Maes (left) with Hiroshi Ishii, July 2012
|Born||1961 (age 55â€“56)
|Residence||Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Institutions||Vrije Universiteit Brussel, MIT|
|Alma mater||Vrije Universiteit Brussel|
|Thesis||Computational Reflection (1987)|
|Doctoral advisor||Luc Steels|
|Doctoral students||Marcelo Coelho
|Known for||work on software agents, collaborative filtering, humanâ€“computer interfaces|
I've been intrigued by this question of whether we could evolve or develop a sixth sense – a sense that would give us seamless access and easy access to meta-information or information that may exist somewhere that may be relevant to help us make the right decision about whatever it is that we're coming across.
I try to eat healthy, but being Belgian, I'm also addicted to chocolate.
I am not one of those people who lives for work. I enjoy sculpting and photography and tennis and swimming. I simply do not have enough time. My life is not in control.