Roy Want

E-mail: roywant AT acm DOT org,  roywant AT google DOT com
Google Inc., Mail-Stop: US-MTV-B43
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
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Last Updated: March, 2016
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Research Interests

Mobile computing, ubiquitous & pervasive  computing,  hardware design, electronic commerce, smart cards, distributed systems, multimedia systems, location finding systems, cellular automata, novel user interfaces, MEMS, electronic tagging (RFID/NFC/BLE)

 

Professional Awards

 

  Education

 

Experience

 

  Skill Set

 

  Projects (Click Here for Photo Archive that involve prototype devices)

 

  Publications

Conferences

Journals & Periodicals

Book, Book Chapters & Published Reports

Articles  & Editorials

Workshop Papers (published)

EIC Introductions (IEEE Pervasive Computing) 

Papers in Review

For  selected publications referencing my work (click here)

 

   Professional Activities  

Professional Memberships, Committees & Awards

Conference Program Chairs

Conference Technical Program Committee Service  

Invited Presentations (selected)

Editorial Posts

PhD Thesis Committees

Industry & Academia Technical Awards

Pre-College Award

Government Grants, Industry Committees

 

Patents   (click here for latest patent search)

Over 110 patents filed since 1990, the following have issued:

Patent Issued Title
94 US09282232 2016-03-08 Collaborative Image Control

93

US09215286

2015-12-15

Creating a social network based on an activity

92

US09203476

2015-12-01

System and method for code communication

91

US09143944

2015-09-22

Secure peer-to-peer network setup

90

US09077912

2015-07-07

Motion initiated time synchronization

89

US09071282

2015-06-30

Variable read rates for short-range communication

88

US09002930

2015-04-07

Activity distribution between multiple devices

87

US08928555

2015-01-06

Privacy display

86

US08874594

2014-10-28

Search with my location history

85

US08755785

2014-06-17

Collaborative image control

84

US08705707

2014-04-22

Labeling communication device call logs

83

US08686921

2014-04-01

Dynamic geometry management of virtual frame buffer for appendable logical displays

82

US08638190

2014-01-28

Gesture detection using an array of short-range communication devices

81

US08626135

2014-01-07

Communication redirect via short-range communication for digital item retrieval  

80

US08565791

2013-10-22

Computing device interaction with visual media

79

US08560484

2013-10-15

User model creation

78

US08515413

2013-08-20

Controlling a target device using short-range communication

77

US08504008

2013-08-06

Virtual control panels using short-range communication

76

US08456381

2013-06-04

Device, system, and method of providing an extended display with desired relative display orientation 

