Upcoming Research Talks

July 6, 2020
12:00 p.m., Zoom meeting

Jeff Pelz, Rochester Institute of Technology
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Research Talk: Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning in Eyetracking Today

Modern Pupil-Corneal Reflection (P-CR) eyetracking systems were developed 50 years ago and have evolved in recent years, shrinking and becoming easier to use with technical innovations in imaging. The development of real-time computer-vision routines supported more complex eyetracking algorithms, and today relatively robust 3D tracking is possible under constrained conditions. In recent years, enhanced computer graphics capabilities have been leveraged to speed the development of new systems by modeling illumination and image capture. The new generation of machine learning methods has brought rapid advances in the complex areas of eye/head/gaze event detection, eye-image segmentation, and potentially to end-to-end eyetracking systems. The combination of realistic graphical rendering, advanced computer vision algorithms, and machine learning offers the promise of a revolution in eyetracking by supporting the design of learning-based systems that can be trained on an unlimited supply of computer-generated 'ground-truth' imagery.

July 13, 2020
12:00 p.m., Zoom meeting

Steven Silverstein, Psychiatry M&D Research, University of Rochester
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July 20, 2020
12:00 p.m., Zoom meeting

Gabe Diaz, Rochester Institute of Technology
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July 27, 2020
12:00 p.m., Zoom meeting

Manuel Gomez-Ramirez, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
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Past Research Talks


June 29, 2020

Brian Keane, Psychiatry M&D Research, University of Rochester

Is contour interpolation cognitively encapsulated? A case study of when cognition can (and cannot) influence visual perception

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January 17, 2019

Junzhong Liang, Krypton Vision, Inc.

Solving Presbyopia through Innovated Optical Designs

January 21, 2019

Dora Biro, University of Oxford

From individual cognition to collective organisation

January 23, 2019

William Beltran, University of Pennsylvania

Use of a canine model of retinal degeneration (RHO-adRP) to develop a corrective gene therapy for this disorder

July 10, 2019

Susana Marcos, Instituto de Optics, CSIC

Linking ocular structure, biomechanics, optics and vision

July 18, 2019

David Field, Cornell University

Where is the peak of contrast sensitivity

July 25, 2019

Arthur G. Shapiro, Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, American University

Color illusion as a spatial binding problem

August 21, 2019

Michele Basso, Vincent and Stella Coates Chair in Neurobiology, UCLA

The Role of the Basal Ganglia and Superior Colliculus in Perceptual Decision-Making

September 30, 2019

Michael Webster, University of Nevada, Reno

Adaptation and visual experience


February 19, 2018

Monique Mendes, CVS Trainee, University of Rochester

Microglial contributions to circuit changes following sensory-driven plasticity in the visual system

March 5, 2018

Marie Amalric, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester

Cortical underpinning of high-level mathematical processing

March 26, 2018

Michael Melnick, CVS Trainee, University of Rochester

Elucidating mechanisms of perceptual enhancements caused by transcranial neurostimulation

April 9, 2018

Kim Schauder, CVS Trainee, University of Rochester

Initial Eye Gaze Patterns to Faces and their Functional Consequence on Face Identification Abilities in Autism Spectrum Disorder

April 23, 2018

Jake Yates, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester

Presaccadic modulation of sensory responses in primary visual cortex

April 30, 2018

Richard Lange, Graduate Student, BCS, University of Rochester

A (New and Improved) Perceptual Confirmation Bias from Approximate Online Inference

June 18, 2018

Adam Snyder, BCS Faculty, University of Rochester

High-dimensional coding of vision in neural populations


February 17, 2017

Farran Briggs, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Exploring vision and attention at the level of neuronal circuits

February 27, 2017

Kimberly Schauder, University of Rochester

Information Processing Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the Lens of Vision Science

March 13, 2017

Charlie Granger, Graduate Student, University of Rochester

Autofluorescence imaging of retinal pigment epithelial cells in the living human eye

March 27, 2017

Kristina Nielsen, Johns Hopkins

Development of complex motion processing in the ferret

April 24, 2017

Jake Yates, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester

Decoding from populations of MT neurons during motion-discrimination

July 10, 2017

Krishnan Padmanabhan, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, University of Rochester

Interrogating diversity in neural circuit

August 21, 2017

Mark Buckley, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester

The interaction of mechanics and disease in the cornea

October 2, 2017

Ross Maddox, U. Rochester, BME

Better listening through uninformative visual stimuli

October 4, 2017

Kamal Dhakal, U. Rochester

Optical Manipulation of Cells with Optogenetics

October 16, 2017

Ed Lalor, U. Rochester, BME

Early visual processing deficits in schizophrenia: investigating the two-stream hypothesis

October 30, 2017

Jonathan Samir Matthis, University of Texas Austin

Optic flow and the visual control of foot placement when walking over real-world rough terrain

November 6, 2017

Robert Jacobs, Professor, BCS, University of Rochester

Human Inference of Object Shape: Lessons for AI