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Jeremy Jaech named to UW Board of Regents

UW CSE alum Jeremy Jaech has been named to the University of Washington Board of Regents by Governor Christine Gregoire, replacing Bill Gates Sr., whose term expires at the end of the month.

Jeremy is our region’s leading serial software entrepreneur.  He co-founded Aldus Corporation – the inventor of desktop publishing – which was acquired by Adobe.  He then co-founded Visio Corporation – constraint-based drawing – which was acquired by Microsoft.  He currently serves as co-founder and CEO of WatchFrog, which uses sensor technology developed by UW CSE’s Shwetak Patel and his students to monitor home hazards.

Jeremy received the UW College of Engineering’s Diamond Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence in 2006, and the UW Computer Science & Engineering Alumni Achievement Award in 2011.  He recently concluded a term as chair of the Technology Alliance, a civic organization formed by Bill Gates Sr. to encourage strategic approaches to education, research, and entrepreneurship in our state.

Read a Seattle Times article here.