Perceptual Science Talk Series
This research seminar features weekly talks and discussions spanning all aspects of perceptual science, with particular emphasis on topics that connect human perceptual science to computer modeling. Talks are by faculty and students at Rutgers as well as outside invited speakers, including prominent national and international scientists.
The seminar is organized by graduate students in perceptual science. It serves as a forum for presentation and discussion of timely issues in perceptual science, and as a vehicle for introducing students to new research and theoretical developments in the field.
The series is open to all members of the Rutgers community and is attended by faculty and students from a wide range of disciplines. It is held Mondays at 12:00, room 101, Psychology Building, Busch Campus.
Archive of Past talks
Fall 2012 / Spring 2013 Calendars
Follow links for talk abstracts and speaker-supplied background readings and websites
Sept. 24 Aude Oliva, Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT. Predicting visual memorability Oct. 1 Melchi Michel, Department of Psychology, Rutgers. Psychophysics in the cartesian theater: Examining the perceptual consequences of cortical topography Oct. 8 Simon Kelly, Department of Biomedical Engineering, City College of NY. Electrophysiological signatures of decision formation in humans Oct. 22 Elizabeth Sklar, Department of Computer and Information Science, Brooklyn College. Human interaction with multi-robot teams Nov 26 Kostas Bekris, Department of Computer Science and CBIM, Rutgers. Progress in algorithmic motion planning and opportunities at the intersection with perceptual science Nov. 5 Robbie Jacobs, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester. Theoretical perspectives on visual short-term memory Nov. 12 Duje Tadin, University of Rochester. Suppressive neural mechanisms: From perception to intelligence
Spring 2013 Calendar
Feb. 4 Minjoon Kuoh, Physics, Drew University. Characterizing responses of translation-invariant neurons to natural stimuli Feb 11 Brian Keane, Psychiatry, UMDNJ. Conceptual contributions to perceptual completion deficits in schizophrenia Mar.11
Ari Weinstein, Rutgers. Open-loop planning in large-scale discontinuous stochastic domains.
Peter Pantelis, Rutgers. Using autonomous agents to study the inference of intention.
Tarek El-Gaaly (Rutgers, Computer Science) Learning from visual and depth descriptors for object recognition
April 1 Tao Gao, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT Visual roots of social cognition: Perceiving animacy and intentionality April 8 April 15 Ari Weinstein, Rutgers. Local planning for continuous Markov Decision Processes April 22 Mark Dilsizian, Computer Science, Rutgers. Pose reconstruction for activity recognition April 29 Vicky Froyen, Psychology, Rutgers Perceptual grouping as bayesian estimation of mixture models May 6 Persci Forum