Matthew Turk

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Computer Science



Professor, Department of Computer Science; Co-Director, Four Eyes Lab


Matthew Turk is a professor of Computer Science and former chair of the Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program at UC Santa Barbara, where he co-directs the Four Eyes Lab, focused on the "four I's" of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. He received a BS from Virginia Tech, an MS from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked at Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, LIFIA/ENSIMAG (Grenoble, France), Teleos Research, and Microsoft Research, where he was a founding member of the Vision Technology Group. He is on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems and Journal of Image and Vision Computing. He is on advisory boards for the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and the International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition. Matthew was a general chair of the 2006 ACM Multimedia Conference, the 2011 IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, and the 2014 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IAPR Fellow, and the recipient of the 2011-2012 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies.


computer vision and human-computer interaction; augmented reality; imaging; mobile computing; pattern recognition; machine learning