Jerre D. Noe Professor
Gaetano Borriello is Jerre D. Noe Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington with adjunct appointments in Electrical Engineering, Human Centered Design & Engineering, and the Information School. His PhD is in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He has received the UW Distinguished Teaching Award and is a Fellow of both the ACM and IEEE. He is also a Fulbright Scholar and a UC Berkeley CS Division Distinguished Alumni. Gaetano Borriello’s career started in the areas of integrated circuits for networking, automatic synthesis of digital circuits, reconfigurable hardware and embedded systems development tools. Borriello served as principal investigator for the Portolano Expedition, a DARPA-sponsored investigation on invisible computing. As founding director of Intel Research Seattle, he launched elder care projects (sensor-rich homes and wearable devices) to help the elderly remain home longer and location-aware computing (the PlaceLab project) where he expanded the use of Wi-Fi to enhance indoor location sensing. Currently, he is directing efforts to apply mobile technology to problems in public health in low resource settings. His group’s open-source mobile data collection tools, Open Data Kit, is used by programs in dozens of countries and has thousands of users in applications ranging from public health, to documentation of human rights violations, to environmental monitoring.