Robertson, George

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George Robertson is Senior Researcher, Visualization and Interaction (VIBE) Research Group, Microsoft Research.


He continues to work on new visualization techniques, particularly in 3D (e.g., the Data Mountain). Before joining MSR in 1996, he was a Principal Scientist at Xerox PARC, and the architect of the Information Visualizer.

He invented (or co-invented) a number of visualizing techniques, including Cone Trees, the Perspective Walls, the Spiral visualization, the Document Lens, the WebBook, and the Web Forager.

Furthermore he worked on a number of techniques designed to make the user experience on large displays more effective, including several task management systems and various techniques to make mouse interactions more effective. He's working on several projects concerning 3D UI's and Interaction techniques too.

Work Address: Microsoft Research, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

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