|Written by Sebastian Feuerstack|
Sebastian Feuerstack is currently researching about dialogue modeling for multimodal applications as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) in São Paulo in Brazil. The project was also supported by professors from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and by the Faber Ludens Institute for interaction design in Curitiba, Brazil.
In 2009 he studied the portuguese language at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) university in São Paulo, Bazil after he has finished his Ph.D. thesis about a method for user-centered and model-based development of user interfaces in the DAI-Labor at the Technische Universitaet Berlin (TUB) in 2008. There he was involved as a project manager in the Service-Centric Home Project (SerCHo) that has been selected as one of eleven winning projects by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology from over 140 project proposals that have been submitted. The SerCHo project is supported by the next generation media programme focusing on the sector of new technologies and ubiquitous computing. After the SerCHo project he initiated the iZConnected initiative in the end of 2008 that connects several major companies in the areas of consumer electronics, healthcare, energy production, telecommunication, and household appliances with small- and medium sized companies to realize and test platforms as well as to support standards to push services in smart home environments.
He started his research career in November 2002 after he had finished his diploma thesis (german MA). The subject of his diploma thesis was An Architecture for Ubiquitous Service Access in Distributed Systems, which he has written during a visit of the Deutsche Telekom T-Nova North America, California. In the end of 2003 he was first working in a team of four researchers investigating in communicaion protocols for intelligent software agents. There he participated the Agentcities network and connected the JIAC software agent platform to the world-spanning software agent network supporting the FIPA standard. The development of the JIAC software agent platform was supported by the Deutsche Telekom AG.
After that he successfully proposed the Seamless Home Services project and lead a small team of researchers and graduate students to develop services that can be accessed in intelligent home environment. Results include a voice-enabled PVR, an intelligent and personalized news-paper service and a home automation service all tightly integrated and accessible via voice and various end-devices to form a home portal. The Seamless Home Services Project has been supported T-Com and T-Systems business parts of the Deutsche Telekom AG. During working on smart services targeted to home environments he proposed the Video Follows project, which implements a VoIP communication scenario enabling seamless media hand-overs between various typical entertainment devices like IP-enabled TVs and radios during a video-phone call following the talking user through his home.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 May 2010 )|