Dr. Foley established the Graphics, Visualization & Usability Center, which in 1996 was ranked #1 by US News and World Report for graduate computer science work in graphics and user interaction. In 1996, he became director of Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab in Cambridge and then in 1998 chairman and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric ITA, directing corporate R&D at four labs in North America. He returned to Georgia as Executive Director and then CEO of Yamacraw, Georgia's economic development initiative in the design of broadband systems, devices and chips.
Dr. Foley is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE, an inaugural member of the ACM/CHI Academy, and recipient of the biannual ACM/SIGGRAPH Stephen Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics. In July 2001, Dr. Foley became chairman of the Computing Research Association - an organization of over 200 computer science and computer engineering university departments, professional societies and industrial research labs.
Associate Professor Dr Anthony Lewis Brooks (aka Tony) is director of the SensoramaLab at Aalborg University, Esbjerg in Denmark where he is a founding member of the Medialogy education (2002-present). His research within interaction design and human-computer interaction with a focus on children with special needs originated in 1985 with a focus on unencumbered gesture-based control of video games, art (making music and digital painting), and robotic devices via sensor-based devices created under his SoundScapes company. The research is responsible for a patent family on Communication Method and Apparatus (US6893407) and EU projects (e.g. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/carehere/). He is a past winner of the European Eureka Award, (Stockholm, 1999), and the Danish Vanfoerefonden Research Prize (2006, Copenhagen). SoundScapes has been featured at the Cultural Olympics, which runs parallel to the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games at Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. It has also been featured at the Cultural Capital of Europe 1996 (Copenhagen) and 2000 (Avignon).