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Biography

Mihai Bâce is a tenure track assistant professor at KU Leuven since October 2023. He was a post-doctoral researcher in the Perceptual User Interfaces group from December 2020 to September 2023. He did his PhD at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in the Distributed Systems Group at the Institute for Intelligent Interactive Systems. He studied for his Master's degree at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and for his Bachelor's at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania. His research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on computational aspects and has influences from both Machine Learning and Computer Vision.


Teaching

2022
Machine Perception and Learning (Teaching Assistant) (summer)Master
 
Machine Perception and Learning (Teaching Assistant) (winter)Master

Supervision

2022
AI-Supported Labeling for Mobile Eye Tracking (M.Sc. Research Project) Swetha Lakshmana Murthy*
 
Sensing Covert Attention during Everyday Interactions (Internship) Christophe Romein (Utrecht University)
 
Generative Modelling of Gaze Behaviour (M.Sc.) Chuhan Jiao (Aalto University)
 
Generative Modelling for Appearance-based Eye Contact Detection (M.Sc. Research Project) Simhadri Holagundhi
 
Photo-realistic Eye Image Generation Through Image-to-Image Translation (M.Sc.) Abdelrahman Mechraoui
*Co-supervised with Kuno Kurzhals and Sandeep Vidyapu

Publications

  1. Learning User Embeddings from Human Gaze for Personalised Saliency Prediction

    Learning User Embeddings from Human Gaze for Personalised Saliency Prediction

    Florian Strohm, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACM HCI), 8(ETRA), pp. 1–18, 2024.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  2. VisRecall++: Analysing and Predicting Visualisation Recallability from Gaze Behaviour

    VisRecall++: Analysing and Predicting Visualisation Recallability from Gaze Behaviour

    Yao Wang, Yue Jiang, Zhiming Hu, Constantin Ruhdorfer, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACM HCI), 8(ETRA), pp. 1–18, 2024.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  1. SalChartQA: Question-driven Saliency on Information Visualisations

    SalChartQA: Question-driven Saliency on Information Visualisations

    Yao Wang, Weitian Wang, Abdullah Abdelhafez, Mayar Elfares, Zhiming Hu, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), pp. 1–14, 2024.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  2. Mouse2Vec: Learning Reusable Semantic Representations of Mouse Behaviour

    Mouse2Vec: Learning Reusable Semantic Representations of Mouse Behaviour

    Guanhua Zhang, Zhiming Hu, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), pp. 1–17, 2024.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  3. Saliency3D: a 3D Saliency Dataset Collected on Screen

    Saliency3D: a 3D Saliency Dataset Collected on Screen

    Yao Wang, Qi Dai, Mihai Bâce, Karsten Klein, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. ACM International Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA), pp. 1–9, 2024.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  1. SeFFeC: Semantic Facial Feature Control for Fine-grained Face Editing

    SeFFeC: Semantic Facial Feature Control for Fine-grained Face Editing

    Florian Strohm, Mihai Bâce, Markus Kaltenecker, Andreas Bulling

    arXiv:2403.13972, pp. 1–18, 2024.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  2. DiffGaze: A Diffusion Model for Continuous Gaze Sequence Generation on 360° Images

    DiffGaze: A Diffusion Model for Continuous Gaze Sequence Generation on 360° Images

    Chuhan Jiao, Yao Wang, Guanhua Zhang, Mihai Bâce, Zhiming Hu, Andreas Bulling

    arXiv:2403.17477, pp. 1–13, 2024.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  1. Scanpath Prediction on Information Visualisations

    Scanpath Prediction on Information Visualisations

    Yao Wang, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), (), pp. 1–15, 2023.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  1. Exploring Natural Language Processing Methods for Interactive Behaviour Modelling

    Exploring Natural Language Processing Methods for Interactive Behaviour Modelling

    Guanhua Zhang, Matteo Bortoletto, Zhiming Hu, Lei Shi, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), pp. 1–22, 2023.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project Best Student Paper Nomination

  2. Multimodal Integration of Human-Like Attention in Visual Question Answering

    Multimodal Integration of Human-Like Attention in Visual Question Answering

    Ekta Sood, Fabian Kögel, Philipp Müller, Dominike Thomas, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. Workshop on Gaze Estimation and Prediction in the Wild (GAZE), CVPRW, pp. 2647–2657, 2023.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project Tobii Sponsor award, oral presentation

  3. Int-HRL: Towards Intention-based Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

    Int-HRL: Towards Intention-based Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

    Anna Penzkofer, Simon Schaefer, Florian Strohm, Mihai Bâce, Stefan Leutenegger, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop (ALA), pp. 1–7, 2023.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  4. Facial Composite Generation with Iterative Human Feedback

    Facial Composite Generation with Iterative Human Feedback

    Florian Strohm, Ekta Sood, Dominike Thomas, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. The 1st Gaze Meets ML workshop, PMLR, pp. 165–183, 2023.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  5. SUPREYES: SUPer Resolution for EYES Using Implicit Neural Representation Learning

    SUPREYES: SUPer Resolution for EYES Using Implicit Neural Representation Learning

    Chuhan Jiao, Zhiming Hu, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), pp. 1–13, 2023.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  6. Usable and Fast Interactive Mental Face Reconstruction

