Center for Visual Science
The Center for Visual Science (CVS) is an interdepartmental program that brings together vision scientists at the University of Rochester. We are united by a shared conviction that the visual system can only be understood by the coordinated effort of diverse scientists focusing on different parts of the problem.
The expertise of CVS faculty spans psychophysical, optical, physiological, computational, anatomical, and clinical approaches to visual science. The role of the center is to integrate these approaches into a coordinated research effort. Over 35 participating investigators hold their primary appointments in one of seven departments: biomedical engineering, brain and cognitive sciences, the Flaum Eye Institute, neurology, neuroscience, the Institute of Optics, or Psychiatry. We are clustered in two main locations--the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. Vision research at Rochester falls within five major themes.