday that it has received $1.5 million in funding from venture capital firms Madrona Venture Group and Radar Partners, as well as several of the company’s founders.
The company’s key technology is a wireless sensor that can go decades before it needs a battery changed. The sensor can detect environmental hazards, such as mold, carbon monoxide and radon. It could also be used to monitor humidity or mechanical motion. It was developed by UW CSE professor Shwetak Patel, UW CSE graduate student Gabe Cohn, and Georgia Institute of Technology professor and Matt Reynolds. These three, along with UW CSE alumnus Jeremy Jaech (co-founder of Aldus and Visio), are the founders of the company; Jaech will serve as CEO.
December 11, 2012
The National Science Foundation celebrates Computer Science Education Week with a video profiling six high-impact computer scientists, including UW faculty member Shwetak Patel and UW Ph.D. alumna Fran Berman.
Read about it in NSF’s CS Bits & Bytes here.
Watch the video here.
December 10, 2012
The morning session at Thursday’s Washington Innovation Summit focused on “big data.” It began with a keynote by Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith – a rousing call for greater focus on computer science education. UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska then introduced the “big data” topic. Lazowska then emceed a panel with Christian Chabot (CEO, Tableau Software), Mike Fridgen (CEO, UW CSE startup Decide.com), Cameron Myhrvold (Founding Partner, Ignition Partners), and UW CSE alum Ruben Ortega (Engineering Director, Google). This was followed by short presentations by UW CSE professor Shwetak Patel (on the smart home), PNNL’s Carl Imhoff (on the smart grid), and Sage Bionetworks’ Mike Kellen (on smart discovery), and a Q&A session moderated by Lazowska. Isilon’s Bill Richter then introduced the Information Technology Coalition.
Washington Governor-elect Jay Inslee and President of the Washington DC – based Information Technology & Innovation Foundation Rob Atkinson provided luncheon keynotes. A panel discussion on regional competitiveness was followed by a panel discussion on education and workforce issues featuring UW CSE Chair Hank Levy and UW CSE alum (and UW Regent) Jeremy Jaech.
November 30, 2012
Shwetak Patel – UW professor of CSE and EE, and Georgia Tech alumnus – was honored this week with an “Impact Award” commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Georgia Tech’s Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center.
“Shwetak Patel … has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington since 2008, where he … holds a dual appointment in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering, and he studies everything from low-power sensors to novel interaction techniques. In 2011, Patel was recognized for is work by the MacArthur Foundation – the so-called ‘genius grant.’”
Read the full citation here.
October 31, 2012
The research day of the UW CSE Industry Affiliates Meeting concludes with an open house (reception, posters, lab tours) for Affiliates attendees and regional alumni and friends.
For the 7th year, Madrona Venture Group awarded the Madrona Prize to the students whose research had the greatest commercial potential. In addition, the People’s Choice Awards were given to the most popular research poster or demo in each lab.
Congratulations to all the winners – and to all the participants (89 posters/demos involving more than 150 students). And thanks to Madrona for their long-standing encouragement of our entrepreneurial activities.
(Students are denoted by * in the list below)
SpiroSmart: Using a Microphone to Measure Lung Function on a Mobile Phone, by * Eric C. Larson, * Mayank Goel, Gaetano Borriello, Sonya Heltshe (Children’s Hospital), Margaret Rosenfeld (Children’s Hospital), Shwetak N. Patel.
FreeDOM: a New Baseline for the Web, by * Raymond Cheng, * Will Scott.
Wireless Power for Left Ventricular Assist Device, by * Ben Waters, * Scott Wisdom, * Brody Mahoney, * Chen Shi, Joshua Smith.
People’s Choice Awards
Candid Portrait Selection from Video, by * Juliet Fiss, Aseem Agarwala, Brian Curless.
Serving Massive Earth Simulations over the Internet, by * Scott Moe, Bill Howe.
RGB-D Mapping: Using Kinect-style Depth Cameras for Dense 3D Modeling of Indoor Environments, by * Peter Henry, * Michael Krainin, * Evan Herbst, * Xiaofeng Ren, Dieter Fox.
Rethinking Storage for Non-Volatile Memory, by * Peter Hornyack, * Katelin Bailey, Luis Ceze, Steve Gribble, Hank Levy.
ODK Sensors: A Sensor Integration Framework for Android at the Application-Level, by * Waylon Brunette, * Rohit Chaudhri, * Mayank Goel, Gaetano Borriello.
Extremer Extraction: Interactive Learning of Relation Extractors with Weak Supervision, by * Raphael Hoffmann.
Fine-Grained Entity Recognition, by * Xiao Ling, Dan Weld.
Gesture Coder: Programming Multi-Touch Gestures by Demonstration, by * Hao Lü, Yang Li (Google).
Origin-Bound Certificates: A Fresh Approach to Strong Client Authentication for the Web, by * Alexei Czeskis.
Prefab: Modifying an Graphical Interface, by * Morgan Dixon, James Fogarty.
User Interface Toolkit Mechanisms for Securing Interface Elements, by * Franziska Roesner, James Fogarty, Tadayoshi Kohno.
October 24, 2012
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