ETSA 2015 Keynote Speakers

Kenneth Holmqvist

Kenneth Holmqvist

Kenneth Holmqvist is a professor in Psychology (Ph.D. Apr 1993), who now holds a tenure position as head of the eye-tracking group in Lund. Over the past ten years, the research in Holmqvist’s group has focused on central themes in eye tracking, EEG and human measures research to improve measures and methods, the theoretically important psychological question of mental imagery, individual differences in cognition, attention (also in autism and special populations), and several strands of applied research, where methods can be tested in a real setting. He has also pioneered the development of novel methods of working remotely, teaching remotely, and collaborating online, in order to bring the expertise of the lab to a wider audience. During this period, Holmqvist has been the principle investigator of a number of nationally funded projects (total sum amounts to 5.978.000 EUR).

During the past 10 years, Holmqvist built up a very successful research group in eye-tracking and cognition. The eye-tracking group in Lund is today the biggest in Scandinavia in terms of equipment, number of researchers and international publications (40+ eye-trackers, 9 full-time post-graduate/post-doctorate researchers, 20+ co-affiliated researchers, and 102 peer reviewed journal publications since the group was established around 1998, 39 peer reviewed conference keynotes, talks and posters since 2005, and 20+ TV, radio and newspapers appearances).