OSA Vision Meeting 2017
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Tentative Schedule:

All talks will be held in Abramson Family Recital Hall in Katzen Arts Center.  All posters will be in the Hall lobby.


October 13th
Friday Morning:
Registration& Breakfast: 8am-845am
845am-9am Welcome
9:00 - 11:00am-Invited Session 1: Lighting, Color Rendering, and Color Vision
11:00 - 11:30 am – Coffee break and poster setup
11:30am - 1:15pm – Contributed Session #1
1:15 -2:30 pm – Lunch break
2:30pm- 4pm – Poster Session #1 & Coffee
4pm-5:30pm -David Brainard Boynton Lecture
6pm-8pm Reception

October 14th
Saturday morning:
8am-8:30am- Registration & Breakfast
8:30am- 10:30am -Invited Session 2 From Retina to Extra-striate cortex: Forward Models of Visual Input
10:30 – 11am - Business Meeting
11am - 12:30pm – Poster Session #2 & Coffee
12:30pm-1:45pm Lunch Break
1:45pm-3:30pm -Contributed Session #2
3:30pm-3:45pm Coffee Break
3:45pm- 5:30pm -Invited Session 3: Material Perception
5:30pm-6:30pm - Ken Nakayama Tillyer Award Talk
6:45-9pm Banquet

October 15th
Sunday Morning:
8am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30-10:30am- Invited Session 4 Application of High Resolution Imaging
10:30am-10:45am Coffee Break
10:45am-12:30pm -  Contributed session 3
12:30pm-1:45pm Lunch break
1:45pm-3:45pm- Invited Session 5: The Myopia Development
3:45pm-4:15pm Young Investigator Award and closing remarks.

End of meeting.

Invited talk sessions:

Applications of High Resolution Retinal Imaging

Retinal imaging technologies have progressed immensely and offer now very high resolution and contrast across a broad range of imaging modalities including adaptive optics flood systems, scanning laser ophthalmoscopes, and optical coherence tomography. The techniques are increasingly finding clinical applications to diagnose retinal disease with unprecedented spatial resolution. This session will focus on technological advances to clinical applications, address issues still to be overcome, and hint at new developments and applications that we may foresee in the nearest future.

Myopia Development

Refractive error and in particular myopia, is reaching alarming and ever-increasing rates in the human population. Myopia itself is not just an annoyance that can easily be corrected with glasses or contact lenses - it carries long term risk for developing potentially blinding retinal disease later in life. This invited session will summarize and describe scientific efforts to better understand and halt myopia development in humans. It will also delineate some of the controversy surrounding causal mechanisms and proposed practical solutions.

Material Perception

Visual estimation of material properties of everyday objects plays a key role in our ability to interact with the environment. This seemingly effortless task poses tremendous computational challenges to the visual system as object appearance is determined by both external factors (lighting, applied forces) and intrinsic properties (reflectance, scattering and mechanical properties). Hence, material perception provides excellent opportunities to study mechanisms of mid-level vision—the interaction between low-level visual cues and high-level knowledge of objects and physics. This invited session will highlight multidisciplinary advances in our understanding of material perception, including new findings from psychophysics, image analysis, computational modeling and neurophysiology.  

From Retina to Extra-striate cortex: Forward Models of Visual Input

Several groups have as their aim the construction of quantitative "forward models" that transform arbitrary visual stimuli into predictions of neural response. This symposium brings together speakers whose work in this area spans the retina, primary visual cortex, and extra-striate areas. A common set of image inputs will be used by each speaker to illustrate properties of their model. The overall goal would be to link models along the visual hierarchy, identifying areas for improvement within and across stages.


Lighting, Color Rendering, and Color Vision

This invited section examines the intersection of lighting industry standards with color rendering and color perception.



Confirmed speakers of 2017 meeting includes:

Ken Nakayama, Harvard University
David Brainard, University of Pennsylvania
Lorne Whitehead, University of British Columbia
Anya Hurlbert, University of New Castle
Mark Fairchild,, Rochester Institute of Technology
Bei Xiao, American University
Shin’ya Nishida, NTT Japan
David Huang, Oregon Health and Science University
Don Miller, Indiana University
Stephen Burns, Indiana University
Rigmor Baraas, University of Southeast Norway
Brian Wandell, Stanford University
Noah Benson, New York University
Kendrick Kay, University of Minnesota
Ione Fine, University of Washington
Andrew Pucker, University of Alabama Birmingham
Greg Schwartz, Northwestern University
David Troilo, SUNY College of Optometry
Machelle Pardue,  Georgia Tech
Manuel Spitschan, Stanford University
Michael Landy, New York University
Qasim Zaidi, SUNY College of Optometry

 
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