Principal Investigator

Eakta Jain
Assistant Professor, CISE, University of Florida
(Courtesy Appointment ECE, University of Florida)

Research Interests

No matter how intelligent machines become, they will still need to interact with humans. A machine that understands when its user is frustrated versus relaxed, and changes its behavior accordingly, will be better accepted by its human user, and will indeed be more effective at its job. In other words, we are interested in creating artificial intelligences that are smart and kind.

Awards / Funding

  1. NSF CRII: RI 1566481 (2016-2018)
  2. Youtube Faculty Research Award (2016-2021)
  3. Facebook Oculus Research Gift (2016)

  4. Honorable Mention Best Paper
    ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP), 2012.

  5. Best Paper Award
    Proceedings of the Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA), 2010.

Publications Full list

  1. Creating Segments and Effects on Comics by Clustering Gaze Data
    ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM) 2017
    Thirunarayanan, Ishwarya and Khetarpal, Khimya and Koppal, Sanjeev and Le Meur, Olivier and Shea, John and Jain, Eakta

  2. 3D Saliency from Eye Tracking with Tomography
    Eye Tracking and Visualization: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications. 2017
    Ma, Bo and Jain, Eakta and Entezari, Alireza

  3. Decoupling Light Reflex from Pupillary Dilation to Measure Emotional Arousal in Videos
    ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP), 2016
    Pallavi Raiturkar, Andrea Kleinsmith, Andreas Keil, Arunava Banerjee, Eakta Jain

  4. Is the motion of a child perceivably different from the motion of an adult?
    ACM Transactions on Applied Perception 2016
    Eakta Jain, Lisa Anthony, Aishat Aloba, Amanda Castonguay, Isabella Cuba, Alex Shaw, Julia Woodward

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Professional Activities

2017
  1. Program committee: ACM SIGGRAPH
  2. Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  3. Reviewer: SIGGRAPH Asia, VRST reviewer
2016
  1. Reviewer: ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, ACM Computing Surveys, Eurographics, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  2. Conference Co-Chair: ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP)
  3. Program Committee: ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP), ICME International Workshop on Multimedia Artworks Analysis
2015
  1. Program Committee: ACM Multimedia, ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP), Eurographics
  2. Technical Briefs and Poster Committee: ACM SIGGRAPH Asia
  3. Reviewer: ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM Transactions on Graphics, Graphics Interface
  4. Outreach: Posters Judge at the 2015 Florida Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium, Stop-motion Animation Camp at Harn Museum
2014
  1. Reviewer: ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  2. Outreach: Presenter at the 2014 Art in Engineering Museum Night at the UF Harn Museum of Art
2009 - 2012
  1. Reviewer: ACM Transactions on Graphics (2012), ACM SIGGRAPH Asia (2012), ACM SIGGRAPH (2011)
  2. Outreach: Fusion Forum, A recruitment event for under-represented minorities (2011, 2009)