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Steven Bathiche

Director of Research, Applied Sciences Group

Steven Bathiche is the Director of Research in Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group, which he helped establish. He has been involved in applied research at Microsoft since 1999, and is the inventor of a number of Microsoft features and products including the SideWinder Freestyle Pro game pad, the first commercial gaming device to use accelerometers.

Steven's interests are in creating novel human interfaces and computer form factors that create new scenarios and user paradigms to ultimately affect people's lives and their digital world. His current technical focus is in the field of co-locating display and sensing technologies.

Steven obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master's degree in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. He holds 45 patents.