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Wolfe Lab 2015
Dante, Farah, Olivia, Bea, Jungyeon, Krista, Kala, Aire, Avi, Sahaj, Arnab and Lindong!
Jeremy Wolfe is the head of the lab. He is Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiology at Harvard Medical School. In addition, he is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University. He received his AB in 1977 from Princeton and his Ph.D. in Psychology from MIT in 1981. He is married to Julie Sandell (Assoc. Provost for Faculty Affairs, Boston U) and has three sons (Ben-29; postdoc at the MIT AgeLab, to see more of his work click here), Philip-27, and Simon -19. Click here to read his curriculum vitae.
Matthew S. Cain
Matt received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied cognitive control, task switching, attention, and video game players. From there, he got his first taste of visual search, working as a postdoc with Steve Mitroff at Duke University, studying miss errors in multiple-target visual search as well as trying to understand the impact of media multitasking behavior in attentional control. After that, Matt delved into lower-level perceptual-learning processes and how they are affected by sleep in a postdoc with Takeo Watanabe and Yuka Sasaki at Brown University. First, as a postdoc in the Visual Attention Lab and now as a visiting researcher, Matt is once again happily enmeshed in multiple-target search, especially ecologically inspired foraging models and Soldier-relevant searches. Check out his website for publications and other information.
Chia-Chien received his Ph.D at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where he worked with Eileen Kowler on the spatial and temporal control of saccadic eye movements. Before joining the Visual Attention Lab, he also worked as a postdoc with Marc Pomplun at University of Massachusetts at Boston and Arash Yazdanbakhsh at Boston University, studying scene perception, semantic guidance of visual attention and the control of eye movements in Parkinson’s disease. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Visual Attention Lab, he is studying change detection and multiple object tracking.
Farahnaz Ahmed Wick
Farahnaz received her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she worked with Marc Pomplun. Her dissertation topic was top-down and bottom-up biases in visual attention. As a postdoctoral fellow in Visual Attention Lab, Farahnaz continues investigating attentional mechanisms involved in scene perception, multiple identity tracking and visual working memory.
Iris received her Ph.D from the Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (LMU), completing her dissertation on EEG markers of age-related changes in visual attention. She then joined the Center for Visual Cognition at the University of Copenhagen, where she continued her work on combining modeling based on Bundesen’s computational “Theory of Visual Attention” with EEG, to derive behavioral and brain measures of individual differences, age- and disease-related changes in attentional functions. Since July 2016, Iris is a research fellow of the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, working on interactions of arousal and attention, functional hemispheric asymmetries, and neural dynamics and plasticity of attention in aging. Iris was awarded a 3-year Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Research Council, which takes her to the Wolfe lab to measure how interactions of attention, memory, and decision-making explain age-related difficulties in visual tasks.
Longsheng received his Ph.D. at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, where he studied visual attention, machine learning, and image processing. He is currently an assistant professor in the School of Automation, China University of Geosciences, China. He applies visual attention to image processing, such as saliency object detection, image quality assessment, image compression and coding, video surveillance. As a visiting scholar in Visual Attention Lab, Longsheng investigates the psychological principle of attention mechanism, and studies how humans control their behavior in response to visual and auditory stimuli.
Abla Alaoui Soce
Abla received her B.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. She wrote her senior honors thesis on the influence of animate shape features on broad level categorization, working in Dr. George Alvarez's lab alongside Bria Long. Among other things, she is interested in object recognition, attentional guidance, and motion perception.
Hayden graduated from Rhodes College with a B.S in Neuroscience. She previously worked in Dr. Jason Haberman’s vision lab exploring the capacity limitations of ensemble perception. Her research interests include visual and temporal perception, ensemble architecture, and guided attention.
Bochao is a visiting graduate student in Visual Attention lab. He is a Ph.D. candidate from School of Optoelectronics, Beijing Institute of Technology, China. He is interested in 3D perception. In Visual Attention Lab, he will study on visual attention and visual search in stereoscopic displays.
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