Julie Kientz, a faculty member in UW Human Centered Design & Engineering and an adjunct faculty member in CSE, has won a TR35 Award from MIT Technology Review, which annually recognizes the top 35 innovators under the age of 35. Julie was honored for her work in computer software. Her research looks at how technology can be used to support health and education. In particular, she has developed prototype applications to monitor sleep disorders, assist parents in tracking early developmental progress, and help special-education teachers who work with autistic children.
Julie is married to Shwetak Patel, a faculty member in UW CSE and EE who was recognized with a TR35 several years ago. Disappointingly, their daughter Maya has not yet been recognized with a TR35 … but she has another 34 years of eligibility. “All in the family.”