75

US08405572

2013-03-26

Privacy display

74 US08363586 2013-01-29 Social networking and advertisements in a mobile device on a local personal area network
73 US08281123 2012-10-02 Apparatus and method for managing and protecting information during use of semi-trusted interfaces 
72 US08254995 2012-08-28 Method and device for communicating data 
71 US08170212 2012-05-01 Device, system, and method of establishing secure wireless communication
70 US08117284 2012-02-14 Unsolicited and unconfirmed computing platform service information 
69 US08107879 2012-01-31 Device, system, and method of establishing multiple wireless connections
68 US08081612 2011-12-20 Device, system, and method of selectively activating a wireless network connection
67 RE42927 2011-11-15 System and method for obtaining and using location specific information
66 US08041951 2011-10-18 Code-based communication connection management 
65 US07831278 2010-11-09 Method and device for communicating data with a personal wireless storage device
64 US07779193 2010-08-17 Method and apparatus for external data transfer in a personal storage device
63 US07707150 2010-04-27 Automatic exchange of information in an ad-hoc computing environment
62 US07664529 2010-02-16 Methods and apparatus for data communication for mobile electronic devices
61 US07483952 2009-01-27 System transmitting unsolicited and unconfirmed computing platform service information to wireless devices
60 US07426403 2008-09-16 Methods and apparatus for data communication for mobile electronic devices
59 US07337466 2008-02-26 Information hiding through time synchronization
58 US07278024 2007-10-02 Session authentication using temporary passwords
57 US07253800 2007-08-07 Manipulative user interface systems and methods
56 US07229017  2007-06-12 Laser locating and tracking system for externally activated tags
55 US07202783 2007-04-10 Method and system for identifying when a first devices is within a physical range of a second device
54 US07200812  2007-04-03 Method, apparatus and system for enabling users to selectively greek documents
53 US07174462 2007-02-06 Method of authentication using familiar photographs
52 US07089288 2006-08-08 Interactive context preserved navigation of graphical data sets using multiple physical tags
51 US07082578  2006-07-25 Computer user interface using a physical manipulatory grammar
50 US06816859 2004-11-09  Rotationally desensitized unistroke handwriting recognition (extended)
49 US06630922  2003-10-07  Handedness detection for a physical manipulatory grammar
48 US06628447 2003-09-30  Array of rotatable solid elements for color display
47 US06611196 2003-08-26  System and method for providing audio augmentation of a physical environment
46 US06608549  2003-08-19 Virtual interface for configuring an audio augmentation system
45 US06573916 2003-06-03 Navigation of rendered virtual environments using physical tags
44 US06542083  2003-04-01  Electronic tag position detection using radio broadcast
43 US06498601 2002-12-24  Method and apparatus for selecting input modes on a palmtop computer
42 US06456273 2002-09-24 Flap array under fluidic and electrical control
41 US06446208 2002-09-03 User interface system based on sequentially read electronic tags
40 US06422474 2002-07-23 N-space indexing of digital data representations using physical tags
39 US06366697 2002-02-04 Rotationally desensitized unistroke handwriting recognition
38 US06342830 2002-01-29 Controlled shielding of electronic tags
37 US06340957 2002-01-22 Dynamically relocatable tileable displays
36 US06340931 2002-01-22 Network printer document interface using electronic tags (extended)
35 US06326946 2001-12-04 Operator icons for information collages
34 US06297838 2001-02-10 Spinning as a morpheme for a physical manipulatory grammar
33 US06297805 2001-02-10 Multiple interacting computers interface-able through a physical manipulatory grammar
32 US06292744 2001-09-12 Infrared beacon positioning system (extended)
31 US06268857 2001-07-31 Computer user interface using a physical manipulatory grammar
30 US06249226 2001-06-19 Network printer document interface using electronic tags
29 US06243075 2001-06-05 Graspable device manipulation for controlling a computer display
28 US06243074 2001-06-05 Handedness detection for a physical manipulatory grammar
27 US06241364 2001-06-05 Light fixture embedded infrared beacon
26 US06216087 2001-04-10 Infrared beacon positioning system
25 US06176425 2001-01-23 Information management system supporting multiple electronic tags
24 US06160540 2000-12-12 Zoomorphic computer user interface
23 US06122520 2000-09-19 System and method for obtaining and using location specific information
22 US06021399 2000-02-01 Space efficient method of verifying electronic payments
21 US06008727 1999-12-28 Selectively enabled electronic tags
20 US06005482 1999-12-21 Surface mounted information collage
19 US05982520 1999-11-09 Personal storage device for application and data transfer
18 US05952638 1999-09-14 Space efficient method of electronic payments
17 US05857023 1999-01-05 Space efficient method of redeeming electronic payments
16 US05825675 1998-10-20 Apparatus and configuration method for a small, hand-held computing device
15 US05818425 1998-10-06 Mapping drawings generated on small mobile pen based electronic devices onto large displays
14 US05812865  1998-09-22 Specifying and establishing communication data paths between particular media devices in multiple media device computing systems based on context of a user or users
13 US05793630 1998-08-11 High precision spatially defined data transfer system
12 US05721725 1998-02-24 Protocol for channel access in wireless or network data communication
11 US05627517 1997-05-06 Decentralized tracking and routing system wherein packages are associated with active tags
10 US05611050 1997-03-11 Method for selectively performing event on computer controlled device whose location and allowable operation is consistent with the contextual and locational attributes of the event
9 US05603054 1997-02-11 Method for triggering selected machine event when the triggering properties of the system are met and the triggering conditions of an identified user are perceived
8 US05564070 1996-10-08 Method and system for maintaining processing continuity to mobile computers in a wireless network
7 US05555376 1996-09-10 Method for granting a user request having locational and contextual attributes consistent with user policies for devices having locational attributes consistent with the user request
6 US05544321 1996-08-06 System for granting ownership of device by user based on requested level of ownership, present state of the device, and the context of the device
5 US05530235 1996-06-25 Interactive contents revealing storage device
4 US05493692 1996-02-20 Selective delivery of electronic messages in a multiple computer system based on context and environment of a user
3 US05493283
GB2230365A
1996-02-20
1989-02-18
Locating and authentication system
2 US05485634 1996-01-16 Method and system for the dynamic selection, allocation and arbitration of control between devices within a region
1 US05402469 1995-03-28 Carrier locating system

Europe: 00124926.7-2206, Virtual Control System Using non-imaging Scanner
Europe: 00124927.5-2210, Patterned Retro-reflective Tags Usable in
Laser Scanning Systems

 

  Media Coverage of Projects & Career

2015

2014

  • IEEE CCNC'14: keynote "Pervasive Computing is the New Black",  R. Want, 11th January 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

2013

  • IEEE PerCom'13: keynote "The Golden Age of Pervasive Computing", R. Want, 19th March, 2013, San Diego, CA

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • Intel IDF Fall August 19-21, San Francisco, 2008: Dynamic Composable Computing  Demo Booth & Tech Session.
  • Intel Blog: Carry Small, Live Large, April 9th 2008
  • Intel IDF Spring March 30-April 2nd 2008, Shanghai, China: Gaming & Dynamic Composition
  • Intel Blog: Dynamic Composable Computing, March 27th 2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

  • Business Week, 4th December 2000, "Frontier: Forecast 2001 The Wireless Future A unified phone, fax, and browser? Not yet. But loads of improvements will make your life easier", by Kevin Ferguson, 
  • Metropolis, July 2000, "Warm and Fuzzy logic", by Peter Kupfer pp100-p135, (Electronic Tags p134).
  • Red Herring, July 2000, Hindsight (ParcTab reference in Red Herring 1995 article), p64, by John J. Eilenberg.
  • ComputorEdge Online- San Diego, "Invisible Computers" by David Ross.
  • New York Times, Circuits -D5, "As gadgets shrink, they may wind up in surprising places.", by Anne Eisenberg, May 4th 2000. (Embedded Computing).
  • Red Herring "Handheld Devices - Revolution at Hand",  by Niall McKay, May 2000, pp232-235 (Electronic Tags).
  • C-NET/CNBC "Beyond the PC", TV interview Richard Hart Hosting, Sat 1pm, April 8th 2000.
  • Info World, "Converging Future", by Eve Epstein, Friday 7th January 2000 (MEMS, IT and the future).
  • PC World, "The Future PC", by Michelle Campanelli , pp116-130, January 2000, (electronic tagging quotes).
  • Newsweek, "Future of the Internet", January 2000, by Lois Taylor.

1999

  • San Jose Mercury News, "The Post-PC Era" , by Deborah Claymon, 29th November 1999, pp10E & 22E (Electronic Tagging)
  • Worth Magazine, Visions: The Internet in 2002, by Ed Sussman and Lan N. Nguyen, November 1999 pp152-163, E-tags: quote: 22. "You won't have to know a web sites address" 
  • CACM, The Post-PC Era, October 1999 p21-22 (Parctab) by Larry Press
  • LA Times,  The Cutting Edge: Focus on Technology, "Computing's Next Wave: Thinking Toasters", by Ashely Dunn,1C p1. Aug. 23rd 1999, (electronic tagging quotes)
  • The Financial Post (Toronto, ON) Sowing PARC's next revolution, April 21st 1999, Page C13 - Internet Stock Fountain. by Sentor Avzav.
  • Tech Week, (Silicon Valley), "PARC Place", by David Becker, March 22nd 1999, Vol 2. No. 6. p1 & p18-p19. (PARC & Internet Fountain)
  • KRON TV, "Electronic Tagging", Reporter: Anthony Moor, Channel 4, 11pm, 6th May.

1998

  • San Jose Mercury News, "Here, there and Everywhere", Elizabeth Wasserman, , Jan 6th 1998, pp1F-2F (Minder & ParcTab).
  • WE magazine, "Life Inside the Lab". by Charles A Riley II. , March 1998, pp67-69 (PARC & ubicomp)
  • Mobile Computing and Communications, "The Shape of Things to Come" by Elaine C.Y. Chen. ,
    June 1998, pp75-86. (Active Badge and ParcTab).

1997

  • The Times (UK), The Techno-gospel according to Mark.  Interface Magazine p10-11 Jan. 1997
  • "Ruhiger Leben", Profil Extra,  p18-20. June 1997  (Active Badge and ParcTab)
  • SCAN CNBC-TV, "Future on Computers"  Network 5.30pm May 10th, 1997, 7mins
  • Kron TV: Computing futures. 8th Oct '97
  • Austrian TV: ORF Treffpunkt Kultur, August 9th 1997.
  • PBS ch.9, Life on the Internet, The Future of Computers. 6.30-7.30pm Sun 26th Oct 
  • ABC News TV "Tonight Cutting Edge" Nov 14th, 1997
  • ABC Nightline with Forrest Sawyer TV , Nov 17th, 1997
  • Der Spiegel "Mit meinem Hause reden" Nov '97 p224-225  (Active badge and Parctab)
  • Chip. "Smarte Helferlein" p290, Nov. 1997. (Active badge and ParcTab)

1996

  • Soutwest Airlines SPIRIT magazine, Invisible Computers" by Jim Morrison.  March 1996 P78--88 [Parctab]
  • San Francisco Business Times, "Making Computers Sociable" by Daniel S. Levine. . Technology Quarterly Page March 15-21, 1996 [Active Badges]
  • Blid der Wissenschaft (Tr. The Magazine of Science and Technology), "Die Zukunft Erfinden (Kreative Chaoten denken fur Xerox)" Bruni Kobbe October 1996 P34,  [Parctab]
  • Life on the Internet, "The Disappearing Net", Cochran Entertainment, 1996.

