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CSE’s Shwetak Patel one of Seattle Magazine’s 2011 “Most Influential”

Every year, Seattle Magazine recognizes a handful of individuals in its “Most Influential” feature.  This year, UW CSE’s Shwetak Patel is among those recognized:

“Imagine if the amount of energy used by your home was broadcast to you like a traffic sign flashing a car’s speed to a rushed driver. Thanks to a soon-to-be-released technology using sensors developed by Zensi, an energy-monitoring startup founded by University of Washington assistant professor and 2011 MacArthur Fellow Shwetak Patel, consumers will soon be able to monitor how much electricity, water and gas their homes use—right down to a gas-guzzling heater or water-wasting spigot.”

Read the writeup on Shwetak here and the full article here.

October 18, 2011