VISTA Trainees

The VISTA Training Scholarship and Awards provide financial support to high-caliber scholars doing research that is aligned with the VISTA program under the supervision of a VISTA Core or Associate Member. VISTA supports interdisciplinary training programs across its core fields and will support training opportunities with partners in industry and public service that will enhance the student experience.

Trainee Supervisor and Project
Domenic Au
York University
Biology
Laurie Wilcox
Daniel Bezdek
York University
Computer Science
James Elder

An exploration of symmetry in unsupervised learning (UL) algorithms

Delaram Farzanfar
York University
Psychology
Shayna Rosenbaum

The Contributions of the Caudate Nucleus and the Hippocampus to Spatial Navigation

Raphael Gastrock
York University
Psychology
Denise Henriques

The Neural Processes in Visually Driven, Explicit Motor Adaptation

JongJin (John) Kim
York University
Psychology
Laurence Harris

Perception of object location during motion in a virtual reality display

Lina Musa
York University
Psychology
Doug Crawford

Investigation of cortical regions involved in allocentric and egocentric
representation of remembered reach targets

Abbas Masoumzadeh Tork
York University
Computer Science
Marcus Brubaker

An automated online benchmark for single-particle cryo-EM

Gaelle Nsamba Luabeya
York University
Biology
Doug Crawford

The influence of gaze location in movement alignment

Sohrab Salimian
York University
Biology
Doug Crawford and Richard Wildes

Neural Network Modelling Approach to Allocentric Coding of Gaze Goals

Maryam Taheri-Shirazi
York University
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
James Elder

Bio-Inspired Visuomotor Control Algorithms for Attentive Machine Vision Systems

Sarah Vollmer
York University
Digital Media
Graham Wakefield

Kinesthetic Creativity in VR/AR

Jason Yu
York University
Computer Science
Marcus Brubaker

Mixture of Experts for Semantic Segmentation

Amir Zarie
York University
Psychology
Dale Stevens

Visual Determinants of Stimulus Memorability for Neurofeedback Training

Trainee Supervisor and Project
Gifty Asare
York University
Psychology
Mazyar Fallah

A network analysis of the impact of color hierarchy on executive functions

Robert Codd-Downey
York University
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Michael Jenkin

Vision-based diver-robot interaction at depth 

Mylann Guevara
York University
Psychology
Dale Stevens

Goal-Directed Neural Coding in the Ventral Visual Stream

Mariya Koshkina
York University
Computer Science
James Elder

Traffic Estimation and Classification Using Deep Learning

Krista Mitchnick
York University
Psychology
Shayna Rosenbaum

Does Visual Pattern Separation Subserve Higher-Order Cognitive Processes?

Shanaathanan Modchalingam
York University
Kinesiology
Denise Henriques

Roles of visual realism and error attribution in motor learning

Serena Nath
York University
Computer Science
John Tsotsos

Active perception, and its role in learning within a goal-directed and task-driven context

Katherine Newman
York University
Psychology
Dale Stevens

Modulation of large-scale brain systems using network-based neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation to understand and improve goal-directed cognition and action

Khushbu Patel
York University
Psychology
Richard Murray

Visual Cues that Make LCD Screens Appear like Paper

Sara Pishdadian
York University
Psychology
Shayna Rosenbaum

Mnemonic Discrimination for Spatial Knowledge in MCI

Alica Rogojin
York University
Kinesiology
Lauren Sergio

Assessing the ability of asymptomatic adults at risk for developing dementia to integrate cognitive rules in visually-guided movements

Jennifer Ruttle
York University
Psychology
Denise Henriques

Time course of motor learning under various conditions

Matthew Tesfaldet
York University
Computer Science
Marcus Brubaker

Exploring Data-Driven Tools for Texture-Based Art

George Tomou
York University
Psychology
Doug Crawford

Mechanisms of Transsaccadic integration for natural objects and allocentric cues

Chad Vachon
York University
Psychology
Denise Henriques

The Role of Cognitive Factors and Environment on Motor Learning across the Lifespan

Jesse Whiteman
York University
Psychology
Laurie Wilcox

Geometric Distortions in Virtual Environments

He Zhao
York University
Computer Science
Rick Wildes

 

Fellow Supervisor and Project
Meaghan Adams
York University
Psychology
Lauren Sergio
Nils-Alexander Bury
York University
Psychology
Laurence Harris

The Effect of Long Duration Hypogravity on the Perception of Self-Motion
(VECTION)

Krista Ehinger 
York University
Computer Science
James Elder

Monocular depth edge perception in natural scenes

Amirhossein Ghaderi
York University
Psychology
Doug Crawford & Rick Wildes

Functional brain networks involved in saccadic time distortion: an investigation using MEG

Yuke Li
York University
Computer Science
James Elder

Dynamic Urban Scene Understanding with Deep Learning

Zhongxu Liu 
York University
Cognitive Neuroscience
Shayna Rosenbaum

Contributions of basic visual processing to spatial memory

Caitlin Mullin (Distinguished)
York University
Psychology
Dale Stevens
Matthew Pachai
York University
Psychology
Jennifer Steeves

Exploring the role of occipitotemporal cortex in generating optimal face fixations

Abhijith Punnappurath
York University
Computer Science
Michael Brown

Motion blur perception in images and videos

Jonathan Tong
York University
Psychology
Laurie Wilcox
Kedarnath Vilankar
York University
Computer Science
James Elder

Single-View 3D Perception in Humans and Machines