Research Bits: Rafa Calvo


July 16, 2013


“Research Bits” provide a glimpse into the research being conducted around the world through brief interviews with researchers.

In this interview, Rafa Calvo from the University of Sydney notes that software engineers focus on experience and usability of technologies, but what is the impact of human wellbeing? His research investigates how to go beyond teaching STEM (science technology, engineering, and math) skills for employability to ensure that students also learn resiliency, emotional intelligence, empathy, mindfulness and other skills that he believes are fundamental to wellbeing/happiness.

Field correspondent Josephine Cheng conducted this interview during the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2013.