Hrvoje Benko is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research. He explores novel interactive computing technologies and their impact on human-computer interaction. In particular, his research interests include augmented reality, computational illumination, surface computing, new input form factors and devices, as well as touch and freehand gestural input. He is fascinated by the intersection point where the digital technology world meets the curved, physical, 3D space we live in.
Dr. Benko is the author of more than 30 scientific papers and journal articles. He served as General Chair (2014) and Program Chair (2012) of the ACM User Interface Systems and Technology conference. For his publications he received the best paper awards at both ACM UIST and ACM SIGCHI. His work has been featured in the mainstream media and on popular technology blogs. In 2010, he worked with Microsoft Hardware to turn one of his research projects into a product called Microsoft Touch Mouse. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2007 with prof. Steven Feiner.
More detail can be found on his website: http://research.microsoft.com/~benko/.