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A professor and school chair in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). His research is in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision; however, his research has also included research in the area of Ubiquitous Computing (ubicomp) with a particular focus on smart home environments and living laboratories. Ubiquitous Computing is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. He has chaired and published papers in top-tier academic conferences in these areas. His research and expert opinions on technology have also been reported in major news sources. He received his undergraduate degrees in 1981 in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following this, he received his Ph.D. in 1987, in Cognitive Science; also from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Upon receiving his Ph.D., he worked at the MIT Media Lab as an Assistant and Associate Professor until he left to accept a position as an Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the College of Computing. Since arriving at Georgia Tech, he has also been the Director of the GVU Center and in 2007 he became the First Chair of the new School of Interactive Computing. Among his accomplishments, KidsRoom; an immersive entertainment and learning environment, was a featured exhibit in the Millennium Dome. His expertise in using computer vision techniques to recognize people has also resulted in his research being reported by the BBC News and ABC News.
Noted For:Expert in using computer vision techniques to recognize people, which has resulted in his research being reported by the BBC News and ABC News
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