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CSE’s Jon Froehlich wins 2012 UW Distinguished Dissertation Award

Jon Froehlich – a 2011 UW CSE Ph.D. alum now on the Computer Science faculty at the University of Maryland – has been named the recipient of the 2012 University of Washington Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Froehlich’s dissertation, Sensing and Feedback of Everyday Activities to Promote Environmental Behaviors, was advised by James Landay and Shwetak Patel.   It focuses on creating new types of sensors to monitor and infer everyday human activity such as driving to work or taking a shower and then taking this sensed information and feeding it back to the user in novel, engaging, and informative ways with the goal of increasing awareness and promoting environmentally responsible behavior.  UbiGreen and HydroSense were two key contributions.

Congratulations Jon!