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Dr. Anthony Hornof is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. He joined the faculty in 1999 and was promoted with tenure in 2005. Dr. Hornof earned his Ph.D. in 1999 and his Master's degree in 1996, both from the University of Michigan, and both in Computer Science and Engineering. He received a B.A. in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1988. Though Dr.
Brooke White is the Senior Director of UX Research for Yahoo for all consumer products as well as advertising platforms and services. Her previous position was Senior Manager, Games User Research for Disney Interactive. In fact, Brooke started and led user research practices for three different companies: Yahoo, Disney and Volition/THQ. Brooke has decades of experience spanning research, marketing and production in desktop, console and mobile games.
Christian Lebiere is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the ACT-R research group in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Liege (Belgium) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His main research interest is cognitive architectures and their applications to psychology, artificial intelligence, economics, decision theory and human-computer interaction.
Christian Lebiere is a candidate for a Research Scientist position in the HCI Institute.
Wendy A. Kellogg is Manager of Social Computing at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center. Her current work involves defining and promoting the emerging field of social computing, as well as designing, building, and evaluating computer-mediated communication (CMC) systems. Dr. Kellogg’s work in human-computer interaction (HCI) over the last two decades spans theory, evaluation methods, multidisciplinary software design, and development. She holds a Ph.D.
Roberta Klatzky is a Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon, where she also holds faculty appointments in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. She served as Head of Psychology from 1993–2003. She received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Stanford University. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, she was a member of the faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Carolyn Penstein Rosé joined the faculty at the Language Technologies Institute and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Fall of 2003. A particular focus of her research is in exploring the role of explanation and language communication in learning and in supporting productive learning interactions with language technologies.
As a founder of the cognitive discipline at ZEFER, Nick takes the lead role in developing both web-based applications to improve and support business processes and long term strategic consulting to guide Internet initiatives down a useful and usable path. He currently is leading the Experience design group for ZEFER Pittsburgh. While at ZEFER, Nick has been involved with the design and usability testing of over fifty web sites and Internet applications. He has designed both business-to-business and consumer-orientated e-commerce sites.
Timothy Martin specializes in designing professional and consumer interactive products. From desktop software to handheld devices, he strives to improve the experiences defined by the digital world. By using a combination of discovery research, interaction design, and evaluative studies Tim synthesizes existing user models and behaviors to create new products and services.
Timothy is currently freelance consulting in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. Wanda Dann, an active member of the Alice team for the last decade, has recently assumed leadership of the team. She is currently transitioning into a faculty position at Carnegie Mellon University from Associate Professor of Computer Science at Ithaca College. She is co-author of Learning to Program with Alice (Prentice-Hall, 2006, and brief edition, 2007), with Randy Pausch and Steve Cooper. Two additional textbooks on Alice are currently under contract with Pearson (Addison-Wesley and Prentice Hall).
Kenneth R. Koedinger is a professor of Human Computer Interaction and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Koedinger has an M.S. in Computer Science, a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, and experience teaching in an urban high school. His multidisciplinary background supports his research goals of understanding human learning and creating educational technologies that increase student achievement.
Mr. Naimo is a life long Oregonian who graduated from University of Portland in 1988 with a BA in History. Upon graduation, he spent 12 years in Sales and Management with a focus on product research and market development.
In 2002, Doug began work with a product development company to commercialize his product research. Triggerfinger Software was created out of his efforts to develop new technologies for the communication market.
Triggerfinger Software website: www.triggerfingersoftware.com
Sunny Consolvo joined Intel Labs Seattle in 2001 as a member of the research staff with a focus on human-computer interaction. She is currently developing persuasive technologies to encourage health-promoting behaviors in everyday life such as getting regular exercise and good sleep. She is also investigating how to help individuals be more aware of the privacy implications of sensing and inference systems. Sunny received her Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Washington’s Information School.
Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. He was also the founder and director of the MIT Center for Coordination Science and one of the two founding co-directors of the MIT Initiative on “Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century”.
Scott Klemmer is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he co-directs the Human-Computer Interaction Group and is a member of the new Stanford Institute of Design. He received a dual BA in Art-Semiotics and Computer Science from Brown University in 1999, and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2001 and 2004 respectively.
Margaret Burnett's research is in human issues of software development, which lies in the intersection of HCI and software engineering. Her current research focuses on end-user programming, end-user software engineering, information foraging theory as applied to programming, and gender issues in those contexts. Burnett's research on gender inclusiveness in software — primarily in software tools for programming by end users — spans over 10 years. Prior to this work, most gender investigations into software had addressed only gender-targeted software, such as video games for girls.