Dr. Steven M.
Drucker is a Principal Researcher and manager of the VUE group in VIBE at Microsoft Research (MSR)
human computer interaction for dealing with large amounts of information. He is
also an affiliate professor at the University of Washington Computer Science and
Engineering Department. In the past he has been a Principal Scientist in the LiveLabs
Research Group at Microsoft where he
headed the Information Experiences Group working on user interaction and
information visualization for web based projects; a Lead Researcher in the Next Media Research Group
examining how the addition of user interaction transforms conventional media;
and Lead Researcher in the Virtual Worlds Group creating a platform for
multi-user virtual environments.
Before coming to Microsoft, he received his Ph.D. from the Computer Graphics and
Animation Group at the MIT Media Lab
May 1994. His thesis research was on intelligent camera control interfaces for
graphical environments. Dr. Drucker graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in
Neurosciences from Brown University
where he also worked with the Brown Graphics Group
went on to complete his masters at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT
doing research in robot learning.
He has demonstrated his work on stage with
Bill Gates at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES); shipped software on the web
for gathering and acting on information collected on the web; was written up in
the New York Times; filed over 108 patents; and published papers on technologies
as diverse as exploratory search, information visualization, multi-user
environments, online social interaction, hypermedia research, human and robot
perceptual capabilities, robot learning, parallel computer graphics, spectator
oriented gaming, and human interfaces for camera control.
His email address is sdrucker (at) microsoft.com.