Faculty Biography

John Magee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: (508) 793-7399
Email: jmagee@clarku.edu

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Education

Magee holds a Ph.D and M.A. in Computer Science from Boston University, and a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Boston College. 

Current Research and Teaching

John Magee's primary research interests include Computer Vision, Human-Computer Interaction, Accessible Computing, and Assistive Technology.  He investigates novel user interface technologies that enable people with profound disabilities to communicate and participate socially in the world around them through computers. A major focus area is ability-based interfaces that change and adapt to provide for the diverse education, communication, and social needs of users of all abilities. He is also interested in applying Computer Vision and Human-Computer Interaction techniques to interdisciplinary problems and establishing collaborations with Biology, GIS, Psychology, and Education.

Publications

Journals:

Christopher W. Kwan, Isaac Paquette, John J. Magee, and Margrit Betke, "Adaptive Sliding Menubars Make Existing Software More Accessible to People with Severe Motion Impairments," Universal Access in the Information Society, 17 pages, 2013. In press. pdf.

J. J. Magee, M. Betke, J. Gips, M. R. Scott, B. N. Waber, "A human-computer interface using symmetry between eyes to detect gaze direction," IEEE Transactions on Systems Man & Cybernetics, 38(6):1-14, November 2008. Abstract. Pdf file. Video.


Chapters in Books:

J.J. Magee, M.R. Scott, B.N. Waber and M. Betke. "A Real-Time Vision Interface Based on Gaze Detection -- EyeKeys" in "Real-Time Vision for Human-Computer Interaction,"Kisacanin, Branislav; Pavlovic, Vladimir; Huang, Thomas S. (Eds.) 2005, pages 141-157, Springer-Verlag.


Conference and Workshop Publications and Abstracts:

J. J. Magee and M. Betke. Automatically Generating Online Social Network Messages to Combat Social Isolation of People with Disabilities. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI International), Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2013. 10 pp. In press. pdf

J. J. Magee and L. Han. "Integrating a Science Perspective into an Introductory Computer Science Course." The 3rd IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), Princeton, NJ, 9 March 2013. Best Paper Award.

J. J. Magee, C. Kwan, M. Betke and F. Hietpas. "Enhancing Social Connections Through Automatically-Generated Online Social Network Messages." The 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'11, Dundee, Scotland, U.K., October 2011. pdf.

C. Kwan, I. Paquette, J. J. Magee, P. Y. Lee, and M. Betke. "Click Control: Improving Mouse Interaction for People with Motor Impairments." The 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS'11, Dundee, Scotland, U.K., October 2011. pdf.

J. J. Magee, S. Epstein, E. S. Missimer, C. Kwan, and M. Betke. "Adaptive mouse-replacement interface control functions for users with disabilities." In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI International), Orlando, Florida, July 2011. 10 pp. Abstract, pdf.

J. J. Magee, S. Epstein and E. Missimer, and M. Betke. "Adaptive mappings for mouse-replacement interfaces." In The 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2010), Orlando, Florida, USA, October 2010. pdf.

E. Missimer, S. Epstein, J. J. Magee, and M. Betke. "Customizable keyboard." In The 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2010), Orlando, Florida, USA, October 2010. pdf.


J. Magee. "Plug-in Vehicles and the Plug - Policy to address the Chicken or the Egg Problem." In 2010 IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply, Waltham, MA, USA, September 2010. Abstract.

J. Magee and M. Betke. "HAIL: hierarchical adaptive interface layout." In K. Miesenberger et al., editor, 12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2010), Vienna, Austria, Part 1, LNCS 6179, pages 139-146. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2010. pdf. Abstract.

J. Magee, Z. Wu, H. Chennamaneni, S. Epstein, D. H. Theriault, and M. Betke. "Towards a multi-camera mouse-replacement interface." In A. Fred, editor, The 10th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Information Systems - PRIS 2010. In conjunction with ICEIS 2010, Madeira, Portugal - June 2010, pages 33-42, INSTICC Press, 2010. pdf.

C. Connor, E. Yu, J. Magee, E. Cansizoglu, S. Epstein, and M. Betke, 2009. "Movement and Recovery Analysis of a Mouse-Replacement Interface for Users with Severe Disabilities." Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction within 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2009), San Diego, CA, July 2009. pdf.

L. B. Premerlani, M. Betke, N. Hristov, J. J. Magee, J. Reichard, S. Sclaroff, T. H. Kunz. "Stereoscopic Reconstruction of Flight Paths of Foraging Bats Using Multiple Thermal Infrared Cameras," 36th Annual North American Symposium on Bat Research (NASBR), Wilmington, NC, October, 2006. pdf.

B. Waber, J. Magee, and M. Betke. "Web Mediators for Accessible Browsing." C. Stephanidis, M. Pieper (Eds.), Universal Access in Ambient Intelligence Environments -- 9th International ERCIM Workshop "User Interfaces For All" UI4ALL 2006, Königswinter, Germany, September 2006, Revised Papers. LNCS 4397, pages 447-466. Springer-Verlag. Abstract. pdf. See also Technical Report BU-CS-2006-007: pdf.26 pp.

B. N. Waber, J. J. Magee, and M. Betke. "Fast Head Tilt Detection for Human-Computer Interaction." Proceedings of the ICCV Workshop on Human Computer Interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10 pp., Beijng, China, October 2005. Springer Verlag. Abstract. pdf.

S. Sclaroff, M. Betke, G. Kollios, J. Alon, V. Athitsos, R. Li, J. Magee, and T. Tian. "Tracking, analysis, recognition of human gestures in video." In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, Seoul, Korea, August 2005. Invited paper.

J.J. Magee, M.R. Scott, B.N. Waber and M. Betke. "EyeKeys: A Real-time Vision Interface Based on Gaze Detection from a Low-grade Video Camera." Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop (CVPRW'04), Volume 10: Workshop on Real-Time Vision for Human-Computer Interaction (RTV4HCI), Washington, D.C., pp. 159-166, Washington, D.C., June 2004, pdf. A revised version of the paper appeared under the title "A Real-Time Vision Interface Based on Gaze Detection -- EyeKeys" in "Real-Time Vision for Human-Computer Interaction," Kisacanin, Branislav; Pavlovic, Vladimir; Huang, Thomas S. (Eds.) 2005, pages 141-157, Springer-Verlag. Abstract. pdf.

M. Betke, B. Mullally, J. Magee, "Active Detection of Eye Scleras in Real Time." Proceedings of the IEEE CVPR Workshop on Human Modeling, Analysis and Synthesis, Hilton Head Island, SC, June 2000. pdf