- Ph.D., Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, 1991
- M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1984
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1982
Matthew Turk is a professor of Computer Science and former chair of Media Arts and Technology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he co-directs the UCSB Four Eyes Lab, focused on the "four I's" of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. 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 the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems and the Journal of Image and Vision Computing and is on advisory boards for the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and the International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition. Prof. Turk was a general chair of the 2006 ACM Multimedia Conference and the 2011 IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition and will be general chair of the 2014 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He is an IEEE Fellow and the recipient of the 2011-2012 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies.
Prof. Turk's main research interests are in computer vision and human-computer interaction, building interactive systems that see the world and react accordingly. Key application areas of this work include augmented reality, computational photography, mobile computing, and vision-based and multimodal interaction. His work is largely interdisciplinary, including collaborators from areas such as psychology, geography, electrical engineering, art, and music.
Honors and Awards
- Elected as IEEE Fellow for contributions to computer vision and perceptual interfaces
- Awarded the 2011-2012 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies
- Best Paper Award at the 2012 International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR)
- Best Paper Honorable Mention at the 2012 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI)
- Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Vision
- One of the Best Image Processing and Computer Vision Papers in SIBGRAPI 2006
- Best Paper Award at the 2004 IEEE Workshop on Real - Time Vision for Human Computer Interaction
- Communication and Technology Top Paper Award, 54th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (2004)
- Most Influential Paper of the Decade Award from the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Workshop on Machine Vision Applications (2000)
- IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Paper Award, Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 1991)