Shwetak N. Patel is the Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, Sensor-enabled Embedded Systems, and User Interface Software and Technology. Shwetak was a co-founder of Zensi, Inc., a residential energy monitoring company, which was acquired by Belkin, Inc in 2010. He was also a co-founder of a low-power wireless sensor platform company called SNUPI Technologies and a consumer home sensing product called WallyHome, which was acquired by Sears in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008 and B.S. in Computer Science in 2003. Shwetak is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (2011), Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship (2011), Sloan Fellowship (2012), MIT TR-35 Award (2009), NSF Career Award (2013), and the Presidential PECASE Award (2016).

Current Members

Morelle Arian
Computer Science & Engineering
Lilian de Greef
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Ruth Ravichandran
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering

Visiting Researchers

PhD student at IIIT-Delhi
Dorothy Wong
Masters student at the University of Washington in HCDE

Former PhD Students

Researcher at Intel Labs
Researcher at Microsoft Research
Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland
Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
Researcher at Microsoft Research
Matthew Kay
Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan
Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University
Tien-jui Lee
Engineer at Senosis Health

Former Masters Students

Md Tanvir Islam Aumi
Fran Iannacci
Jack Lindsay
Sean Liu
Eric Swanson

Current and Former Undergraduate Students

Rajas Agashe
Ramses Alcaide
Sergey Alekhnovich
Megan Banks
Steven Benaloh
Tim Campbell
Yuxiang Chen
Michael Chou
Matt Dorsett
Michael Fadaie
Sunil Garg
Ka Ho Guh
Alex Horton
Divye Jain
Siju Jiang
Brandon Johanson
Michael Johnson
Mayank Kathuria
Han Kim
Justin Kotalik
Stefan Kristjansson
William Li
Clara Lu
Andrew Luo
Aishwarya Mandyam
Vardhman Mehta
Jonas Michel
Josh Peterson
Cameron Pickett
Rajneil Rana
Julia Schwarz
Ryan Smoots
Tom Sommerville
Clint Tseng
Erik Turnquist
Varun Viswanath
Ying Wang
Meiling Wu
Michael Yi
Samuel Yisrael
Junyi Zhu
Milda Zizyte