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RIT Researchers Win First Place in Facebook Research Eye-Tracking Challenge

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RIT researchers Rakshit Kothari, Aayush Chaudhary, and Manoj Acharya

Rakshit Kothari (left), Aayush Chaudhary (front), Manoj Acharya (back) led RIT's winning project for FB Research's OpenEDS Challenge.

Credit: A. Sue Weisler / RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers took the top prize in Facebook Research's OpenEDS Challenge for developing a real-time eye-tracking technique that considers the eye’s iris, pupil, and sclera separately.

"When we talk about doing eye tracking on a device such as your cellphone, you need models that are small, that can run in real time," said RIT's Rakshit Kothari. "You need to be able to just take out your cellphone and have it work right away, without much computation."

The team donated its $5,000 prize money to the newly established Willem "Bill" Brouwer Endowed Fellowship to support graduate student research in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.

From  Rochester Institute of Technology
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