Neal Patwari
  • Associate Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Professional Service

  • 2017 Intl. Conf. Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN). Role: Member. Technical Program Committee. 10/2016 - 02/2017
  • ACM / IEEE Intl. Conf. on Information Processing in Sensor Networks. Role: Member. Technical Program Committee. 10/2015 - 02/2016
  • International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN). Role: Member. Technical Program Committee. 09/2015 - 12/2015
  • ACM MOBICOM 2015. Role: Member. Technical Program Committee. 03/2015 - 09/2015

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award. ACM/IEEE Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2014), 04/2014
  • 2012 Best Paper Award. IEEE SenseApp, 08/25/2012
  • 2012 Teaching Award. UofU ECE, 08/2012
  • Early Career Teaching Award. University of Utah, 04/2011
  • 2009 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Magazine Paper Award. IEEE Signal Processing Society, 04/2009
  • CAREER Award. National Science Foundation, 02/2008

Internal Service

  • Faculty Recruiting Committee. Chair, 07/2014 - 05/2015. Department service.
  • Strategic Planning Committee. Chair, 08/2012 - 07/2013. Department service.
  • Faculty Recruiting Committee. Chair, 08/2012 - 05/2013. Department service.

In the Media

  • "Calling for help may soon get a little bit easier for the elderly", NSF Science 360 Video, by Dena Headlee. 11/04/2013. http://science360.gov/obj/video/cb9f3440-9360-4d88...
  • "A New Way to Detect Accidental Falls", The Institute (IEEE), by Monica Rosenfeld. 10/21/2013. http://theinstitute.ieee.org/technology-focus/tech...
  • Wireless Fall Detector: A report on sensors that alert emergency staff when the elderly fall'', BBC World Service, Click (Radio Broadcast). 10/09/2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01jf1j4
  • "Fallen And Can't Get Up? These New Sensors Have Already Sounded The Alarm", Fast Company, by Jessica Leber. 09/12/2013. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3017124/fallen-and-cant...
  • "5 Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind", Inc., by Maeghan Ouimet. 10/31/2012. http://www.inc.com/maeghan-ouimet/big-ideas/5-mind...
  • "Wi-Fi signals may be used to track your movement inside your house," Gizmodo, by Kelly Hodgkins. 09/28/2011. http://gizmodo.com/5844560/wi+fi-signals-may-be-us...
  • "Wireless network can monitor breathing rates," InformationWeek, by Nicole Lewis. 09/22/2011. http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/mob...
  • "University of Utah develops a wireless network that monitors breathing rates," PCWorld, by Kevin Lee. 09/22/2011. http://www.pcworld.com/article/240399/university_o...
  • Mike Salvatorelli, Wall Street Journal WSJ This Morning, 26:05 through 26:55. 09/21/2011. http://podcast.mktw.net/wsj/audio/20110921/pod-wsj...
  • "Wireless network could monitor breathing," CNET News, By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore. 09/20/2011. http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-20108881-247/wir...
  • ``Researchers use wireless network to monitor breathing, could save lives,'' Engadget, by Amar Toor. 09/19/2011. http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/19/researchers-use...
  • “Beyond X-ray Vision,” Discover Magazine, by Nick Zautra, April, 2010. 2010.
  • "Looking beyond: A cheap way of using small radios to see inside buildings," The Economist, London, print edition, Oct 17, 2009, page 96. Retrieved Oct. 17, 2009 from http://www.economist.com/sciencetechnology/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14637299. 10/17/2009.
  • "New uses for radio showing up at U," Deseret News, Salt Lake City, by Wendy Leonard, Oct. 12, 2009. Retrieved from http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705336313/New-uses-for-radio-showing-up-at-U.html . 10/12/2009.
  • "U of U team uses radio waves to look through walls," KSL TV, Salt Lake City, October 4th, 2009 @ 5:45pm, By John Hollenhorst. Online: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8177185 . 10/04/2009.
  • Kim Zetter, "Wireless Network Signals Produce See-Through Walls," Wired, Threat Level, October 2, 2009, 1:35 pm, Online: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/10/see-through-walls/. 10/02/2009.
  • "Researchers see through walls with wireless mesh," Ars Technica, John Timmer, October 1, 2009, 6:57 PM CT. Online: http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/10/researchers-see-through-walls-with-wireless-mesh-gear.ars . 10/01/2009.