General Manager, Microsoft Research
Kevin Schofield is General Manager for Microsoft Research. His organization drives technical strategy and business priorities for Microsoft’s research efforts. He is also responsible for developing Microsoft Research’s relationships with customers, press, analysts, and Microsoft’s own product groups. Mr. Schofield joined Microsoft in 1988, and has worked in Microsoft Research since 1997. Over the course of his tenure at Microsoft, he worked in both development and program management for a number of Microsoft product efforts, including networking, operating systems, MSN, and multimedia authoring tools. He is a Magna cum Laude graduate of Dartmouth College with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Mr. Schofield has been deeply involved with the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research field for a number of years. He has volunteered for many years with ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), and previously served as Chair of SIGCHI and co-chair of the “CHI 96” Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. He serves on the advisory board of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), the Board of Directors of the Friends of the University of Washington Libraries, the Development Advisory Board of the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs, and the Leadership Council of the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is the co-author of three issued patents and several pending ones.
Mr. Schofield lives in Bellevue, Washington with his two daughters.
Kevin also writes a blog that can be found at http://spaces.msn.com/kschofield.