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Congratulations to the winners of the Madrona Prize and the People’s Choice Awards!

Matt McIlwain (center) congratulates Madrona Prize winners Eric Larson and Mayank Goel

The research day of the UW CSE Industry Affiliates Meeting concludes with an open house (reception, posters, lab tours) for Affiliates attendees and regional alumni and friends.

For the 7th year, Madrona Venture Group awarded the Madrona Prize to the students whose research had the greatest commercial potential.  In addition, the People’s Choice Awards were given to the most popular research poster or demo in each lab.

Congratulations to all the winners – and to all the participants (89 posters/demos involving more than 150 students).  And thanks to Madrona for their long-standing encouragement of our entrepreneurial activities.

(Students are denoted by * in the list below)

Madrona Prize


SpiroSmart: Using a Microphone to Measure Lung Function on a Mobile Phone, by * Eric C. Larson, * Mayank Goel, Gaetano Borriello, Sonya Heltshe (Children’s Hospital), Margaret Rosenfeld (Children’s Hospital), Shwetak N. Patel.

Runners up

FreeDOM: a New Baseline for the Web, by * Raymond Cheng, * Will Scott.

Wireless Power for Left Ventricular Assist Device, by * Ben Waters, * Scott Wisdom, * Brody Mahoney, * Chen Shi, Joshua Smith.

Hank Levy with People’s Choice Award winners

People’s Choice Awards

Candid Portrait Selection from Video, by * Juliet Fiss, Aseem Agarwala, Brian Curless.

Serving Massive Earth Simulations over the Internet, by * Scott Moe, Bill Howe.

RGB-D Mapping: Using Kinect-style Depth Cameras for Dense 3D Modeling of Indoor Environments, by * Peter Henry, * Michael Krainin, * Evan Herbst, * Xiaofeng Ren, Dieter Fox.

Rethinking Storage for Non-Volatile Memory, by * Peter Hornyack, * Katelin Bailey, Luis Ceze, Steve Gribble, Hank Levy.

ODK Sensors: A Sensor Integration Framework for Android at the Application-Level, by * Waylon Brunette, * Rohit Chaudhri, * Mayank Goel, Gaetano Borriello.

Extremer Extraction: Interactive Learning of Relation Extractors with Weak Supervision, by * Raphael Hoffmann.

Fine-Grained Entity Recognition, by * Xiao Ling, Dan Weld.

Gesture Coder: Programming Multi-Touch Gestures by Demonstration, by * Hao Lü, Yang Li (Google).

Origin-Bound Certificates: A Fresh Approach to Strong Client Authentication for the Web, by * Alexei Czeskis.

Prefab: Modifying an Graphical Interface, by * Morgan Dixon, James Fogarty.

User Interface Toolkit Mechanisms for Securing Interface Elements, by * Franziska Roesner, James Fogarty, Tadayoshi Kohno.