Joseph A. Paradiso is the Alexander W. Dreyfoos (1954) Professor in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where he directs the Responsive Environments group. He received his PhD in Physics from MIT in 1981, a BSEE from Tufts University in 1977, and joined the Media Lab in 1994. His current research explores how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction, and perception—encompassing wireless sensing systems, wearable and body sensor networks, energy harvesting and power management for embedded sensors, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, human-computer interfaces, electronic music, and interactive media. He has previously worked in high-energy physics, spacecraft control, and underwater sonar.
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