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Ted Selker is an Associate Professor at the MIT Media and Arts
Technology Laboratory and the Director of the Context Aware Computing
Lab. Context aware computing strives
to create a world in which peoples desires and intentions cause
computers to help them. The
lab is recognized for its work in creating environments that use sensors
and artificial intelligence to create so-called “virtual sensors”;
adaptive models of users to create keyboardless computer scenarios.
Ted is also Director of Counter Intelligence, a forum discussing
kitchens and domestic technology, lifestyles and supply changes as a
result of technology. Ted
is creating the Industrial Design Intelligence forum to discuss the need
to understand cognitive science and quantitative experiments in doing
product design. Additionally, in March 2004, Ted was named
co-Director of the MIT/Caltech Voting
to joining MIT faculty in November 1999, Ted directed the User Systems
Ergonomics Research Lab at the
IBM Almaden Research Center, where he became IBM Fellow in 1996.
He has served as a consulting professor at Stanford University, taught
at Hampshire, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Brown
Universities and worked at Xerox, PARC and Atari Research Labs.
Ted's research has contributed to products ranging from notebook computers to operating systems. His work takes the form of prototype concept products supported by cognitive science research. He is known for the design of the "TrackPoint III" in-keyboard pointing device now found in Compaq, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Sony, TI, and other computers, for creating the "COACH" adaptive agent that improves user performance (Warp Guides in OS/2), and for the design of the 755CV notebook computer that doubles as an LCD projector.
Ted is the author of 18 patents and 20 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. His work is often featured by the press. His inventions have received more than 30 awards from publications like PC Magazine, Business Week, and BYTE.