The Future of Human/Computer Interfaces
Speaker: Ken Perlin, NYU
Date: Friday, February 18 2011
Time: 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Location: Patil/Kiva Seminar Room, 32-G449
Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL
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What will the interface between people and computers look like in five
years? In ten years? In twenty five years? Will we still have screens?
Keyboards? Will we all be seeing Princess Leia in a beam of light?
Based on current trends and inspired guesswork, we will go together on
a tour of the future.
About the speaker
The speaker is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at
New York University, directs the NYU Games For Learning Institute. He
was also founding director of the Media Research Laboratory and
director of the NYU Center for Advanced Technology. His research
interests include graphics, animation, user interfaces, science
education and multimedia. He received an Academy Award for Technical
Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for
his noise and turbulence procedural texturing techniques, which are
widely used in feature films and television, as well as the 2008
ACM/SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, the TrapCode award
for achievement in computer graphics research, the NYC Mayor's award
for excellence in Science and Technology and the Sokol award for
outstanding Science faculty at NYU, and a Presidential Young
Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Perlin is
general chair of the UIST2010 conference, and has been a featured
artist at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Dr. Perlin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York
University, and a B.A. in theoretical mathematics from Harvard
University. Before working at NYU he was Head of Software Development
at R/GREENBERG Associates in New York, NY. Prior to that he was the
System Architect for computer generated animation at Mathematical
Applications Group, Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors of
the New York chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH, and currently serves on the
Board of Directors of the New York Software Industry Association.
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