Ana Ramírez Chang, Ph.D., LinkedIn Profile


Computer Science

University of California at Berkeley

I completed my Ph.D. in 2008 from the Computer Science Division at UC Berkeley, working with the Berkeley Institute of Design. My advisor was Professor John Canny.

I am interested in human computer interaction. In my thesis work I investigated the use of natural language such as speech in environments like the home or office. The goal is to allow users to control configurations of devices in their environment instead of individual devices using speech commands that are selected by the users, and thus natural for the users.

Current Project

Illuminac: Natural Speech Interfaces for Environment and Device Control (aka SNAC)
Papers: UbiWORK'08, IUI'09
Presentations: Grace Hopper 2007, IUI'09 Poster

Recent Projects

Active Capture: System direction of human action
Subproject: SIMS Faces - automated picture-taking system

Papers: CHI'04, ICME'04, MastersReport'05
Videos: ACM Multimedia'03, CHI'04
Presentations: ICME'04

ACAL: Active Capture Authoring Language
Papers: CHI'05, DUX'05
Videos: DUX'05

Class Project: Multimedia Information (IS246) Spring'03 - Paper
Presentations: GUIR-2-25-2004