Portrait of Steve Hodges

Steve Hodges

Senior Principal Researcher


Steve Hodges is a global technical leader who combines hardware engineering and creative design skills with knowledge of emerging and established technologies to conceive novel, inclusive solutions. He works at all scales from prototype to production, and his work has contributed to millions of devices with tens of millions of users. His career objective is to continue identifying, developing and delivering hardware-plus-software technologies, experiences and capabilities that provide lasting value to their users and to society more broadly. He is also a passionate proponent and communicator of technology.

Steve is a fellow of the IEEE and the IET. He has been granted over 125 patents and has published over 85 top-tier peer-reviewed papers with 23,000 citations and an h-index of 69. His research has received five lasting impact “test-of-time” awards and eleven best paper/note/honourable mention awards from the ACM and IEEE. It has also been covered by the popular media including Time MagazineScienceScientific AmericanNew Scientist and the BBC.

Steve builds tools and experiences that span domains such as the internet of things, mobile & ubiquitous computing, assistive technologies and education. His work includes the BBC micro:bit, SenseCam, Azure Sphere.NET Gadgeteer, the EPC, software-defined batteries, the Touch Mouse, Kinect Fusion, Circuit Stickers, the Active Bat, and ThinSight.

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