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This week, will will use a Hangout on Air for office hours. Please enter your questions in Piazza under the "Thad's Office Hours Take #1" post.
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This week, will will use a Hangout on Air for office hours. Please enter your questions in Piazza under the "Thad's Office Hours Take #1" post.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Thad Starner. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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CS6601 Thad's Office Hours 9/10/16
Sat, September 10, 10:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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Hi Thad, is this video conference?
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BTW, I accidentally turned Q&A off and then on again last week, and again this week (bad HCI).  Perhaps that's why there were no questions last week?
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We are live with Thad's office hours.  Not sure what we'll talk about this session, as y'all should be looking at the final now, but I'm starting it just in case I can be helpful
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Call for Design Exhibition!

ISWC 2016’s Juried Design Exhibition invites submissions of original works of wearable technology and/or novel applications for new audiences using existing technologies. Submissions may comprise any type of wearable technology (electronic, mechanical, textile and garment-based, etc). Awards for the best design will be given in three categories: Aesthetic, Functional, and Fiber Art. Get ready! :)

Submission deadline: June 12, 2016, 11:59pm PDT.

For more information, see: http://iswc.net/iswc16/designexhibition
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ISWC deadline delayed until Saturday.  Large number of papers being prepared by students at Georgia Tech.  The commercial wearables are really helping researchers iterate on new directions more quickly!
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This week, will will use a Hangout on Air for office hours. Please enter your questions in Piazza under the "Thad's Office Hours Take #1" post.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Thad Starner. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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CNN just released a story on our Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations (FIDO) research. Our team has invented several wearable devices which a dog can use to communicate what it perceives.
Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed technology that allows dogs to trigger audible cues or send text message alerts.
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A whole new market for wearable devices! I just wish they had thumbs for a #Twiddler3.
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No one showed up for office hours & no questions, so I did not post the Youtube video (though a video of me answering Piazza questions for 10 minutes is quite fascinating I'm sure!)  Good luck everyone on the final!
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I feel like at this point I final questions are about all that I have in my head. Other than just asking small clarifications..

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Call for Demos!

Demos are an important part of UbiComp and ISWC 2016 program. They provide researchers with an opportunity to present their latest, cutting-edge research. Demos can cover preliminary or exploratory work within the field of ubiquitous and wearable computing, report about smaller projects or results that are still maturing towards a full paper submission, or present any other research that would encourage discussion.

Submission deadline: June 12, 2016.

For more information, see: http://iswc.net/iswc16/demos
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Just finished "The Last Chase" by Robert Draper in National Geographic November 2013.  The story of Tim Samaras's life as a storm chaser shows that science can be as much about passion as the search for knowledge.
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No questions and few viewers today.  I did a brief explanation of generative vs. discriminative models and how to make HMMs discriminative (in particular Segmentally Boosted HMMs).
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Intelligent interfaces using wearable computing, first person sensing, and pattern discovery
Introduction
I am a Technical Lead/Manager on Glass and a Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech.  Besides Glass, my projects include a glove that teaches the wearer how to play piano melodies without active attention, detecting sign language from brain signals, two way communication experiments with dolphins, and a computer vision based sign language recognizer that helps young deaf children acquire language skills.
Bragging rights
I am a founder of the field of wearable computing and coined the term "augmented reality" in 1990 to describe the interfaces I was building. For over 20 years I have worn a head-up display based computer in my everyday life as an intelligent assistant, the longest such experience known.
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Professor/researcher on wearable computing and machine learning
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activity discovery, pattern recognition and machine learning, gesture recognition, rapid prototyping, user studies, some American Sign Language, table tennis
Employment
  • Google
    Technical Lead/Manager, 2010 - present
    Making Glass usable and useful.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Professor, 1999 - present
    Research and teaching.
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This week's Boston Globe column focuses on a group of MIT students who developed some of the first wearable computers — and are now working

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