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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.
Ruggero Micheletto received his PhD in Physics from Bologna University, Italy. He is currently a professor at Yokohama City University and is the director of the Cognitive Information Science Laboratory there. He is currently a visiting professor at the Visual Attention Laboratory, and is collaborating with the group on multiple theoretical and experimental projects. Click here to see more information about his work.
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.
Krista received her Ph.D. from MIT, where she worked with Ruth Rosenholtz on visual crowding and scene perception. Her thesis work focused on how three-dimensional spaces are represented through two-dimensional views, and the role of central and peripheral visual information in building a mental representation of a 3D environment in order to reorient in that space. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Visual Attention Lab, she is investigating foraging and navigation behavior in 3D virtual environments. Click here for her CV, publications, and code.
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.
Ellen is a visiting post-doc from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She wrote her PhD thesis on how radiologists develop visual expertise (which can be downloaded here ). She is interested in the real-world applications of visual search, particularly in medical education. She has a special interest in the use of eye-tracking methodology.
Avi graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Psychology. She completed her senior honors thesis on the influence of musicianship on audiovisual pattern recognition while working in Professor Robert Sekuler’s lab. Her interests include visual attention and memory.
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.
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.
Zhe Huang graduated from Bejing Normal University, Zhuhai with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Psychology. He is now pursuing his Master of Science degree in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at the University of Munich, Germany. He is spending his last semester in the Visual Attention Lab while he conducts his master thesis project. His research interests include scene perception and using pattern recognition to decode mental states. The main methodology he will be using is eye tracking.
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