Matthew Turk

Professor, Department of Computer Science
Media Arts and Technology Program
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Matthew Turk (B.S., Virginia Tech; M.S., Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is a professor in the Computer Science and former Chair of Media Arts and Technology at the UC Santa Barbara. Turk co-directs the Four Eyes Lab (, focused on the “Four I’s” of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. He worked at Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, LIFIA/ENSIMAG in 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 a founding member and former chair of the advisory board for the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces. Turk has been general or program chair for several main research conferences, including ACM ICMI 2004, ACM Multimedia 2006, IEEE FG 2011, and IEEE CVPR 2014. He is an IEEE Fellow, and IAPR Fellow, and the recipient of the 2011–2012 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies.