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Shwetak Patel on the Husky Stadium scoreboard!

Shwetak on the scoreboard

Julie Kientz, Shwetak Patel, and UW President Michael Young on the scoreboard

Huskies over Wildcats 42-30?  Nice.

Shwetak Patel on the Husky Stadium scoreboard?  Priceless!

UW CSE’s Shwetak Patel was recognized at this evening’s game as the University of Washington’s newest MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award” winner.

Congratulations Shwetak!

Additional photos here.

And a note from CMU MacArthur winner Luis von Ahn:

    From: Luis von Ahn
    Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    Subject: Shwetak
    To: Ed Lazowska
    Husky stadium for Shwetak? Man, you guys do it right.
    When I got a MacArthur, what they said was "Don't let it go to your head" :)