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

  • [Aug 2015] New Research ACM CSCW!: Our paper "Botivist: Calling Volunteers to Action Using Online Bots by Saiph Savage Andres Monroy Hernandez Tobias Hollerer will be presented at ACM CSCW 2016. Online Bots can be used to recruit and start collective action with citizens!
  • [Aug 2015] ACM UIST Poster!: Our poster "Daemo: a Self-Governed Crowdsourcing Marketplace" by Saiph Savage in collaboration with Stanford and UNAM will be presented at ACM UIST 2015.
  • [Aug 2015] intRS at RecSys2015: Our paper "Inspection Mechanisms for Community-based Content Discovery in Microblogs" by Nava Tintarev, Byungkyu (Jay) KangTobias Höllerer and John O’Donovan has been accepted to the Joint Workshop on Interfaces and Human Decision Making in Recommender Systems (intRS) held in conjunction with RecSys2015 in Vienna, Austria.
  • [Aug 2015] FAB2015: Our paper "The Full Story: Automatic detection of unique news content in Microblogs" by Byungkyu (Jay) KangTobias Höllerer and John O’Donovan has been accepted to the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Big Data Analytics (FAB) held in conjunction with ASONAM 2015.
  • [Aug 2015] ASONAM2015: Our paper "Believe it or Not? Analyzing Information Credibility in Microblogs" by Byungkyu (Jay) Kang, Tobias Höllerer and John O’Donovan has been accepted to IEEE/ACM ASONAM 2015.
  • [Aug 2015] New research #Hypertext2015: with  Saiph Savage, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Kasturi Bhattacharjee, Tobias Hollerer: Tag Me Maybe: Perceptions of Public Targeted Sharing on Facebook. People using tagging to socialize and collectively overcome algorithms!
  • [Jul 2015] ISMAR 2015: Our paper "Efficient Computation of Absolute Pose for Gravity-Aware Augmented Reality" by Chris Sweeney, John Flynn, Benjamin Nuernberger, Matthew Turk, and Tobias Hollerer has been accepted to ISMAR 2015.
  • [Jun 2015] Ph.D. Defense: Norma Saiph Savage successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Understanding and Engaging Online Audiences." Congratulation, Saiph!
  • [Jun 2015] In the news: Prof. Höllerer quoted in "Dueling Realities" article on new AR technologies in The Atlantic
  • [May 2015] Open House 2015: The Four Eyes lab is hosting an Open House on Friday, May 29, 2015, 5-9pm. We will be presenting and/or demoing several of our current research projects – a list is available here. Our open house this year is fully integrated with the Media Arts and Technology End of the Year show Open Sources. UPDATE: The Open House was a great success, with hundreds of students, staff, faculty, researchers, and visitors from the local community and beyond coming to Elings Hall to see the latest work from the Four Eyes Lab and the Media Arts and Technology Program. Here are two time-lapse videos showing the activity in the main hallway during part of the evening: video 1, video 2.  

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