Perceptual Science Group @ MIT

Ruth Rosenholtz
Principal Research Scientist

Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
32 Vassar St., Building 32-D426
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone:  617-324-0269





I am interested in visual encoding, particularly in peripheral vision, and its implications for visual performance and theories of attention. My lab studies a wide variety of visual phenomena, taking a three-pronged approach: 1) Computational modeling (computer vision-based, ideal observers, Monte Carlo simulations, and neurobiologically-inspired); 2) Behavioral experiments; and 3) Applying our models and understanding of human vision to applications such as image compression, design of user interfaces, and design of information visualizations.

Students and collaborators: Benjamin BalasXuetao ZhangLivia IlieJie HuangKrista EhingerAlvin RajShaiyan KeshvariDerya Akkaynak-YellinBenjamin Wolfe