Contact Information
CVC Research Secretariat
Computer Vision Center
Edifici O, campus UAB
Bellaterra 08193
Tel: +34935813841

Dr. Giuseppe Boccignone
Dipartimento di Scienze dell'informazione, Università di Milano. Italy.
Associate Professor
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
Research Fellow
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 interests
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
Research Engineer
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. Spain
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 Applications.

Dr. Jaume Rosselló-Mir
Evolution and Human Cognition Group. University of the Balearic
Islands. Spain
Senior Lecturer.
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 Editorial, 1999).
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.
Research co-worker
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.