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Shwetak Patel: 2011 Macarthur Fellow

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Shwetak Patel

Shwetak Patel, University of Washington.

Credit: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Shwetak Patel is a computer scientist who has invented a series of sensor technology systems for home environments with the goal of saving energy and improving daily life through a broad range of applications. Much of his work to date has focused on the development of low-cost and easy-to-deploy devices that can detect and measure household energy consumption without an elaborate network of expensive instruments.

From The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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