Vision-related Courses

CVS faculty have designed a series of courses to provide training in vision sciences.

Two "foundations" courses form the core of the curriculum. These courses provide students with a general background knowledge of sensory systems and high-level perceptual function. The foundations courses are team taught by CVS faculty and integrate all four principle research approaches used in modern vision science: computational, neuroscientific, psychophysical, and optical.

The foundations courses are supplemented by a series of seminars in advanced topics in vision or related fields. CVS works to insure that at least one advanced seminar is taught per year, either through the CVS special topics seminar or through a seminar offered in an affiliated department.

The foundations and seminar courses are supplemented by regular course offerings in their own or other departments. The director of vision training also teaches a bi-annual course in grant writing in which students develop NIH NRSA proposals for submission at the end of the spring term.

Foundation Courses

Special Topics Seminars

Professional Development Courses

  • BCS 582 Grant Writing Workshop
  • IND 501 Ethics in Research

Other Regularly Offered Courses

  • CSC 446 Mathematical Foundations of AI
  • CSC 449/BCS 536 Machine Vision
  • BCS 512 Computational Methods in Cognitive Science
  • BCS 541 Integrative Neuroscience
  • BCS 547 Introduction to Computational Neuroscience
  • CSC 577 Seminar in AI
  • OPT 591 Adaptive Optics Reading Course
  • BCS 513 Introduction to fMRI: Imaging, Computational Analysis & Neural Representations