Aizenman, Carlos

Neuroscience

Understanding the role of experience in

shaping the development of visual

circuits.

Areas of interest:

Development

Plasticity

Visually-Guided Behavior

Anderson, James

Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

To develop preliminary hardware

designs, programming techniques, and

software applications for a brain-like

computing system. 

Areas of interest:

Brain-like computation: hardware and

software.

Cognitive modeling using neural

networks.

Berson, David

Neuroscience

Characterizing the physiology and

anatomy of retinal output channels

Areas of interest:

Retinal structure and function

Subcortical visual centers

Circadian rhythms

Bienenstock, Elie

Neuroscience/Applied Math

The nature of the code(s) that our

brains use to create, store, retrieve,

matchand compose---and more

generally compute with---neural

representations ofexternal events,

stimuli, sensations or actions still             

largely eludes us.

Black, Michael J.

Computer Science

Mathematical and computational models

of image motion with an emphasis on

human movement and discontinuous

optical flow.

Area of interest:

Computer vision

Human pose, shape and motion

Probabilistic models

Broackes, Justin

Philosophy

History of the theory of Perception from

the Ancient Greeks to the present day

Areas of interest:

Colour Vision

Colour Blindness

Burwell, Rebecca

CLPS

The neural basis of attention and

memory

Areas of interest:

visuospatial attention, memory,

parahippocampal function

Chappell, Richard L

Cellular Dynamics (MBL)

Understanding the role of zinc in

vision and disease.

Areas of interest:

Neural interactions of the retina

Retinal neuropharmacology

Zinc as a retinal neuromodulator

Cooper, David

Engineering

Development and application of new

geometric, algebraic, and probabilistic

approaches, models, and algorithms for

recognizing and estimating 2D and 3D

geometric information from images,

video, and range data.

Areas of interest:

Pattern recognition

Applied stochastic processes

Computer vision

Cooper, Leon

Physics

Neural networks, including architecture,

learning rules, and real world

applications; the biological basis of

memory and learning.

Areas of interest:

Neural Networks

Learning and Memory Storage

Hippocampus

Creton, Robbert

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and

Biochemistry (MCB)

Automated analyses of behavior in

response to visual stimuli.

Areas of interest:

Development

Regeneration

Visually-guided behavior

Domini, Fulvio

Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

Areas of interest:

3D Shape Perception

Psychophysics

Computational Modeling

Dunlop, Katherine

Philosophy

Early modern treatments of

mathematics and science, with special

reference to theories of perception.

Areas of interest:

Spatial representation

Epistemology of perception

Felzenszwalb, Pedro

Engineering and Computer Science 

Research description:

Models and algorithms for perception,

inference and learning.

Areas of interest:

Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence,

Machine Learning, Discrete Algorithms

Geman, Stuart

Applied Math

Physiological and anatomical

foundations of mental representation

Areas of interest:

Hierarchy in computer and biological

vision.

The role of fine-temporal structure in

neural representation.

Physiological and anatomical

foundations of mental representation.

Gidas, Basilis

Applied Math

Tracking and Recognizing Moving

Objects in Cluttered Environments

Areas of interest:

Computational Molecular Biology

Tracking Moving Objects

Speech Recognition

Grenander, Ulf

Applied Math (Emeritus)

Modeling the human mind

Areas of interest:

Pattern theory

Computational cognition

Matt Harrison

Applied Math

Statistical principles for unsupervised

learning of visual hierarchies.

Areas of interest:

Statistical methods in neuroscience

Pattern theory

Information theory

Perceptual organization

Hays, James

Computer Science

Scene understanding and image

manipulation driven by "Internet-scale"

data.

Computer Vision

Scene Understanding

Computational Photography

Hill, Christopher

Philosophy

My current project is a book on

consciousness.

Areas of interest:

Consciousness

Metaphysics & Epistemology of

Perception

Truth-conditional semantics (truth,

reference, semantic correspondence

and related topics)


Jenkins, Odest (Chad)

Computer Science

Computational perception for human-

robot teams and robot learning

Areas of interest:

Robot Vision and Perception

Markerless Motion Capture

Action and Activity Recognition

Kimia, Benjamin

Engineering

My interest is shape-based object

recognition, localization, and

categorization, as guided by

computational constrainsts as well as

the human visual system.

