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Pattie Maes is a professor in MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences as well as academic head of the MAS Program. She runs the Lab's Fluid Interfaces research group, which aims to radically reinvent the human machine experience. Coming from a background in artificial intelligence and human computer interaction, she is particularly interested in the topic of cognitive augmentation, or how immersive and wearable systems can actively assist people with memory, learning, decision making, communication, and wellbeing.

Natan is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces group at the MIT Media Lab. His work fuses design and engineering to create novel human experiences. Natan's background is in Computer Science, Product Design and Entrepreneurship. As a ten-year industry veteran, he worked for Sun Microsystems, and was the co-founder of Samsung Electronics Israel R&D Center and served as its Mobile R&D General Manager. He was also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Jerusalem Venture Partners, a leading VC in Israel.

Sajid Sadi is a fourth year PhD candidate and research assistant at the Media Lab. His current work focuses on objects that help people think about their actions and change their behavior based on subtle, ambient nudges delivered at the moment of action. As the world becomes more rich in media, there has been a proliferation of methods via which outside entities can affect our actions and decision-making.

Marcelo Coelho is an artist, designer and researcher, whose work explores how physical and computational materials can be used to create new human experiences. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Marcelo holds a BFA in Computation Arts, with highest honors, from Concordia University in Montreal, and a PhD from the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab.

Pranav Mistry is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab. Pranav is passionate about integrating the digital informational experience with our real world interactions. He holds a Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay. Pranav received his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering. Before joining MIT, He also worked with Microsoft as a UX researcher. Pranav's research interests include Gestural and Tangible Interaction, Augmented Reality, Ubiquitous Computing, AI, Machine Vision, Collective Intelligence and Robotics.

Jürgen is a visiting assistant professor in the Fluid Interfaces group at the MIT Media Lab and leads an independent research group on Embodied Interaction at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. He is passionate about designing interactive computer displays that have the affordances and flexibility of paper. His current research focuses on user interfaces for different types of flexible displays, including rollable and foldable displays.

Suranga is a visiting faculty in the Fluid Interfaces group at MIT Media Lab. He is a tenure-track professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), established in collaboration with MIT. Before joining SUTD, Suranga was a visiting Postdoctoral Associate at the Fluid Interfaces group. He received his PhD in 2010 and BEng in 2005 from National University of Singapore (NUS). His PhD work was on exploring ways of providing a satisfactory musical experience for the hearing-impaired using visual and haptic feedback.

Valentin is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group. He is interested in transferring benefits from our shared digital experiences to our physical reality. Prior to his arrival in the group, he cofounded a human computer interaction company supported by an entrepreneur's scholarship from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. He holds a Master of Science from the MIT Media Lab, the German Diplom (eq.

Anette is a second year Masters candidate in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. She is interested in bridging the virtual with the real world and creating novel user interfaces that engage people into playful interactions. Anette holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. While doing her Masters, Anette lived and studied at the ENST in Paris, at the Columbia Univerity in New York and at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan.