Dr. Bulling talks on Pervasive Eye-Based Human-Computer Interfaces

Dr. Anreas Bulling (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany) will give a guest talk about "Pervasive Eye-Based Human-Computer Interfaces" on the 8. of January 2014 at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, School of Informatics, Communications & Media, Hagenberg Campus. The event is free and open to the public, no registration required!

08.01.2014, 10:30 - 11:30

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Informatics,Communications and Media
Softwarepark 11, 4232 Hagenberg/Austria


Abstract: Recent years have seen considerable advances in mobile and stationary eye tracking equipment as well as automated eye movement analysis. However, previous work on computational methods and eye-based human-computer interfaces developed use of the eyes in traditional ("desktop") settings that involved single user, single device and WIMP-style interactions. The vast majority of previous work also followed the "gaze as a mouse replacement" paradigm, i.e. the use of gaze information for explicit interaction. This is despite the fact that the eyes are involved in nearly everything that we do and therefore hold a lot (more) valuable information for interactive and context-aware systems.

In his talk Dr. Bulling will first provide an introduction to the state-of-the-art in eye tracking and eye-based human-computer interaction. He will then motivate and describe a vision for the next generation of so-called pervasive eye-based user interfaces that continuously analyse and fully exploit the wealth of information contained in visual behaviour in all explicit and implicit interactions that users perform with computing systems throughout the day.
In the second part of his talk he will show key examples of the previous and ongoing work in this emerging area of research.

Biography: Dr. Andreas Bulling is head (W2) of the Perceptual User Interfaces Group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction at Saarland University. He received his MSc. (Dipl.-Inform.) in Computer Science from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany, in 2006, focusing on embedded systems, robotics and biomedical engineering. He holds a PhD in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Bulling was previously a Feodor Lynen Research Fellow and a Marie Curie Research Fellow in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, United Kingdom, as well as a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. Dr. Bulling served as co-chair, TPC member and reviewer for major conferences and journals as well as TPC co-chair for AugmentedHuman 2013, vice program chair for PerCom 2015, and associate chair for CHI 2013 and CHI 2014.