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electronic Max (Max Van Kleek)


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Max arrived at ECS Southampton in February 2010 after studying at MIT CSAIL for 10 years as a Ph.D. student in the Haystack Group under Prof. David Karger.  Prior to CSAIL he worked at the MIT Media Lab, doing interaction design under Prof. John Maeda and the Aesthetics and Computation Group, and focused on AI algorithms for personal information visualisation and user modeling.

During his studies there he created List-it: an open source note taking tool, Atomate: a personal reactive assistant for the web, eyebrowse: a way to share your web browsing activities in real time, and Poyozo: an automatic personal diary 

Please see his primary web page at MIT CSAIL and list of publications at

Max tweets at and is the primary webmaster of The enAKTing Project at ECS Southampton :


Research interests

Please see a complete list of publications at


Conferences attended

UM 2007

CHI 2001, CHI 2002, CHI 2003, CHI 2005

UIST 2007, UIST 2008, UIST 2009

SIGIR 2010

AAAI 2007

WWW 2010


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