Monday, February 27, 2017
12:00 PM
Computer Studies Building, Room 209
Dr. Oleg Komogortsev
Texas State University
Eye movements, their prediction and use in biometrics and health assessment

Abstract: The talk will discuss eye movements, their characteristics, and Oculomotor Plant (eye globe and its muscles) mathematical model of the eye that allows predicting eye movements and can be employed for person recognition and health assessment together with other metrics extracted from the eye movement signal. General challenges of eye movement prediction are going to be discussed. The talk will also present how to conduct identity recognition and health assessment of a person via eye movements.

BIO: Dr. Komogortsev is an Associate Professor at Texas State University. Dr. Komogortsev has received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Volgograd State University, Russia and M.S./Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Kent State University, Ohio. Dr. Komogortsev conducts research in eye tracking with a focus on cyber security (biometrics), human computer interaction, usability, bioengineering, and health assessment. This work has thus far yielded more than 80 peer reviewed publications and several patents. Dr. Komogortsevís research was covered by the national media including NBC News, Discovery, Yahoo, Livesience and others. Dr. Komogortsev is a recipient of Google Virtual Reality Research Award and Google Faculty Research Award. Dr. Komogortsev has also won National Science Foundation CAREER award and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) on the topic of cybersecurity with the emphasis on eye movement-driven biometrics and health assessment. In addition, his research is supported by the National Institute of Standards, Sigma Xi the Scientific Research Society, and various industrial sources.