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Columns (UW alumni magazine) features Shwetak Patel

“Shwetak Patel, a UW assistant professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering for the past three years, has been honored as one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows.  Patel is the 15th UW faculty member to receive the prestigious ‘genius grant,’ which comes with a no-strings-attached award of $500,000 …

“Besides his time teaching at the UW, Patel, 29, already founded and sold a start-up company, Zensi, Inc., a demand-side, energy-monitoring solutions provider; he has been named a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow; has been honored by The New York Times for developing the top technology of the year; was awarded MIT’s Technology Review TR-35 award for innovators under age 35; and completed his doctorate at the Georgia Institute of Technology before coming to UW in 2008.”

Read the article here.