Hold that thought! Applications of automated capture in everyday life.

Speaker: Gregory D. Abowd , College of Computing and GVU Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

Date: Friday, October 22, 2004

Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Refreshments: 3:15 PM

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Location: Patil Seminar Room (32-G449)

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Contact: Jaime Teevan, (617) 253-1611, teevan@mit.edu

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Hold that thought! Applications of automated captu

One common theme in ubiquitous computing is the automated capture of live experiences for future access. At Georgia Tech, we have explored a variety of examples of automated capture for formal (the classroom and the office) and informal (home) settings. In this talk, I will discuss three different examples of automated capture motivated by my everyday life experiences. These applications have different motivations, from support for annoying near-term retrospective memory loss to long-term management of family memories to chronic care management for children with autism. There will be a variety of demonstrations of capture technologies that will provide a glimpse at my own view on how to conduct HCI research in the context of emerging mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies.


Gregory Abowd is an Associate Professor in the College of Computing and GVU Center at Georgia Tech, where he has been on the faculty since 1994. His research interests lie in the applications-driven area of ubiquitous computing, with particular emphasis on the HCI and Software Engineering problems. His work in ubicomp is best characterized as a "living laboratories" approach, having explored applications in classrooms, offices and the home. He initiated the Classrooom 2000 (now eClass) project in the mid 1990's and created the Aware Home Research Initiative in 1998.

Dr. Abowd received a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 1986 and the degree of D.Phil in Computation from the University of Oxford in 1991. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, he held postdoctoral appointments at the University of York in England and Carnegie Mellon University. He is coauthor of one of the leading textbooks in HCI, chair of the international steering committee for the Ubicomp conference series and Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Pervasive Computing magazine.

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