Matthew Turk

Matthew Turk

Professor Emeritus
Computer Science

Computer Science


(805) 893-4236
2163 Harold Frank Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR)


Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technology


Visual Computing and Interaction, Machine Learning and Data Mining
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.

AlloSphere Research Facility, Media Arts and Technology Program, Center for Information Technology and Science, Spatial Center, Cognitive Science Program, Dynamical Neuroscience Program


PhD Media Arts and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
BS Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech