Former Graduate Students

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Name/Advisor
Thesis
Current Position

2016

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

2015

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 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard

2014

Ilker Yildirim:
Jacobs
From perception to conception: learning multisensory representations Postdoctoral Fellow, 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
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, New York University

2012

Maria Diehl:
Romanski
Neuronal activity and connections of face and vocalization processing regions in the primate prefrontal cortex Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Puerto Rico
Cory Hussar:
Pasternak 
Representation of speed and direction in prefrontal cortex during motion discrimination tasks Senior Medical Writer at The Curry Rockefeller Group, LLC
Jaewon Hwang: Romanski Face and vocalization processing in the primate ventrolateral prefrontal cortex Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
Rahul Yadav: Yoon High-Resolution Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography and Ophthalmic Applications Product Development Engineer at KLA-Tencor

2011

Ramkumar Sabesan:
Yoon
Interaction between optical and neural factors affecting visual performance Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley
Ying Geng:
Williams
Wavefront sensing and high resolution adaptive optics imaging in the living rodent eye Optical Scientist at Corning Incorporated

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 Clinical Outcomes Specialist at Bausch + Lomb
Sapna Shroff:
Williams
Structured Illumination Imaging Computational Optics and Imaging Scientist at Light

2009

Vik Rao:
Pouget
Computing in the face of uncertainty: from neurons to behavior Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University
Babak Razavi:
Paige/O'Neill
Factors influencing human sound localization
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 II at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Constantin Rothkopf:
Hayhoe
Modular models of task based visually guided behavior Associate Professor, Technical University Darmstadt
Hal Greenwald:
Knill
Getting a grip on 3D surface orientation: binocular vision, cue integration, and computation Lead Neuroscientist, MITRE
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

2007

Daniel Gray:
Williams
High resolution in vivo imaging of retinal cells with adaptive optics fluorescence scanning laser ophthalmoscopy Senior Optical 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 Vice President, Scientific Director at Dudnyk

2005

Jason Droll:
Hayhoe
How tasks demands and prior knowledge control eye movements, visual attention and use of working memory Senior Scientist, MEA Forensic

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 Dean of Students, 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 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 Associate Professor, University of Houston
Zuohua Zhang:
Ballard
Distributed synchrony Senior Machine Learning Scientist, 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 University of Minnesota
Keith Schneider:
Bavelier
On visual prior entry  Associate Professor, York University

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 Director of User Research & Human Factors, Bressler Group

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 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