Personal Information Management: "Where is my next meeting?"

Who: Dr. Manuel Perez, Virginia Tech
Where: Torgersen 2150
When: Friday, February 13, 11:15 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

With the increasing proliferation of computing-enabled devices and the resulting overload of digital information, personal information management (PIM) has become a challenge to all. PIM research is mostly concerned with studying how people find, keep, organize, and re-find (or reuse) information in and around their personal information space (computers, phones, home, desks, etc.).  In this presentation, I will present a brief overview of my group's PIM research focused on trying to understand the use of multiple devices to manage one's digital life. The talk will conclude with the implications of some of these findings on the design of future PIM tools and a view into the future of PIM research.

Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones is Associate Dean in Residence and Director of the Office for Diversity Programs at the Graduate School, an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and a member of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech. Pérez-Quiñones holds a DSc in Computer Science from The George Washington University. His research interests include human-computer interaction, personal information management, user interface software, digital government, and educational uses of computers. He is a member of the Coalition to Diversify Computing, where he co-directs the national program Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computer Science and Engineering. He has been included in the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor program for 2008-2010.