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Heather Richter

College of Computing & GVU Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332

Research Interests

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Software Engineering, Ubiquitous Computing

Education

Sept 1997 - presentGeorgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing, Atlanta, GA.
Ph.D. expected May 2005. Thesis topic: Designing and Evaluating Meeting Capture and Access Services. Advisor: Dr. Gregory Abowd
Aug 1996 - May 1997Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Advisor: Dr. David Garlan.
1992 - Aug 1996Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Bachelor of Science, Dec. 1995. Major in computer science, minor in electrical engineering. GPA: 4.0/4.0. Advisor: Dr. Betty H.C. Cheng.

Research Experience

Sept 1997 - presentGeorgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Abowd
Investigating ubiquitous capture and access of meetings, in collaboration with IBM, Boeing, and Smart Information Flow Technologies.
May 2000 – August 2001IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratories, Hawthorne, NY.
Technical intern for the virtual meetings group. Manager: Shahrokh Daijavad.
Designed, implemented, and evaluated meeting capture and access software as part of the TeamSpace project.
Summer 1997, 1998Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA.
Technical intern in the Software Technology Lab. Manager: Martin Griss.
Developed visual tools for software designers to construct an architecture using a domain-specific architectural framework and for architects to construct domain-specific frameworks from a general architectural framework.
Aug 1996 - May 1997 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Advisor: Dr. David Garlan
Investigated visualizations in software architecture.
May 1995 - Aug 1996 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Advisor: Dr. Betty H.C. Cheng
Investigated the formalization of the Object Modeling Technique (OMT), a software design methodology.

Teaching Experience

Summer 2004Georgia Institute of Technology, Instructor
Instructor for CS 4750, User Interface Design, an introductory course to HCI.
Fall 2001, Summer 2003, Spring 2005Georgia Institute of Technology, Teaching Assistant
Prepared several lectures, and assisted teams of students in designing and evaluating a novel interface for an undergraduate Human-Computer Interaction course.
Fall 2000Georgia Institute of Technology, Teaching Assistant
Assisted students in an advanced undergraduate software engineering course.
Spring 1996Michigan State University, Teaching Assistant
Assisted students in laboratory projects for an undergraduate data structures course.

Other Employment

Jan – May 1995Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Developed a JavaScript interface and a data classification tool for ENFORMS, a multimedia system for browsing and analyzing distributed data
Summer 1993, 1994Magnavox Electronic Systems Co., Fort Wayne, IN.
Technical Intern for Decision support systems Applied Center of Excellence (DACE). Added interface capabilities to intelligent guidance simulations using the Macintosh toolbox and Motif.

Student Advising


Undergraduate Special Topics Students
Spring 2002. Hossein Sharifi, Belinda Nambooze
Spring 2003. Jessyln Beattie, Joanna Leidy: Intel Opportunity Scholars
Summer 2003: Jesslyn Beattie
Fall 2003: Jesslyn Beattie, Maianh Phung: Intel Opportunity Scholars
Spring 2004: Jesslyn Beattie, Maianh Phung: Intel Opportunity Scholars
Summer 2004: Chase Peeler
Fall 2004: John Ndukuba, Andrew Skaggs, Carlo Tambuatco, and Kathy Pham
Spring 2005: Andrew Skaggs, Tom Filip, Kate Rosier, and Kelley Poulos

Publications


Journals

Werner Geyer, Heather Richter, and Gregory D. Abowd. “Towards a Smarter Meeting Record – Capture and Access of Meetings Revisited,” to appear in Multimedia Tools and Applications, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Heather Richter, Chris Miller, Gregory D. Abowd, and Harry Funk. “Tagging Knowledge Acquisition To Facilitate Knowledge Traceability,” International Journal on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, World Scientific, 14(1), February 2004, pp 3-19. (Extended version of SEKE 2003 conference paper)

Conferences and Workshops
Heather Richter, Chris Miller, Gregory D. Abowd, and Idris Hsi. "An Empirical Investigation of Capture and Access for Software Requirements Activities," in the Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2005, May 2005, pp 121-128. (acceptance 29% - 30/104)

Heather Richter, Chris Miller, Gregory D. Abowd, and Harry Funk. “Tagging Knowledge Acquisition To Facilitate Knowledge Traceability,” in Proceedings of the Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE), July 2003, pp432-439.[pdf]

Werner Geyer, Heather Richter, and Gregory D. Abowd. “Making Multimedia Meeting Records More Meaningful,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2003), Baltimore, MD, July 2003, pp669-672, vol.2.

Heather Richter, Werner Geyer, Ludwin Fuchs, Shahrokh Daijavad, and Steven Poltrock. "Integrating Meeting Capture Within a Collaborative Team Environment," In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Ubicomp 2001, Atlanta, GA, September 2001, pp123-138. [pdf]

Werner Geyer, Heather Richter, Ludwin Fuchs, Tom Frauenhofer, Shahrokh Daijavad, and Steven Poltrock. "A Team Collaboration Space Supporting Capture and Access of Virtual Meetings," In Proceedings of the International Conference on Supporting Group Work, Group 2001, Boulder, CO, September 2001, pp188-196. [URL]

Ludwin Fuchs, Werner Geyer, Heather Richter, Steven Poltrock, Tom Fruenhofer, and Shahrokh Daijavad. "Enabling Inter-Company Team Collaboration," In Proceedings of the First International IEEE Workshop on Web-based Collaboration, WetICE 2001, July 2001, pp374-379.

