I am a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research India, where I manage the Technology for Emerging Markets group (TEM). I also hold an affiliate faculty appointment in the Information School at the University of Washington and the Department of Software Information Systems at UNC Charlotte. I received my BA in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Rice University in 1992. I went on to study Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Oregon where I received my PhD in 1999. I have been working in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) since 2000.
My research concerns the exploration and measurement of human interactions with information technology. Over the years, I have worked on a broad range of HCI topics, including input technologies, visual perception and graphics, intelligent notifications and disruptions, and interfaces for search and personal information management. My current research focuses on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD). I work with a multidisciplinary team to study, design, build, and evaluate technologies and systems that are useful for people living in underserved rural and urban communities. The goal of this work is to understand how people in the world's poor and developing communities interact with information technologies, and to invent new ways for technology to meet their needs and aspirations.
- I was thrilled to give a keynote talk at DEV 2015. Fantastic audience and a great conference! At the last minute I changed the title to: "10 years of TEM: What can we learn from a decade of ICT(4)D Research?" The idea for the talk is to try and identify a few characteristics of successful ICT4D interventions based on success and (interesting) failures in TEM over the past 10 years. Slides are here.
Attended ASSETS 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal and watched Aditya Vashistha win Best Student Paper award.
Social media platforms for low-income blind people in India Aditya Vashistha, Edward Cutrell, Nicola Dell, & Richard Anderson In Proceedings of ASSETS 2015, ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ACM press. Lisbon, October, 2015
--Best Student Paper Award--
Honored to be awarded SIGIR 2015 Test of Time award with some amazing colleagues.
Stuff I've Seen: A System for Personal Information Retrieval and Re-Use
Susan T. Dumais, Edward Cutrell, JJ Cadiz, Gavin Jancke, Raman Sarin, & Daniel C. Robbins
In Proceedings of SIGIR 2003, ACM press.
Toronto, July, 2003
© 2015 Edward Cutrell
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