Joe A. Paradiso

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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:

  • Interactive Cinema Group and MIT Media Laboratory


  • ISEA2000

    Joe Paradiso is a doctor and electronic engineer. After having worked at the CERN in Geneva, he joined the Medialab in 1994, where he directs the Responsive Environments Group. This group explores the development and the application of the new technologies of sensors for man-machine inter¬faces and for intelligent environments. By working with different teams, he Has developed a great number of interfaces and systems for electronic music and synthesizers.


    He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Tufts University in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Physics at MIT in 1981. From 1981-1983 he was at the Laboratory for High-Energy Physics at ETH in Zurich, where he developed precision particle trackers for the L3 experiment at CERN. During 1984-1994, he was at the Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA, where he conducted research in spacecraft control systems, image processing, sonar sensors, and high-energy physics detectors for the Superconducting Supercollider. He was a visitor at ETH in 1991 and 1992, to develop fast pattern recognition systems for proposed detectors at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Since 1994, he has been a research scientist at the MIT Media Laboratory, where his interests include the development of new sensors for human-computer interaction.

Current Location:

  • Massachusetts, US


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