Project Name: "What Was I Thinking?" a.k.a., iRemember
I'm building technology to help people remember. Sometimes called a "personal memory aid" or a "memory prosthesis." Here is a brief, non-technical overview of the project.
In general, my research interests include Human Memory Assistance, Contextual Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Knowledge Acquisition, Collaborative Technologies, Organizational Memory, Interface/Interaction Design. I know, lots of words, not saying much.
Vemuri, S., Schmandt, C., Bender, W. iRemember: A Personal Long-term Memory Prosthesis. In Proc. of CARPE 2006 (October 2006). [pdf]
Vemuri, S., Bender, W. "Next-generation personal memory aids." In BT Technology Journal. 22(4) 125–138 (October 2004). [pdf]
Vemuri. S. Personal long-term memory aids. Ph.D. Dissertation. MIT Media Lab. (September 2004) [pdf]
Vemuri, S., Schmandt, C., Bender, W., Tellex, S., Lassey, B. "An audio-based personal memory aid." In Proceedings of Ubicomp 2004: Ubiquitous Computing. September 7–10, 2004. Nottingham, UK. 400–417. (2004). [pdf]
Vemuri, S., DeCamp, P., Bender, W., Schmandt, C. "Improving Speech Playback Using Time-Compression and Speech Recognition," In Proceedings of CHI 2004. [pdf]
Borovoy, R., Martin, F., Vemuri, S., Resnick, M., Silverman, B., and Hancock, C. "Meme Tags and Community Mirrors: moving from conferences to collaboration," in Proceedings of Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 159–168. (1998). [pdf]
Gruber, T., Vemuri, S., Rice, J., "Model-Based Virtual Documents," in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 46(6), 687–706. (June 1997).
1999 Patent 6,243,090 for "FAQ Linker". Machiraju, N.R., Graves, M., Vemuri, S., Chandhok, R., Lofgren, C.
1997 Patent 6,028,601 for "FAQ link createion between user's questions and answers". Machiraju, N.R., Graves, M., Vemuri, S., Chandhok, R., Lofgren, C.
1996 Patent 5,873,107 for "System for automatically retrieving information relevant to text being authored". Borovoy, R., Machiraju, N.R., Graves. M., Vemuri. S.
Ferrell, B., Grant., M., Padilla, G., Vemuri, S., Rhiner, M. "The Experience of Pain and Perceptions of Quality of Life Validation of a Conceptual Model" in The Hospice Journal, 7(3), 9–24, (1991). [ref]
Lee, T.D. and Vemuri, S. "MacProMass: A Computer Program to Correlate Mass Spectral Data to Peptide and Protein Structures," in Biomedical and Environmental Mass Spectrometry. 19, 639–645, (1990).
I've been known to dance/teach Bhangra, dance Salsa, tennis, softball, and Kenpo Karate. One of these days, I plan to learn sailing, get my pilot's license, work on my chess and bridge games, help my father with his Telugu Dictionary, and an assortment of other things.