Steven Bathiche has been doing applied research at Microsoft since 1999. Mr. Bathiche’s interests are in creating novel human machine interfaces, technologies, and computer form factors that embed themselves in the daily life of people to better the way they work, play, and communicate. He established the Applied Sciences Group, a 20 person interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers focused on developing an innovation pipeline for Microsoft products and experiences. Recent notable contributions include algorithms for Microsoft’s Kinect, Pixel Sense technology for Surface Table 2.0, Anti-ghosting technology for Sidewinder X4 keyboard, Microsoft’s Multi-Touch Mouse, and most recently technologies for Surface RT, Pro, and TouchCover accessories.
In the past, he has invented a number of shipping Microsoft features and products; pointer ballistics algorithm that has been shipping in Windows since XP; the new laser tracking technology in Microsoft’s navigation devices; the first Surface Table Computer and its mixed reality interactions; and, the SideWinder Freestyle Pro game pad: the first commercial gaming device to use accelerometers for gesture input.
During his tenure at Microsoft he has given featured talks and keynote addresses in conferences such as TTi, IDC, SID, Thinking Digital, and a number of universities and research institutions. He has been featured in a number of publications such as Wired, New York Times, Playboy Magazine, Discover Magazine, Computer Power User, Popular Mechanics, and other publications. Mr. Bathiche’s interests are in creating novel human machine interfaces, technologies, and computer form factors that embed themselves in the daily life of people to better the way they work, play, and communicate.
Mr. Bathiche obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. While in graduate school he developed the Mothmobile, the infamous hybrid robot that uses an insect as its control system via a neural electrical interface. He holds 56 patents.