Dr. Ted Selker is Associate Director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center at
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and a visiting scholar at Stanford computer science
department. He is well known for guiding, demonstrating and speaking about strategic
emerging technology opportunities. He specializes in seeding strategic conversations and
in creating targeted workshops to teach and guide invention and innovation. Ted spent ten
years as an associate Professor at the MIT Media Laboratory where he created the Context
Aware Computing group, co-directed the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, and
directed a CI/IDI: kitchen of the future/ product design of the future project. His work
is noted for creating demonstrations of a world in which intentions are recognized and
respected in complex domains, such as kitchens, cars, on phones and in email. Ted’s work
takes the form of prototyping concept products supported by cognitive science research. 

His successes at targeted product creation and enhancement earned him the role of IBM
Fellow and director of User Systems Ergonomics Research. 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 innovation has been responsible for profitable and award winning products
ranging from notebook computers to operating systems. For example, his design of the
TrackPoint in-keyboard pointing device is used in many notebook computers, his
visualizations have made impacts ranging from improving the performance of the PowerPC to
usability OS/2 Thinkpad setup to Google maps, his adaptive help system has been the basis
of products as well. Ted’s work has resulted in numerous awards, patents, and papers and
has often been featured in the press. Ted was co-recipient of the Computer Science Policy
Leader Award for Scientific American 50 in 2004, the American Association for People with
Disabilities Thomas Paine Award for his work on voting technology in 2006 and the
Telluride Tech fest award in 2008. 

Publications

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TravelRole: a Carpooling/ Physical Social Network Creator (with Paula Helen Saphir), Proceedings The 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (2010)

This paper describes a system that extends concepts of social networking application to create a...

 

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Understanding Considerate Systems - UCS (pronounced: You See Us), Proceedings The 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (2010)

Interactions between people occur in a social realm. On the other hand, “things”, including devices...

 

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Who Said What When? Capturing the Important Moments of a Meeting (with Shoou-Jong Yu), Proceedings of CHI’10 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing System (2010)

Current meeting information capturing paradigms such as pen and paper has been found to be...

 

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Psychosocial Indicators via Hand Tremor (with Patricia Collins PhD and Will Dayton), INTERACT 2011 (2011)

We propose hand tremor as a new type of input that can corroborate psychosocial conditions...