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Mind, Picture, Image, (Prof. Poika Isokoski)

Prof. Poika Isokoski from the Univeristy of Tampere (currently a visiting professor at KAIST HCI lab) will give the following talk. Those interested, please attend.

  • Title: Mind, Picture, Image
  • Speaker: Prof. Poika Isokoski (the Univeristy of Tampere, KAIST)
  • Time: 2014.6.20, Friday, 1pm (for 1 – 2 hours)
  • Venue: #110, N1 Building
  • About
    • Prof. Isokoski will describe and discuss some of his recent research topics including the project that he is working on at KAIST – Mind, Picture, Image – where techniques for pinpointing the moment of emergence of meaning in picture viewing are being investigated. The project is a cooperation together with researchers in the area of photo journalism (UTA) and perceptual psychology (University of Helsinki). The second topic in the talk is the research project on Haptic Gaze Interaction (HAGI) that VIRG is working on in Tampere. The goal is to combine eye tracking as an input modality and haptic feedback as output in useful interaction techniques. Such techniques could be applied e.g. in head mounted communications platforms such as the Google Glass. Finally, as an example of recent text entry work, the gestural editing work on touch-screen displays will be presented.
  • Bio
    • Prof. Isokoski received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tampere (UTA), Finland in 2004. His thesis was on manual text entry techniques. After that he has worked in various research and teaching positions at the Univeristy of Tampere including three years (2011-2013) as the professor responsible for the discipline of Interactive technology. He spent the academic year of 2005-2006 as a post-doctoral researcher at Université de Lorraine. He has been the head of the Visual Interaction Research Group (VIRG) at the TAUCHI research center at UTA from 2011. Presently, he is a Visiting Professor at KAIST HCI lab with funding form the Academy of Finland.

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