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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

August 18, 2009 at 11:12 AM

UW’s Patel makes TR35 “young innovators” list

University of Washington computer scientists had another good showing on Technology Review’s annual list of 35 standout innovators under 35 years old.

This year’s list, coming out in the MIT mag’s September/October issue, lauds Shwetak Patel, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, for his research into monitoring presence. One result is a system that detects subtle changes in air pressure that indicate if a person has entered or left a room, using sensors that can be used for elder care or energy management.

Also on the list are recent grads Jeffrey Bigham, a University of Rochester professor named for his UW work helping the blind navigate the Web, and Adrien Treuille, who is continuing his research into simulating complex physical processes on PCs at Carnegie Mellon.

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