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

Jack Perkins jackaperkins at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 00:00:25 PST 2011

Oh excellent, thanks for the heads up!

On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 10:46 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:

> 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.
> d.
> ---------- 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
> http://ee380.stanford.edu
>  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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