Shwetak Patel Wins Best Paper at Pervasive Computing 2008

May 26, 2008

Shwetak Patel, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of
Interactive Computing (SIC) took home the Best Paper Award from the Pervasive
Computing 2008 conference, which was held May 19-22 in Sydney, Australia.
Professor Gregory Abowd, Patel’s faculty adviser, and Matt Reynolds,
former Senior Research Scientist in SIC and now assistant professor at Duke
University, contributed to the winning paper titled “Detecting Human
Movement by Differential Air Pressure Sensing in HVAC System Ductwork: An
Exploration in Infrastructure Mediated Sensing.”
Patel also won the Best Paper and Best Presentation awards
at Ubicomp 2007 and was nominated for best paper at the Pervasive Computing
conference in 2006. In his five years as a graduate student at the College of
Computing, Patel has published nine full papers at these two top forums for
research in ubiquitous computing.