Doree Duncan Seligmann


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Dr. Dorée Duncan Seligmann is currently the director of Collaborative Applications Research at Avaya Labs where she works in the areas of communication-enabling business processes, context-aware applications, presence-based technologies, mobile communication solutions, communications middleware, and user-interface techniques. Since joining Avaya she has filed over 50 patents.

Her interest is to develop new systems that enable people to communicate more effectively and efficiently. Under the broad rubric of providing a rich user interface, this work involves issues ranging from aesthetic considerations to mechanisms to increase ease-of-use and a user's control over devices and systems to ways of humanizing network management systems.

Seligmann studied anthropology at Harvard U., writing a thesis that compared Irish and Irish-American pubs. Afterward, she moved to Paris, where she spent several years directing and designing theatrical productions and started a English-language theatre. Unpon returning to the United States, she earned a PhD in Computer Science at Columbia University. Her dissertation, Interactive Intent-Based Illustrations: Visual Language for 3D Worlds, describes a system to automatically generate 3D graphics based on communicative intent.
At Bell Laboratories, she was a designer of Rapport, and early multimedia conferencing system from which several products at AT&T and Lucent Technologies were born. She also developed N-ICE (Networked-Interactive Collaborative Environment) that enables users to share arbitrary application programs in persistent environments. She then developed Archways, which merges her dissertation work with her work in multimedia systems. Archways automatically generates a 3D virtual environment (3D graphics and 3D sound) for multimedia communication using knowledge-based graphics and intelligent objects. She was head of the Metaphorium, experiments in visual metaphors and narratives, including the Message is The Medium, SubwaySurface, MessageInABottle, SandTypewriter/SkyWriter, LiveWebStationary, and the IsleOfWrite.

Seligmann has written a book about her great-aunt, Isadora Duncan, entitled "Life Into Art: Isadora Duncan and Her World" published by W.W.Norton, NY. She edits the art and technology column in IEEE Multimedia.

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Kelkar, Shreeharsh, John, Ajita, Seligmann, Doree Duncan (2010): Some observations on the "live" collaborative tagging of audio conferences in the enterpri. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 995-998.

Choudhury, Munmun De, Sundaram, Hari, John, Ajita, Seligmann, Doree Duncan (2009): What makes conversations interesting?: themes, participants and consequences of conversati. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2009, . pp. 331-340.

Choudhury, Munmun De, Sundaram, Hari, John, Ajita, Seligmann, Doree Duncan (2008): Multi-scale characterization of social network dynamics in the blogosphere. In: Proceeding of the 17th ACM conference on Information and knowledge management October 26-30, 2008, Napa Valley, California, USA. pp. 1515-1516.

Choudhury, Munmun De, Sundaram, Hari, John, Ajita, Seligmann, Doree Duncan (2008): Dynamic prediction of communication flow using social context. In: Proceedings of the Nineteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia , 2008, . pp. 49-54.

Choudhury, Munmun De, Sundaram, Hari, John, Ajita, Seligmann, Doree Duncan (2008): Can blog communication dynamics be correlated with stock market activity?. In: Proceedings of the Nineteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia , 2008, . pp. 55-60.

Renduchintala, Adithya, Kelkar, Shreeharsh, John, Ajita, Seligmann, Doree Duncan (2007): Designing for persistent audio conversations in the enterprise. In: Proceedings of DUX07 Designing for User eXperiences , 2007, . pp. 11.

Sammon, Michael J., Brotman, Lynne Shapiro, Peebles, Ed, Seligmann, Doree Duncan (2006): MACCS: enabling communications for mobile workers within healthcare environments. In: Proceedings of 8th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services , 2006, . pp. 41-44.

Seligmann, Doree Duncan, Mercuri, Rebecca T., Edmark, John T. (1995): Providing Assurances in a Multimedia Interactive Environment. In: Katz, Irvin R., Mack, Robert L., Marks, Linn, Rosson, Mary Beth, Nielsen, Jakob (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 95 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 7-11, 1995, Denver, Colorado. pp. 250-256.

Seligmann, Doree Duncan, Feiner, Steven K. (1993): Supporting Interactivity in Automated 3D Illustrations. In: Gray, Wayne D., Hefley, William, Murray, Dianne (eds.) International Workshop on Intelligent User Interfaces 1993 January 4-7, 1993, Orlando, Florida, USA. pp. 37-44.

Ensor, J. R., Ahuja, S. R., Connaghan, R. B., Pack, M., Seligmann, Doree Duncan (1992): The Rapport Multimedia Communication System. In: Bauersfeld, Penny, Bennett, John, Lynch, Gene (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 92 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference June 3-7, 1992, Monterey, California. pp. 581-582.

Feiner, Steven K., MacIntyre, Blair, Seligmann, Doree Duncan (1992): Annotating the real world with knowledge--based graphics on a see--through head--mounted d. In: Graphics Interface 92 May 11-15, 1992, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. pp. 78-85.

Seligmann, Doree Duncan, Feiner, Steven K. (1991): Automated generation of intent-based 3D Illustrations. In: Proceedings of the 18th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques SIGGRAPH 91 July 28-August 2, 1991, Las Vegas, NV. pp. 123-132.

Seligmann, Doree Duncan, Feiner, Steven K. (1989): Specifying Composite Illustrations with Communicative Goals. In: Sibert, John L. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd annual ACM SIGGRAPH symposium on User interface software and technology November 13 - 15, 1989, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. pp. 1-9.