CPSC 681 Graduate Seminar, Fall 1999

Monday, November 8, 1999
4:10-5:25 pm
Room 124, H. R. Bright Building



New Interfaces to Networked Information


Dr. Frank M. Shipman, III


Frank M. Shipman III is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Center for the Study of Digital Libraries at Texas A&M University. He has been pursuing research in the areas of hypermedia, computer-supported cooperative work, and intelligent user interfaces since 1987. Dr. Shipman's doctoral work at the University of Colorado and subsequent work at Xerox PARC and Texas A&M has investigated combining informal and formal representations in interfaces, methods for supporting incremental formalization, and interfaces for networked information sources.


The number of networked information sources and the community of users accessing these resources are growing rapidly. With this growth has come an increasing demand for tools to help people performing real tasks make use of this information. This presentation will describe two projects looking at new interfaces to networked information. The first project, Walden's Paths, provides teachers a way to collect and structure information on the Web for their students. The second project, VIKI, provides information analysts a visual and spatial workspace in which to collect and interpret information.



Everyone is invited and welcome to attend the seminars in this series.