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Desney Tan

Principal Researcher
Next generation wearable sensors and display technologies

Desney Tan leads the Computational User Experiences group at Microsoft Research, which focuses on human-computer interaction for mobile computing and health care. He also holds an affiliate faculty appointment in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington. Desney was honored as one of MIT Technology Review's 2007 “Young Innovators Under 35” for his work on brain-computer interfaces and named one of SciFi Channel's Young Visionaries at TED 2009. Forbes has included him in its feature “Revolutionaries: Radical Thinkers and Their World-Changing Ideas” on the strength of his work on whole-body computing.