Stefan Marti is the new Director of Future Concepts and Prototyping in
Palm: Stefan is a genious, has a strong and experienced background in a lot of fields the most important to our concern for future webOS devices IMHO are the followings:

- Mobile augmented reality and mixed reality systems
- Human robot interaction (HRI), in general interaction with autonomous intelligent entities, companion and pet robotics
- Agents and Intermediaries. i.e., robots as the interface between human and non-embodied agencies

He has patents and speaks 7 languages. Has been honored with these awards:

Industrial Design Society of America IDSA 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Award (Gold)

Motorola fellow (1999 - 2000)

AT&T fellow (1998 - 1999)

Fellowship for Research Assistantship from the M.I.T. Media Lab Speech Interface Group (1997 - 2005)


Public Company; PALM; Consumer Electronics industry
January 2011 – Present (3 months)
Lead, manage, and inspire teams of end-to-end prototyping and research engineers (spanning both hardware and software), software UI prototyping engineers, and UI production developers in the Human Interface group at Palm. Triple focus on creating working prototypes for systems and interaction methods to be used for upcoming and future HP devices, developing strategic roadmaps for future interaction methods, and managing webOS UI production teams.

Summary
Actual
• Director, Future Concepts and Prototyping en Palm
Before
• Principal Researcher en Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
• Research Assistant en MIT Media Lab
• Consulting Engineer en IBM Tokyo Research Lab
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Education
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• Universitδt Bern
Extract
Principal researcher and project leader working on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) issues in the fields of mobile communication, computer mediated communication, artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual worlds, and augmented reality.
Stefan Marti - Research

• Objectives: Research leader, lab leader, or VP of HCI research in established company
• Core expertise: Non-traditional Human-Computer Interaction research, future HCI
• Experience: 13 years: 8 in academia (MIT), 5 in industry (Samsung)
• Project domains: Mobile communication, speech interfaces, 3D and tangible interfaces, augmented reality, human-robot interaction, robotics and animatronics
• Strengths: Creative, orthogonal thinker; multi-disciplinary engineering and science background; experienced team builder
• Background: PhD and MS degree in Media Arts and Sciences (MIT); MS degree in Psychology, Computer Science, and Philosophy (University of Bern)
• Desired function: Development of a research portfolio and research organization, applying my HCI expertise to one or some of the following fields:
- Non-traditional user interfaces, such as non-verbal, implicit, spatial
- Mobile augmented reality and mixed reality systems
- Human robot interaction (HRI), in general interaction with autonomous intelligent entities, companion and pet robotics
- Agents and Intermediaries. i.e., robots as the interface between human and non-embodied agencies
- Social, affective, and moral intelligence in HCI and A.I.
Especialities
• HCI and HRI research: non-traditional UIs, ideation, social & cognitive psychology, rapid prototyping
• Software & hardware engineering: Perl, C/C++; microcontrollers & circuit board design for prototyping w/sensors, actuators; wired and wireless transceivers for audio and data
• Mechanical engineering: mechanical micro systems, focus on animatronics & hovering robotics platforms

Stefan Marti background:

Principal Researcher
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
Public Company; Consumer Electronics industry
October 2005 – December 2010 (5 years 3 months)
Project leader in charge of initiating Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research projects for Samsung’s research facilities worldwide. Envision, design, and develop fundamentally novel user interfaces based on original research in the domains of ubiquitous computing, mobile communication, artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual worlds, and augmented reality. Create a network of international researchers to foster collaboration between Samsung and international experts. Provide Samsung researchers worldwide with novel visions, concepts, and intellectual property, as well as support for rapid prototyping and implementation of those concepts.

Research Assistant
MIT Media Lab
Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Research industry
September 1997 – June 2005 (7 years 10 months)
Lead researcher for ten research projects in speech interfaces and mobile communication, conversational and communication agents, embodied agents and animatronics, wireless sensor networks, and tangible interfaces (details at Stefan Marti - Research). Supervised undergraduate researchers (software, robotics, circuit design). Journal & conference publications. 100+ presentations for and frequent interactions with the 150 Media Lab corporate sponsors (US & international.) Invited to present work at leading international telecom and mobile communication conferences, as well as to design and install multi-year long interactive art exhibits.

Consulting Engineer
IBM Tokyo Research Lab
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Information Technology and Services industry
June 2000 – August 2000 (3 months)
Project lead in two-month technology transfer of IBM proprietary agent software to the public domain.

Founder, CEO, Media Engineer
Show-Tec Consulting
Privately Held; Myself Only; Entertainment industry
January 1986 – July 1997 (11 years 7 months)
Producer, audio and video engineer for sound recording studios. Live sound engineer for large scale events. Director of Technology for concerts and international tours (Germany, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, England, Austria, Italy). Engineering for wider range of video & film productions. Customers ranged from international artists to large multinational companies in the domains of finance, energy, and entertainment.

Senior Staff Video Editor
Swiss National Television
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Broadcast Media industry
October 1996 – June 1997 (9 months)
Responsible for editing a broad range of nationally broadcasted programs such as sports events, news, documentaries, and advertisement. Part of an elite and competitive pool of video engineers, trained on site to the specific postproduction needs of the only Swiss National broadcaster.

Director of Technology
Culture and Congress Center Aarau
Public Company; 11-50 employees; Museums and Institutions industry
January 1996 – September 1996 (9 months)
Responsible for setting up and maintaining all audio-visual technology of a large event space, consisting of 7 auditoriums, hosting audiences of up to 800 people. Responsible for audio, video, and light engineering for concerts, theater plays, trade shows, congresses, conferences, seminars. Leading staff of twenty audio and light engineers, maintenance and cleaning personnel.

Consulting Psychologist
International Data Corporation IDC
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Information Technology and Services industry
June 1995 – September 1995 (4 months)
Project lead of a three-month impact study on corporate communication networks.

Stefan Marti aptitudes:
• Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research
(Expert, 17 years experience)
• Human Robot Interaction (HRI) research
(Expert, 13 years experience)
• Computer software and hardware
(Expert, 13 years experience)
• Micro modeling & mechanical design
(Expert, 15 years experience)
• Rapid prototyping
(Expert, 13 years experience)
• Audio engineering
(Expert, 10 years experience)
• Video engineering
(Expert, 5 years experience)

Source: Stefan Marti | LinkedIn