Dr. Hrvoje Benko is a Director of Research Science at Meta Reality Labs Research where he is leading the research on novel interactions, devices and interfaces for Augmented and Virtual Reality. He is leading the efforts to invent the novel input and output wearable devices that enable people to be more expressive in AR/VR. He currently leads a multi-disciplinary organization that includes scientists and engineers with expertise in human computer interaction, computer vision, machine learning, AI, design, neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Dr. Benko is an expert in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) where has coauthored 80 scientific articles and 70 issued patents. His research has been awarded 13 best paper awards or honorable mentions at the top HCI conferences and has received the ACM UIST Lasting Impact Award in 2022 for his co-authored work "OmniTouch: Wearable Multitouch Interaction Everywhere". He has been active in the organization of the ACM User Interface Systems and Technology conference, the premiere technical conference in HCI, serving as the program chair in 2012 and as the general chair in 2014. He sits on the editorial board of the TOCHI Journal, the premiere journal in the HCI field. Prior to his current role at Meta, he was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, where he worked on several high visibility projects, including Microsoft Touch Mouse, IllumiRoom, Windows Touch Visualizations, Microsoft Surface, and RoomAlive Toolkit.  He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2007 and his work has been featured in the mainstream media and on popular technology blogs. In 2023, he was inducted into SIGCHI Academy.


More detail can be found on his research website: http://www.hrvojebenko.com/