Shwetak Patel Featured in July Cover Story of Wired Magazine and Named a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

Feedback Loops on the cover of Wired

Feedback Loops on the cover of Wired

Wired magazine profiled UW Computer Science and Engineering Professor Shwetak Patel, focusing on the research that led him to develop his startup Zensi, now a part of Belkin, for their July cover story. The story explores current applications of feedback loops – a process that Wired summarizes as providing “people with information about their actions in real time, then giving them a chance to change those actions, pushing them toward better behaviors.”

The potential of Patel’s research was also recently recognized by Microsoft Research when he was selected as a 2011 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow. Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows explore breakthrough, high-impact research that has the potential to help solve some of today’s most challenging societal problems. Microsoft Research annually selects seven of the top early-career professors in the field of computer science and provides them each with a cash award.

Wired July Cover Story on Feedback Loops

Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program