Tutorial 2 – Kinect for Windows in Science Applications


October 22, 2013


Stewart Tansley


Microsoft Research



Stewart Tansley

Stewart Tansley is a Director at Microsoft Research Connections. He is responsible for Microsoft’s academic research partnerships related to Natural User Interface (NUI), especially device-oriented, including Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Robotics and Sensor Networks. In 2011 he was acting product manager for the Kinect for Windows SDK from Microsoft Research. Before joining Microsoft in 2001, he spent 13 years in the telecommunications industry in software research and development, focusing on technology transfer. Stewart has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence applied to Engineering from Loughborough University, UK. He has published a variety of papers on robotics for education, artificial intelligence, and network management as well as several patents, and co-authored a book on software engineering for artificial intelligence applications. In 2009, he co-edited The Fourth Paradigm, a book that collates visionary essays on the emerging field of data-intensive science. His recent research interests have centered on multi-device NUI, social human-robot interaction, robotics as a context for computer science education, sensor networks, and ubiquitous computing. http://research.microsoft.com/~stansley


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