Ted Selker innovates and mentors startups, large corporations and universities. Specializing in seeding and driving strategic initiatives, he is known for guiding, strategic emerging technology opportunities. His clients have included companies such as Colgate, Google, Pixar, MasterCard, and many others.
Ted brings expertise in developing innovative technologies. His work has been central to successes of products ranging from notebook and workstation computers to operating systems. For example, his design of the TrackPoint in-keyboard pointing device is used in many notebook computers, his visualizations have been responsible for performance and usability improvements in products and his adaptive help system was the basis of products as well. Ted’s work has resulted in numerous awards, patents, and papers and has often been featured in the press. Ted was co-recipient of the Computer Science Policy Leader Award for Scientific American 50 in 2004, the American Association for People with Disabilities Thomas Paine Award for his work on voting technology in 2006 and the Telluride Tech fest award in 2008.
Ted spent five years as Director of Considerate Systems research at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley and was also responsible for developing the campus’ research mission, teaching HCI, Android product design, and research in voting with disabilities. He spent a decade as an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Laboratory where he created the Context Aware Computing group, co-directed the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, and directed the CI/DI kitchen of the future/design of the future project. He has also served as a consulting professor at Stanford University, taught at Hampshire College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Brown University.