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UW CSE and Madrona Venture Group celebrate student innovation

Scott Jacobson and Supasorn Suwajanakorn

Madrona’s Scott Jacobson hands the top prize to Supasorn Suwajanakorn

Each year, the Madrona Prize is awarded to students participating in UW CSE’s Open House whose work shows the greatest potential for commercialization. This year’s crop of one winner and three runners-up earned their awards by doing groundbreaking research in computer vision, systems and networking, health sensing, and ubiquitous computing.


What Makes Tom Hanks Look Like Tom Hanks (Total Moving Face Reconstruction): Supasorn Suwajanakorn, Steve Seitz, Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman


Irene Zhang

Student Irene Zhang explains her poster to members of the Madrona team

ApneaApp – Diagnosing Sleep Apnea: Rajalakshmi Nandakumar

Building Consistent Transactions with Inconsistent Replication (TAPIR): Irene Zhang, Naveen Kr. Sharma, Adriana Szekeres, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Dan R. K. Ports

HyperCam – Hyperspectral Imaging and Their Applications: Mayank Goel, Eric Whitmire, Alex Mariakakis, Scott Saponas, Neel Joshi, Shwetak Patel


In addition, the People’s Choice Award, for which attendees vote for their favorite projects, went to EE graduate student Bryce Kellogg working in CSE’s Wireless Lab for Passive WiFi – WiFi at 10000x Lower Power by Vamsi Talla, Bryce Kellogg, Shyam Gollakota and Josh Smith.

Bryce Kellogg on stage

Bryce Kellogg accepts the People’s Choice Award from CSE’s Ed Lazowska and Hank Levy

Read more over on Madrona’s website here and an excellent GeekWire article here.

Congratulations to our winners – and thanks to Madrona Venture Group and all of the participants in last night’s event for supporting UW CSE!