Dr. Thomas K. Landauer (April 25, 1932 - April 1, 2014) was a professor at the Department of Psychology of the University of Colorado.
Professor Landauer was one of the pioneers of Latent semantic analysis, and in 1995 published a controversial analysis of the productivity paradox of information technology.
He was, until his death, a Vice President at Pearson Education. He was also Professor Emeritus of Psychology at University of Colorado. Previously he was the manager of an information science and human-computer interaction research group at Bell Laboratories and Bellcore.
- Landauer, T.K. (1995). The trouble with computers: Usefulness, usability and productivity. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press