Paul Taele is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University (TAMU)'s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Assistant Lab Director of the Sketch Recognition Lab at TAMU.
Paul's current research interests are in intelligent user interfaces (IUI), including activity recognition-driven interfaces such as sketch, motion, and navigation. His recent primary focus has been on developing and deploying pen-driven intelligent tutoring systems for improving remote classroom instruction and homework study through instructor-emulated assessment and interactive visual feedback. His research efforts have been published at highly-visible computing conferences and journals such as IAAI, CHI, MobileHCI, TiiS, and IJHCS.
Prior to his current position, Paul received a dual Bachelors of Science in Computer Sciences and in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Science and a Doctoral degree in Computer Science at Texas A&M University. Additionally, Paul studied at National Chengchi University in Taipei for two years, Taiwan under a full Chinese Mandarin language scholarship, and has received two National Science Foundation summer fellowships to conduct research abroad at National Taiwan University's Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Singapore Management University's Human-Computer Interaction Group, respectively.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Paul's air force military family moved to San Antonio, Texas prior to his university and graduate school studies. Paul is a Native Pacific Islander of Samoan heritage, and whose parents originally hail from American Samoa.