Associate Faculty

Scott Adler

Associate Professor, Director of Visual and Cognitive Development Project

Affiliations

Areas of interest

Contact
Email: adler@yorku.ca
Website: http://babylab.cvr.yorku.ca/

Joseph DeSouza

Associate Professor, Systems Neuroscience
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health

Affiliations
Member, Centre for Vision Research

Areas of interest
My specific research interests lie within the realms of converting multisensory signals of vision, audition and touch into motor movements of the eyes, hand & body and how these mechanisms are modulated by various mechanisms of short and long term cognitive control, attention and suppression. I use a cognitive and systems neuroscience approaches using the technologies of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), eyetracking and electrophysiology.

Contact
Email: DeSouza@yorku.ca
Website: http://www.joeLAB.com/

Richard Murray

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health

Affiliations
Centre for Vision Research
Cognitive Science Program
Graduate Program in Biology

Areas of interest
human visual perception; psychophysics; computational modelling; light, shape, surfaces

Contact
Email: rfm@yorku.ca
Website: www.yorku.ca/rfm

Martin J. Steinbach

Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology/Biology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health

Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Research, University of Toronto.

Senior Scientist, Vision Science Division, Toronto Western Hospital

Senior Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital for Sick Children

Affiliations
Member, Ontario Stem Cell Initiative
Chair, Medical Advisory Committee, Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada
Executive Member, National Coalition for Vision Health
President, Vision Health Research Council of Canada
Member, Canadian Public Health Task Force for Vision and Ophthalmology

Areas of interest
I study ocular motor function in patients having surgical or pharmacological treatment of strabismus. Pre and post-treatment measures provide insights as to the sources of information the brain uses to stay informed of the position of the eyes in the orbit. A second major focus of my research concerns the development of visual function in children who have had an eye removed early in life. I compare the effects of total visual deprivation from enucleation with the partial deprivation and binocular competitive effects from strabismus, measuring psychophysical and ocular motor functions. A third area concerns measuring the remaining vision and retraining of eye movement control in patients with macular degeneration.

Contact
Email: mjs@yorku.ca
Website: http://cvr.yorku.ca/webpages/steinbach.htm

Frances Wilkinson

Professor Emerita
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health

Aijun An

Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering

Costas Armenakis

Associate Professor and Program Director, Geomatics Engineering
Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering

Burton Ma

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering

Areas of interest
Computer-aided surgery

Contact
Email: burton@cse.yorku.ca
Website: http:///www.eecs.yorku.ca/~burton

Petros Faloutsos

Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering

Affiliations
Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Member of the ACM and the Technical Chamber of Greece
Founder of the first computer graphics lab at UCLA

Areas of interest
Computer graphics;Autonomous agents for computer games and virtual world applications;Motion Control;Facial Animation;Interactive graphics and games on mobile devices; Micro-processor architectures for accelerating virtual world applications;Real-time photorealistic rendering;Medical robotics and visualization.

Contact
Email: pfal@cse.yorku.ca
Website: http://www.cse.yorku.ca/~pfal/

Hui Jiang

Full Professor
iFLYTEK Endowed Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering

Affiliations
Director of the iNCML Lab

Areas of interest
• Machine Learning / Pattern Classification
• Deep Learning / Neural Networks
• Natural Language Processing (language modelling, paraphrase, question and answering)
• Speech and Audio Processing (enhancement, recognition, human-machine dialogue)
• Computer Vision (object detection and cross-domain adaptation)

Contact
Email: hj@cse.yorku.ca
Website: https://wiki.eecs.yorku.ca/user/hj

Hossein Kassiri

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering

Affiliations
Director of Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab (ICSL)
Co-Founder and CTO of Braincom Inc.

