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PhD Richard HARPER Senior Scientist, Interactive Systems Group, Microsoft Research Lab, Cambridge


Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. He has spent twenty years developing tools and techniques for understanding user behaviour in workplaces, mobile settings and the home. Prior to joining MSR Richard was director of various technology innovation companies, including The Appliance Studio and Social Shaping Research. In 2000 he was appointed the UK s first Professor or Socio-Digital Systems, at the University of Surrey, England. He completed his Phd at Manchester in 1989, prior to joining Xerox EuroPARC in 1992. Amongst his professional activities, Richard is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer-Kluwer series on CSCW, member of the Colleges of Reviewers for the EPSRC and the ESRC, as well as on the editorial board of numerous journals, including Personal Technologies and the Journal of CSCW.