About:I'm always amazed that I've managed to have a series of jobs where people actually pay me to dream up crazy stuff and build it. (Yes, you can do this sort of stuff as a career!) Currently, I'm a researcher at Microsoft. In previous lives, I was an EE Prof., an Imagineer at Disney, and, according to Jay Leno, "a Japanese scientist" (I'm not Japanese, or a scientist). In academic circles, I'm best known for DiamondTouch, one of the early multitouch systems. In the DIY community, I'm probably best known for the bidirectional LED trick and teaching kids how to build animatronic shows. To the general pubic, my most famous (infamous?) projects are iGlassware (an RFID-based glass that automatically calls for refills) and Pal Mickey - the location aware, electronic plush toy that was sold in Walt Disney World. In my spare time, I volunteer with the local schools and make pathetic attempts at playing jazz standards on my flugelhorn.