||Dr. Giuseppe Boccignone
|Dipartimento di Scienze dell'informazione,
Università di Milano. Italy.
| Giuseppe Boccignone is an Associate
Professor at the Faculty of Science of the University
of Milano, Italy. He received the Laurea degree in theoretical
physics from the University of Torino, Italy, in 1985.
In 1986 he joined Olivetti Corporate Research, Ivrea,
Italy, doing research on
cursive script analysis/recognition and its relations
to writing motor patterns. From 1990 to 1992, he served
as a chief researcher of the Computer Vision Lab at CRIAI,
Naples, Italy. From 1992 to 1994, he has held a Research
Consultant position at Research Labs of Bull HN, Milano,
Italy. From 1994 he has been with the Dipartimento di
Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Ingegneria Elettrica of
the University of Salerno and in October 2008 he has moved
to the Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione of the
Universita' Statale di Milano. His research interests
include active/animate vision for situated robotics, theoretical
models for computational vision, video coding and analysis.
Most recent research considers Bayesian modelling of both
top-down and bottom-up attention, and computational modelling
of emotions. On these topics he has authored more than
100 papers in international refereed journals and conferences.
||Dr. Laura Dempere-Marco
|Centre for Brain and Cognition (Computational Neuroscience
Group). Department of Information and Communication Technologies.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Spain.
|Ramon y Cajal Research Fellow
| Laura Dempere-Marco graduated in Physics
(1998) and obtained an MSc degree in Physics (1999) from
Universitat de València. In 2000, she was awarded
an MSc degree in Remote Sensing and Image Processing Technologies
from the University of Edinburgh. She then continued her
doctoral studies at the Department of Computing at Imperial
College London and obtained her PhD in Computer Vision
in 2004. During this time, she collaborated with two hospitals,
Royal Brompton and Charing Cross, both associated with
the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. Her
thesis was focused on expert knowledge acquisition from
visual search behaviour, as derived from eye-tracking
experiments, to assist radiologists in the diagnostic
process. In particular, the thesis combined two basic
aspects: 1) use of artificial vision techniques for extracting
quantitative information from medical images, and 2) perception,
visual attention deployment and biological fundamentals
of visual processing in the brain. She is currently a
Ramon y Cajal Research Fellow in the Computational Neuroscience
Group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). Her research
interests include visual attention deployment, the relationship
between eye movements and attention, and neural dynamics
in visual tasks.
||Prof. Andrew T. Duchowski
|School of Computing. Clemson University. USA
| Dr. Duchowski is a professor
of Computer Science at Clemson University. He received
his B.Sc. ('90) and Ph.D. ('97) degrees in Computer Sciencefrom
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, and Texas A&M
University, College Station, TX, respectively. His research
and teaching interests include visual attention and perception,
eye movements and eye tracking, computer vision, graphics,
and virtual environments.
Dr. Duchowski is a noted researcher
in the field of eye tracking. He has published about
fifty journal or conference papers and a textbook related
to eye tracking research, and presents courses and seminars
on eye tracking at international conferences. He runs
the eye trackinglaboratory at Clemson University, and
teaches a regular course attracting students from a
variety of disciplines across campus.
||Prof. Kenneth Holmqvist
|The Humanities Laboratory at Lund University. Sweden
|I have been working with eye-tracking
since 1995 in a variety of applications, streching from
face-to-face interaction over reading to air traffic control
and image compression, just to mention a few. In 2006,
I co-founded the Humanities Laboratory, a research infra-structure
for infrastructure for advanced students and researchers,
where they can run projects in a high-technological environment
with support from a permanent staff. In March 2009, around
25 financed research projects use this facility.My main
interest is measurement techniques for studying cognitive
processes. I have worked with eye-tracking measurements
for fifteen years, is now also working with ERP, GSR and
motion tracking in various combinations. I am the main
advisor of two current Ph.D. students and of three finished
Ph.Ds, plus secondary advisor of three more graduate students.
||Dr. Dimosthenis Karatzas
|Computer Vision Center UAB, Barcelona. Spain
|Dimosthenis Karatzas is a "Ramon
y Cajal" Research Fellow at the Computer Vision Centre,
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona , within the
Document Analysis Group (DAG). He received his degree
in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Greece in 1998 and his PhD in Computer Science from the
University of Liverpool, UK in 2003. His main research
are colour document image analysis, historical document
image analysis, human perception, computer vision and
colour science. He has been active in research for the
past decade and has produced over 30 peer reviewed publications
in journals, book chapters and international conferences.
Dr Karatzas is the director of the
spin-off company TruColour, which specialises on perceptually
based colour calibration solutions. The company was
setup in 2007 and has since received venture capital
funding and separate funding for prototype development.
