General Manager and Chief Operations Officer,
Kevin Schofield is General Manager and Chief Operations Officer for Microsoft Research. His organization drives consensus on technical strategy and priorities for Microsoft’s research efforts, and coordinates business affairs and operations for the division. 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 previously served as Chair of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) and co-chair of the “CHI 96” Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Harvey Mudd College, the advisory board of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and the Leadership Council of the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is the co-author of three issued patents.
Mr. Schofield resides in Bellevue, Washington, where he enjoys bicycling, photography, cooking, and volunteering at the Woodland Park Zoo. His twin daughters are both proud members of the Harvey Mudd class of ’13.