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Adobe's Creative Technologies Lab: Inventing the Future Collaboratively
Speaker: David Salesin , Senior Principal Scientist/Mngr- Creative Technologies Lab Systems at Adobe, U. of Washington
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ABSTRACT: Adobe was established twenty-five years ago with the invention of PostScript, work that redefined how people share documents around the world. Ever since, Adobe has been reinventing the way people engage with ideas and information. As Adobe continues to grow, deepening its technology in documents, graphics, and imaging and broadening into new areas where is the necessary innovation going to come from? The best strategy, we believe, is to leverage the vast amount of research already taking place at universities around the world by partnering and collaborating with them. To this end, Adobe has established the Creative Technologies Lab, with offices in Seattle, Boston, and San Francisco, in close proximity to leading universities. Our researchers, who work in computer graphics, vision, audio, and HCI, not only maintain close collaborations with academic groups around the world but also have the chance to participate in transforming their research into products used by millions. In this talk, I will give an overview of the Creative Technology Labs and describe some of our most recent research.