Areas of interest
Implantable brain neural interfaces
Analog and Mixed Signal IC Design
Low Power Sensory microsystems
VLSI Implementation of biomedical signal processing algorithms
Wirelessly-Powered Medical devices

Contact
Email: Hossein@eecs.yorku.ca
Website: http://electronics.eecs.yorku.ca/hossein

Gunho Sohn

Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering
Dept of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering

Affiliations
Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS)
NSERC CREATE DAV Program
Advanced Disaster Emergency and Rapid Response Simulations (ADERSIM)

Areas of interest
Computer vision; photogrammetry; machine learning; 3D augmented city modeling; unmanned aerial/ground vehicles; indoor SLAM; single-view 3D reconstruction; corridor mapping; structure from motion; object tracking; remote sensing; urban dynamics analytics; airborne laser point cloud analytics; indoor positioning; mobile augmented reality

Contact
Email: gsohn@yorku.ca
Website: www.yorku.ca/gsohn

Nima Tabatabaei

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering

Affiliations

Areas of interest
The focus of my research is on the design and development of thermal and optical imaging technologies and devices with applications in medical diagnosis and screening. Optics-based medical devices are of particular interest to me due to their intrinsic ability of revealing malignancies in early stages as early diagnosis of diseases improves the effectiveness of treatments, promotes prevention rather than medical intervention, and is probably the only approach for us to win the war on cancer. However, one of the major challenges in optical imaging of endogenous tissue contrast is poor detection specificity due to background signals from the healthy tissue. The HBO Lab’s vision is to overcome this shortcoming by separating excitation and detection channels (i.e, Hybrid methods). In this scenario, crosstalk between the channels takes place by energy conversion at malignant sites that are selectively sensitive to the excitation. The hybrid imaging technologies currently under development at professor Tabatabaei's lab include thermo-photonic lock-in imaging (TPLI), truncated-correlation photothermal coherence tomography (TC-PCT), and photothermal optical coherence tomography (PT-OCT).

Contact
Email: nimatab@yorku.ca
Website: http://www.hbolab.ca/

Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering

Christopher Bergevin

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science

Affiliations
Associate member at Centre for Vision Research
Member at International Society for Neuroethology
Member at Biophysical Society of Canada

Areas of interest
Biomechanics of the peripheral auditory system
Otoacoustic emissions
Nonlinear dynamics & coupled oscillator models
Neuroethology & comparative approaches to sensory biophysics
Stochastics in life science problems
Scotopic vision

Contact
Email: cberge@yorku.ca
Website: http://www.yorku.ca/cberge/

Hugh R. Wilson

Professor Emeritus of Biological & Computational Vision
Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (2005-2015)
Director, York Centre for Vision Research (2006-2011)

Affiliations
Centre for Vision Research
Department of Biology
Psychology Department
Math & Statistics Department
Computer Science Department

Areas of interest
form vision, face perception, motion perception, fMRI, neural network modelling

Contact
Email: hrwilson@yorku.ca
Website: cvr.yorku.ca/webpages/wilson.htm

Georg Zoidl

Canada Research Chair in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health
Biology Graduate Program, Faculty of Science
Neuroscience Graduate Diploma Program, Faculty of Health

Affiliations
Affiliated Scientist, Krembil Research Institute & University Health Network, Toronto
Member, York Center for Vision Research

Areas of interest
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Synaptic Plasticity, Sensory Systems, Retina, Learning and Memory, Functional Genomics & Proteomics, Imaging, Animal Models of Human Brain Disorders

Contact
Email: gzoidl@yorku.ca
Website: http://biology.gradstudies.yorku.ca/faculty/g-zoidl/

Jacob Beck

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Affiliations
Member, York Centre for Vision Research,

Areas of interest
philosophical theories of perception, cognition, representation, consciousness.

Contact
Email: jbeck@yorku.ca
Website: http://www.yorku.ca/jbeck/

Jimmy Huang

Professor
School of Information Techonology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Doug Van Nort

Canada Research Chair in Digital Performance
Assistant Professor, Computational Arts // Music // Theatre & Performance Studies
Director, DisPerSion Lab
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Janine Marchessault

Professor
Department of Cinema & Media Arts, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Ken Rogers

Associate Professor
Department of Cinema & Media Arts, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Joel Ong

Assistant Professor
Department of Computational Arts, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Mark-David Hosale

Associate Professor
Department of Computational Arts, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Donald Sinclair

Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Computational Arts, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design