|EECS Joint Colloquium Distinguished Lecture Series|
Wednesday, January 30, 2002
Prof. John F. Canny
Berkeley Institute of Design (BID)
Prof. Canny discusses the inspiration behind the hot new Berkeley Institute of Design (BID). As the world around us is being reshaped by I/T, we witness the evolution of the built environment into the interactive environment, whose design requires a new kind of designer. The challenge is to design complex behaviors for artifacts, and to integrate them into systems that provide a coherent experience for the individual. BID, the Berkeley Institute of Design, defines a new design discipline that spans computer science, architecture, industrial and mechanical engineering. BID includes a teaching (MS and Ph.D. degrees) and a research component. The design of the MS curriculum and BID's space (now in Hearst mining) is our first project. It is a unique opportunity to co-design a studio-based curriculum and a digitally-enhanced, adaptive research/teaching space. We are looking for more participants in planning BID and ultimately making it a reality. All EECS faculty and grad students are invited to attend and contribute feedback and suggestions on the BID project.
|John Canny graduated from the
MIT AI Lab in 1987. His MS thesis described an edge detector that is still
widely used, & his Ph.D. dissertation won the ACM award in 1987. His
post-PhD work was about applying differential topology & algebra to
improve the skills of robots. He has worked on manufacturing technologies,
physically-based simulation, geometric modeling & computational geometry,
& maintains an interest in 3D imaging & display. In 1998, he started
building the Human-Centered Computing group. Current research interests
are rich media for CSCW, collaborative learning, & context-aware computing.
Professor Canny is at firstname.lastname@example.org.