Speaker: Jon Oberlander
April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Jon Oberlander

Professor of Epistemics
University of Edinburgh
2 Buccleuch Place
EH8 9LZ Scotland

Jon Oberlander is Professor of Epistemics in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He received his PhD in Cognitive Science from Edinburgh in 1987, and has been an EPSRC Advanced Fellow at the ESRC Human Communication Research Centre. His interests are in cognition and interaction, and focus on modelling the ways in which differing people produce fluent multimodal discourse: such modelling informs the design of computer systems, tailoring information to individuals' needs and interests. There have been three strands to his recent work: individual differences in communication, diagrammatic reasoning, and adaptive hypermedia. He is also now leading development of InSpace, a gallery for exploring the cultural significance of informatics.

Jon will present Building an adaptive museum gallery in Second Life. [Paper]