Desney S. Tan

Personal Homepage
http://research.microsoft.com/~desney
Employer
Microsoft Research (http://research.microsoft.com)
Email
desney@microsoft.com

Since 2004, Desney has been a Researcher in the Visualization and Interaction Group at Microsoft Research. His research interests include Human-Computer Interaction and Brain-Computer Interfaces. Specifically, he spends most of his time understanding and building applications for large displays, multiple device systems, as well as wearable brain imaging devices. However, he is a somewhat schizophrenic researcher and has worked on projects in many other domains. Desney received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1996, after which he spent a couple of years building bridges and blowing things up in the Singapore Armed Forces. He later returned to Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked with Randy Pausch in his Stage 3 Research Group and earned his PhD in Computer Science in 2004.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
2001
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
83

Co-authors
Number of publications with favourite co-authors

Productive Colleagues
Most productive colleagues in number of publications

Publications

Cohn, Gabe, Gupta, Sidhant, Lee, Tien-Jui, Morris, Dan, Smith, Joshua R., Reynolds, Matthew S., Tan, Desney S., Patel, Shwetak N. (2012): An ultra-low-power human body motion sensor using static electric field sensing. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Uniquitous Computing , 2012, . pp. 99-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2370216.2370233

Cohn, Gabe, Morris, Daniel, Patel, Shwetak N., Tan, Desney S. (2011): Your noise is my command: sensing gestures using the body as an antenna. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 791-800. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979058

Saponas, T. Scott, Tan, Desney S., Morris, Dan, Turner, Jim, Landay, James A. (2010): Making muscle-computer interfaces more practical. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 851-854. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753451

Seuken, Sven, Jain, Kamal, Tan, Desney S., Czerwinski, Mary (2010): Hidden markets: UI design for a P2P backup application. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 315-324. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753374

Saponas, T. Scott, Kelly, Daniel, Parviz, Babak A., Tan, Desney S. (2009): Optically sensing tongue gestures for computer input. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2009, . pp. 177-180. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1622176.1622209

Saponas, T. Scott, Tan, Desney S., Morris, Dan, Balakrishnan, Ravin, Turner, Jim, Landay, James A. (2009): Enabling always-available input with muscle-computer interfaces. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2009, . pp. 167-176. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1622176.1622208

Lee, Bongshin, Smith, Greg, Robertson, George G., Czerwinski, Mary, Tan, Desney S. (2009): FacetLens: exposing trends and relationships to support sensemaking within faceted dataset. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 1293-1302. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518896

Talbot, Justin, Lee, Bongshin, Kapoor, Ashish, Tan, Desney S. (2009): EnsembleMatrix: interactive visualization to support machine learning with multiple classi. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 1283-1292. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518895

Fogarty, James, Tan, Desney S., Kapoor, Ashish, Winder, Simon (2008): CueFlik: interactive concept learning in image search. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 29-38. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357061

Tan, Desney S., Gergle, Darren, Mandryk, Regan L., Inkpen, Kori, Kellar, Melanie, Hawkey, Kirstie, Czerwinski, Mary (2008): Using job-shop scheduling tasks for evaluating collocated collaboration. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 12 (3) pp. 255-267. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-007-0154-3

Nijholt, Anton, Tan, Desney S., Allison, Brendan, Milan, Jose del R., Graimann, Bernhard (2008): Brain-computer interfaces for HCI and games. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 3925-3928. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358958

Gajos, Krzysztof Z., Everitt, Katherine, Tan, Desney S., Czerwinski, Mary, Weld, Daniel S. (2008): Predictability and accuracy in adaptive user interfaces. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 1271-1274. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357252

Biehl, Jacob T., Baker, William T., Bailey, Brian P., Tan, Desney S., Inkpen, Kori, Czerwinski, Mary (2008): Impromptu: a new interaction framework for supporting collaboration in multiple display en. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 939-948. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357200

Shenoy, Pradeep, Tan, Desney S. (2008): Human-aided computing: utilizing implicit human processing to classify images. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 845-854. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357188

Saponas, T. Scott, Tan, Desney S., Morris, Dan, Balakrishnan, Ravin (2008): Demonstrating the feasibility of using forearm electromyography for muscle-computer interf. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 515-524. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357138

Grimes, David, Tan, Desney S., Hudson, Scott E., Shenoy, Pradeep, Rao, Rajesh P. N. (2008): Feasibility and pragmatics of classifying working memory load with an electroencephalograp. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 835-844. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357187

Nijholt, Anton, Tan, Desney S. (2007): Playing with your brain: brain-computer interfaces and games. In: Inakage, Masa, Lee, Newton, Tscheligi, Manfred, Bernhaupt, Regina, Natkin, Stéphane (eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology - ACE 2007 June 13-15, 2007, Salzburg, Austria. pp. 305-306. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1255047.1255140

Brush, A. J. Bernheim, Meyers, Brian R., Tan, Desney S., Czerwinski, Mary (2007): Understanding memory triggers for task tracking. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2007, . pp. 947-950. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1240624.1240768

Hinckley, Ken, Zhao, Shengdong, Sarin, Raman, Baudisch, Patrick, Cutrell, Edward, Shilman, Michael, Tan, Desney S. (2007): InkSeine: In Situ search for active note taking. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2007, . pp. 251-260. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1240624.1240666

