Newsmakers 2011: UW’s Shwetak Patel, MacArthur Genius

Is there anything Shwetak Patel can’t do with a home electrical system? We’re often left pondering that question after hearing about the latest high-tech exploits of the University of Washington assistant professor and his collaborators. Patel in September was named one of 22 MacArthur Fellows, commonly known as the MacArthur Genius Award. The prize comes with $500,000… Read More


Intel to cook up the ‘smart kitchen’ and other inventions at new UW research center

Dieter Fox, a University of Washington associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been chosen to co-lead the new Intel Science and Technology Center on the UW campus. The robotics and artificial intelligence researcher, working alongside Intel’s Anthony LaMarca, will develop new technologies that bring computing and sensing into “everyday devices and environments.” That… Read More