Victoria Bellotti is a Principal Scientist and the developer of PARC's Opportunity Discovery research and strategic investment targeting program, which assists clients in identifying the best direction to move with new technology-centered business ventures. Victoria also studies people to understand their practices, problems, and requirements for future technology, and designs and analyzes human-centered systems, focusing on user experience.
Best known for her research on personal information management and task management, Victoria has more recently been focusing on user-centered design of context- and activity-aware computing systems. Her previous work at London University UK, The British Government's Department of Trade and Industry, EuroPARC, and Apple encompasses domains such as transportation, process control, computer-mediated communication, collaboration, and ubiquitous computing.
Victoria received her Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from Queen Mary and Westfield College, an M.S. in Ergonomics and a B.S. in Psychology from University College, all within London University in the UK. She is a co-inventor on 13 patents and 9 patent applications and an author or co-author on over 50 papers and book chapters. Victoria also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Jack Baskin School of Computer Engineering at UC Santa Cruz and in 2013 she was awarded membership of the ACM SIGCHI Academy for her contributions to the field and professional community of HCI.
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