Welcome!

Welcome to the UCSB Four Eyes Lab, in the Computer Science Department and the Media Arts and Technology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Our research focus is on the "four I's" of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. The lab is directed by Professors Matthew Turk and Tobias Höllerer, and includes several graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs and visitors.

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Visit these links to find out more about the lab, its people and activities:

  • People — Faculty, staff, students, visitors
  • Research — Current research projects
  • Publications — Group publications
  • Info — Courses, conferences, documentation, links
  • Datasets — made available for research purposes
  • Contact — Contact info, maps, directions, local information

News:
  • [Jan 2015] #FixIT: Hispanic Female Hackathon: Four Eyes Lab member Saiph Savage is organizing one of the first large scale Hackathons for Hispanic Technical Women: #FixIT.  #FIXIT will have the participation of professors and researchers from Google Anita Borg Scholars, UC Davis, Berkeley, Irvine, Georgia Tech, UNAM, SocialTIC, ITAM, Major League Hacking, and several social good organizations. Students will be hacking with arduinos and building smart home devices.
  • [Dec 2014] Most Innovative CS Departments: UCSB's Computer Science Department was featured as one of the most innovative. Professors Tobias Höllerer and Matthew Turk are featured in the story, especially the Four Eyes Lab research on "Crowd Sourcing the World."
  • [Dec 2014] ACM CSCW 2015: New research with graduate students  Nataly Moreno,  Saiph Savage,  and professors Matthew Turk and Tobias Höllerer on Motivating Crowds to Volunteer Neighborhood Data will be presented as an Interactive Poster at  ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 2015 in Vancouver, CA.  
  • [Dec 2014] ACM CSCW 2015: Saiph Savage will give an oral presentation at  the Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work on Participatory Militias: An Analysis of an Armed Movements Online Audience. Organizations are no longer the main drivers of a battle. Online audiences are now also empowered to set the narrative of  an armed conflict!
  • [Oct 2014] SPLASH 2014: Chris Hall wins the John Vlissides Award for significant promise in applied software research at the ACM SIGPLAN OOPSLA Doctoral Symposium. Here is some information about the award. Congratulations, Chris!
  • [Oct 2014] Computation+Journalism Symposium'14: Saiph Savage presented our research on Advocacy Citizen Journalism in the Wild at the C+J Computation +Journalism Symposium in New York City.
  • [Sep 2014] 3DV 2014: Our paper "Solving Relative Pose with a Partially Known Rotation is a Quadratic Eigenvalue Problem" by Chris Sweeney, John Flynn, and Matthew Turk has been accepted to 3DV as an oral presentation
  • [Sep 2014] ECCV 2014: We are happy to announce we will have two papers at ECCV 2014: "gDLS: A Scalable Solution to the Generalized Pose and Scale Problem" by Chris Sweeney, Victor Fragoso, Tobias Hollerer, and Matthew Turk; "On Sampling Focal Length Values to Solve the Absolute Pose Problem" by Torsten Sattler, Chris Sweeney, and Marc Pollefeys
  • [Sep 2014] Dataton Finalist: PhD candidate Saiph Savage is a finalist in the Dataton organized by Mexico's Federal Government with the project of CiuData: Predicting with data the best ways to change a city.
  • [Sep 2014] Two Papers at VRST 2014: We will present two papers at the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) 2014: "User-Perspective Augmented Reality Magic Lens From Gradients" and "In Touch with the Remote World: Remote Collaboration with Augmented Reality Drawings and Virtual Navigation."

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