1995

  • PC Computing, January 95, , "The Office of the Future", 190-196, by Wendy Taylor.
  • Popular Science, February 95, , "Total Recall", pp 46-48/80-81 by Robert Langreth
  • WIRED, March 95, "You're Not Paranoid: They Really Are Watching You", pp95--85, by John Whalen.
  • Oakland Tribune, March 1st , , Cyberia - Excursions in the Digital Domain, Interview by Howard Bryant, D1-4.
  • Stern Magazine, March 28th, , Interview by Thomas Borchert, Published 19th October 95, pp144--148.
  • L'Express, March 9th, , Sneaky Chips, Interview by Christophe Agnus photo-shoot 28th March. Issue published on August 8th, pp58--59
  • Communications Week International, April 11th, , Telecom '95, Interview by Susan Grossman
  • Southwest Spirit, April 17th , , Southwest Airlines, Interview by Jim Morrison
  • PBS "Frontline" - High stakes in Cyberspace, June 14th, , with Robert Krulwich, produced by Frank and Martin Koughan. See http://www.PBS.org. Aired Oct on TV 31st (Halloween).
  • Il Manefesto, June 26th, , Interview by Flamina Denarie @ Berkeley
  • San Fransisco Examiner, September 15th, , "Playground of Invention", by Susan Moran.
  • Info Week & Boston Globe, September 30th,, Interview by Emily Kay
  • Pen Computing Magazine, November 95, , "Pen News - Xerox Partab", p16.

1994

  • Profiles: Continental Airlines: Oct 94, p 14. - Digital Skeleton Key.
  • Channel 5 news coverage of Ubiquitous Computing at PARC (28th Apr)
  • Wired. "PARC IS BACK!", Feb '94. Featuring the Active Badge and ParcTab, pp91-95. by Howard Rheingold.
  • Smithsonian. Vol 25 No.6 'We're going to have computers coming out of the Woodwork' by Richard Wolkomir. pp82-93 (features Parctab).

1993

  • Glamour Magazine: Coming: Employee trackers, Susan Vinella, April 1993, p117
  • BYTE: Track People with Active Badges, Dick Pountain, December 1993, p57-64

1992

  • West Mag: San Jose Mercury News. March 8th 1992. "The Boss that never Blinks". Tom McNichol
  • San Jose Mercury News, Thur. March 1992. "A Computer to Wear". Rory J O'Connor
  • Palo Alto, Weekly. Vol X111, No. 32. May 6th, 1992. "The Office of the 21st Century", Jock Friedly.
  • Milwaukee Journal: May 19, 1992 Hardwear: Computers move into the world of fashion. A. Pollack
  • InfoWorld: June 1992. "Active Badges Limit Privacy But Boost Productivity", Bob Metcalfe.
  • InfoWorld: July 6 1992 page 51 "More on Active Badges and fears about loss of privacy" Bob Metcalfe.
  • Business Week: Aug 17th, 1992. "Big Brother, Pinned to your chest." Peter Coy
  • The Times (UK). Thur 27th. August 1992. "Adults Baffled By Complex Gadgets". (ParcTab picture from EP).
  • The New York Times: Sat Sept 12 1992 "Orwellian Dream Come True: A Badge That Pinpoints You" Leonard Sloane
  • The Washington Post: 8th October 1992 "Active Badges Play Follow the Worker; Computerised Trackers Spark Worries about 'Big Brother'". J. Burgess.
  • Mercury News: 8th October 92. "You Can't Hide from the Badge - Computer tracks your every move. John Burgess
  • Security Management Magazine: Nov. 1992. "The badge that beckons". Lisa Arbetter.
  • Omni Magazine: Dec 92 Issue STYLE: "Dress Code: The ultimate PCs will be worn." A. J. S. Rayl.
  • CBS-TV. Banmiller on Business (Ch. 2). "Active Badges in the Office World". Sat. 29th August 92, 10.30pm Staring R.Want, B. Schilit, and Marvin Theimer in a 6 minute documentary.
 

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