Dr. Oleg Komogortsev

Congratulations Dr. Oleg Komogortsev on becoming the second recipient of the Denise M. Trauth Endowed Presidential Research Professorship! This professorship provides an award to a faculty member engaged in compelling and transformational research.

Dr. Komogortsev was selected through a competitive process that drew applications from 26 faculty members representing 17 departments and schools across the university. 

With approximately 25 years of research on eye tracking and its applications, Dr. Komogortsev has engaged in efforts focused on eye tracking sensor design and evaluation, eye movement classification and prediction, oculomotor plant mathematical modeling, privacy preservation, and other implications of eye tracking signals. His research endeavors have been supported by Google, Meta, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and others. 
During the fellowship period, Dr. Komogortsev will focus on research to build strong foundations for providing secure user authentication and understanding in eXtended Reality (XR) systems. This foundation will serve toward establishing future use cases of Contextual AI where users and their needs are supported by XR enabled sensing, computing, and presentation.