Michael W. McCracken, Idris Hsi, Heather Richter, Robert Waters, and Laura Burkhart. "A Proposed Curriculum for an Undergraduate Software Engineering Degree," In the Proceedings of the Conference on Software Engineering Education & Training (CSEE&T). March, 2000, pp246-257.

Heather Richter, Pascal Schuchhard, and Gregory D. Abowd. "Automated capture and retrieval of architectural rationale," Position paper, First IFIP Working Conference on Software Architecture, San Antonio, TX, February 1999.

Enoch Y. Wang, Heather A. Richter, and Betty H.C. Cheng. "Formalizing and Integrating the Dynamic Model within OMT," In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Software Engineering, Boston, MA, May 1997, pp45-55. [URL]

Betty H.C. Cheng, Enoch Y. Wang, Robert H Bordeau, and Heather A. Richter. "Bridging the Gap Between Informal and Formal Approaches in Software Development," In Proceedings of the Fourth Software Engineering Research Forum, Boca Raton, FL, November 1995, pp 269-278. 1995.

Other Conference Participation

Heather Richter, Andrew Skaggs, and Gregory D. Abowd. "Indexing Unstructured Activities with Peripheral Cues," in the Extended Abstracts of ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2005), Portland, OR, April 2-7, 2005. (acceptance 25%)

Khai N. Truong, Heather Richter, Gillian R. Hayes, and Gregory D. Abowd. "Devices for Sharing Thoughts and Affection at a Distance," in the Extended Abstracts of ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2004), Vienna, Austria, April 24-29, 2004, pp1203-1206. [URL]

Heather Richter. “Understanding Meeting Capture and Access,” abstract accepted to the doctoral consortium at: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2002), Minneapolis, MN, April 20-25, 2002, pp558-559. [URL]

Heather Richter and Gregory D. Abowd. “Evaluating capture and access through authentic use,” position paper in Workshop on Evaluation Methods for Ubiquitous Computing, International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp2001), Atlanta, GA, Sept. 30, 2001. See http://zing.ncsl.nist.gov/ubicomp01/.

Werner Geyer, Shahrokh Daijavad, Tom Frauenhofer, Heather Richter, Khai Truong, Ludwin Fuchs, and Steven Poltrock. "Virtual Meeting Support in TeamSpace," Demo Proposal accepted at: CSCW'2000, ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, December 2 - 6, 2000.

Heather Richter and Gregory D. Abowd. “Automated Meeting Capture and Access,” participant by nomination at the Human Computer Interaction Consortium, Frasier, CO, February 2000.

Technical Reports

Werner Geyer, Heather Richter, Ludwin Fuchs, Tom Frauenhofer, Shahrokh Daijavad, Steve Poltrock. "TeamSpace: A Collaborative Workspace System Supporting Virtual Meetings," Technical Report RC21961, IBM T.J. Watson Research, February 2001.

Heather Richter, Gregory D. Abowd. "Automating the capture of design knowledge: a preliminary study," Technical Report GVU-99-45, Georgia Institute of Technology. December 1999.

Heather Richter, Jason A. Brotherton, Khai N. Truong, and Gregory D. Abowd. "Multi-scale Timeline Slider," Technical Report GVU-99-30, Georgia Institute of Technology. July 1999.

Heather A. Richter, Pascal Schuchhard, and Gregory D. Abowd. "Automated capture and retrieval of architectural rationale," Technical Report GVU-98-37, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998. (Long version of WICSA'01 paper)

Heather A. Richter and Betty H.C. Cheng. "Formalizing and Integrating the Functional Model Within OMT," Technical Report CPS-95-32, Michigan State University. August 1995.

Other Publications

Jean Scholtz , Heather Richter. “Report from Ubicomp 2001 Workshop: Evaluation Methodologies for Ubiquitous Computing,” Beyond the Desktop Column, ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, January - February 2002, p 9. [URL]

Invited Talks

Heather Richter. “Design and Evaluating Meeting Capture and Access Services,” Intel Research Labs, Seattle, October 3, 2003.

Heather Richter. “Understanding Meeting Capture and Access,” IBM Research, Cambridge MA, June 7, 2002.

Service and Volunteer Activities

Reviewer
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2004)
Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2004)
IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine, Special Issue on the Human Experience (2004)
International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2002)

Student Volunteer
Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2002)
User Interface Software & Technology (UIST 2001)
Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA 98)

Service
Space Planning Committee Student Representative, College of Computing, Georgia Tech, 1999-2003
Faculty Recruiting Committee Student Representative, College of Computing, Georgia Tech, 2000
Chair, Graduate Recruiting Visit Committee, College of Computing, Georgia Tech, 1997-1999

Honors and Awards

Intel Fellowship, 2003-2004.
Presidential Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997 - 2002.
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1996 - 1999.
Carnegie Scholar Award, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996.
Board of Trustees Scholarship Award, 1995. Awarded to top 6 graduates at Michigan State University.

References

Available upon request.

Last modified 2 August 2005 at 1:01 pm by Heather Richter