On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Roy Tennant <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> JodiS suggested Abigail Sellen in the chatroom, which I'm posting here so we
> don't lose track of the suggestion. She does look quite interesting:
> <http://research.microsoft.com/~asellen/>. There is a video of her talking
> at <http://www.archive.org/details/Abigailsellen_geekdinner>.

To this name I might add Sue Dumais's
(http://research.microsoft.com/~sdumais/).  She's also at MSR: "I am
interested in algorithms and interfaces for improved information
retrieval, as well as general issues in and human-computer
interaction. I joined Microsoft Research in July 1997. I work on a
wide variety of information access and management issues, including:
personal information management, web search, question answering,
information retrieval, text categorization, collaborative filtering,
interfaces for improved search and navigation, and user/task
modeling."  I've seen her speak once and she's good.

Here are the vote-getting keynoters who were considered and not chosen
last year: David Weinberger, Aaron Swartz,  Mitchell Baker, Herbert
Van De Sompel, Carl Lagoze, Alexis Rossi, MacKenzie Smith, Cathy
Marshall, Jeni Tennison, Karen Calhoun, Karen Coombs, Sandy Payette,
Kathy Sierra, Marek Tuszynski, Zaheda Bhorat.


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