Brad Myers-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Brad Myers

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Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Newell-Simon Hall 3517
412-268-5150
bam @ cs.cmu.edu

Brad A. Myers is a professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon, 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 275 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. 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. Professor Myers received a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Toronto where he developed the Peridot UIMS. He received the M.S. and B.Sc. 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. 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, Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.
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"We have been working as part of the Pebbles project for the five years on making handheld devices such as PDAs more accessible to people with physical disabilities, and we are very excited about being able to apply what we learned to help a broader group of people who may benefit from it."