Portrait of Steven Drucker

Steven Drucker

Partner Research Manager

About

Dr. Steven M. Drucker is a Partner Research Manager and manager of the Visualization and Interactive Data Analysis (VIDA) Group at Microsoft Research (MSR) focusing on human computer interaction for dealing with large amounts of information. In particular, he is exploring democratizing the process of understanding and explaining information through the creation of tools that facilitate discovery and communication of insights through natural interaction and storytelling techniques.

He is also an affiliate professor at the University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Department. In the past he has been a Principal Scientist in the LiveLabs Research Group at Microsoft where he headed the Information Experiences Group working on user interaction and information visualization for web based projects; a Lead Researcher in the Next Media Research Group examining how the addition of user interaction transforms conventional media; and Lead Researcher in the Virtual Worlds Group creating a platform for multi-user virtual…