Extended Computing Through Mobile Devices


July 19, 2005


Brad A. Myers, Jian Wang, and Steve Glener


Microsoft Research


This session from the 2005 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit focuses on how the wide variety of available mobile computing devices can work together with PCs to create a computing ecosystem.


Brad A. Myers, Jian Wang, and Steve Glener

Brad A. Myers is a Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is the principal investigator for various research projects including: the Pebbles Hand-Held Computer Project, Natural Programming, User Interface Software, and Demonstrational Interfaces. He is the author or editor of over 250 publications, including the books “Creating User Interfaces by Demonstration” and “Languages for Developing User Interfaces,” and he is on the editorial board of five journals. He has been a consultant on user interface design and implementation to over 50 companies, and regularly teaches courses on user interface design and software. Myers received a PhD in computer science at the University of Toronto where he developed the Peridot UIMS. He received the MS and BSc degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during which time he was a research intern at Xerox PARC. From 1980 until 1983, he worked at PERQ Systems Corporation. In 2004, he was elected to the CHI Academy, an honor bestowed on the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the discipline and led the research in human-computer interaction. His research interests include user interface development systems, user interfaces, hand-held computers, programming by example, programming languages for kids, visual programming, interaction techniques, window management, and programming environments. He belongs to SIGCHI, ACM, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE, and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~bam