Eric Paulos

Ph.D

Personal Homepage
http://www.paulos.net/
Employer
University of California, Berkeley (http://www.berkeley.edu/index.html)
Email
eric@paulos.net

Eric Paulos is an American computer scientist, artist (working in new media art), and inventor, best known for his early work on internet robotic teleoperation and is considered a founder of the field of Urban Computing. His current work is in the area of citizen science, energy materiality, DIY Biology, DIY culture, micro-volunteerism, and the cultural critique of such technologies through New Media strategies.
Dr. Paulos is the Director of the Living Environments Lab and an Assistant Professor in the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) with a faculty appointment within the [[Electrical Engineering Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley. Previously, Eric held the Cooper-Siegel Associate Professor Chair in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University where he was faculty within the Human-Computer Interaction Institute with courtesy faculty appointments in the Robotics Institute and in the Entertainment Technology Center. Prior to CMU, Eric was Senior Research Scientist at Intel Research in Berkeley, California where he founded the Urban Atmospheres research group - challenged to employ innovative methods to explore urban life and the future fabric of emerging technologies across public urban landscapes. His areas of expertise span a deep body of research territory in urban computing, sustainability, green design, environmental awareness, social telepresence, robotics, physical computing, interaction design, persuasive technologies, and intimate media. Eric is a leading figure in the field of urban computing, coining the term in 2004, and a regular contributor, editorial board member, and reviewer for numerous professional journals and conferences. His published work is primarily in the areas of Robotics, Urban Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer supported cooperative work, and Ubicomp. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley where he helped launch a new robotic industry by developing some of the first internet tele-operated robots including Space Browsing helium filled blimps and Personal Roving Presence devices (PRoPs).
Eric is also the founder and director of the Experimental Interaction Unit and a frequent collaborator with Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories. Eric's work has been exhibited at the InterCommunication Center (ICC) in Japan, Ars Electronica, ISEA, SIGGRAPH, the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF), SFMOMA, the Chelsea Art Museum, Art Interactive, LA MOCA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the ZKM, Southern Exposure, and a performance for the opening of the Whitney Museum's 1997 Biennial Exhibition.
Born and raised in California, Eric received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, completing his Ph.D. in 2001. Eric has also collaborated with Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories since 1994.
In September 2008, Eric joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute where he founded a new lab, the Living Environments Lab, to explore environmental issues and sustainability scoped within HCI and Ubicomp research.
In August 2012, Eric joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in the Berkeley Center for New Media and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1997
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
73

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Publications

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Taylor, Alex S., Paulos, Eric, DiSalvo, Carl, Hirsch, Tad (2012): (DIY)biology and opportunities for HCI. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 809-810. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2318085

Pierce, James, Paulos, Eric (2012): The local energy indicator: designing for wind and solar energy systems in the home. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 631-634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2318050

Pierce, James, Paulos, Eric (2012): Designing everyday technologies with human-power and interactive microgeneration. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 602-611. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2318047

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Taylor, Alex S., Regan, Tim, Villar, Nicolas, Paulos, Eric (2012): At the seams: DIYbio and opportunities for HCI. In: Proceedings of DIS12 Designing Interactive Systems , 2012, . pp. 258-267. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2317997

Kim, Sunyoung, Paulos, Eric (2011): Practices in the creative reuse of e-waste. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2395-2404. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979292

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Davis, George, Cheung, Jian, Paulos, Eric (2011): Ceci n'est pas une pipe bombe: authoring urban landscapes with air quality sensors. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2375-2384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979290

Pierce, James, Paulos, Eric (2011): Second-hand interactions: investigating reacquisition and dispossession practices around d. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2385-2394. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979291

Pierce, James, Paulos, Eric (2011): A phenomenology of human-electricity relations. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2405-2408. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979293

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Trutoiu, Laura C., Kute, Casey, Howley, Iris, Paulos, Eric, Siewiorek, Dan (2011): Breaking boundaries: strategies for mentoring through textile computing workshops. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2957-2966. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979380

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Odom, William, Moulder, Vicki, DiSalvo, Carl, Hirsch, Tad, Wakkary, Ron, Paulos, Eric (2011): HCI, politics and the city: engaging with urban grassroots movements for reflection and ac. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2409-2412. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979568

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Odom, William, Pierce, James, Paulos, Eric (2011): Nurturing natural sensors. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Uniquitous Computing , 2011, . pp. 227-236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2030112.2030144

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Davis, George Noel, Paulos, Eric, Gross, Mark D., Cheung, Jian Chiu (2011): Red balloon, green balloon, sensors in the sky. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Uniquitous Computing , 2011, . pp. 237-246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2030112.2030145

Pierce, James, Fan, Chloe, Lomas, Derek, Marcu, Gabriela, Paulos, Eric (2010): Some consideration on the (in)effectiveness of residential energy feedback systems. In: Proceedings of DIS10 Designing Interactive Systems , 2010, . pp. 244-247. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1858171.1858215

Jung, Heekyoung, Youngsuk, Altieri, Bardzell, Jeffrey, Scheible, Jürgen, Pierce, James, Paulos, Eric, Yim, Ji-Dong, Shaw, Christopher (2010): Demo Hour. In Interactions, 17 (6) pp. 6-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1897239.1897241

Bisker, Solomon, Gross, Mark, Carter, Donald, Paulos, Eric, Kuznetsov, Stacey (2010): Personal, public: using DIY to explore citizen-led efforts in urban computing. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 3547-3552. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1754016

Pierce, James, Schiano, Diane J., Paulos, Eric (2010): Home, habits, and energy: examining domestic interactions and energy consumption. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 1985-1994. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753627

Kim, Sunyoung, Paulos, Eric (2010): InAir: sharing indoor air quality measurements and visualizations. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 1861-1870. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753605

