October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: Karen Tanenbaum


Karen Tanenbaum

Research Assistant
Simon Fraser University
Interactive Arts & Technology
250-13450 102 Ave.
Surrey BC
V3T 0A3 Canada

Karen Tanenbaum is a PhD student at the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests include user modeling for adaptive systems, ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence, and design ethnography. She is currently working as a research assistant on two projects: Everyday Design, which investigates ways in which people design their home environment through everyday use, and EchoVUE, which is designing an adaptive museum guide to support social interaction, play and learning. Prior to coming to SFU, Karen worked as a computational linguist for a computing company doing natural language processing. She has an MA in Linguistics from the University of California-San Diego and a BA in Philosophy and Celtic Studies from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands.

Karen will present Interaction models and adaptive approaches for a museum guide for families. [Paper]