Neal Patwari received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Tech, in 1997 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2005, all in electrical engineering.
He was a research engineer with Motorola Laboratories, FL, between 1999 and 2001. In 2006, Prof. Patwari joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where he is now an Associate Professor with an adjunct appointment in the School of Computing. He directs the Sensing and Processing Across Networks (SPAN) Laboratory, which performs research at the intersection of statistical signal processing and wireless networking.
Dr. Patwari received the NSF CAREER Award in 2008, the 2009 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Magazine Paper Award, and the 2011 University of Utah Early Career Teaching Award, the 2012 ECE Department Teaching Award and the 2012 IEEE SenseApp Best Paper Award. He has served on technical program committees for IEEE conferences SECON, IPSN, ICDCS, DCOSS, ICC, RTAS, WoWMoM, ICCCN, and MILCOM. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.