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 A, 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. 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.08.010
  2. Ho CYD, Wu Z, Turpin A, Lawson D, Luu C, McKendrick A, Guymer R. A Tablet-Based Retinal Function Test in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Eyes and At-Risk Fellow Eye. TRANSLATIONAL VISION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc. 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1167/tvst.7.2.2
  3. McKendrick A, Chan Y, Vingrys A, Turpin A, Badcock DR. Daily vision testing can expose the prodromal phase of migraine. CEPHALALGIA. Blackwell Publishers. 2018, Vol. 38, Issue 9. DOI: 10.1177/0333102417741130
  4. Bedggood P, Tanabe F, Turpin A, Anderson A, McKendrick A, Bui B. Displacement of optic nerve head structures following a small acute elevation in intra-ocular pressure. Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO). Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 9.
  5. Adams M, Ho CYD, Baglin E, Sharangan P, Wu Z, Lawson DJ, Luu C, Turpin A, McKendrick A, Guymer R. Home Monitoring of Retinal Sensitivity on a Tablet Device in Intermediate Age-Related Macular Degeneration. TRANSLATIONAL VISION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc. 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1167/tvst.7.5.32
  6. Bedggood P, Tanabe F, McKendrick A, Turpin A, Anderson A, Bui B. Optic nerve tissue displacement during mild intraocular pressure elevation: its relationship to central corneal thickness and corneal hysteresis. OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 38, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1111/opo.12568
  7. Mukherjee S, Bedggood P, Nguyen B, Turpin A, McKendrick A. Population variability of temporal raphe in myopia. Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO). Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 9.
  8. Ballae Ganeshrao S, Turpin A, McKendrick A. Sampling the Visual Field Based on Individual Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Profile. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc. 2018, Vol. 59, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1167/iovs.17-21979
  9. Hussain M, Bhuiyan A, Turpin A, Luu C, Smith RT, Guymer R, Kotagiri R. Automatic Identification of Pathology-Distorted Retinal Layer Boundaries Using SD-OCT Imaging. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, Vol. 64, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2016.2619120
  10. Maddalena E, Mizzaro S, Scholer F, Turpin A. On Crowdsourcing Relevance Magnitudes for Information Retrieval Evaluation. ACM TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS. Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2017, Vol. 35, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1145/3002172
  11. Buchanan G, McKay D, Furtado De Mendonca Moncores Velloso E, Moffat A, Turpin A, Scholer F. Only forward? toward understanding human visual behaviour when examining search results. 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2017). 2017, Vol. Part F134477. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3156165
  12. Bedggood P, Nguyen B, Lakkis G, Turpin A, McKendrick A. Orientation of the Temporal Nerve Fiber Raphe in Healthy and in Glaucomatous Eyes. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc. 2017, Vol. 58, Issue 10. DOI: 10.1167/iovs.17-21995
  13. An D, House P, Barry C, Turpin A, McKendrick A, Chauhan BC, Manners S, Graham SL, Yu D-Y, Morgan WH. The association between retinal vein pulsation pressure and optic disc haemorrhages in glaucoma. PLOS ONE. Public Library of Science. 2017, Vol. 12, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182316
  14. McKendrick A, Denniss J, Wang YX, Jonas JB, Turpin A. The Proportion of Individuals Likely to Benefit from Customized Optic Nerve Head Structure-Function Mapping. OPHTHALMOLOGY. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 124, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.12.016
  15. Chong L, Turpin A, McKendrick A. Assessing the GOANNA Visual Field Algorithm Using Artificial Scotoma Generation on Human Observers. TRANSLATIONAL VISION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Inc. 2016, Vol. 5, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1167/tvst.5.5.1

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