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Tim Paek
Principal Researcher | Research Manager


I manage the Intelligent User Experiences group, a rapid prototyping and incubation team. We pursue research and development of "magical" end-to-end experiences that intricately interweave machine learning with user interface design. Recently, we released the Editor's Choice app Word Flow for iPhone as a Microsoft Garage project. Prior to that, we were directly involved in shipping Microsoft Band as well as new productivity features for the Band such as keyboard, dictation and intelligent auto-replies. We also broke two Guinness world records for texting and shipped a new version of Word Flow for Windows Phone 8.1, building on work which was profiled as secrets of the Windows Phone 8 keyboard by our partners. In years past, I helped develop the original Windows Phone 7 virtual keyboard, auto-completion for Bing Mobile and the mobile speech product, Voice Command 1.6.

I have an inter-disciplinary educational background, with a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.


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Last updated: August 2016

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