Dr. Dorée Duncan Seligmann is a researcher in the Communication Software Research Department at Lucent Technologies. She earned an A.B. in Anthropology at Harvard University, spent several years directing and designing theatrical productions in Paris and then returned to New York to complete a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Columbia University. Her dissertation work at Columbia University Interactive Intent-Based Illustrations: Visual Language for 3D Worlds" describes a system to automatically generate 3D graphics based on communicative intent. At Bell Laboratories, she was a designer of the Rapport multimedia conferencing system from which several products at AT&T and Lucent Technologies were born. She also developed N-ICE (Networked-Interactive Collaborative Environment) that enables users to share arbitrary application programs in persistent environments. She then developed a project, Archways, which merges her dissertation work with her work in multimedia systems. Archways automatically generates a 3D virtual environment for multimedia communication using knowledge-based graphics and intelligent objects. Her current research topics include intelligent user-interfaces, 3D graphics, realtime multimedia systems and services. She heads the Metaphorium project, an external web-site to explore visual metaphors. She is currently developing new services and configuration tools for the Lucent Softswitch.
AB Anthropology, Harvard University, PhD Computer Science Columbia University