Interactive "Smart" Computers

Speaker: Takeo Igarashi , University of Tokyo

Date: Monday, March 30, 2009

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Refreshments: 3:45 PM

Public: Yes

Location: 32-D463 Star Seminar Room

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Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL

Contact: Michael Bernstein, (617) 253-0452,

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Interactive "Smart" Computers

Current user interfaces are not very "smart" in that computers dumbly do what the user explicitly commands it to do via buttons or menus. As the computers become more capable and applications become complicated, more "smart" user interfaces are desired. We are exploring possible "smart" user interfaces in the domain of pen-based computing and interactive 3D graphics. The idea is to allow the user to intuitively express his/her intention by combining sketching and direct manipulation, and have the computer take appropriate actions without explicit commands. This talk consists of many live demonstrations to illustrate the idea of interactive "smart" interfaces. I plan to show 2D geometric drawing program, electronic whiteboard system, sketch-based 3D modeling, automatic zooming, clothing manipulation interfaces, and other interesting systems.

Speaker Biography:
Takeo Igarashi is an associate professor at CS department, the Univ of Tokyo. He was a post doctoral research associate at Brown University Computer Graphics Group during June 2000 - Feb 2002. He received PhD from Dept of Information Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 2000. He also worked at Xerox PARC, Microsoft Research, and CMU as a student intern. His research interest is in user interface in general and current focus is on interaction techniques for 3D graphics. He received The Significant New Researcher Award at SIGGRAPH 2006.

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