Human activity during interaction with technology is presumably involuntary reflected in eye movements. Prior research focused on pupillary responses, and more recently on fixation, saccades and smooth pursuit as a source for feature extraction. However, employed techniques and chosen features differ across research and experiments. The background knowledge about the feasible features and their sensitivity to human cognition and other aspects of interactive behavior is missing. My thesis investigates the potentials of machine learning and pattern recognition approaches in eye-tracking and focuses on relation between eye movements, features and aspects of social, emotional, cognitive and other behavioral states.





Publications

  • Duc Nguyen, Hana Vrzakova, and Roman Bednarik. 2016. WTP: web-tracking plugin for real-time automatic AOI annotations. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct (UbiComp '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1696-1705. PDF
  • Hana Vrzakova, Roman Bednarik, Yukiko I. Nakano, and Fumio Nihei. 2016. Speakers' head and gaze dynamics weakly correlate in group conversation. In Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 77-84. PDF
  • Hana Vrzakova and Roman Bednarik. Quiet Eye Affects Action Detection from Gaze more than Context Length In Proceedings of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP). Springer, 2015 PDF
  • Hana Vrzakova and Roman Bednarik. Quiet Eye Affects Action Detection from Gaze more than Context Length In Proceedings of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP). Springer, 2015 PDF
  • Hana Vrzakova, Roman Bednarik, Yukiko Nakano, and Fumio Nihei. Influential statements and gaze for persuasion modeling. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational (NordiCHI '14). ACM, 2014 PDF
  • Dao, T., Bednarik, R. and Vrzakova,H.: Heatmap rendering from large-scale distributed datasets using cloud computing In Proceedings of the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA '14), ACM, 2014

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  • Vrzakova, H. and Bednarik, R.: EyeCloud: Cloud Computing for Pervasive Eye-Tracking. In 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction, 2013 PDF

  • Vrzakova, H. and Bednarik, R.: Fast and Comprehensive Extension to Intention Prediction from Gaze. In Interacting with Smart Objects, Intelligent User Interfaces(IUI '13). ACM, 2013 PDF

  • Vrzakova, H. and Bednarik, R.: That's not Norma(n/l)! A Detailed Analysis of Midas Touch in Gaze-based Problem-solving. CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13). ACM, 2013 PDF

  • Vrzakova, H.: Computational approaches to visual attention for interaction inference Proceedings of the companion publication of the 2013 international conference on Intelligent user interfaces companion (IUI '13 Companion). ACM 2013. PDF

  • Vrzakova, H.: Inferential methods in interaction, usability and user experience In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13). ACM, 2013
    PDF Acceptance rate: 20%

  • Vrzakova, H.: Computational approaches to visual attention analysis for usability and user experience. In Book of abstract Multidisciplinary Dialogue Summer School, 2012

  • Vrzakova, H. & Bednarik, R.: Hard lessons learned: Mobile eye-tracking in cockpits. In Gaze-In'12, October 26, 2012, Santa Monica, California, USA PDF

  • Bednarik, R., Eivazi, S., Vrzakova, H.: A computational approach for prediction of problem-solving behavior using Support Vector Machines and eye-tracking data. In Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Computer Interaction, Springer, 2013. PDF

  • Bednarik, R., Vrzakova, H., Hradis, M.: What you want to do next: A novel approach for intent prediction in gaze-based interaction. In proceedings of ETRA'12, pp. 83-90.PDF Best paper honorable mention.

  • Bednarik, R., Kinnunnen, T., Eivazi, S., Sedlak, F., & Vrzakova, H.: Beyond AOIs: Classification and prediction methods in gaze data analysis in biometrics, problem solving, and interaction.. ECEM 2011.



Awards and scholarships

  • UEF Doctoral Scholarship 2014-2015
  • CHI Doctoral Consortium Award, 2013
  • ECSE 1year position, 2013
  • eCOST TUTOREM travel grant, 2012
  • ECSE travel grant, 2012
  • ACM ETRA: Best paper honorable mentioned, 2012
  • Scholarship of Cross Border University,2.5 year position 2012