Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, is responsible for basic and applied research in media and interaction. He has been granted more than 40 patents in areas such as data visualization, user interaction, interactive television, media browsing and automated cinematography. He is also co-author of Microsoft’s 5,000th patent in 2006 and 10,000th patent in 2009.

Recently, Curtis has led the effort to enable interactive spatial temporal data visualization as a broad capability for everyone to gain insight into the growing tide of data that is being generated from devices and services. This work, codenamed Project GeoFlow, will be released as part of Excel 2013 as Power Map and is Microsoft’s first geospatial temporal data visualization application for the broad market.