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Jonathan Foote

Jonathan Foote is an artist/technologist with decades of hands-on experience. He received a BS (Electrical Engineering) and ME (Electrical) degrees from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, where he also received a Brown Presidential Teaching Award and an Outstanding Research Award from the Brown University Chapter of Sigma Xi. Jonathan did postdoctoral research at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom from 1993 to 1996, and was a 1997 Fulbright Fellow at the Institute of Systems Science (now A*STAR) in Singapore. From 1997 to 2005 he was a Senior Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.

Jonathan's research interests include machine learning, audio analysis and retrieval, multimedia signal processing, distance interaction, and panoramic video. Jonathan has published more than 60 papers in these areas and has received Best Paper Awards at the ACM Multimedia and ACM SIGIR international conferences. Jonathan has been awarded more than 40 US patents and has several pending. Currently he is a Consulting Scientist to start-up and established technology, research, new media and design firms.

Jonathan's kinetic and light works explore perception and interaction using a range of sophisticated electronics, from vintage vacuum tubes to the latest semiconductors and actuators. Jonathan is on the Kinetics and Electronics faculty at the Crucible, is a founding member of the SWARM robotics collective, and has shown his work at numerous Bay Area venues as well as internationally and for commission.


Python for Robotics and Hardware Control

Saturday 10:50 a.m.–11:20 a.m. in Grand Ballroom CD