Mueller named 2020 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow


This week MIT professor Stefanie Mueller was named a 2020 Microsoft research faculty fellow. Fellows are recognized as innovative, promising new faculty whose exceptional talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders in their fields. 

Mueller leads the HCI Engineering Group at CSAIL. In her work, she develops novel hardware and software systems that advance personal fabrication technologies. 

“My research is at the intersection of human-computer interaction and digital manufacturing,” says Mueller in the Microsoft press release. “My long-term vision is to enable a future where the physical objects in our daily lives are customized to each individual user’s personal needs. In my research, I investigate how we can facilitate the development of such individualized physical products and how we can enable products to adapt themselves as users’ preferences and needs change over time.”

Mueller has received multiple best paper awards at many top human-computer interaction venues (ACM CHI and ACM UIST), received an NSF CAREER award, and was named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and one of the Forbes 30 under 30 in Science.