[Noisebridge-discuss] Johnny Lee - [EE CS Colloq] Working On Kinect * 4:15PM, Wed January 5, 2011, Stanford

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Sun Jan 2 22:46:45 PST 2011

Half the people I know had crushes on Johnny Lee after his YouTube Wii
remote hacking videos, back in 2007. He's speaking on his experiences
working on the Kinect at Stanford on Wednesday: it's open to the public,
although I imagine it'll be pretty crowded given his awesomeness, and the
no-videos-please request by Microsoft.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dennis Allison <allison at stanford.edu>
Date: Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 5:47 PM
Subject: [EE CS Colloq] Working On Kinect * 4:15PM, Wed January 5, 2011 in
Gates B01
To: danny at spesh.com

 Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium
4:15PM, Wednesday, January 5, 2011
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B01

 Working On Kinect

 Johnny Lee
At Microsoft's request, Johnny Lee's Kinect talk not be available on the
web. Students who are taking EE380 for credit and cannot attend the class
live may view (and comment upon) another talk by the same speaker given in
EE380 on Feb 13, 2008.

*About the talk:*

In the first 25 days after launch, Kinect for Xbox 360 sold over 2.5 million
units. It is arguably one of Microsoft’s most ambitious recent undertakings,
pushing contemporary limits of hardware manufacturing, real-time computer
vision, user interface concepts, and traditional software engineering
practices. This talk will chronicle some of my experiences working as a core
researcher on this project from early incubation to product release, lessons
learned, and difficult decisions along the way.

*About the speaker:*

Johnny Chung Lee is a Researcher in Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group
exploring novel input and output technologies that can improve interaction
with computing technology. Over the past two and half years, he was a core
member of the skeletal tracking team for Xbox Kinect.

Lee joined Microsoft in June 2008 after graduating with a doctoral degree in
human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. His research
work spans a variety of topics including projection technology, multitouch
input, augmented reality, brain-computer interfaces and haptics. Lee is best
known for his video tutorials on using the Nintendo Wii remote to create
low-cost whiteboards and virtual reality displays, which have garnered over
10 million views. In 2008, he was named to the prestigious TR35 list
presented by Technology Review magazine to recognize the top 35 researchers
in the world under the age of 35.


See the Colloquium website, http://ee380.stanford.edu, for scheduled
speakers, FAQ, and additional information. Stanford and SCPD students can
enroll in EE380 for one unit of credit. Anyone is welcome to attend; talks
are webcast live and archived for on-demand viewing over the web.


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