Areas of interest:

Object Recognition

Categorization

Perceptual Grouping

Laidlaw, David

Computer Science

Building, testing, and understanding

computational and visualization tools for

application in scientific analysis.

Areas of interest:

Scientific visualization

Applied perception and cognition

McIlwain, James T.

Neuroscience (Emeritus)

Understanding spatial transformations

in the visual system

Areas of interest:

Oculomotor control

Distributed spatial coding

Sensory-motor transformations

Superior colliculus and its functions

Migliori, Michael E.  

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist in Chief

Rhode Island Hospital Division of

Ophthalmology, the primary teaching

facility for the Ophthalmology

Residency of the Warren Alpert Medical

School at Brown University.

Mumford, David

Applied Math (Emeritus)

What are the right mathematical models

for vision?

Areas of interest:

Theory of shape

Statistics of natural images

Mundy, Joseph

Engineering

Joseph Mundy is developing a

Computer tomography (CT) analysis

system for characterizing microscopic

blood vessel structure in living tissue

that will be applied to the rapid drug

development of cancer blocking

medicines.

Neskovic, Pedja

Physics (Research)

Biologically-inspired computer vision,

statistical pattern recognition, and

machine learning.

Areas of interest:

Pattern Recognition

Computer Vision

Machine Learning

Paradiso, Michael

Neuroscience

The neural basis of visual perception.

Areas of interest:

Visual dynamics

Natural vision

Temporal coding

Serre, Thomas

CLiPS

To understand the brain mechanisms

underlying the recognition of

objects and complex visual scenes

using a combination of behavioral,

imaging and physiological techniques,

which are supported by rigorous

computational models.

Areas of interest:

Biological and machine vision

Computational neuroscience

Sanes, Jerome

Neuroscience

Investigating mechanisms of visual-

motor coordination and learning using

neuroimaging and psychophysics.

Areas of interest:

Visual-motor coordination

Visual-motor learning

Neuroimaging

Sasaki, Yuka

CLPS

Understanding neural mechanisms of

visual learning and roles of sleep

Areas of Interest:

Visual perceptual learning

Learning consolidation during sleep

Neuroimaging

Schloss, Karen 

CLPS

Understanding visual perception and

aesthetic response

Areas of interest:

Color Perception and Aesthetics

Perceptual Organization

Information Visualization

Visual Illusions

Sheinberg, David

Neuroscience

How the brain sees a complex world.

Areas of interest:

Object perception

Visual recognition

Behavioral neurophysiology

Song, Joo-Hyun

CLIPS

Investigating underlying mechanisms

involved in integrating higher-order

cognitive processes and visually-

guided actions

Areas of interests:

Target selection

Decision-making

Attention

Visually-guided actions

Sudderth, Erik

Computer Science

Statistical approaches to visual

tracking, recognition, and scene

understanding, including probabilistic

graphical models and Bayesian

nonparametrics.

Areas of Interest:

Computer Vision

Machine Learning

Statistics of Natural Scenes

Taubin, Gabriel

Engineering

Development of efficient, simple, and

mathematically sound algorithms to

operate on 3D objects represented as

polygonal meshes, with an emphasis on

technologies to enable the use of 3D

models for Web-based applications.

Tsiaras, William

Ophthalmology

Appointment at Brown Medical School:

Clinical Professor of Surgery

(Ophthalmology).

Warren, William

CLPS

Research focuses on the visual control

of locomotion and navigation, combining

experiments in a large-scale virtual

environment (the VENLab) with

dynamic systems modeling.

Areas of interest:

Locomotor behaviors

Watanabe, Takeo

CLPS

The neural basis of visual plasticity,

decision-making and preference

Areas of interest:

Visual perceptual learning

Decision-making and preference

Online neurofeedback

Welch, Leslie

Psychology

Understanding low- to mid-level feature

representation.

Areas of interest:

Visual psychophysics

Motion perception

Perceptual learning

Wooten, Billy

Psychology

My research is concerned with several

aspects of vision and visual perception.

Areas of interest:

Physiological Optics

Achromatic Perception

Color Vision

Zimmerman, Anita

MPPB

Understanding the function and

regulation of ion channels in visual

transduction and retinal disease.

Areas of interest:

Visual transduction

Retinal diseases

Ion channels

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