Former Graduate Students

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Name/Advisor
Thesis
Current Position

2017

Goker Erdogan:
Jacobs/Luo
Shape Perception as Bayesian Inference of Modality-Independent Part-Based 3D Object-Centered Shape Representations  

2016

Kaitlyn Bankieris:
Aslin
Is Synesthesia More than Unusual Associations? Examining Cue Combination and Various Forms of Learning in Synesthetes Data Scientist, Mission Health

2015

Adam Pallus:
Freedman
Head Movement Control in Visual Pursuit Senior Fellow, University of Washington 
Ruyuan Zhang:
Bavelier/Tadin
Computational and Psychophysical Mechanisms of Brain Plasticity induced by Perceptual Learning  Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota 
Drew Scoles:
Dubra/Williams
Expanding the Applications of Adaptive Optics Scanning Light Ophthalmoscopy  
Adam Bosen:
Paige/O'Neill
Visual Capture and Recalibration of Auditory Spatial Perception  
Thomas Blanchard:
Hayden
Value Computations and Representation Data scientist, Fresenius Medical Care

2014

Ilker Yildirim:
Jacobs
From perception to conception: learning multisensory representations Research Scientist, MIT
Len Zheleznyak:
Yoon
Overcoming presbyopia by manipulating the eye's optics Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester

2013

Anasuya Das:
Huxlin
Retinotopic organization and specificity of perceptual learning in cortical blindness Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU
Kevin Dieter:
Tadin
Influences of Selected Attention during Binocular Rivalry Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University
Davis Glasser:
Tadin
Adaptation, Modularity, and Mechanisms of Suppression in the Motion System Data Scientist, Knewton
Laurel Issen:
Knill
Using Optic Flow to Determine Direction of Heading: Patterns of Spatial Information Use in Visually-Intact Human Observers and Following Vision Loss Research Associate, Imperial College London
Hyung-Goo Kim:
DeAngelis
Neural Basis of Depth Perception from Motion Parallax Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
Ben Masella:
Williams
Functional Measurements of Retinal Phototoxicity using Photopigment Densitometry and Adaptive Optics Senior Optical Engineer, Optikos Corporation
Ashley McDermott:
Bavelier
A Comparison of Two Video Game Genres as Cognitive Training Tools in Older Adults Senior Manager of Evidence Development and Cognitive Science at Atentiv, Inc.
Emin Orhan:
Jacobs
Theoretical Investigations in Visual Short-Term Memory: Structured Probabilistic Representations, Model Mismatch and Neural Population Coding Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine

2012

Maria Diehl:
Romanski
Neuronal activity and connections of face and vocalization processing regions in the primate prefrontal cortex
Cory Hussar:
Pasternak 
Representation of speed and direction in prefrontal cortex during motion discrimination tasks VP, Scientific Director, Lead Strategist he Curry Rockefeller Group, LLC
Jaewon Hwang: Romanski Face and vocalization processing in the primate ventrolateral prefrontal cortex Staff Scientist, NIH
Rahul Yadav: Yoon High-Resolution Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography and Ophthalmic Applications Product Development Engineer, KLA-Tencor

2011

Ramkumar Sabesan:
Yoon
Interaction between optical and neural factors affecting visual performance Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Ying Geng:
Williams
Wavefront sensing and high resolution adaptive optics imaging in the living rodent eye Optical Scientist, Oculus Research

2010

Renjie Li:
Bavelier
The effects of action video game playing on low level vision Head of Data Science, Riot Games
Lana Nagy:
Yoon
Higher order spherical aberration interactions to increase depth of focus and retinal image quality for presbyopic corrections Sr. Surgical Speciaist, Glaukos Corporation
Sapna Shroff:
Williams
Structured Illumination Imaging Research Scientist, Oculus

2009

Vik Rao:
Pouget
Computing in the face of uncertainty: from neurons to behavior Assistant Professor, Hamilton College
Babak Razavi:
Paige/O'Neill
Factors influencing human sound localization Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Medicine
Bernard P. Gee:
Merigan
Do the major retinal parallel processing streams play different roles in visual search?  Faculty, Western Connecticut State University

2008

Meghan Riley*:
Huxlin
Perceptual learning of visual motion discriminations in humans with primary visual cortical (V1) damage IRB Analyst III at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Constantin Rothkopf:
Hayhoe
Modular models of task based visually guided behavior Director, Cognitive Science Center and Associate Professor, Technical University Darmstadt
Hal Greenwald:
Knill
Getting a grip on 3D surface orientation: binocular vision, cue integration, and computation
Jelena Jovancevic Misic:
Hayhoe
Control of attention and gaze in complex environments Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh 
C. Shawn Green:
Bavelier
The effects of action video game experience on perceptual decision making Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jessica Morgan:
Williams
In vivo imaging of the retinal pigment epithelial cells Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania and Director, Advanced Retinal Imaging, Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics

2007

Daniel Gray:
Williams
High resolution in vivo imaging of retinal cells with adaptive optics fluorescence scanning laser ophthalmoscopy Chief Engineer at Lighthouse Imaging Corporation 

2006

Jeong Woo Sohn:
Lee
Action value and motor sequence representation in the primate medial frontal cortex Principal Researcher, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation
Daniel Zaksas:
Pasternak
Neural circuitry for the maintenance and manipulation of visual motion information Senior Vice President, Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs at Dudnyk

2005

Jason Droll:
Hayhoe
How tasks demands and prior knowledge control eye movements, visual attention and use of working memory Human Factors Scientist, Talas Engineering, Inc.

2004

Jason Porter:
Williams
Sources of the monochromatic aberrations induced in human eyes after laser refractive surgery Associate Professor, University of Houston College of Optometry
Rebecca Sappington:
Calkins
Pressure-induced intrinsic and extrinsic modulation of retinal ganglion cell apoptosis in an in vitro model of glaucoma Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt Eye Institute

2003

Joseph Atkins:
Jacobs
Experience-dependent visual cue integration based on consistencies and discrepancies between visual and haptic percepts Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Programs and Support, Dean of Students, Psychology, Colby College
Sophie Deneve:
Pouget
Optimal estimations and computations with population codes by interconnected cortical networks Faculty, Ecole Normale Supérieure
Melissa Dominguez:
Jacobs
Developing vision Senior Software Engineer, Google
Michael Froehler:
Duffy
Spatial and temporal integration for cognitive mapping in cortical area MST Faculty, Vanderbilt University
Michael Hanna:
Calkins
Expression of genes encoding glutamate receptors and transporters in morphologically identified cells of the primate retina  
Heidi Hofer:
Williams
Implications of the trichromatic mosaic for color vision
Zuohua Zhang:
Ballard
Distributed synchrony Manager, Machine Learning, Amazon.com
Shenghuo Zhu:
Ballard
Learning to cooperate

Principle Engineer, Alibaba Group

2002

Marc Dubin:
Duffy
The effects of behavioral tasks on optic flow responses of MST neurons Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Ruskin Hunt:
Aslin/Weliky
The induction of categories from distributionally defined contexts: evidence from a serial reaction time task Research Associate, University of Minnesota
Keith Schneider:
Bavelier
On visual prior entry  Associate Professor, University of Delaware

2001

Jessica Bayliss:
Ballard
A flexible brain-computer interface Associate Professor, Rochester Inst. of Technology
James Magnuson:
Hayhoe
The microstructure of spoken word recognition Professor, University of Connecticut

2000

William Page:
Duffy
Neuronal mechanisms of spatial orientation during eye movements Research Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

1999

Ione Fine:
Jacobs
Perceptual learning for discriminating complex gratings Associate Professor, University of Washington
James Müller:
Lennie
Gain controls and pattern-selectivity in striate cortex (V1)

1997

David Bensinger:
Hayhoe
Visual working memory in the context of ongoing natural behaviors Founder, Bensinger Technology

1996

Andrea Li:
Lennie
Color and brightness in texture segmentation Associate Professor, Queens College

1995

Keith Karn:
Hayhoe
Spatial representations for programming saccadic eye movements Principal Consultant - Human Factors in Context

1992

Per Møller:
Hayhoe
Influence of color on motion segmentation Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
Nobutoshi Sekiguchi:
Williams
Contrast sensitivity for isoluminant interference fringes in human foveal vision  
Ann Skoczenski:
Aslin
The development of position sensitivity in the infant visual system: evoked potentials, motion and blur Senior Program Manager, Massachusetts General Hospital

1990

Mark Fairchild:
Lennie
Chromatic adaptation and color appearance Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Education, College of Science; Professor & Director, Program of Color Science/Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Rochester Institute of Technology
*Left with Masters