Rich Gossweiler

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Rich Gossweiler
Residence Sunnyvale, California, United States
Citizenship American
Fields Human-computer interaction
Social computing
Institutions PARC
IBM Almaden Research Center
Alma mater University of Virginia
Thesis Perception-Based Time Critical Rendering (1996)
Doctoral advisor Randy Pausch[1]

Rich Gossweiler is a research scientist with Google whose area of expertise is in system and interaction design.


Gossweiler graduated from the College of William and Mary, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in mathematics.[2] He received both his master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, focusing on perceptual psychology and computer science in relation to 3D graphics.[3] He was Randy Pausch's first Ph.D. student.[4]


Gossweiler is currently researching new search models, user experiences and collaborative applications for Google.[5][6][7] He has worked at Hewlett-Packard,[8] IBM Almaden Research Center, Xerox PARC and NASA where he worked at NASA Ames participating in the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Richard Gossweiler". North Dakota State University. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rich Gossweiler's Biography Page". Official website. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ Wilhelm, Sherie A. (Apr 19, 1994). "Virtual reality: now you live it, now you don't". The Cavalier Daily (Google News). p. 5. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ McCurley, Kevin (July 26, 2008). "Research Blog: Remembering Randy Pausch". Google Research. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ Goodin, Dan (April 20, 2009). "Google boffins unveil 'What's Up?' CAPTCHA". The Register. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ Eisenberg, Anne (May 3, 2009). "New Puzzles That Tell Humans From Machines". The New York Times. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ Abell, John C (April 17, 2009). "Google Goes Captcha One Better". Wired. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Wired 11.08: The Super Power IssueBeing Invisible". Retrieved January 31, 2013. 

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