Publication statistics

Pub. period:1991-2002
Pub. count:11
Number of co-authors:16



Co-authors

Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

David R. Nadeau:5
David Kirsh:3
Stephen J. Young:2

 

 

Productive colleagues

T. Todd Elvins's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Ramesh Jain:36
David Kirsh:14
David R. Nadeau:9
 
 
 

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T. Todd Elvins

T. Todd Elvins is Director, Product Management, at the Oracle Voice Laboratory, where he defines future products, and manages Oracle's gateway acceptance program. In 1998, Todd co-founded the Indicast Corporation, the first voice portal company to launch voice-enabled services for a carrier in the U.S. As Indicast's CTO and VP Engineering, Todd was a pioneer in the technical and creative evolution of the voice portal industry. He joined Oracle in 2001 when Oracle acquired the Indicast Corporation. From 1988 to 1998, he was a Principle Scientist at the NSF Supercomputer Center at the University of Californa San Diego. Todd holds a PhD in computer engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

 

Publications by T. Todd Elvins (bibliography)

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2002
 
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Helly, John J., Elvins, T. Todd, Sutton, Don, Martinez, David, Miller, Scott E., Pickett, Steward and Ellison, Aaron M. (2002): Controlled publication of digital scientific data. In Communications of the ACM, 45 (5) pp. 97-101. Available online

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Elvins, T. Todd, Nadeau, David R., Schul, Rina and Kirsh, David (2001): Worldlets: 3D Thumbnails for Wayfinding in Large Virtual Worlds. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 10 (6) pp. 565-582.

1998
 
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Elvins, T. Todd, Nadeau, David R., Schul, Rina and Kirsh, David (1998): Worldlets: 3D Thumbnails for 3D Browsing. In: Karat, Clare-Marie, Lund, Arnold, Coutaz, Jolle and Karat, John (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 98 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 18-23, 1998, Los Angeles, California. pp. 163-170. Available online

Dramatic advances in 3D Web technologies have recently led to widespread development of virtual world Web browsers and 3D content. A natural question is whether 3D thumbnails can be used to find one's way about such 3D content the way that text and 2D thumbnail images are used to navigate 2D Web content. We have conducted an empirical experiment that shows interactive 3D thumbnails, which we call worldlets, improve travelers' landmark knowledge and expedite wayfinding in virtual environments.

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Elvins, T. Todd and Jain, Ramesh (1998): Engineering a Human Factor-Based Geographic User Interface. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 18 (3) pp. 66-77. Available online

1997
 
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Elvins, T. Todd, Nadeau, David R. and Kirsh, David (1997): Worldlets -- 3D Thumbnails for Wayfinding in Virtual Environments. In: Robertson, George G. and Schmandt, Chris (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology October 14 - 17, 1997, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 21-30. Available online

Virtual environment landmarks are essential in wayfinding: they anchor routes through a region and provide memorable destinations to return to later. Current virtual environment browsers provide user interface menus that characterize available travel destinations via landmark textual descriptions or thumbnail images. Such characterizations lack the depth cues and context needed to reliably recognize 3D landmarks. This paper introduces a new user interface affordance that captures a 3D representation of a virtual environment landmark into a 3D thumbnail, called a worldlet. Each worldlet is a miniature virtual world fragment that may be interactively viewed in 3D, enabling a traveler to gain first-person experience with a travel destination. In a pilot study conducted to compare textual, image, and worldlet landmark representations within a wayfinding task, worldlet use significantly reduced the overall travel time and distance traversed, virtually eliminating unnecessary backtracking.

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1996
 
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Elvins, T. Todd (1996): Volume visualization in a collaborative computing environment. In Computers & Graphics, 20 (2) pp. 219-222. Available online

1992
 
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Elvins, T. Todd (1992): Volume Rendering on a Distributed Memory Parallel Computer. In: Kaufman, Arie E. and Nielson, Gregory M. (eds.) Proceedings IEEE Visualization 92 1992. pp. 93-98.

 
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Mercurio, Philip J., Elvins, T. Todd and Young, Stephen J. (1992): The Microscopist's Workstation. In: Kaufman, Arie E. and Nielson, Gregory M. (eds.) Proceedings IEEE Visualization 92 1992. pp. 419-423.

 
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Mercurio, Philip J., Elvins, T. Todd, Young, Stephen J., Cohen, Philip S., Fall, Kevin R. and Ellisman, Mark H. (1992): The Distributed Laboratory - An Interactive Visualization Environment for Electron Microscopy and 3D Imaging. In Communications of the ACM, 35 (6) pp. 54-63.

1991
 
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Elvins, T. Todd and Nadeau, David R. (1991): NetV: An Experimental Network-Based Volume Visualization System. In: IEEE Visualization 1991 1991. pp. 239-247.

 
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Nadeau, David R., Elvins, T. Todd and Bailey, Michael J. (1991): Image Handling in a Multi-Vendor Environment. In: IEEE Visualization 1991 1991. pp. 276-283.

 
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