About

I am a Principal Research Hardware Engineer at Microsoft Research with interests and skills in devices for human-computer interfacing, haptics, MEMS, optics, VR/AR and medical sensors. His undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering are from Georgia Tech. He worked for a while for Western Electric and then joined a research team at Georgia Tech. He quit there for a few years to start and grow a small flight simulation imaging company. He was an Institute Fellow and Director of the Interactive Media Technology Center at Georgia Tech that was instrumental in helping Atlanta win the right to host the 1996 Olympics. He is an author of a number of publications and inventor of over 94 patents.

Projects

Rich Haptic Feedback in Virtual Reality

Established: July 1, 2015

Publications Hrvoje Benko, Christian Holz, Mike Sinclair, and Eyal Ofek NormalTouch and TextureTouch: High-fidelity 3D Haptic Shape Rendering on Handheld Virtual Reality Controllers. In Proc. of ACM UIST 2016. PDF Video     Mahdi Azmandian, Mark Hancock, Hrvoje Benko, Eyal Ofek, and Andrew Wilson. Haptic Retargeting: Dynamic Repurposing of Passive Haptics for Enhanced Virtual Reality Experiences. In Proc. of ACM CHI 2016. 

FiberTree

Established: July 15, 2014

Animated computer graphics are projected onto the base of a fiber optic tree to create a sparse 3D display within the tree. This was done as an entry into Microsoft Research's MakeFest and demonstrated on 1/10/2014 to the MSRMakeFest community.

Quick Printed Circuit Boards

Established: June 4, 2012

New Track I decided to try the "etch like a milling maching" approach. Turn an inexpensive hobby paper cutter into a very low-cost, no mess, quick PCB fabrication machine through mechanical mill-etching. Here's proof : After trying to produce a usable PCB by cutting Copper with the swivel knife (see below), I have come to the conclusion this is a harder problem than I had originally thought (aren't most problems in life this way?). I…

Who Is Talking To You (WITTY)

Established: August 9, 2003

Mission Statement Exploit multi-sensory information to improve user experience in  •  Speech-centric human computer interaction •  Computer-mediated human inter-communication Goals Understand end-users' requirements Identify sensor(s) requirement Prototype new hardware Develop robust technologies Publications Publication 1: Air-and-Bone Conductive Integrated Microphones for Robust Speech Detection and Enhancement in the IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU03), November 30 - December 4, 2003. Publication 2: Multi-Sensory Microphones for Robust Speech Detection, Enhancement and Recognition in the IEEE…

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2016

Health-OS: A Position Paper
Darko Kirovski, Nuria Oliver, Mike Sinclair, Desney Tan, in Poster at the 1st International Workshop on Systems and Networking Support for Healthcare and Assisted Living Environments (HealthNet07), January 23, 2016, View abstract, Download PDF

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MikesMEMS

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February 21, 2000