COR Faculty Workshop
The Human Infrastructure of Cyberinfrastructure
June 9 , 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Social Ecology I Room 306
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Paul Dourish is an Associate Professor in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine, and Associate Director of the Irvine Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. His primary research interests are in the areas of Ubiquitous Computing, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, and Human-Computer Interaction. He is especially interested in the foundational relationships between social scientific analysis and technological design. His book, “Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction” was published by MIT Press in 2001; it explores how phenomenological accounts of action can provide an alternative to traditional cognitive analysis for understanding the embodied experience of interactive and computational systems.
Before coming to UCI, he was a Senior Member of Research Staff in the Computer Science Laboratory of Xerox PARC; he has also held research positions at Apple Computer and at Rank Xerox EuroPARC. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University College, London, and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.