OSA Vision Meeting 2017
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All talks will be held in the Abramson Family Recital Hall in the Katzen Arts Center. 

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Directions to Katzen: Katzen Art Center is located at 4400 Massachusetts ave NW, Washington DC, 20016. The closest Metro station is the Tenleytown/AU stop on the red line. From the Metro, you can take the AU shuttle bus to Katzen from the corner of Albemarle and 40th Street. The bus runs every 10-15 minutes.

You can also take buses N3, N4, N6, N8 that will pass Katzen on Massachusetts Ave. NW.   

October 13

8:00 - 8:45 am        Registration & Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 am        Welcome

9:00 - 11:00 am       Invited Session 1: Lighting, Color Rendering, and Color Vision

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

Session Chair: Manuel Spitschan

       9:00 am        Lorne Whitehead
       9:25 am        Manuel Spitschan
       9:50 am        Mark Fairchild
       10:15 am      Anya Hurlbert
       10:40 am      Discussion

11:00 - 11:30 am    Coffee Break and Poster Setup

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Contributed Session 1: Color and Lightness

Session Chair: Marina Danilova

       11:30 am      Marina Danilova
       11:45 am      Arthur Shapiro
       12:00 pm      Richard Murray
       12:15 pm      Takehiro Nagai
       12:30 pm      Valarie Nunez
       12:45 pm      Brian Schmidt

1:00 - 2:30 pm      Lunch Break

2:30 - 4:00 pm      Poster Session 1 & Coffee

4:00 - 5:30 pm      2017 Boynton Lecture

     David Brainard: Perceptual and Neural Untangling of Surface-Illuminant Ambiguity  

6:00 - 8:00 pm        Reception & Dinner in town on your own

October 14

8:00 - 8:30 am        Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 10:30 am      Invited Session 2: 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 cortex. 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.

Session Chair:  Kendrick Kay
       8:30 am         Brian Wandell
       8:55 am         Ione Fine
       9:20 am         Noah Benson
       9:45 am         Kendrick Kay
       10:10 am       Discussion

 10:30 - 11:00 am  Business Meeting

11:00 am - 12 pm  Poster Session 2 & Coffee

12pm - 1:30 pm     Lunch Break

1:30 - 3 pm           Contributed Session 2: From Retina to Cortex

Session Chair:   Antoine Barbot
       1:30 pm        Harrison McAdams
       1:45 pm        Sara Patterson
       2:00 pm        Milena Kaestner
       2:15 pm        Antoine Barbot
       2:30 pm        Marc Himmelberg
       2:45 pm        Jingyang Zhou

3:00 - 3:30 pm     Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:30 pm     Invited Session 3: 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.  

Session Chair: Bei Xiao
        3:30 pm       Mike Landy
        3:55 pm       Qasim Zaidi
        4:20 pm       Bei Xiao
        4:45 pm       Shin’ya Nishida 
        5:10 pm       Discussion

5:30 - 6:30 pm    2017  Tillyer Award Lecture

                Ken Nakayama:Subjective Contours: gateway to otherwise hidden visual processes  

6:45 - 9:00 pm  Banquet, Katzen Arts Center

October 15

8:00 - 8:30 am   Breakfast

8:30 - 10:30 am Invited Session 4: Application of High Resolution Imaging

Retinal imaging technologies have progressed immensely and now offer 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 foresee for the near future.

Session Chair: David Huang

          8:30 am       Steve Burns  
          8:55 am       Rigmor Baraas
          9:20 am       Don Miller
          9:45 am       David Huang
          10:10 am     Discussion

10:30 - 10:45 am   Coffee Break

10:45 am - 12:15 pm Contributed session 3: Clinical and Applied Vision

Session Chair: Todd Horowitz

          10:45 am     Ann Elsner
          11:00 am     Leo Puyo
          11:15 am     Elizabeth Saionz
          11:30 am     Christopher Taylor
          11:45 am     M. Isabel Vanegas
          12:00 pm     Todd Horowitz

12:15 - 1:45 pm     Lunch Break

1:45 - 3:45 pm       Invited Session 5: Myopia Development

Session Chair: Andrew Pucker

          1:45 pm      Machelle Pardue
          2:10 pm      Greg Schwartz
          2:35 pm      Andrew Pucker
          3:00 pm      David Troilo
          3:25 pm      Discussion

3:45 - 4:15 pm  Young Investigator Award and Closing Remarks

End of the meeting

Information for presenters:

Oral presentations :  Each contributed talk is 12 minutes followed by a 3 minute discussion period. Each invited talk is 17 mins followed by a 3 minute discussion period.  There will be a general discussion after each invited talk session, where the audience can ask questions to any speaker of any questions related to the topics of the invited session.

Poster presentations: Posters can be put up Friday morning and will be up through Saturday afternoon until  4pm. Presenters must be present in one of the two sessions.

Poster dimensions : Poster boards are 4′ (121 cm) tall x 6′ (182 cm) wide, although usable space is  slightly smaller. Figures and type should be easily seen from a short distance. Use clear graphics and large type to accomplish this. 
 See here for an example.

Confirmed speakers of 2017 meeting:

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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