Portrait of Roland Fernandez

Roland Fernandez

Principal RSDE


Roland works as a developer in the VIBE group of Microsoft Research. His areas of interest include visualization, animation, HCI, and theories of mind, behavior, learning, and development.

Before coming to MSR, he worked (at Microsoft and other companies) in the areas of Natural User Interfaces, Activity Based Computing, Advanced Prototyping, Programmer Tools, Operating Systems, and Databases.


Microsoft Research Data Visualization Apps for Office

Established: February 6, 2013

At Microsoft Research, we want to let users play with new types of visualizations. We’re doing it with Apps for Office, a new feature for Office 2013 and Office 365. These let users easily add new functionality to Office. Apps for…


Established: November 10, 2011

Visually explore, understand, and present data SandDance is a web-based application that enables you to more easily explore, identify, and communicate insights about data. SandDance provides ease of use for data visualizations, pattern identification, trends, and insights. It…