CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Thomas Eric Whalen

 

 

Personal Information:

 

            Birthdate:       20 December 1951

            Birthplace:     Prince Rupert, British Columbia

            Citizenship:    Canadian

 

 

Academic Record:

 

            Ph.D.:  1979, Dalhousie University

                        Experimental Psychology

                        (specializing in Learning and Animal Cognition)

 

            M.A.:  1975, University of British Columbia

                        Experimental Psychology

                        (specializing in Psychometrics and Animal Learning)

 

            B.A.:   1973, University of California, San Diego

                        Social Psychology

                         

 

Employment History:

 

1979-1980       Visiting Fellow, Department of Communications, Government of Canada

 

1980-1981       Research Psychologist, Department of Communications, Government of Canada

 

1981-1982       Program Manager, Behavioural Evaluation, Department of Communications, Government of Canada

 

1982-1992       Research Manager, Interactive Dialogues Research, Communications Research Centre, Government of Canada

 

1992-2009       Scientist, Networked Media Laboratory, Communications Research Centre, Government of Canada

 

 

Grants and Scholarships:

 

1992-1994 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Operating Grant (with Eric Lee as principle investigator)

 

1982-1984 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Strategic Grant (with Alan Moffit as principle investigator)

 

1979-1980 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Visiting Fellowship in a Government Laboratory

 

1974-1978 National Research Council of Canada Post-Graduate Scholarship

 

 

Honorary Appointments:

 

                                      1980-1983                    Adjunct Researcher, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

 

                                      1983-2000                Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

 

                                      1992-2004                Adjunct Professor, Department of Management and Finance, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

 

Scientific Prize:

 

Loebner Prize 1994 for the most human-like computer simulation of natural language conversation.

 

 

Publications in Academic Journals:

 

X. Yang, D.C. Petriu, T.E. Whalen, E.M. Petriu, "Hierarchical Animation Control of Avatars in 3D Virtual Environments," IEEE Transactions: Instrumentation and Measurement, 54(3), 1333-1341, 2005.

 

Petriu, E. M., T. E. Whalen, R. Abielmona, and A. Stewart, Robotic Sensor Agents, IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, September 2004, 7(3), 46-51.

 

Lee, Whalen, Terris, M., McCarthy, A. Computerized Feature Systems for Identifying Suspects: Empirical Tests using Crime Scenarios, Behaviour and Information Technologies, 23, 83-96, 2004.

 

Cordea, M. D., D. C. Petriu , E. M. Petriu, N. D. Georganas and T. E. Whalen, 3D Head Pose Recovery for Interactive Virtual Reality Avatars, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 51(4), 640-644, 2002.

 

Petriu, E.M., and T.E. Whalen, Computer-Controlled Human Operators, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement, 5(1), 35-38, 2002.

 

Whalen, T. E., Navigation through Knowledge Spaces, Leonardo Online Almanac, 8(12), MIT Press, 2001, http://mitpress.mit.edu/LEA.

 

Lee, E. S., Whalen, T. E., Bisesar, C., Reid, G., Baigent, G., Suspect Identification by Facial Features, Ergonomics. (in press).

 

Cordea, M. D., Petriu, E. M., Georganas, N.D., Petriu, D.C., and Whalen, T. E., Real-Time 2½D Head Pose Recovery for Model-Based Video-Coding, IMTC/2000 special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 2001, 50(4), 1007 –1013.

 

Lee, E. S., Whalen, T. E., Jollymore, G., Read, C., and Swaffer, M., The effects of Delay on the perfomance of computerized feature systems for identifying suspects. Behavoiur and Information Technology, 1998, 17(5), 294-300.

 

Patrick, A.S., Black, A., and Whalen, T.E., CBC Radio on the Internet: An experiment in convergence. Canadian Journal of Communications, 1996, 21, pp 125-140.

 

Lee, E.S., and Whalen, T. E., Feature approaches to suspect identification: The effect of multiple raters on system performance, Ergonomics, 1996, 39, pp 17-34.

 

Whalen, T.E., Lee, E.S., and Safayeni, F., The retrieval of images from image databases: trademarks. Behaviour and Information Technology, 1995, 14(1). pp 3-13.

 

Lee, E.S., and Whalen, T.E., Computerized feature retrieval of images: suspect identification. Ergonomics, 1995, 38(9), pp 1941-1957.

 

Patrick, A. S., Jacques-Locmelis, W., and Whalen, T. E., The roll of previous questions and answers in natural-language dialogues with computers. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. 1993, 5(2), 129-145.

 

Patrick, A. S., and Whalen, T. E., Field testing a natural-language information system: Usage characteristics and users' comments. Interacting with Computers. 1992, 4, 218-230.

 

Whalen, T. E. and Patrick, A. S., COMODA: A conversational model for data base access. Behaviour and Information Technology. 1990, 9(2), 93-110.

 

MacGregor, J. N., Lee, E. S., and Whalen, T. E., The feature matching approach to the computer retrieval of graphics: An enhancement. Information Services and Use. 1989, 9, 127-137.

 

Pressman, D. E., Whalen, T. E., and Pressman, I. S., The technology adjusted functionality score: A model for assessing the impact of technology on the disabled. Human Communication Canada. 1986, 10, 15-23.

 

Phillips, D. A., Hearty, P., LatrŹmouille, S., Treurniet, W. C., and Whalen, T. E., Behavioural research in telematics. Canadian Psychology. 1985, 26, 219-230.

 

Lee, E. S., Whalen, T. E., McEwen, S., and LatrŹmouille, S., Optimizing the design of index systems for information retrieval. Ergonomics. 1984, 27, 1051-1069.

 

Hakstian, A. R., Whalen, T. E., and Rank, D., Confidence intervals for maximized alpha coefficients: An evaluation of Joe and Woodword's procedures and an alternative method. Multivariate Behavioural Research. 1980, 15, 99-108.

 

Whalen, T. E., and Wilkie, D. M., Failure to find schedule-induced polydipsia in the pigeon. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society. 1977, 10, 200-202.

 

Wilkie, D. M., and Whalen, T. E., Inhibition of observing by a concurrent reinforcement schedule. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society. 1976, 7, 367-369.

 

Hakstian, A. R., Whalen, T. E., and Masson, M., A K-sample procedure for comparatively assessing multivariate association. Psychological Bulletin. 1976, 83, 922-927.

 

Hakstian, A. R., And Whalen, T. E., A K-sample significance test for independent alpha coefficients. Psychometrika. 1976, 41, 219-231.

 

 

Book Chapters and Monographs:

 

Whalen, T. E., A Computational Behaviourist Takes Turing’s Test. To appear in The Turing Test Sourcebook (In press).

 

Whalen, T. E., Accessing the magic of virtual worlds. In Bioapparatus, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, 1991, p 86.

 

Whalen, T. E., and LatrŹmoille, S., The effectiveness of a tree-structured index when the existence of information is uncertain. In Telidon Behavioural Research 2: The Design of Videotex Tree Indexes. D. A. Phillips, Ed., Department of Communications, Ottawa, 1981.

 

Whalen, T. E., and Mayson, C., The use of a tree-structured index which contains design defects. In Telidon Behavioural Research 2: The Design of Videotex Tree Indexes. D. A. Phillips, Ed., Department of Communications, Ottawa, 1981.

 

 

Conference Sessions Organized

 

Next Big Things that Weren’t Invited paper session organized and moderated by T. E. Whalen. HCI International 2001, 5-10 August 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

 

Published Conference Proceedings:

 

Q. Chen, M.D. Cordea, E.M. Petriu, I. Rudas, A. Varkonyi-Koczy, T.E.

Whalen, “Hand-Gesture and Facial-Expression Human-Computer Interfaces for Intelligent Space Applications,” Proceedings of MeMeA 2008 – IEEE Int. Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications, pp. 1-6, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 2008.

 

E.M. Petriu, T.E. Whalen, I.J. Rudas, D.C. Petriu, M.D. Cordea, “Human-Instrument Symbiotic Partnership for Multimodal Environment Perception,” Proceedings of I²MTC 2008 – IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, pp. 1263-1268, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 2008.

 

Lee, E. S., and T. E. Whalen, Synthetic Designs: A new form of true experimental design for us in information systems development. ACM SIGMETRICS, San Diego, California, July 2007.

 

Hinic, V.; Petriu, E.M.; Whalen, T.E. Human-Computer Symbiotic Cooperation in Robot-Sensor Networks, Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings, 2007, 1-3 May 2007, pp 1 - 6

 

Rami Abielmona, Emil Petriu and Thom Whalen, Multi-Agent System Information Fusion for Environment Monitoring, IMTC 2006, Sorrento, Italy, 24 - 27 April 2006

 

Thomas E. Whalen, Dorina C. Petriu, Lucy Yang, Emil M. Petriu, Interactive Scripts for Haptic Virtual Environments, HAVE'05, Ottawa, October 2005.

 

R. Abielmona, E.M. Petriu, and T. Whalen, ”Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Framework for Environment Monitoring Applications,” Proc. VECIMS'05, IEEE Intl. Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems, pp. 151-156, Giardini Naxos, Italy, July 2005.

 

Sylvie NoĎl, Sarah Dumoulin, Thom Whalen, Matt Ward, John A. Stewart, Eric Lee. A Breeze Enhances Presence in a Virtual Environment, Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Haptic, Audio, and Visual Environments and their Applications - HAVE 2004, Ottawa, 2-3 October 2004, pp 63-68.

 

Whalen, T. E., Putting usability first: A case study, WWCS’04, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 2004.

 

Cordea, M. D., E. M. Petriu, and T. E. Whalen, A 3D-anthropometric-muscle-based active appearance model, VECIMS 2004 – IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human Computer Interfaces, and Measurement Systems, Boston, MA, July 2004, 88-93.

 

Petriu, E. M., T. E. Whalen, and R. Abielmona, Autonomous robotic sensor agents, Proceedings of ROSE’03: First IEEE International Workshop on Robotic Sensing, Orebro, Sweden, 2003.

 

Mihaela D. Petriu, Nicholas D. Georganas, Thomas E. Whalen, Development of a Humanoid Avatar in Java3D, HAVE’03, Ottawa, September 2003.

 

Thomas E. Whalen, Sylvie NoĎl, John Stewart, Measuring the Human Side of Virtual Reality, IEEE Virtual Environments, Human-computer Interfaces, and Measurement Systems, Lugano, Switzerland, 27-29 July 2003

 

Rami Abielmona, Emil Petriu, Voicu Groza and Thom Whalen, Can an Intelligent Society of Robots Survive in a Hostile Environment? CCECE 2003 - CCGEI 2003, Montreal, May 2003

 

Xiaoli Yang, Dorina C. Petriu, Thom E. Whalen, Emil M. Petriu, Avatar Animations in a 3D Virtual Environment, CCECE 2003 - CCGEI 2003, Montreal, May 2003

 

Emil M. Petriu , Gilles G. Patry, Thom E. Whalen, and Rami Abielmona, Robotic Sensor Agents for Active Environment Monitoring, IMTC/2003, Vail, CO, USA, 20-22 May 2003

 

NoĎl, S., Whalen, T. (2002). WebScribe: Co-Writing on the Web. Interactive Poster, Conference Proceedings, Conference Supplement, CSCW'02, 16-20 November, New Orleans, USA, pp. 185-186.

E.M. Petriu, T.E. Whalen,  V. Z. Groza, Haptic perception system for robotic tele-manipulation, INES 2002 Conference, 26-28 May 2002,  Opatija, Croatia.

 

Dorina C. Petriu,  Xiao Li Yang, and  Thom E. Whalen, Behavior-Based Script Language for Anthropomorphic Avatar Animation in Virtual Environments, VIMS2002, 19-20 May 2002, Mt. Alyeska Resort, AK, USA

 

P. Rusu, E. M. Petriu, A. Cornell, T. E. Whalen, Behavior-Based Neuro-Fuzzy Controller for Mobile Robot Navigation, IMTC/2002, 21-23 May 2001

 

E.M. Petriu, T.E. Whalen,  H.J.W. Spoelder, and C. Gal, Human Aided Computer Perception in Virtualized Reality  Environments , VIMS2002, 19-20 May 2002, Mt. Alyeska Resort, AK, USA

 

E.M. Petriu , G.G. Patry, T.E. Whalen, A. Al-Dhaher, and V.Z. Groza, Intelligent Robotic Sensor Agents for Environment Monitoring , VIMS2002, 19-20 May 2002, Mt. Alyeska Resort, AK, USA

 

Bondy, M. D., E. M. Petriu, M. D. Cordea, N. D. Georganas, D. C. Petriu, and T. E. Whalen, Model-based Face and Lip Animation for Interactive Virtual Reality Applications, Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2001, 559-563, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Sept. 2001.

 

E.M. Petriu,  T.E. Whalen ,  H.J.W. Spoelder , P. Wide , and A. Cornell, Computer Controlled Human Operators, IEEE International Workshop onVirtual and Intelligent Measurement Systems, Budapest, Hungary, May 19-20, 2001.

 

Cordea, M.D., Petriu, E.M., Georganas, N.D., Petriu, D.C., and Whalen, T.E., 3D Head Pose Recovery for Interactive Virtual Reality Avatars. Proceedings of the IMTC/01, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2001.

 

Cordea, M.D., Petriu, E.M., Georganas, N.D., Petriu, D.C. and Whalen, T.E., Real-Time 2½D Head Pose Recovery for Model-Based Video-Coding. Proceedings of the IMTC/00, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2000

 

Spoelder, H.J.W., Petriu E., Whalen T., Petriu D.C., Cordea M., Knowledge-Based Animation of Articulated Anthropomorphic Models for Virtual Reality Applications. Proceedings of the IMTC/99, IEEE Instrument and Measurement Technology Conference, Venice, Italy, 1999.

 

Patrick, A.S., Black, A., & Whalen, T.E. Rich, young, male, dissatisfied computer geeks? Demographics and satisfaction from the National Capital FreeNet. In D. Godfrey & M.

Levy (Eds.), Proceedings of Telecommunities 95: The International Community Networking Conference. pp. 83-107. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Telecommunities Canada, 1995.

 

Lee, E.S., Jollymore, G., and Whalen, T. E., Computerized feature systems for identifying suspects: The effects of delay. In S. A. Robertson(ed) Proceedings of the annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society: Contemporary Ergonomics, 1995, London: Taylor and Francis, pp 80-85.

 

Lee, E.S., Whalen, T.E., Sakalauskas, J., Wotton, C., and McCarthy, A. Computerized feature systems for identifying suspects: Empirical tests in naturalistic settings. In Proceedings of SPIE '95. San Diego, California, 1995.

 

Lee, E.S., Whalen, T.E., Bisesar, C., and Reid, G. Suspect identification: Traditional mugshot album versus computerized feature system. In E. Nordby, P.H. Helmersen, D.J. Gilmore, and S.A. Arnesen (eds) Human-computer interaction: Interact '95, London: Chapman and Hall, pp 231-236. Lillihammer, Norway, 1995.

 

Lee, E. S., and Whalen, T. E., Empirical tests of a computer suspect identification system: An alternative to mugshot albums. In the Proceedings of the 1994 Engineering Systems Design and Analysis Conference. (Annual Conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Engineering Systems Design), London, England, 1994.

 

Lee, E. S., and Whalen, T. E., Computer image retrieval by features: Selecting the best facial features for suspect identification systems. In the Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1994.

 

Lee, E. S., Whalen, T. E., and Astad, U., Empirical tests of a communication model of image retrieval by features. In Software Systems in Engineering 1994. (The Energy-Sources Technology Conference), New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994.

 

Whalen, T. E., Lee, E. S., and Baigent, G., A computerized feature approach to suspect identification: Empirical tests with live suspects. In The Proceedings of the 12th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Toronto, Canada, 1994.

 

Lee, E. S., and Whalen, T. E., Feature approaches to suspect identification: The effect of multiple raters on system performance, Faces '93 (International Conference on Face Recognition), University of Wales, College of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, 1993.

 

Lee, E. S., and Whalen, T. E., Computer image retrieval by features: Suspect identification. In Proceedings of 1993 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. INTERCHI'93 (Annual Conference of the Computer-Human Interaction SIG of the Association for Computing Machinery), Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Lee, E. S., Densmore, H., and Whalen, T. E., Suspect identification by features, Contemporary Ergonomics 1993, (Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society) London: Taylor and Francis.

 

Casserly, C., Patrick, A. S. and Whalen, T. E., CHAT on Job Interviews: New Software for Career Counselling, Proceedings of the 14th World Congress of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance. Ottawa, 1990.

 

Whalen, T. E., and Patrick, A. S., Conversational hypertext: Information access through natural language dialogues with computers. CHI'89 Conference Proceedings (Annual Conference of the Computer-Human Interaction SIG of the Association for Computing Machinery),. Austin, Texas, 1989.

 

Whalen, T. E., Design for a Telidon-based business graphics processor. Proceedings of Graphic Interface '84. National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1984.

 

 

Invited Conference Presentations:

 

Petriu, E., and Whalen, T.E., Symbiotic Human-Computer Interaction, ROSE 2006, Orebro, Sweden, 31 May – 1 June 2006.

 

Whalen, T.E., and Patrick, A.S., Radio Program Dissemination by Computer Networks, WorldSpace Users' Conference, Washington D.C., 6-7 April 1995.

 

Whalen, T. E., Panel on Multimedia Broadcasting, Annual Conference of the National Association of Broadcasters, 1994.

 

Whalen, T. E., and Patrick, A. S., Multimedia Services and Interfaces, Image Interactive Conference, Invited presentation to the Annual Conference of the Ottawa-Hull Film and Television Association, 1994.

 

Phillips, D. A. and Whalen, T. E., Designing Satisfying User Interfaces to Electronic Information. Canadian Association of Information Science. Ottawa, May 1990.

 

Whalen, T. E. and Patrick, A. S., The Development of a Natural Language Dialogue System for Computers. 1990 National Conference of the Canadian Operations Research Society. Ottawa, May 1990.

 

Whalen, T. E., Information Access through Natural Language Conversations with Computers. Canadian Communication Association. Learned Societies Meeting, Windsor, Ontario, 1987.

 

 

Unpublished Conference Presentations

 

Whalen, T.E., Distance Education Research at the Communications Research Centre, Conference of the Network Centres of Excellence: Telelearning, Montreal, 6-7 May 1996.

 

Whalen, T. E., The design of index systems for information retrieval by naive users. Twentieth International Congress of Applied Psychology. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1982.

 

Whalen, T. E., The implementation of Interactive Fiction on Telidon. Canadian Psychological Association. Toronto, Ontario, 1981.

 

Whalen, T. E., A dual process model of short-term memory in pigeons. Canadian Psychological Association. Quebec, Quebec, 1979.

 

Whalen, T. E., The role of stimulus-stimulus associations in a finite automaton model of learning. Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Psychology. Hamilton, Ontario, 1978.

 

 

Invited Addresses:

 

Whalen, T., E., Navigation through Knowledge Spaces, Presented at the Living Architectures Summit, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, 21-25 September 2000.

 

Whalen, T. E., Avatar Control and Human Interfaces for Virtual Environments, Presented at CITO/OCRI TechTalk: Virtual Environments and Applications, Ottawa, 8 May 2000.

 

Whalen, T.E., New Services and Interfaces for Computer Networks, Invited address to the Canadian Operations Research Society, Ottawa Chapter, May 1995.

 

Whalen, T.E., Future Applications for Computer Networks, The Medium is the Message: Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Ottawa, 9 May 1995.

 

Patrick, A.S., Sutherland, D., and Whalen, T.E., Invited address to the National Advisory Council on the Information Highway and the Minister of Industry Canada. 15 July 1994.

Whalen, T.E., Future Directions for Internet Development. Presentation to the joint OCRI/CRC Workshop on the World Wide Web, 1994.

 

Patrick, A.S., and Whalen, T.E., Developing and Maintaining a WWW Site. Presentation to the joint OCRI/CRC Workshop on the World Wide Web, 1994.

 

Whalen, T. E., and Patrick, A. S., Efficent Alternatives to Human Factors Experiments. Ottawa Chapter of ACM SIGCHI, 1994.

 

Whalen, T. E., Educational Uses of the Internet, Ottawa Distance Learning Association, 1994.

 

Whalen, T. E., Current Directions in the Development of the Internet, Workshop on Commecial Uses of the Internet, sponsored by the Ottawa-Carleton Research Institute and the Communications Research Centre, 1994.

 

Whalen, T. E., Natural Language Interface to Multimedia. Media Arts Faculty, Algonquin Community College, 1994.

 

Whalen, T. E., and Patrick, A. S., Natural Language Interfaces, Canadian Information Processing Society, 1993.

 

Whalen, T. E., and Kostaszek, K., Careers in Computer Engineering, Encounters Canada '93 Conference for High School Students, 1993.

 

Whalen, T. E., and Patrick, A. S., Interacting with Movies by Natural Language, SAW Video Gallery, 1993.

 

Whalen, T. E., Natural language interfaces in office automation. Department of Management and Finance, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1992.

 

Whalen, T. E. and Patrick, A. S., Natural-language multi-media systems for training. 1991 Heads of Training and Development Conference, Montebello, 1991.

 

Whalen, T. E., The development of a natural language technology. Ottawa Chapter of the IEEE, Ottawa, 1991.

 

Whalen, T. E. and Patrick, A. S., When technologies collide: Natural language access to multimedia. Ottawa Chapter of SIGCHI, ACM, Ottawa, 1991.

 

Whalen, T. E. and Patrick, A. S., CHAT: A natural language dialogue system for counselors. Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Counseling Society, 1990.

 

Whalen, T. E. and Patrick, A. S., CHAT: A Natural Language Technology Ready for Transfer to Industry. DOC Regional Offices, Ottawa, 1990.

 

Whalen, T. E., Results of the CHAT/AIDS Field Trials. Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, 1989.

 

Whalen, T. E., Natural Language Conversations with Computers. Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, 1987.

 

Whalen, T. E., Natural Language conversations with computers. Department of Computer Science, Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario, 1987.

 

Whalen, T. E., Natural language conversations with computers. Department of Psychology, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1987.

 

Whalen, T. E., The design of a business graphics processor. Program in Interactive Communications, New York University, New York, USA, 1984.

 

Whalen, T. E., Behavioural research in the federal Department of Communications. Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1980.

 

 

Art Exhibition

 

Whalen, T.E., and Patrick, A.S., "Alice: The Interactive Movie", The Edge, an interactive arts exhibition, The Arts Court, Ottawa, 28 May 1994.

 

 

Internal Government Reports:

 

Whalen, T. E., and Patrick, A. S., A Methodology for Evaluating Videoconferencing Systems for Government Use. Contract Report for the Government Telephone Agency, 1993.

 

Whalen, T. E., Specification for the Human Interface for an Electronic Directory of Government Employees, Contract Report for the Government Telephone Agency, 1991.

 

Patrick, A. S., and Whalen, T. E., The CHAT/AIDS Alberta Field Trial: Usage Characteristics and Users' Comments, DOC Technical Memorandum BT0097/90, 1990.

 

Patrick, A.S., Jacques-Loemelis, W., and Whalen, T.E., The Characteristics of Natural-Language Conversations with Computers, DOC Technical Memorandum BT0091/89, 1989.

 

Whalen, T.E. Impacts of Electronic Publishing. DOC Technical Memorandum BT0083/88, 1988.

 

Whalen, T.E. The Feasibility of Natural Language Interfaces for Electronic Database Access, DOC Technical Memorandum IR0073/83, 1987.

 

Whalen, T. E. Assessment of Health and Safety Issues in Journal Tower North: Results of a Questionnaire Survey. Report presented to the Health and Safety Committee of JTN, 1986.

 

Whalen, T. E. How to Design Electronic Databases. DOC Technical Memorandum TS0062/86, 1986.

 

Whalen, T. E. Assessment of Health and Safety Issues in Journal Tower North: Results of a Questionnaire Survey. Report presented to the Health and Safety Committee of JTN, 1986.

 

Whalen, T.E. How to Design Electronic Databases, DOC Technical Memorandum TS0062/86, 1986.

 

 

Invited Lectures to Students:

 

Whalen, T. E., Artistic expression using Web-based technologies, Invited lecture to University of Ottawa Fine Arts course: Multimedia Arts, October 2000.

 

Whalen, T. E., Emerging Applications for the World Wide Web, Invited lecture to Carleton University Course 49.405: Human Factors in Product Development, 2000.

 

Whalen, T. E., Human Factors of the Web, Invited lecture to Carleton University Course 49.405: Human Factors in Product Development, 1999.

 

Whalen, T. E., Human factors of Web applications. Invited lecture to Carleton University Course TSE 59.405: Technology and Society: Information, November 1998

 

Whalen, T. E., The Human Factors of Network Applications, Invited lecture to Carleton University Course 49.405: Human Factors in Product Development, 1998.

 

Whalen, T. E., Emerging Communications Technologies. Invited lecture to Carleton University Course TSE 59.405: Technology and Society: Information., November 1997.

 

Whalen, T. E., Research on Network Services and Interfaces, Invited lecture to Carleton University Course 49.405: Human Factors in Product Development, 1997.

 

Whalen, T. E., Simple Approaches to Natural Language Interfaces, Futures Conference for Ottawa high school students, 15 May 1996, Carleton University.

 

Whalen, T. E., Network Services and Interfaces Research, Invited lecture to Carleton University Course 49.405: Human Factors in Product Development, 1996.

 

Whalen, T. E., Anticipated Developments in Communications. Invited lecture to Carleton University Course TSE 59.405: Technology and Society: Information, November 1996.

 

Whalen, T.E., Future Perspectives on Communications Technologies and Industries, Course TSE 59.405: Technology, and Society: Information. Carlton University, 23 November 1995

 

Whalen, T.E., The Future of Computer Networks, Futures Conference for Ottawa high school students, 10 May 1995 University of Ottawa

 

Whalen, T. E., Convergence of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Industries. Carleton University Lecture to TSE 59.405, "Technology and Society: Information." 1993.

 

Whalen, T.E., The Future of Broadcasting, Futures Conference for Ottawa high school students, 12 May 1994, Carleton University, 1994.

 

Whalen, T. E., Technologies for Fine Art. University of Ottawa Class in Fine Art, 1994.

 

Whalen, T. E., State of the Multimedia Industries. Carleton University Lecture to TSE 59.405: Technology and Society: Information, 1994.

 

Whalen, T. E., Natural language interfaces and other future perspectives. Carleton University Lecture to TSE 59.405: Technology and Society: Information, 1992.

 

 

Student Theses and Projects Supervised:

 

XiaoLi Yang, Control of Avatars in Virtual Environments. Master’s Thesis (co-supervised with Dorina Petriu), Carleton University, 2002.

 

Lee, J., Social Planning Over the Internet: Replacing Traditional Communications Media? Honours Thesis, Carleton University, 2000.

 

Reeve, S: Psychology and Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Group Processes and Design Issues, Honours Essay, Carleton University, 1999.

 

Kimberley, S: A Comparative Study of the Reading Speed and Efficiency of Monitors versus Paper, Honours Essay, Carleton University, 1999.

 

Pigeot, R., Fundamental Limits to Artificial Intelligence, Comprehensive Examination, Carleton University, 1984.

 

Medgesi, M., Shared Collaborative Work Spaces, Graduate Independent Study Course, Carleton University, 1982.

 

Thornley, C., Browsing through Menu Structures, Honours Thesis, Carleton University, 1981.

 

 

Media Reports:

 

The role of the Internet for entrepreneurial businesses in G. Gertz, "Northern Exposure," International Entrepreneur, April/May 1999, pp 6-8.

 

Description of TIPS performance in The Science of the X Files, by Jeanne Cavelos, Berkely Boulevard: New York, N.Y. 1998 p 245.

 

Discussion of the nature of intelligence in E. J. Martin, "Virtual Personality", The X Files Official Magazine, Fall, 1998, pp 62-65.

 

Discussion of the role of natural language in information retrieval in Bots, by Andrew Leonard, Hardwired: San Francisco, Ca., 1997, p 46.

 

Description of TIPS performance in the Loebner Competition, in The X Files Book of the Unexplained: Volume One, by Jane Goldman, HarperPrism: New York, N.Y. 1995, pp 196-197.

 

"Pushing the Envelope: Broadcasters board the Internet" Description of the CBC Internet radio broadcasting including credit to CRC for initiating the service. Broadcaster: Canada's Communications Magazine, September 1995, pp12-15.

 

"Open Minds" Article about recent natural language interface research which features a description of Thom Whalen's work, Internet and Comms Today, United Kingdom, December 1995

 

"What's It Mean to be Human, Anyway?" description of the Loebner Prize Competition and Thom Whalen's winning entry, Wired, April 1995, pp 132-180.

 

"Les machines peuvent-elles penser?" description of the Loebner Prize Competition and Thom Whalen's winning entry, Science & Vie Junior, France, May 1995, pp 80-85.

BBC International Interview about broadcasting radio programming on the Internet, May 1995.

 

CNN news report on the Loebner Competition, 6:30, Monday, 19 December 1994.

 

CNN Showbiz report on the Loebner Competition, 20 December 1994.

 

Patrick, A. S., Black, A., and Whalen, T. E., "Basic decisions needed on accessibility," The Ottawa Citizen, 13 November 1994.

 

"Speed limit snarls info highway," description of collaboration with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Globe and Mail, Toronto, 20 September 1994.

 

CBC Ottawa Midday radio report describing accessing CBC radio programs from the Network Services and Interfaces Laboratory via the Internet, 13 July 1994.

 

CBC Ottawa Newsday television interview on the Network Services and Interfaces Laboratory with Thom Whalen, 6:30, 12 May 1994.

 

"Government 'shop' open for business," description of collaboration with Industry Canada, The Ottawa Citizen, 20 July 1994.

 

"Catching criminals through computer mugshot album," description of collaborative project with St. Mary's University, Chronicle-Herald and Mail Star, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 23 March 1994.

 

"High-tech mugging," description of collaborative project with St. Mary's University, The Daily News, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 31 December 1993.

 

"Computerized criminal catching," description of collaborative project with St. Mary's University, Nova Scotia Business Journal, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 1993.

 

 

Video Productions:

 

A Video Tour of CRC, 1994, 8 minutes. Director, Writer, Editor, Camera.

 

The First Canadian Freenet Conference, 1993, 7 minutes, Director, Editor.

 

Video Demonstration of CHAT Natural Language Shell, 1992, 6 minutes, Director, Editor.