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PEOPLE:

 

Victoria Bellotti
  • Research Fellow and developer of PARC's Opportunity Discovery research and strategic investment targeting program
  • personal information management, task management; user-centered design of context- and activity-aware computing systems
  • Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from Queen Mary and Westfield College; M.S. in Ergonomics, and B.S. in Psychology from University College, all within London University in the United Kingdom
  • 20 patents
  • awarded membership of the ACM SIGCHI Academy for her contributions to the field and professional community of Human Computer Interface

 

 

Kyle Dent
  • novel human-computer interaction technologies
  • author of Postfix: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly & Associates, 2003)
  • M.S., Computer Science, Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science

 

Honglu Du
  • human-computer interaction 
  • computer-supported communication, collaboration, learning
  • social needs through computing applications
  • Ph.D., Human Computer Interaction, Penn State; B.S., Management Information System, Renmin University of China

 

John Alexis Guerra Gómez
  • researches information visualization, usability and accessibility, social networks, and human computer interaction
  • develops interactive information visualization interfaces to allow users to extract insights out of datasets
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Universidad Tecnlógica de Pereira in Colombia; Msc and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Maryland at College Park

 

David Gunning
  • directs artificial intelligence and predictive analytics focused on the enterprise
  • anomaly and fraud detection, contextual intelligence, recommendation systems, and tools for smart organizations 
  • developing rich, predictive user models
  • M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University; M.S. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Dayton; B.S. in Psychology from Otterbein College

 

Raj Minhas
  • Program Manager for Prognostics and Health Management
  • responsible for the strategy and execution for the commercialization of the related technologies
  • Ph.D. and M.S.. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto; B.E., Delhi University

 

Les Nelson
  • focuses on understanding technical demands made by changing social practices
  • information-sharing and collaboration-support tools in system engineering practices
  • was a software engineer on large-scale, mission-critical, real-time systems
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Senior Member of ACM

 

Christina Pavlopoulou
  • statistical/learning methods
  • querying large document sets based on content and visual structure
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering & M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University

 

 

Peter Pirolli
  • human information interaction
  • Fellow of the AAAS, APS, NAE, and ACM CHI Academy
  • authored "Information Foraging Theory: Adaptive Interaction with Information"
  • Ph.D., cognitive psychology from Carnegie Mellon University

 

Ashwin Ram
  • manages PARC socio-cognitive computing research and health and wellness work
  • serial entrepreneur specializing in moving research to commercialization
  • directed Georgia Tech's Cognitive Computing Lab
  • Ph.D., Yale University; M.S., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

 

 

 

Mark Stefik
  • working on web-based social indexes that re-invent how people discover, understand, and share information on the Web
  • hardware and software for collaboration in electronic meetings, object-oriented programming systems, expert systems
  • digital property rights for publishing led to creation of ContentGuard (acquired by Microsoft, Time Warner, and Thompson in 2005)
  • sensemaking technology for intelligence analysts
  • AAAI and AAAS Fellow
  • Ph.D., Stanford University

 

Jesse Vig

  • intersection of machine learning, social computing, and human-computer interaction
  • builds systems that learn from the collective behavior of users
  • designs intelligent interfaces driven by discovered knowledge
  • best paper awards at Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Minnesota; BA, Mathematics, Oberlin College

 

G. Michael Youngblood
  • interactive systems researcher, designer, architect, and builder
  • currently focuses on mobile computing platforms and interactive artificial intelligence systems to facilitate positive behavior change in individual and social contexts
  • Ph.D.,  M.S., and Honors B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington