Daniel Olguin-Olguin develops mobile technologies that make our lives easier and more productive. His PhD work at the MIT Media Lab combines ubiquitous computing, human behavior sensing, data mining, and social network analysis into a sensor-based organizational engineering approach. He has worked for companies such as Qualcomm, Motorola, and Hitachi; and has published several conference and journal papers. He has been in charge of designing, developing and overseeing the Sociometric Badge project since 2005. He is interested in making this technology available to others and exploring further potential applications.
Benjamin Waber studies how real time data flows can be used to rethink management of people, physical architecture, and corporate planning. He has consulted for industry leaders such as LG, McKinsey & Company, and Gartner on technology trends, social networks, and organizational design. He has developed some of the Sociometric Badge firmware and data processing software, and has focused on utilizing this technology in several real-world studies in large organizations.
Taemie Kim is interested in how real-time visualization of group dynamics can influence people to work better as a team. Her work focuses on helping geographically distributed groups communicate more efficiently by providing them with individualized feedback. Prior to MIT, she was at SK Telecom in Korea developing conversational mobile interfaces and studied at the HCI group at Stanford. She has been involved in the Sociometric Badge firmware design, badge deployment, in-lab studies, data collection for several large-scale field studies, and data analysis.
Prof. Alex (Sandy) Pentland is a pioneer in organizational engineering, mobile information systems, and computational social science. His focus is the development of human-centered technology and the creation of ventures that take this technology into the real world. He directs the Human Dynamics group at the MIT Media Laboratory and is among the most-cited computer scientists in the world. In 1997 Newsweek magazine named him one of the 100 Americans likely to shape this century.