Current Members of the Visual Attention Lab

Dr. Marc Pomplun, Professor
Director of the Visual Attention Lab

Research interests: analyzing, modeling, and simulating aspects of human vision; machine learning, computer vision, human-computer interfaces

E-mail: marc AT cs.umb.edu

Homepage: http://www.cs.umb.edu/~marc/

Dr. Zhimin (Daniel) Xia, Senior Research Scholar
CEO, Boston PT Info LLC

Research interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics

E-mail: zhimin.xia AT umb.edu

Homepage: http://www.ptinfous.com/

Akram Bayat, Ph.D. Candidate

Research interests: Eye movements, machine learning, deep learning, user identification, computer vision

E-mail: akram AT cs.umb.edu

 

Homepage: http://www.cs.umb.edu/~akram/

 

 

Do Hyong Koh, Ph.D. Candidate

Research interests: Eye movements, eye tracking methodology, object recognition, dyslexia

E-mail: dkoh AT cs.umb.edu

Homepage: http://www.cs.umb.edu/~dkoh/

 

 

Shaohua Jia, Ph.D. Candidate

Research interests: Eye movements, machine learning, object recognition, computer vision

E-mail: shaohua AT cs.umb.edu

 

 

 

Alumni of the Visual Attention Lab

 

Farahnaz Ahmed Wick, Ph.D.

Research interests: Distortion of visual-perceptual space by post-saccadic error, space perception, semantic processing and memory, artificial neural networks

Now post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School

Nada Attar, Ph.D.

Research interests: Human-computer interaction, handheld interfaces, dyslexia, pupil size as indicator of cognitive load

Now instructor at UMass Boston

Hsueh-Cheng (Nick) Wang, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Eye movements, reading, latent semantic analysis, transitional probability, semantic effects on scene viewing, estimating visual complexity, semantic transparency

After post-doctoral fellowship at MIT, he is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

 

Henry Lo, Ph.D.

Research interests: Visual attention, eye movements, visual search, computation of visual error by the human visual system, inspection time and learning

Now at McKinsey & Company

Tyler Garaas, Ph.D.

Research interests: Neural modeling of human vision, eye movements, saccadic adaptation, perceptual space, inspection time and intelligence, robotics, visual search

Now at Amazon, Inc.

 

Alex Hwang, Ph.D.

Research interests: Eye movements, visual attention, visual search, computational modeling, semantic guidance of visual inspection, computer vision, expertise and visual learning

Now Investigator at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard University.

 

Mei Xiao, Ph.D.

Research interests: Eye movements, visual attention, 3D human-computer interfaces, multimodal interfaces

Now Scientific Software Engineer at The Jackson Laboratory in Hartford, Connecticut

 

Frank Marino, M.S.

Research interests: Modeling of human visual processing, active computer vision, artificial neural networks, speed perception

Now at Google, Inc.

 

 

 

Shantanu Inamdar, M.S.

Research interests: Visual Attention, working memory, human-computer interaction 

Now software engineer at Grand Circle Travel, Boston.

 

 

Emily Higgins, M.S.

Research interests: Visual attention, eye movements, visual search, color vision, computational modeling, synesthesia, development of visual processing in infants

Now graduate student in Cognitive Science at University of California San Diego.

 

 

Luke Eglington, M.S.

Research interests: Visual attention, visual working memory, pupil size as indicator of cognitive load

Now graduate student at Dartmouth College