CVNet - Center for Visual Science Symposium - Travel Fellowships available


For the Center for Visual Science's 28th Symposium

Computational Foundations of Perception and Action

June 1-3, 2012
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

Symposium travel fellowships cover the cost of travel up to $400 for US attendees and $600 for foreign attendees. The application deadline is
Monday, April 16, 2012.  You may download an application here:

Conference Website:  Http://

The 28th Symposium of the Center for Visual Science will bring computational, neurophysiological and psychophysical researchers together who study the computational foundations of problems in sensory and perceptual processing ranging from low-level sensory coding to higher-level aspects of perception and action such as cue integration, decision-making and sensorimotor control.  Much of the research discussed at the meeting focuses on the visual system; however, included in the symposium will be speakers who study other sensory and motor systems, and multisensory processing involving vision and other modalities. The goal is to provide a forum for investigating the common foundational computational principles that underlay the many seemingly different functions of sensory systems (as well as how they differ) and to discuss how to link computational theories to underlying mechanisms to gain a deeper understanding of perceptual behavior. With this in mind, we have invited speakers who bring together computational and experimental approaches - whether that be by developing computational theories of human / animal performance, by conceptualizing and designing experimental studies to test computational theories or both.

Confirmed Speakers
Sensory coding:  Sheila Nirenberg (Cornell University), Mate Lengyel (University of Cambridge), Adam Kohn - (Albert Einstein), Adrienne Fairhall (University of Washington)

Integration and prediction in perception:  Dora Angelaki (Washington University), Ladan Shams (UCLA), Anne Churchland (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories), Paul Schrater (University of Minnesota)

Sensorimotor control:  Flip Sabes (UC-San Francisco), Daniel Wolpert (University of Cambridge), Joern Diedrichsen (University College London), Mark Churchland (Columbia University)

Decision-making and cognition:  Ben Hayden (University of Rochester), Antonio Rangel (Cal. Tech.), Daeyeol Lee (Yale University), Christopher Harvey (Princeton)

Memory and learning:  Chris Sims (University of Rochester), Josh Gold (University of Pennsylvania, