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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  • [Apr 2014] Grad Slam: UCSB GradPost covered Saiph Savage's research on understanding online audiences during the annual Grad Slam Competition.
  • [Mar 2014] Four Eyes Lab show research to junior high and high school Science Expo participants: On March 7, the Four Eyes Lab (led by PhD students Saiph Savage and Ben Nuernberger) participated in a UCSB outreach event called Science Expo, where we presented our areas of research to junior high and high school students from the Santa Barbara area who were competing in the Santa Barbara County Science Fair. The students got to hear about our work in augmented reality and social computing, and they asked lots of good questions.   Pictures from the afternoon of lab visits (including the Four Eyes Lab and three others) can be found here.
  • [Mar 2014] IEEE CogSIMA Best Paper Award: Congratulations to James Schaffer, John O'Donovan and Tobias Hollerer. Their paper entitled "Decision-making in Abstract Trust Games: A User Interface Perspective" won the best paper award at the IEEE International Inter-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA) March 3-6 2014, San Antonio, TX, USA.  (This paper was in collaboration with researchers from CMU, ARL and SA Technologies Inc.)
  • [Feb 2014] COOP'14: Our paper Visualizing Targeted Audiences by UCSB Students Saiph Savage, Angus Forbes, Grant McKenzie, and advised by Tobias Hollerer, will be presented at the International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP'14,) May 27-30, 2014, Nice, France.
  • [Feb 2014] Celebration of Women in Computing in SoCal: Our research on Crowdsourcing Volunteers by Saiph Savage, Angus Forbes, Tobias Hollerer, and students Saiph has mentored from UNAM and UA will be presented at The Celebration of Women in Computing in Southern California (CWIC-SoCal'14)
  • [Feb 2014] CSCW'14: Saiph Savage's research with Andres Monroy-Hernandez on Facebook usage in the Developing World, will be presented at the panel: The Myths and Realities Underlying a Socially Networked World in the Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW'14.)
  • [Jan 2014] Poster at 3DUI 2014: Our work "Investigating Viewpoint Visualizations for Click & Go Navigation" by Benjamin Nuernberger, Steffen Gauglitz, Tobias Höllerer, and Matthew Turk will be presented as a poster at IEEE 3DUI 2014.
  • [Nov 2013] ICCV'13 Travel Award: Congratulations to PhD candidate Victor Fragoso, who won a travel award to present his research: "EVSAC: Accelerating Hypotheses Generation by Modeling Matching Scores with Extreme Value Theory" in the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2013,) with IEEE funding through the PAMI TC!
  • [Oct 2013] Science Outreach Programs: PhD students Christopher Hall and Saiph Savage volunteered in the Career Day at Goleta Valley Junior High School, with the purpose of encouraging teens to study computer science.
  • [Oct 2013] Graduate Student Workshop on Computing: The Computer Science department's Graduate Student Workshop on Computing, a workshop entirely organized by the department's graduate students, took place today (Oct. 4), under active participation of the lab: PhD candidate Saiph Savage was the Industry Liason and  won Outstanding Reviewer Award; PhD student Steffen Gauglitz won 2nd place Best Paper Award.

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