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Ted Selker - Famous Inventor

: Ted Selker
: United States
: Brown University
: Scientist and Inventor

About Inventor

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.


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