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Tim Paek
Principal Researcher | Research Manager


I manage the Intelligent User Experience team which incubates projects spanning human-computer interaction (HCI) + machine learning (ML) + mobility, as well as their intersections. In pursuing research and development that impact millions of real users, we work very closely with Microsoft product teams. 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: March 2015

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