    Usable and Fast Interactive Mental Face Reconstruction

    Florian Strohm, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), pp. 1–15, 2023.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  1. VisRecall: Quantifying Information Visualisation Recallability via Question Answering

    VisRecall: Quantifying Information Visualisation Recallability via Question Answering

    Yao Wang, Chuhan Jiao, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 28(12), pp. 4995-5005, 2022.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project Oral presentation

  1. Designing for Noticeability: The Impact of Visual Importance on Desktop Notifications

    Designing for Noticeability: The Impact of Visual Importance on Desktop Notifications

    Philipp Müller, Sander Staal, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), pp. 1–13, 2022.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  2. PrivacyScout: Assessing Vulnerability to Shoulder Surfing on Mobile Devices

    PrivacyScout: Assessing Vulnerability to Shoulder Surfing on Mobile Devices

    Mihai Bâce, Alia Saad, Mohamed Khamis, Stefan Schneegass, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs), pp. 650–669, 2022.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  3. Predicting Next Actions and Latent Intents during Text Formatting

    Predicting Next Actions and Latent Intents during Text Formatting

    Guanhua Zhang, Susanne Hindennach, Jan Leusmann, Felix Bühler, Benedict Steuerlein, Sven Mayer, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. the CHI Workshop Computational Approaches for Understanding, Generating, and Adapting User Interfaces, pp. 1–6, 2022.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  4. Neuro-Symbolic Visual Dialog

    Neuro-Symbolic Visual Dialog

    Adnen Abdessaied, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), pp. 1–11, 2022.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project Oral presentation

  5. Impact of Gaze Uncertainty on AOIs in Information Visualisations

    Impact of Gaze Uncertainty on AOIs in Information Visualisations

    Yao Wang, Maurice Koch, Mihai Bâce, Daniel Weiskopf, Andreas Bulling

    ETRA Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization (ETVIS), pp. 1–6, 2022.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  1. Neural Photofit: Gaze-based Mental Image Reconstruction

    Neural Photofit: Gaze-based Mental Image Reconstruction

    Florian Strohm, Ekta Sood, Sven Mayer, Philipp Müller, Mihai Bâce, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), pp. 245-254, 2021.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  1. How far are we from quantifying visual attention in mobile HCI?

    How far are we from quantifying visual attention in mobile HCI?

    Mihai Bâce, Sander Staal, Andreas Bulling

    IEEE Pervasive Computing, 19(2), pp. 46-55, 2020.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  1. Combining Gaze Estimation and Optical Flow for Pursuits Interaction

    Combining Gaze Estimation and Optical Flow for Pursuits Interaction

    Mihai Bâce, Vincent Becker, Chenyang Wang, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. ACM International Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA), pp. 1-10, 2020.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project Best paper award

  2. Quantification of Users’ Visual Attention During Everyday Mobile Device Interactions

    Quantification of Users’ Visual Attention During Everyday Mobile Device Interactions

    Mihai Bâce, Sander Staal, Andreas Bulling

    Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), pp. 1–14, 2020.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  1. Wearable Eye Tracker Calibration at Your Fingertips

    Mihai Bâce, Sander Staal, Gábor Sörös

    ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications, 2018.

    Links BibTeX Project

  1. Collocated Multi-user Gestural Interactions with Unmodified Wearable Devices

    Mihai Bâce, Sander Staal, Gábor Sörös, Giorgio Corbellini

    Augmented Human Research, 2, 2017.

    Links BibTeX Project

  1. Augmenting Human Interaction Capabilities with Proximity, Natural Gestures, and Eye Gaze

    Mihai Bâce

    Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2017), 2017.

    Links BibTeX Project

  2. Facilitating Object Detection and Recognition through Eye Gaze

    Mihai Bâce, Philippe Schlattner, Vincent Becker, Gábor Sörös

    Proceedings of the Workshop on Object Recognition for Input and Mobile Interaction at the 19th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2017), 2017.

    Links BibTeX Project

  3. HandshakAR: Wearable Augmented Reality System for Effortless Information Sharing

    Mihai Bâce, Gábor Sörös, Sander Staal, Giorgio Corbellini

    Proceedings of the Augmented Human 2017 Conference (AH 2017), 2017.

    Links BibTeX Project

  1. ubiGaze: Ubiquitous Augmented Reality Messaging Using Gaze Gestures

    Mihai Bâce, Teemu Leppänen, Argenis Ramirez Gomez, David Gil Gomez

    SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016 Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, pp. 11:1–11:5, 2016.

    Links BibTeX Project

  1. Lightweight Indoor Localization System

    Mihai Bâce, Yvonne-Anne Pignolet

    Proceedings of the 8th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC 2015). Munich, Germany., pp. 160–167, 2015.

    Links BibTeX Project

  1. Lane identification and ego-vehicle accurate global positioning in intersections

    Voichita Popescu, Mihai Bâce, Sergiu Nedevschi

    Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2011). Baden-Baden, Germany., pp. 870 - 875, 2011.

    Links BibTeX Project

  2. Probabilistic Approach for Automated Reasoning for Lane Identification in Intelligent Vehicles

    Voichita Popescu, Mihai Bâce, Sergiu Nedevschi

    International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC 2011). Timisoara, Romania., pp. 255 - 258, 2011.

    Links BibTeX Project