Steven Bathiche leads Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and product engineers. His expertise lies in multi-disciplinary approaches, a broad range of sciences and engineering, display technology, sensing technology, algorithms, and software. He’s been shipping and inventing new Microsoft devices, interfaces, and experiences since 1999, from the original Surface table to Microsoft’s present line of tablets, laptops, and new form factors. Throughout his career, Stevie’s guiding purpose has been to evolve the computer by inventing new interaction technologies. This includes better ways for devices to capture people’s intent and their physical world; enabling the computer to perceive and understand these inputs at higher levels of abstraction; and new output technologies to convey knowledge, meaning, and experiences back to the user. Together, these advances remove barriers, reduce friction, and enable people to do more. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in bioengineering from the University of Washington.