VSS established the Davida Teller Award in 2013. Davida was an exceptional scientist, mentor and colleague, who for decades led the field of visual development. The award is therefore given to an outstanding woman vision scientist with a strong history of mentoring.
Congratulations to Mary Hayhoe, Professor of Psychology at the Center for Perceptual Systems at the University of Texas Austin, who is the fifth recipient of the Davida Teller Award. Mary Hayhoe received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 1980. She was a member of the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester from 1984 – 2005. In 2006, Mary moved to the Center for Perceptual Systems at the University of Texas Austin. She is the acknowledged leader in developing experimental paradigms for the investigation of natural visually guided behavior in both real and virtual environments. She has particular expertise in human eye movements in natural environments, especially how gaze behavior relates to attention, working memory, and cognitive goals.
The award will be presented at the 2017 VSS Awards Session in St. Pete Beach, Florida on Monday, May 22, at 12:30 pm.
For more information on Mary Hayhoe, please visit the Davida Teller Award page.