Hrvoje Benko is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research working in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. In particular, his research interests include augmented and virtual reality, interactive projection mapping, haptics, new input form factors and devices, as well as touch and freehand gestural input. He is passionate about creating highly interactive real-time demonstration systems that highlight the core innovations while at the same time surprising and delighting the user. In his work, he tries to strike a balance between long horizon research and solutions that are directly applicable to products in the near term.

 

Hrvoje Benko is the co-author of more than 50 scientific papers and journal articles and holds more than 40 patents. He served as General Chair (2014) and Program Chair (2012) of the ACM User Interface Systems and Technology conference. For his publications he received several best paper awards at the top publication venues in his field, including ACM UIST, ACM SIGCHI, and ACM CSCW. He is currently the Information Director and Associate Editor for ACM TOCHI journal, the premier journal in the Human-Computer Interaction field. At Microsoft, he had the priviledge of working on several projects that were released as Microsoft products or as open-sourced projects, including Microsoft Touch Mouse, Windows Touch Visualizations, and RoomAlive Toolkit. He is also one of the founders of studio99, a magical group of mad artists and crazy scientists that work together to inspire new ways of thinking at Microsoft. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2007. His work has been featured in the mainstream media (including The New York Times and Forbes) and on popular technology blogs.

 

More detail can be found on his website: http://www.hrvojebenko.com/.