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TR35 - Chris Harrison

Carnegie Melon U.
Ph.D. Student

Chris Harrison is a Ph.D. candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He broadly investigates novel sensing technologies and interaction techniques, especially those that enable people to interact with small devices in big ways. Harrison is also focused on an emergent shift in computing: from mobile devices we carry to using the human body itself as an interactive platform, bringing computational power ever closer to users. With this evolution comes significant new challenges in sensing and interaction design. Over the past six years, Harrison has worked at Microsoft Research, IBM Research, AT&T Labs and Disney Research on a variety of topics, from social television to on-body computing.