Dicky Nauli Sihite

Personal Info

3036 S Hoover St #305B
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 327-5123


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Master of Science in Computer Science (Expected May 2013)
Concentration: General/Artificial Intelligence
GPA: 3.04/4.00
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (May 2010)
Concentration: Computer System Architecture
GPA: 3.33/4.00

Krida Wacana Christian University, Jakarta, Indonesia
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (Nov 2007)
Concentration: Industrial Electrical
GPA: 3.58/4.00


  • A. Borji, D. N. Sihite, L. Itti, What/Where to Look Next? Modeling Top-down Visual Attention in Complex Interactive Environments, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A - Systems and Humans, pp. 1-16 (in press), 2012.
  • A. Borji, D. N. Sihite, L. Itti, Quantitative Analysis of Human-Model Agreement in Visual Saliency Modeling: A Comparative Study, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, pp. 1-16 (in press), 2012.
  • A. Borji, D. N. Sihite, L. Itti, Salient Object Detection: A Benchmark, In: Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Florence, Italy (LNCS 7573), pp. 414-429, Oct 2012.
  • A. Borji, D. N. Sihite, L. Itti, An Object-based Bayesian Framework for Top-down Visual Attention, In: Proc. Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12), Toronto, Canada, pp. 1529-1535, Aug 2012.
  • A. Borji, D. N. Sihite, L. Itti, Probabilistic Learning of Task-Specific Visual Attention, In: Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Providence, Rhode Island, pp. 1-8, Jun 2012.
  • A. Borji, S. Frintrop, D. N. Sihite, L. Itti, Adaptive Object Tracking by Learning Background Context, In: Proc. IEEE CVPR 2012, Egocentric Vision workshop, Providence, Rhode Island, pp. 1-8, Jun 2012.
  • A. Borji, D. N. Sihite, L. Itti. Modeling the Influence of Action on Spatial Attention in Visual Interactive Environments. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1-6, May 2012.
  • A. Borji, D. N. Sihite, L. Itti. Computational Modeling of Top-down Visual Attention in Interactive Environments. Proc. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2011), pp. 85.1-85.12, Sep 2011.
  • A. Borji, D. N. Sihite, L. Itti. Quantifying the relative influence of photographer bias and viewing strategy on scene viewing. Proc. Vision Science Society Annual Meeting (VSS11), May 2011.

Work Experience

iLab USC, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Research Assistant (Aug 2009 - Now)
  • Working on neural coding study
  • Conducted a study on human mechanisms on selection of the fixated salient object in a scene
  • Collecting and comparing score statistically of various saliency maps, object segmentation, and gist
  • Built a top-down eye-movement predictor for driving task using interactive game
  • Assisted on testing the accuracy of stereoscopic eye-tracker on 3D monitor
  • Beobot 2.0 design and maintenance
PT. Cahaya Kusuma Karya Electra, Jakarta, Indonesia
Part-time Electrical Installation Designer (2003 - Aug 2008)
  • Designed electrical installations for various residential houses
PT. Catur Mitra Adhikara, Jakarta, Indonesia
Intern, Assistant Engineer (Jul - Aug 2006)
  • Assisted in electronic hardware troubleshooting and repairs
  • Installed operating system and programs into new computers

Academic Projects

Neural Population Coding
iLab USC (Jan 2012 - Now)
  • Studying and modeling the optimal neural population coding in visual search task
Human mechanisms on fixated salient object selection
iLab USC (Jun – Dec 2012)
  • Studied the mechanisms by which humans choose and look at the most salient object in a scene
  • Conducted a benchmark of salient object detection models
Comparison of various Saliency Maps, Object Segmentation, Gist
iLab USC (Aug 2011 – Dec 2012)
  • Revisited Einhäuser 2008 study: Objects Predict Fixations Better Than Early Saliency
  • Ran score calculation for comparison of models with standard score matrix
  • Collected and compiled various saliency, object segmentation, gist codes and databases
Eye-movement predictor for driving task
iLab USC (Jan 2010 – Dec 2011)
  • Developed a model to predict eye-fixations under driving task
  • Recorded eye and wheel movement of driving games from various subjects
  • Implemented joystick movement recording system to existing eye-tracker and iLab toolkit
Beobot 2.0
iLab USC (Aug 2009 – Dec 2009)
  • Maintain all 8 computers and the hardware to run normally
  • Programmed a GPS and matrix LED interface system using Propeller μP
DIVA checker implemention with a historical table
Multithreaded Architectures, Dataflow Computing and Functional Programming (Aug – Dec 2009)

Tomasulo Out-of-order Simulation in Modelsim and FPGA (VHDL)
Digital System Design (Jul – Aug 2009)

Programmable Forklift Robot Control Based on Microcontroller AT89C52
Undergraduate Final Project (Jan – May 2007)


Indonesia (native), English (fluent)

Programming Language
C/C++, Java, Scripting (matlab, shell, python, perl), VHDL

Web Programming Language/System
HTML/CSS, Javascript, Perl, XML, JSON, DOM, AJAX, Apache

Microsoft Office/Open Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio;
National Instruments Multisim & Ultiboard; CadSoft Eagle; Solidworks;
Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, Flash; 3D Studio Max;

Operating Systems
Windows, Linux (Ubuntu, Mandriva)


  • USC eSports, University of Southern California
  • UNICEF USC Volunteer, University of Southern California
  • Electrical Engineering Student Association (HME), Krida Wacana Christian University