Natural User Interface: The Road Ahead (Panel)


July 19, 2011


Kristin Tolle, Mary Czerwinski, Mark Bolas, Justine Cassell, and Daniel Wigdor


Microsoft, Microsoft Research, University of Southern California, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Toronto


Kristin Tolle chairs this panel at Faculty Summit 2011. This year’s panel convenes to discuss the state of the art in natural user interface (NUI), key trends in NUI, and where Microsoft Research, our academic partners, and the research community might be headed in NUI research. Speakers include Mark Bolas, University of Southern California; Justine Cassell, Carnegie Mellon University; Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research; and Daniel Wigdor, University of Toronto.


Kristin Tolle, Mary Czerwinski, Mark Bolas, Justine Cassell, and Daniel Wigdor

Daniel Wigdor is a User Experience Architect at Microsoft, and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in both the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the Information School at the University of Washington. His research interests are in human computer interaction, interactive computer graphics, and emerging post-WIMP user interfaces. He received a PhD in computer science at the DGP Lab of the University of Toronto with Prof. Ravin Balakrishnan, while working with Dr. Chia Shen at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs.

Daniel is a recipient of the Wolfond Fellowship, and of an ACM Best Paper award. Before joining Microsoft, Daniel was a fellow at the Initiative in Innovative Computing at Harvard University, and co-founder of Iota Wireless, a startup dedicated to commercializing his research in mobile-phone text entry.