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

  • [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.  
  • [Apr 2015] Our Latina Hackathon #FixIT in the News!: Our large scale Latina Hackathon lead by 4 Eyes Lab member Saiph Savage was covered by TV host Gabriela Tlaseca on Retuit, a technology show on Mexico's premier TV channel MexiquenseTV.
  • [Apr 2015] Participatory Militias in the News!: Saiph Savage's CSCW research on Participatory Militias was covered by Fusion, an American multi-platform media company that is a joint venture between the Disney-ABC Television group and Univision Communications.
  • [Jan 2015] #FixIT: Hispanic Female Hackathon: Four Eyes Lab member Saiph Savage is organizing one of the first large scale Hackathons for Hispanic Technical Women: #FixIT.  #FIXIT will have the participation of professors and researchers from Google Anita Borg Scholars, UC Davis, Berkeley, Irvine, Georgia Tech, UNAM, SocialTIC, ITAM, Major League Hacking, and several social good organizations. Students will be hacking with arduinos and building smart home devices.
  • [Dec 2014] Most Innovative CS Departments: UCSB's Computer Science Department was featured as one of the most innovative. Professors Tobias Höllerer and Matthew Turk are featured in the story, especially the Four Eyes Lab research on "Crowd Sourcing the World."
  • [Dec 2014] ACM CSCW 2015: New research with graduate students  Nataly Moreno,  Saiph Savage,  and professors Matthew Turk and Tobias Höllerer on Motivating Crowds to Volunteer Neighborhood Data will be presented as an Interactive Poster at  ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work 2015 in Vancouver, CA.  
  • [Dec 2014] ACM CSCW 2015: Saiph Savage will give an oral presentation at  the Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work on Participatory Militias: An Analysis of an Armed Movements Online Audience. Organizations are no longer the main drivers of a battle. Online audiences are now also empowered to set the narrative of  an armed conflict!
  • [Oct 2014] SPLASH 2014: Chris Hall wins the John Vlissides Award for significant promise in applied software research at the ACM SIGPLAN OOPSLA Doctoral Symposium. Here is some information about the award. Congratulations, Chris!

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