Computational problems in optometry and ophthalmology (human vision, modelling, simulation)
Text compression and search (pattern search, data compression, string search)
Professor Andrew Turpin is Deputy Head (Engagement) School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne.
I enjoy applying theoretical computer science research in algorithms and data structures to real world problems across many domains. The common thread across my projects in health, political science, data analytics and information retrieval is speed: I like algoritmics and making code that runs fast (and accurately!). This often involves working with large data sets, which requires custom software for processing, and specialised tasks that require novel algorithms (like visual field testing).
I work with companies in Australia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, USA on computation problems in glaucoma assessment.
Computational problems in human vision Open Perimetry Interface
Algorithms for testing visual acuity (eye charts)
Classification of glaucoma patients Psypad
, an iPad app for visual psychophysics
Data compression and string searching
Performance of IR systems with real users
How do people use snippets in Web search result lists?
What does it mean to judge a document relevant to a query?
2017 ARC Discovery (3 years): J. Lewis, A. Turpin, E Baekkeskov, A. Carson and R Foa. "Understanding political debate and policy decisions using big data." $350K
2016 Department of Veterans Affairs, USA: M. Wall and A. Turpin. "New perimetric tests for the far periphery." $35K
2015 Google Research award: F. Scholer and A. Turpin. "Magnitude Estimation for the Evaluation of Search Systems." $US 55523.
2015. ARC Linkage with Haag-Streit
(3 years). A. Turpin, A.M. McKendrick, P. Artes and S. Zysset. LP150100815 "Next Generation Vision Testing: Combining Kinetic and Static Stimuli." $250K
2013. ARC Linkage with Heidelberg Engineering
(3 years). A. Turpin, A.M. McKendrick, C. Hazelbank and G. Zinser. LP130100055 "Exploiting high resolution images of the retina to customise vision tests." $300K
2012. ARC Discovery (3 years). M.A. Sanderson, F.N Scholer, A. Turpin, B. Croft and J. Callan. DP130104007 "Sub-collection retrieval: understanding and improving search engines". $310K
2012. Melbourne University Research Collaboration Grant. J. Denniss and A. Turpin. "Enabling clinical testing of perimetric research" $20K.
Consultant for CenterVue (Italy).
Education and training
University of Melbourne 1998
University of Melbourne 1994
University of Melbourne 1990
Awards and honors
Best Paper - Honorable Mention, ACM SIGIR,
ARC Future Fellowship 2010-2013, Australian Research Council (ARC),
Best Paper Award, Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC) 2008,
Best Paper Award, International Perimetric Society (Japan),