Dr Karatzas is currently the primary investigator on
two research projects. He was the Publications chair
of ICDAR 2009 and has served on the programme committees
of ICDAR, DAS, PRIS and CVCRD. Dr Karatzas has been
a founding member and a member of the executive committee
of the UK Chapter of the SPIE, while he is currently
a member of the leadership committee of TC-11 (Reading
Systems) of the IAPR and a member of IEEE, the SPIE
and the IAPR.
||Dr. Paul C. Knox
|Directorate of Orthoptics and Vision
Science, University of Liverpool, UK.
|Reader in Vision Science
|Paul Knox is a Physiology graduate
from the University of Glasgow, where he also completed
his PhD in Neurobiology. Early work involved single unit
recording from the visuomotor systems model animal systems.
However the main focus of his research over the last twelve
years has been human oculomotor control. He has published
work on both smooth pursuit and saccades, examined the
development of, and effect of ageing on, eye movement
behaviour, and investigated the impact of a number of
diseases on the control of eye movement (eg Schizophrenia).
Current work includes the use of concurrent fMRI and eye
tracking to study oculomotor initiation (part of an international
collaboration with colleagues in China) and investigations
of the effects of visual illusions on saccades.
||Dr. Marcus Nyström
|Lund University Humanities Laboratory.Sweden
| Marcus received his M.Sc. in
Vehicle Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology
in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Information Theory from Lund
University in 2008. Now he is affiliated with the Humanities
Laboratory at Lund University. His research interests
spans scene perception, eye-tracking methodology, and
perceptual image and video compression.
||Dr. Luis M. Martínez
|Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience.
Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante.
CSIC-Universidad Miguel Hernández. Sant Joan d'Alacant.
|CSIC Staff Scientist and Head of Lab
| Luis M. Martinez is Staff Scientist
at the Spanish National Research Council's Institute for
Neuroscience in Alicante, where he directs the Visual
Neuroscience Laboratory. Doctor in Neurobiology by the
University of Santiago de Compostela, he did his postdoctoral
training at the Rockefeller University in New York, in
the laboratory of Torsten N. Wiesel, Nobel Prize in 1981
for his seminal work on the structure and function of
the visual cortex. His long range scientific goals are
to understand how brains construct visual perception,
the logic behind visual illusions, and how all this matters
for our understanding of the biological meaning of art.
||Prof. Carol O'Sullivan
|Trinity College Dublin. Ireland
| Carol O’Sullivan leads the Graphics,
Vision and Visualisation group at Trinity College Dublin.
Her research interests include perception, animation,
virtual humans, and crowds. O’Sullivan has a PhD
in computer graphics from Trinity College Dublin. She’s
the program cochair of the 2009 Siggraph Symposium on
Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization, co-editor
in chief of ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, and
an editorial board member of IEEE Computer Graphics and
||Dr. Jaume Rosselló-Mir
|Evolution and Human Cognition Group.
University of the Balearic
| JAUME ROSSELLÓ-MIR (Mallorca,
Spain, 1963) is currently Professor at the Department
of Psychology (University of the Balearic Islands, UIB)
and researcher at the Laboratory of Human Systematics
(UIB). After obtaining his psychologist degree in 1988,
he spent a formative period as a fellow research at the
University of Bologna (Italy). Afterwards, he moved to
the Univesity of Valencia and later to the Autonomous
Univesity of Barcelona. He received his Ph.D. from the
UIB (2001). His dissertation was awarded with special
distinction by the UIB and with a First Research Award
by the City Council of Barcelona.
He has published extensively in national and international
journals. He has written several books and chapters related
with the topic of attention and has been coeditor of a
handbook on the study of attention and perception (Alianza
Dr. Rosselló-Mir is a member of the staff of the
Evolution and Human Cognition Group (UIB-CSIC). His research
interest focus on visual attention and human emotions.
At this time, he is actively participating in several
projects dealing with affective priming, the effects of
emotional factors on visual attention, and the influence
of affect on aesthetic judgement.
||Dr. Hans Supèr
|Dept. Basic Psychology, Faculty of
Psychology, UB. Barcelona. Spain
|ICREA Research Professor
| Hans Supèr received his PhD
in Neurobiology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
During his PhD he studied the ontogenetic and evolutionary
development of the mammalian hippocampus and neocortex
at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Thereafter, he
worked on system neurophysiology of the visual cortex
in awake, behaving monkeys, at the NIN in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands. Currently he is head of the VISCA group.
His lab investigates psychological and neural mechanisms
of the visual system using psychophysics, computational
modeling, and fMRI/EEG recordings.
||Mag. rer. nat. Sandra Trösterer
|Chair of Human-Machine Systems, Technische
Universität Berlin, Germany.
| Sandra Trösterer is psychologist
and works as a research co-worker at the Chair of Human-Machine
Systems at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU
Berlin). She is a member of the research group "Team
mEyeInt" (multimodal Eye Interaction) and is currently
working on her doctoral thesis regarding the design of
assisted gaze-based interaction. She has special experience
in usability research, eye tracking, and multimodal gaze-based
interaction. During her work, she has conducted eye tracking
studies in the area of human-machine interaction for different
industrial partners (e.g. Volkswagen AG, Deutsche Telekom
Laboratories), investigating different kind of research
questions and using different kind of eye tracking equipment.
Currently, she teaches a course on "Eye movements
in human-machine-systems" at the TU Berlin.