Pirolli, Peter

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Peter Pirolli

Peter Pirolli is a Fellow of the National Academy of Education and one of the most important theorists of Human Computer Interaction (HCI).

His Grades are a B.Sc. in Psychology and Anthropology (Trent University, Canada) and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology (Carnegie Mellon University).

From 1985 to 1994 he was a professor at the School of Education at the University of California (Berkeley) and a member of the Cognitive Science Institute. His work has concerned the interaction of human and computational knowledge-based systems, first in intelligent tutoring systems, then in cognitive models for human-computer interaction, methods for analyzing information seeking and Internet behavior, sensemaking, visual attention, and most recently in social foraging.

Since 1991 he is a Principal Scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) at the User Interface Research where his main research interests are

Besides this his other interests are sports like e.g. surfing, inline-skating, weightlifting, mountainbiking and running.

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