Portrait of Daniel McDuff

Daniel McDuff

Principal Researcher


My research is at the intersection of psychology and computer science. I am designing hardware and algorithms for sensing human behavior at scale in order to build technologies that make life better. Applications of human sensing I am developing include: understanding mental health, improving online learning, designing new connected devices (IoT) and mixed reality experiences.

I am researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond and a visiting scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Previously, I was Director of Research at MIT Media Lab Spin-Out Affectiva. I received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab while working in the Affective Computing group and bachelor’s degree, with first-class honors, and master’s degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge.