Elaine Rich

Elaine Rich received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon in 1979. Her thesis, Building and Exploiting User Models, laid the groundwork for the next twenty years of work on personalizing information systems to meet the needs of individual users. Over twenty years later, she still gets requests for her thesis and the papers based on it. Dr. Rich joined the UT CS faculty in 1979. She continued her work in the area of human/machine interfaces, with a focus on the use of knowledge...See more