• T. Scott Saponas
    T. Scott Saponas

    I am a Researcher in the Computational User Experiences (CUE) group at Microsoft Research. My general research interests are Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp). My most recent research ambition is exploring new methods of health sensing. Through most of my career, I have focused on creating new human-computer input and output techniques. The broad goal of my work is enabling computing to aid people throughout every aspect of their lives. My focus toward this goal is the concept of always-available computing the idea that computing can and should be at our fingertips no matter where we are or what we are doing.

    In 2010 I completed my PhD in the Computer Science & Engineering department at the University of Washington where I was advised by Professor James Landay and Dr. Desney Tan. In my dissertation work, I created new human-computer interfaces by exploring techniques to harness the untapped bandwidth of the human body for physiological interfaces to computing. The focus of my work in this area has been muscle-computer interfaces. This work has led to many publications and coverage by media outlets including being honored as one of Technology Review's 2010 Young Innovators Under 35.

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T. Scott Saponas, Ph.D.
Researcher
Microsoft Research
ssaponas@microsoft.com

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