About the Author

Michael is a Senior UX Engineer at Google with eight years of employment developing iOS applications, data explorers, interactive installations, and games, and he has over twenty years of experience helping launch new products with venture-backed startups and companies like Google, Samsung, and Apple.

He collaborates with agile teams on research and documentation, UX design, hardware development, and custom fabrication. As an artist, he pursues a passion for natural interfaces combining real-time motion tracking and lighting control. He attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate in the Joseph Wharton Scholars Program and holds a graduate degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. He was awarded a National Merit Scholarship and is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

Link to: Curriculum Vitae

Application Engineering Experience *
Google MapsSeptember 2018 - Present
Homer LearningMarch 2017 - June 2018
Evil StudiosApril 2016 - December 2017
Crush & LovelyJanuary 2016 – May 2016
The Liquor CabinetSeptember 2015 – February 2016
Samsung Research of AmericaDecember 2014 – August 2015
BeautifiedMay 2014 – November 2014
MindsparkDecember 2013 – May 2014
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric AdministrationMay 1996 – July 1997
* Excludes sub-contracted development


Research, Authorship and Design Experience
mcgarrybowen LABSDecember 2012 – December 2013
ESI DesignJuly 2012 – Oct 2012
Columbia University Medical CenterJune 2011 – July 2012
Philadelphia Workforce Investment BoardOctober 2007 – August 2009
Smiling ScreensMay 2003 – July 2004


Retail and Technical Support Experience
New York UniversityOctober 2009 – January 2011
Apple Retail Genius BarApril 2006 – September 2007


Fabrication Experience
Disorient2012 – 2015
Tom Edgcumbe InteriorsMay 2003 – August 2005


Project Coordination and Administrative Experience
Wharton Small Business Development CenterAugust 2005 – March 2006
University of PennsylvaniaApril 2003 – August 2003
Island Partners Hawai'iNovember 2002 – March 2003
University of PennsylvaniaJanuary 2001 – August 2001
MyDTVAugust 2000 – December 2000
AppleMay 2000 – August 2000
University of PennsylvaniaJanuary 1998 – May 2000
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