Pelli Lab

PhD Students

Left to right: Najib Majaj, Preeti Verghese.

Sarah Rosen (2007–2012) “Crowding.” PhD defense in August.

Ioana Apetroaia (1999–2000) “Contrast sensitivity for paintings.” (New School) Now part of the Context-Aware Computing group at MIT. (wikipedia entry)

Joshua Green (1997) “Crowding in letter identification.” (CNS rotation) PhD Neural Science NYU 2004. Now a resident in Psychiatry at Temple University.

Odelia Schwartz (1996–1997) “Face identification.” (CNS rotation) PhD Neural Science NYU 2002. Postdoc with Terry Sejnowski at the Salk Institute. Now Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Hannah Bayer (1996–1997) “Face identification.” (CNS rotation) PhD Neural Science NYU 2004. Now postdoc with Elke Weber at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia University.

Najib Majaj (1995–2004) (Co-advised with Tony Movshon) Psychophysics: “The channel for letters” published in Vision Research pdf PhD Neural Science NYU 2004. Now postdoc with Jim DiCarlo at MIT.

J. Nam Yang (1995–1996)“Letter identification.” PhD Psychology NYU 1999. Now Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center.

Catherine Burns (1990–1995) “Identifying letters” published in Vision Research pdf. PhD Syracuse University 1995. Now faculty at Pierce College.

Manoj Raghavan (1990–1995) “Sources of visual noise” to be submitted to Nature. PhD Syracuse University 1995. Now Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Preeti Verghese (1986–1990) PhD thesis, “The information capacity of visual attention,” published as two papers in Vision Research pdf pdf. PhD Syracuse University 1990. Now Investigator at the Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco.

Clayton Van Doren (1984–1987) (Co-advised with R. T. Verrillo.) PhD thesis, “Measurement and modeling of spatiotemporal tactile sensitivity,” published in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. PhD Syracuse University 1987. Now doing prosthetics research as Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Case Western Reserve University. And plays euphonium with the Medina Community Band.

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