Satellite Events at VSS 2015
Mathematical and Computational Models in Vision (MODVIS)
Wednesday, May 13 - Friday, May 15
Organizers: Jeff Mulligan, NASA Ames Research Center Zyg Pizlo, Purdue University Qasim Zaidi, SUNY College of Optometry
The 4th VSS satellite workshop on Computational and Mathematical Models in Vision (MODVIS) will be held May 13-15, 2015, at the Tradewinds resort in St. Pete Beach Florida. Abstract submissions opened on January 5th and will close on March 1st (although late submissions may be considered on a space-available basis). Authors are requested to submit a one-page extended abstract that can contain equations and figures in addition to text (pdf file), in order to capture the essential features of the model.
Registration rates are the same as last year: $80 regular, $40 student on or before April 1st, and $100/$50 after. More information can be found on the workshop's website: http://www.conf.purdue.edu/modvis/
Perceptual Expertise Network Reunion
Thursday, May 14, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Horizons
Organizer: Isabel Gauthier, Thomas Palmeri, and Magen Speegle, Vanderbilt University and members of the Perceptual Expertise Network
The Perceptual Expertise Network will be celebrating its 30th workshop by inviting present PEN members, past PEN members, and PEN friends to a day of talks as well as a reunion dinner following the talks. If you want to attend the dinner at 6pm, you will need to register here by April 24th.
David Knill Memorial Symposium
Friday, May 15, 9:00 - 11:30 am, Island Ballroom
Organizer: Wei Ji Ma, New York University
Speakers: Dan Kersten, Paul Schrater, Robert Jacobs, Chris Sims, Krystel Huxlin, Wei Ji Ma
Dave Knill was a beloved scientist, teacher, and VSS regular who suddenly passed away in 2014. Dave also served on the VSS Board of Directors from 2002 to 2007. Dave got his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1990 with a thesis about the perception of surface shape and reflectance. He did a postdoc at the University of Minnesota, after which he held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester, where he was since 1999. Dave left a towering legacy in many areas of vision science and decision-making, from Bayesian modeling to spatial vision to active sensing to multisensory perception to bounded rationality. In this symposium, a few of Dave’s many trainees and collaborators will commemorate his life and work.
To find out more, please visit: http://www.visionsciences.org/dave_knill_symposium.htm
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