Dan Rosenfeld is a researcher in the Applied Sciences Group at Microsoft Corp., where he leads projects that aim to advance the state of the art in human-computer interaction (HCI) through the development of new devices and techniques. Rosenfeld also manages the university research program for the Microsoft Hardware Group.
Before joining Microsoft, Rosenfeld worked as a Research Scientist at New York University, where he focused on HCI. At NYU, Rosenfeld developed the Planar Manipulator Display, the first surface computer with a scalable system for moving physical objects under computer control.
Rosenfeld co-founded two companies in the toy and video game industry. At the first of these companies, HeadGames, Rosenfeld served as vice president of product development, where he led creation of a video game for the SEGA game system that became the best-selling title of March 1995, and the first arts and music education title for a mass market video game platform. Rosenfeld served as vice president of product at the toy development firm Smart Matter, where he was responsible for development of the Brainplane, a semi-autonomous remote-control toy airplane.
Earlier in his career, Rosenfeld contributed to the Xanadu hypertext project at the Advanced Technology Group at Autodesk Inc., and was the developer of the Plexi Neural Network Development Environment marketed by Symbolics Inc. More information about Rosenfeld's current projects can be found at http://danrosenfeld.com