Since 2005, Ian has been publishing AI discoveries on topics surrounding human-computer interactions such as gesture recognition, user preference learning, and communication with multi-modal automated assistants. He regularly presents his work at academic and industry conferences and has authored over 30 patents within the field of human language technology. Currently, Ian is leading a team working to optimize human productivity by way of automation and augmentation, using symbiotic relationships with machines. Ian received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico. He also holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Eastern Washington University.