Dr Ken Wood, Deputy Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge
|Ken Wood is Deputy Director at Microsoft's Cambridge Research Lab with
responsibility for the lab's business-facing activities, including
technology transfer, incubation, licensing, spinouts, and other models for
exploiting the intellectual property generated by the research groups.
Ken also heads the Computer-Mediated Living research group (CML) which he
founded in 2003. CML's vision is fundamentally interdisciplinary, bringing
together hardware engineering, computer science, psychology, and sociology
to address the problem of designing innovative technology to support
everyday life in its widest sense.
Ken's personal research interests include human-computer interaction,
information retrieval, digital media management, and ubiquitous computing.
He has numerous publications in these areas and holds several patents.
Ken joined Microsoft in September 2002 from RealVNC, a start-up he
co-founded with colleagues from AT&T Labs Cambridge. Previously, in his
seven years at AT&T Labs, Ken led research in the areas of multimedia
information retrieval and communications, and was involved in the
incubation and business planning of a number of projects that were spun
out from the lab as successful independent companies. Earlier posts
include several years as an academic at Oxford University, three years at
Nortel Networks, and a year's sabbatical at the London School of
Ken is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and he holds a doctorate
in Computation from Oxford University and an AB in Applied Mathematics and
Economics from Harvard University.