Director of Development, MSR-T
Microsoft Research User eXperience Technologies (MSR UXT)
Mitch Goldberg is Director of Development of the Microsoft Research User eXperience Technologies team at Microsoft Research Cambridge, based in England. MSR UXT is a small engineering team with expertise gesture-based user experiences, Computer Vision image processing and Machine Learning.
Recent contributions include the Kinect for Windows Slideshow Gestures-WPF sample on MSDN, the gesture recognizer in the Microsoft Touch Mouse, and Microsoft Research AutoCollage. We are currently working with HCI, Computer Vision and Machine Learning researchers at MSRC and other labs to realize compelling cross-device scenarios in partnership with Nokia.
Mitch intimately understands the balance between research and engineering environments and knows how to drive consensus, clarify ambiguity and champion a development implementation plan that harnesses research results for product release impact.
Mitch joined Microsoft in Redmond in January 1996 as Microsoft’s TAPI (Telephone Application Programming Interface) Technical Evangelist with the Developer Relations Group. He was responsible for key third parties shipping showcase telephony applications at Windows 2000 launch. He championed the first TAPI 3.0 application, Phone Dialer for PSTN and IP networks, which shipped “in the box” with Windows 2000. Subsequent work for Microsoft includes roles as Partners Group Program Manager for Microsoft Mobile Explorer (Mobile Devices Division), Technical Business Development Manager focused on wireless for the PocketPC (Mobility & Wireless Division), and Windows CE Technical Evangelist, Wireless Palm-size PC (Developer Relations Group). Mitch joined Microsoft Research in March, 2002.
Before joining Microsoft, Mitch was a Senior Software Engineer leading an Advanced Product Development team at Active Voice (now part of Cisco) for three years, reporting to their Chief Technology Officer in Seattle. He also spent eight years as a Senior Software Engineer with Delco Systems Operations, a division of Hughes Electronics/General Motors Corporation, in Santa Barbara.
Mitch holds a BA degree in Sociology, with emphasis in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Passions include music, photography and a true love of technology. Whenever time allows, he also enjoys sailing, SCUBA diving and has a passion for visiting beautiful beaches in Fiji and other tropical locations around the world.