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Paulos, Eric (2010): UpStream: motivating water conservation with low-cost water flow sensing and persuasive di. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 1851-1860. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753604

Dillahunt, Tawanna, Mankoff, Jennifer, Paulos, Eric (2010): Understanding conflict between landlords and tenants: implications for energy sensing and . In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Uniquitous Computing , 2010, . pp. 149-158. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1864349.1864376

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Paulos, Eric, Gross, Mark D. (2010): WallBots: interactive wall-crawling robots in the hands of public artists and political ac. In: Proceedings of DIS10 Designing Interactive Systems , 2010, . pp. 208-217. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1858171.1858208

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Paulos, Eric (2010): Participatory sensing in public spaces: activating urban surfaces with sensor probes. In: Proceedings of DIS10 Designing Interactive Systems , 2010, . pp. 21-30. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1858171.1858175

Kuznetsov, Stacey, Paulos, Eric (2010): Rise of the expert amateur: DIY projects, communities, and cultures. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2010, . pp. 295-304. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1868914.1868950

Pierce, James, Paulos, Eric (2010): Materializing energy. In: Proceedings of DIS10 Designing Interactive Systems , 2010, . pp. 113-122. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1858171.1858193

Paulos, Eric (2009): The rise of the expert amateur: DIY culture and citizen science. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2009, . pp. 181-182. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1622176.1622211

Foth, Marcus, Paulos, Eric, Satchell, Christine, Dourish, Paul (2009): Pervasive Computing and Environmental Sustainability: Two Conference Workshops. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 8 (1) pp. 78-81. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2009.13

Aoki, Paul M., Honicky, R. J., Mainwaring, Alan, Myers, Chris, Paulos, Eric, Subramanian, Sushmita, Woodruff, Allison (2009): A vehicle for research: using street sweepers to explore the landscape of environmental co. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 375-384. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518762

Buechley, Leah, Rosner, Daniela K., Paulos, Eric, Williams, Amanda (2009): DIY for CHI: methods, communities, and values of reuse and customization. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 4823-4826. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520750

Kim, Sunyoung, Paulos, Eric, Gross, Mark D. (2009): WearAir: expressive t-shirts for air quality sensing. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction , 2009, . pp. 295-296. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1709886.1709949

Foth, Marcus, Paulos, Eric, Satchell, Christine, Dourish, Paul (2008): Pervasive computing and environmental sustainability : two conference workshops. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 8 (1) pp. 78-81.

Paulos, Eric, Jenkins, Tom, Joki, August, Vora, Parul (2008): Objects of wonderment. In: Proceedings of DIS08 Designing Interactive Systems , 2008, . pp. 350-359. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1394445.1394483

Paulos, Eric, Foth, Marcus, Satchell, Christine, Kim, Younghui, Dourish, Paul, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong (2008): Ubiquitous Sustainability: Citizen Science & Activism. In: In Proceedings Tenth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing UbiComp , 2008, Seoul, South Korea. http://www.urban-atmospheres.net/Ubicomp2008/

Kindberg, Tim, Chalmers, Matthew, Paulos, Eric (2007): Guest Editors\' Introduction: Urban Computing. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 6 (3) pp. 18-20. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2007.57

Krumm, John, Anderson, Ken, Roibas, Anxo Cereijo, Brandtzaeg, Petter Bae, Rompaey, Veerle Van, Tuomela, Urpo, Burke, Anthony, Paulos, Eric, Williams, Amanda, Jang, Seiie, Mase, Kenji, Laerhoven, Kristof van, Lee, Sanggoog, Cotroneo, Domenico, Flora, Cristiano di (2007): UbiComp 2006 Workshops, Part 1. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 6 (1) pp. 92-94. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2007.22

Paulos, Eric, Smith, Ian, Hooker, Ben (2007): Urban Score: Measuring Your Relationship with the City. In: Hazlewood, William R., Coyle, Lorcan, Consolvo, Sunny (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ambient Information Systems - Colocated at Pervasive 2007 May 13, 2007, Toronto, Canada. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-254/paper05.pdf

Paulos, Eric, Burke, Anthony, Jenkins, Tom, Marcelo, Karen (2007): 180 x 120: designing alternate location systems. In: Proceedings of DUX07 Designing for User eXperiences , 2007, . pp. 6. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1389908.1389917

Paulos, Eric, Joki, August, Vora, Parul, Burke, Anthony (2007): AnyPhone: mobile applications for everyone. In: Proceedings of DUX07 Designing for User eXperiences , 2007, . pp. 1. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1389908.1389910

Paulos, Eric, Beckmann, Chris (2006): Sashay: designing for wonderment. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 881-884. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124901

Paulos, Eric, Jenkins, Tom (2005): Urban probes: encountering our emerging urban atmospheres. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 341-350. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1054972.1055020

Paulos, Eric, Goodman, Elizabeth (2004): The familiar stranger: anxiety, comfort, and play in public places. In: Dykstra-Erickson, Elizabeth, Tscheligi, Manfred (eds.) Proceedings of ACM CHI 2004 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 24-29, 2004, Vienna, Austria. pp. 223-230. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/985692.985721

Paulos, Eric (2003): Connexus: a communal interface. In: Proceedings of DUX03: Designing for User Experiences , 2003, . pp. 1-4. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/997078.997082

Paulos, Eric, Canny, John (1998): PRoP: Personal Roving Presence. In: Karat, Clare-Marie, Lund, Arnold, Coutaz, Joëlle, Karat, John (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 98 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 18-23, 1998, Los Angeles, California. pp. 296-303. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/274644/p296-paulos/p296-paulos.pdf

Paulos, Eric, Canny, John (1997): Ubiquitous Tele-Embodiment: Applications and Implications. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 46 (6) pp. 861-877.