Mike is a Senior Principal Research Hardware Engineer at Microsoft Research with interests and skills in hardware 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 after five 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 100 patents.