Frontiers in Virtual Reality

31st CVS Symposium
June 1-3, 2018 at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY

Download the Symposium Program (pdf)

Thursday, May 31

7:00 - 9:00 pm—Registration & Welcome Reception, Strathallan Hotel


Friday, June 1

***12pm – 4pm & 5:30pm – 9:00pm: Oculus Rift demo station, Bausch & Lomb Parlor

8:20 - 9:00 am—Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:05 am—Welcome: David Williams, University of Rochester

9:05 - 10:05 am—Keynote: Martin Banks, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Accommodation, vergence, and stereoscopic displays

10:05 - 11:05 am—Keynote: Barry Silverstein, Facebook Reality Labs
The Opportunities and Challenges of Creating Artificial Perception Through Augmented and Virtual Reality

11:05 am - 2:00 pm—Lunch (off site)

Session 1: Multisensory Processing
Chair: Edmund Lalor, University of Rochester

2:00 - 2:30 pm—Roberta Klatzky, Carnegie Mellon University
Haptic rendering of material properties

2:30 - 3:00 pm—Amir Amedi, Hebrew University
Nature vs. Nurture factors in shaping up topographical maps and category selectivity in the human brain: insight from SSD and VR fMRI experiments

3:00 - 4:00 pm—Coffee break & posters

Session 2: Applications
Chair: Krystel Huxlin, University of Rochester

4:00 - 4:30 pm—Matthew Noyes, NASA Johnson Space Center
Hybrid Reality: One Giant Leap For Full Dive

4:30 - 5:00 pm—Benjamin Backus, Vivid Vision Inc. and SUNY College of Optometry
Mobile VR for vision testing and treatment

5:00 - 5:30 pm—Stephen Engel, University of Minnesota
Inducing visual neural plasticity using virtual reality

6:00 - 9:00 pm—Grazing dinner & poster session


Saturday, June 2

***8:20am – 4:30pm: Oculus Rift demo station, Bausch & Lomb Parlor

8:20 - 9:00 am—Registration & Breakfast

Session 3: AR/VR Displays and Optics
Chair: Michael Murdoch, RIT

9:00 - 9:30 am—Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester
Augmented reality and the freeform revolution

9:30 - 10:00 am—Kaan Akşit, NVIDIA
Computational Near Eye Display Optics

10:00 - 10:30 am—Marina Zannoli, Oculus VR
Perception-centered development of AR/VR displays

10:30 - 11:00 am—Yon Visell, UC Santa Barbara
Haptics at Multiple Scales: Engineering and Science

11:00 am - 1:15 pm—Lunch (off site)

Session 4: Space and Navigation
Chair: Greg DeAngelis, University of Rochester

1:30 - 2:00 pm—Aman Saleem, University College London
Vision to Navigation: Information processing between the Visual Cortex and Hippocampus

2:00 - 2:30 pm—Arne Ekstrom, UC Davis Center for Neuroscience
How virtual and altered reality can help us to understand the neural basis of human spatial navigation

2:30 - 3:00 pm—Mary Hayhoe, University of Texas Austin
Spatial Memory and Visual Search in Immersive Environments

3:00 - 4:00 pm—Coffee break & posters

Session 5: Perception and Action
Chair: Martina Poletti, University of Rochester

4:00 - 4:30 pm—Sarah Creem-Regehr, University of Utah
Through the Child’s Looking Glass: A Comparison of Children and Adult Perception and Action in Virtual Environments

4:30 - 5:00 pm—Gabriel Diaz, Rochester Institute of Technology
Unrestricted Movements of the Eyes and Head When Coordinated by Task

5:00 - 5:30 pm—Jody Culham, Western University
Differences between reality and common proxies raise questions about which aspects of virtual environments matter in cognitive neuroscience

6:00 - 9:00 pm—Banquet


Sunday, June 3

9:00 - 9:30 am—Breakfast

Session 6: Visual Perception
Chair: Gabriel Diaz, Rochester Institute of Technology

9:30 - 10:00 am—Flip Phillips, Skidmore College
Exploring the Uncanny Valley

10:00 - 10:30 am—Wendy Adams, University of Southampton
Material rendering for perception: vision, touch and natural statistics

10:30 - 11:00 am—Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30 am—Laurie Wilcox, York University, Centre for Vision Research
Depth perception in virtual environments

11:30 am - 12:00 pm—Bas Rokers, University of Wisconsin
Processing of Sensory Signals in Virtual Reality

12:00 - 1:00 pm—Box Lunch (on site)