Consider the last time you struggled to complete a task at work. Perhaps you got stuck trying to solve a tricky problem, unable to break out of that unproductive state, or maybe you were so engrossed in an activity unrelated to work that you ignored the need to return to pressing matters in a timely manner. You can probably think of countless times when you felt too emotionally drained to tackle something you were usually…
Mary Czerwinski, Principal Researcher and Research Manager, was awarded the title of EAI (European Alliance for Innovation) Fellow. This is the inaugural year for this award and goes to individuals with extraordinary accomplishments in their respective technical areas, and with a record of outstanding service to the EAI community. Mary’s research focuses primarily on emotion tracking, information worker task management, health and wellness for individuals and groups. Her background is in visual attention and multitasking.…
Notifications are both one of the most revolutionary inventions of the mobile age, and one of the most hated features on our devices. The little nudges typically appear as a number sitting atop an app's icon or a text alert telling you about anything from President Donald Trump's latest tweet to a friend's beautiful vacation photo posted to Instagram. And they're everywhere. Which is why they need to be tamed.
We all get the same 24 hours. And now, more than ever, it seems like it’s never enough. People feel more overwhelmed than ever before and pretty much all of us would love more time – not necessarily time to do more, but time to do what we love. At Microsoft, we want to help you do just that.
Emotions are fundamental to human interaction, but in a world where humans are increasingly interacting with AI systems, Dr. Mary Czerwinski, Principal Researcher and Research Manager of the Visualization and Interaction for Business and Entertainment group at Microsoft Research, believes emotions may be fundamental to our interactions with machines as well.
Awards | Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Mary Czerwinski was selected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Fellow status is typically awarded for one’s scientific contributions, but may also be awarded for exceptional contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.
As more and more of us ask the virtual personal assistants that live on our phones what the weather will be tomorrow or the height of the Chrysler Building (1,046 feet), it’s clear that the voice-activated software is currently only really useful for answering simple fact-based questions.