Ramos, Gonzalo, Robertson, George G., Czerwinski, Mary, Tan, Desney S., Baudisch, Patrick, Hinckley, Ken, Agrawala, Maneesh (2006): Tumble! Splat! helping users access and manipulate occluded content in 2D drawings. In: Celentano, Augusto (eds.) AVI 2006 - Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces May 23-26, 2006, Venezia, Italy. pp. 428-435. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1133265.1133351

Matthews, Tara, Czerwinski, Mary, Robertson, George G., Tan, Desney S. (2006): Clipping lists and change borders: improving multitasking efficiency with peripheral infor. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 989-998. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124920

Shilman, Michael, Tan, Desney S., Simard, Patrice (2006): CueTIP: a mixed-initiative interface for correcting handwriting errors. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2006, . pp. 323-332. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1166253.1166304

Baudisch, Patrick, Tan, Desney S., Collomb, Maxime, Robbins, Dan, Hinckley, Ken, Agrawala, Maneesh, Zhao, Shengdong, Ramos, Gonzalo (2006): Phosphor: explaining transitions in the user interface using afterglow effects. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2006, . pp. 169-178. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1166253.1166280

Lee, Johnny Chung, Tan, Desney S. (2006): Using a low-cost electroencephalograph for task classification in HCI research. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2006, . pp. 81-90. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1166253.1166268

Tan, Desney S., Gergle, Darren, Scupelli, Peter, Pausch, Randy (2006): Physically large displays improve performance on spatial tasks. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 13 (1) pp. 71-99. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1143518.1143521

Gajos, Krzysztof Z., Czerwinski, Mary, Tan, Desney S., Weld, Daniel S. (2006): Exploring the design space for adaptive graphical user interfaces. In: Celentano, Augusto (eds.) AVI 2006 - Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces May 23-26, 2006, Venezia, Italy. pp. 201-208. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1133265.1133306

Baudisch, Patrick, Tan, Desney S., Steedly, Drew, Rudolph, Eric, Uyttendaele, Matt, Pal, Chris, Szeliski, Richard (2005): Panoramic viewfinder: providing a real-time preview to help users avoid flaws in panoramic. In: Proceedings of OZCHI05, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2005, . pp. 1-10. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1108368.1108412

Robertson, George G., Czerwinski, Mary, Baudisch, Patrick, Meyers, Brian, Robbins, Daniel C., Smith, Greg, Tan, Desney S. (2005): The Large-Display User Experience. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 25 (4) pp. 44-51. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2005.88

Tan, Desney S., Keyani, Pedram, Czerwinski, Mary (2005): Spy-resistant keyboard: more secure password entry on public touch screen displays. In: Proceedings of OZCHI05, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2005, . pp. 1-10. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1108368.1108393

Tan, Desney S., Gergle, Darren, Scupelli, Peter, Pausch, Randy (2004): Physically large displays improve path integration in 3D virtual navigation tasks. In: Dykstra-Erickson, Elizabeth, Tscheligi, Manfred (eds.) Proceedings of ACM CHI 2004 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 24-29, 2004, Vienna, Austria. pp. 439-446. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/985692.985748

Tan, Desney S., Czerwinski, Mary, Robertson, George G. (2003): Women go with the (optical) flow. In: Cockton, Gilbert, Korhonen, Panu (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2003 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 5-10, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. pp. 209-215.

Tan, Desney S., Gergle, Darren, Scupelli, Peter, Pausch, Randy (2003): With similar visual angles, larger displays improve spatial performance. In: Cockton, Gilbert, Korhonen, Panu (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2003 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 5-10, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. pp. 217-224.

Tan, Desney S., Czerwinski, Mary (2003): Effects of Visual Separation and Physical Discontinuities when Distributing Information ac. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT03: Human-Computer Interaction , 2003, Zurich, Switzerland. pp. 252.

Poupyrev, Ivan, Tan, Desney S., Billinghurst, Mark, Kato, Hirokazu, Regenbrecht, Holger, Tetsutani, Nobuji (2002): Developing a Generic Augmented-Reality Interface. In IEEE Computer, 35 (3) pp. 44-50. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/mags/co/2002/03/r3044abs.htm

Czerwinski, Mary, Tan, Desney S., Robertson, George G. (2002): Women take a wider view. In: Terveen, Loren (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 20-25, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota. pp. 195-202.

Poupyrev, Ivan, Tan, Desney S., Billinghurst, Mark, Kato, H., Regenbrecht, H., Tetsutani, N. (2001): Tiles: A Mixed Reality Authoring Interface. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT01: Human-Computer Interaction , 2001, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 334-341.

Tan, Desney S., Robertson, George G., Czerwinski, Mary (2001): Exploring 3D Navigation: Combining Speed-COupled Flying with Orbiting. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel, Jacob, Robert J. K. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2001 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 31 - April 5, 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA. pp. 418-425. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/365024/p418-tan/p418-tan.pdf

Hayes, Gillian R., Tan, Desney S., Wilcox, Lauren (eds.) Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare 10-11 April, 2010, Atlanta, USA.

Burnett, Margaret M., Costabile, Maria Francesca, Catarci, Tiziana, Ruyter, Boris de, Tan, Desney S., Czerwinski, Mary, Lund, Arnold (eds.) Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, CHI 2008 5-10 April, 2008, Florence, Italy.