Intel has a research lab in Seattle (right in the University District) where a lot of ground-breaking projects in computing and user interface are developed. They are having an open house on November 1, and specifically wanted me to invite all interested high school students to attend.
If you are at all curious about the state of the art in human-computer interaction research, this is a fantastic opportunity to see all kinds of cool technology projects and talk to the scientists and engineers who developed them. Many UW computer science faculty and students are also involved in this work.
It’s free, after school, and nearby. Check it out!
Extra credit for anyone who attends and writes a report about it or makes a presentation to the class.
Open House at Intel Labs Seattle
Monday, November 1, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
We invite you to visit and meet some of Intel’s top researchers when Intel Labs Seattle holds its annual open house on the 1st of November from 3 to 6 pm. The lab is located on the 6th floor of 1100 NE 45th St, Seattle, three blocks from the main University of Washington campus. The open house will include posters and demonstrations of key research projects, opportunities to meet researchers, students and faculty, and refreshments.
Founded in 2001, Intel Labs Seattle is an exploratory research lab that is part of the Academic Programs and Research arm of Intel Labs. We are a center of excellence in Context-Aware Sensor-Driven Systems. Our researchers develop techniques that enable computer systems to be fully aware of their environments and to interact seamlessly with their users. We drive this agenda from a user-centered viewpoint, forming interdisciplinary projects, creating prototypes of novel devices and systems, and evaluating use in realistic settings. Our lab is based on an innovative model of industry-university research that includes a deep collaborative relationship with the nearby University of Washington, as well as Intel product groups. Our research staff is recognized as leaders in sensing and wireless devices, robotics, mobile networks and systems, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction.
During the last year, ILS researchers have worked on topics that include: sensing, vision and perception for context awareness; depth-cameras for 3D modeling and interaction; sensor systems that preserve user privacy; game playing robot manipulators; and wirelessly powered devices. This year’s open house will display these projects and more.
We look forward to welcoming you in November!
Director, Intel Labs Seattle