Anatoly Churikov is a Microsoft Research Intern in the Microsoft Applied Sciences Group. His research interest is in the intersection of computer and human science, and software and hardware design for creating robust HCI technologies for everyday life.
Anatoly is currently a Ph. D. student in Computer Science at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University majoring in "Math models, numerical methods and software systems". He is currently working on a Ph. D. thesis “Theory and aspects of implementation of multimodal HCI paradigm on tablet devices”. Anatoly participated with the “Natural User Interfaces Group” - an open source community for emerging HCI research as an Application Developer and HCI Researcher. He was a lead developer of the latest versions of Community Core Vision – an open source multitouch vision system and a mentor at Google Summer of Code 2011 project from the community. His team won Microsoft Imagine Cup 2009 Russian Final Intel's special prize for "Most Innovative Project" and Audience Award (pair of interactive bracelets that allow to use multitouch gestures in air).