Professor Andrew Turpin

  • Room: Level: 09 Room: 9.19
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Computational problems in optometry and ophthalmology (human vision, modelling, simulation)
  • Text compression and search (pattern search, data compression, string search)

Personal webpage

http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/aturpin/

Biography

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.
Research interests 

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?

Recent publications

  1. Montesano, G.; Bryan, SR.; Crabb, DP.; Fogagnolo, P.; Oddone, F.; Mckendrick, AM.; Turpin, A.; Lanzetta, P.; Perdicchi, A.; Johnson, CA.; Garway-heath, DF.; Brusini, P.; Rossetti, LM. A Comparison between the Compass Fundus Perimeter and the Humphrey Field Analyzer. Ophthalmology. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2019, Vol. 126, Issue 2, pp. 242-251. DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.08.010
  2. Rossetti, LM.; Montesano, G.; Bryan, SR.; Fogagnolo, P.; Oddone, F.; Mckendrick, AM.; Turpin, A.; Lanzetta, P.; Perdicchi, A.; Johnson, CA.; Garway-heath, DF.; Crabb, DP. A comparison of relative diagnostic precision between the Compass fundus perimeter and the Humphrey Field Analyzer. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 9.
  3. Ho, CYD.; Wu, Z.; Turpin, A.; Lawson, DJ.; Luu, CD.; Mckendrick, AM.; Guymer, RH. A Tablet-Based Retinal Function Test in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Eyes and At-Risk Fellow Eye. Translational Vision Science & Technology. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1167/tvst.7.2.2
  4. Mckendrick, AM.; Chan, YM.; Vingrys, AJ.; Turpin, A.; Badcock, DR. Daily vision testing can expose the prodromal phase of migraine. Cephalalgia. SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD. 2018, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1575-1584. DOI: 10.1177/0333102417741130
  5. Marin-franch, I.; Artes, PH.; Chong, LX.; Turpin, A.; Wall, M. Data obtained with an open-source static automated perimetry test of the full visual field in healthy adults. Data in Brief. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2018, Vol. 21, pp. 75-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.09.079
  6. Bedggood, P.; Tanabe, F.; Turpin, A.; Anderson, AJ.; Mckendrick, AM.; Bui, BV. Displacement of optic nerve head structures following a small acute elevation in intra-ocular pressure. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 9.
  7. Bryan, SR.; Montesano, G.; Rossetti, LM.; Fogagnolo, P.; Oddone, F.; Mckendrick, AM.; Turpin, A.; Lanzetta, P.; Perdicchi, A.; Johnson, CA.; Garway-heath, DF.; Crabb, DP. Effect of fundus tracking on perimetric test retest-variability. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 9.
  8. Adams, M.; Ho, CYD.; Baglin, E.; Sharangan, P.; Wu, Z.; Lawson, DJ.; Luu, CD.; Turpin, A.; Mckendrick, AM.; Guymer, RH. Home Monitoring of Retinal Sensitivity on a Tablet Device in Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Translational Vision Science & Technology. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1167/tvst.7.5.32
  9. Turpin, A.; Morgan, WH.; Mckendrick, AM. Improving Spatial Resolution and Test Times of Visual Field Testing Using ARREST. Translational Vision Science & Technology. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1167/tvst.7.5.35
  10. Anderson, AJ.; Rashidi, S.; Turpin, A. Modelling the contrast transducer for intense perimetric stimuli. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 9.
  11. Bedggood, P.; Tanabe, F.; Mckendrick, AM.; Turpin, A.; Anderson, AJ.; Bui, BV. Optic nerve tissue displacement during mild intraocular pressure elevation: its relationship to central corneal thickness and corneal hysteresis. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. WILEY. 2018, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 389-399. DOI: 10.1111/opo.12568
  12. Yang, Z.; Moffat, A.; Turpin, A. Pairwise Crowd Judgments: Preference, Absolute, and Ratio. Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Document Computing Symposium on ZZZ - ADCS '18. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018. DOI: 10.1145/3291992.3291995
  13. Mukherjee, S.; Bedggood, PA.; Nguyen, BN.; Turpin, A.; Mckendrick, AM. Population variability of temporal raphe in myopia. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 9.
  14. Denniss, J.; Turpin, A.; Mckendrick, AM. Relating optical coherence tomography to visual fields in glaucoma: structure–function mapping, limitations and future applications. Clinical and Experimental Optometry. Wiley. 2018. DOI: 10.1111/cxo.12844
  15. Mckendrick, AM.; Zeman, A.; Aden, I.; Aktepe, D.; Bhagat, D.; Do, K.; Nguyen, HD.; Turpin, A. Robot assistants for perimetry: Patient experience and performance. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 9.
  16. Ganeshrao, SB.; Turpin, A.; Mckendrick, AM. Sampling the Visual Field Based on Individual Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Profile. Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 2, pp. 1066-1074. DOI: 10.1167/iovs.17-21979
  17. Turpin, A.; Rubinstein, N.; Mckendrick, AM. The effect of observer response criterion on perimetric sensitivity. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 9.
  18. Hussain, MA.; Bhuiyan, A.; Turpin, A.; Luu, CD.; Smith, RT.; Guymer, RH.; Kotagiri, R. Automatic Identification of Pathology-Distorted Retinal Layer Boundaries Using SD-OCT Imaging. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2017, Vol. 64, Issue 7, pp. 1638-1649. DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2016.2619120
  19. Maddalena, E.; Mizzaro, S.; Scholer, F.; Turpin, A. On Crowdsourcing Relevance Magnitudes for Information Retrieval Evaluation. ACM Transactions on Information Systems. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2017, Vol. 35, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1145/3002172
  20. Buchanan, G.; Mckay, D.; Velloso, E.; Moffat, A.; Turpin, A.; Scholer, F. Only forward? toward understanding human visual behaviour when examining search results. Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OZCHI '17. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2017, pp. 497-502. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3156165

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