I am a principal research program manager at
Microsoft Research, based in Cambridge, Massachussetts.
My office is located at Microsoft New England Research & Development Center
near Kendall Square.
New England lab is pursuing new,
interdisciplinary areas of research that bring together core computer scientists and social scientists
to understand, model and enable the computing and online experiencees of the future. My job in the lab is
to build relationships between product and research groups, to find the right contacts and the best information,
basiclly I get to work with really smart and passionate people. I can be contacted
Prior to joining
MSR New England I was a member of MSR external research group where I was the co-chair
of the Microsoft/MIT alliance which had the goal of enhancing university education through
the use of information technology.
In 2006 I helped launch the Microsoft Pen Centric Computing Center
at Brown University and in 2007 I launched the
Center for Collaborative Technologies at the University of Washington to continue the development of the
My professional interest is in ubiquitous computing and how we can communicate instantly with each
other without limitations of time and/or location. Today mobile devices are helping us be
matter where we are.
Some of my past projects are:
Before I joined Microsoft Research in 1999 I helped create the
Center and managed the
Waltham, MA. Prior to that I was a code warrior for
Consulting Services writing line of business applications for fortune 500
I live in Massachusets with my loving wife Madeline and three kids: Tom,
Amanda and Courtney. I first moved to Massachusetts with my family in the early 70’s
and surprisingly have never really left. It is quite strange to think that my kids
will be alumni from the same High School as me, only thirty years later. Who would
have thought! Even though my root run deep in New England I have been lucky enough to
travel all over the world and enjoy experiencing new cultures and environments.
It seem that I have more interests/hobbies than time, but when I do get to play
here are the things I like to do. I spend the bulk of my free time with
photography. I have always
enjoyed talking pictures and have been trying to push myself from just snapping
pictures to focusing on the composition of each frame. I would love to take a
photography class and learn how to using lighting to improve my images but one
step at a time.
One thing about photography is it complement my other interests
like traveling! I enjoy traveling and explore new places and have the good
fortune to travel to places like
Britain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Holland, Greece,
Kenya, Mauritius and many part of the US.
I also have an affinity to things with
motors. My favorite motorized toy is my
motorcycle, a 1998 Honda Valkyrie with close to 1600cc of power. Since I
live in the northeast and have to put away my motorcycle for half the year, I
snowmobiling in the winter and have enjoyed exploring the 1000’s of miles of
trails in the New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec.
not all, I also enjoy
hiking and a rounds of golf or two. The great thing about
many of my interest is that I am able to drag my family along with me and my
kids have started to pick up some my interests as well. Last but not least
I am a big Patriots and Red Sox fan.