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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

 

 

Tim Curley
Tim Curley
Director of Business Development

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  • focusing on drug delivery, contextual intelligence, and more
  • develops commercial partnerships and creates routes to revenue opportunities
  • developed partner and go-to-market strategies for startup and Fortune 1000 companies
  • MBA, Strategy, Pepperdine University

 

Conny Marx
Conny Marx
Senior Director of Business Development

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  • focus on commercializing PARC’s technology in areas of Network Distributed Systems and Digital Design & Manufacturing
  • more than 25 years of international experience in both traditional and high tech industries
  • Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur from Hochschule für Technik in Esslingen, Germany.

 

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

 

Mandana Veiseh
  • bridges engineering and nanotechnology to translational biosciences
  • currently focused on developing biohybrid micro-/nano-systems for healthcare and leveraging PARC discoveries to new biomedical and environmental applications
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology, University of Washington; BSc. and MSc., Textile Chemistry Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic and Isfahan University of Technology

 

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

 

Rong Yang
Rong Yang
Member of Research Staff

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  • Rong Yang's research includes the field of multi-agent systems. 
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Southern California, M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Ohio State University, and B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University 

 

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