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Project team members have considerable experience in the design and development of technical and human interface aspects of digital video sytems and in the domains of education and commercial applications.

Roy Pea (project lead) is Professor of Education and Learning Sciences at Stanford University, Director of The Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning, and has extensive experience in applying video analysis technology to studies in the learning sciences, including technological augmentations of science and mathematics learning and teaching, and in directing projects to create research-informed complex software systems and tools.
Joseph Rosen (senior engineer) has several decades experience as a programmer and engineer. His expertise with digital video dates back to the late 1980's, when at Apple Computer he contributed to experiments that were a precursor to QuickTime. Mr. Rosen received a Master's degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he was also an Adjunct Professor.
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Michael Mills (project co-lead and design director) is a cognitive scientist with 17 years experience in interface, product design and user studies. He has a track record of innovation and accomplishment in real-world interface development, product design and teaching. While principal scientist at Apple Computer, he was instrumental in the development of QuickTime and QuickTimeVR. He holds several interface design patents in digital video and has authored many articles on interface design.
Kenneth Dauber (senior researcher) has extensive experience in managing complex software development projects, and also holds a Ph.D. in sociology. From 1999-2001, he was a software architect and director of learning technologies at Unext.com, an Internet distance education company, and prior to that he worked as a software developer and manager in the consulting, healthcare, and banking industries.
Wolfgang Effelsberg (visiting scholar) is professor of computer science University of Mannheim where he teaches computer networks and multimedia technology. He is co-author of a book on multimedia communications, a book on video compression techniques, editor/co-editor of five other books, a book series on multimedia engineering, and has published a number of papers in national and international journals and conferences.
Eric Hoffert (consultant) is a digital media technologist with a broad base of expertise leading digital video, collaboration, parallel processing, and networked multimedia research and development products and projects. He has a track record of innovation and commercialization for cutting edge work at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Apple Computer, Inc., Magnifi, and Emmperative/P&G. He holds eleven digital media patents, has published multiple papers for the IEEE and ACM, and received the M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from New York University.
Dirk Farin (visiting engineer) is a Ph.D candidate in computer science at the University of Mannheim. He is an expert in the areas of MPEG-4 video coding, object recognition and image segmentation , video object feature extraction and scene change detection.
With special thanks to all our past and present Stanford Ph.D interns, including Sarah Lewis, Robb Lindgren, and Paula Wellings.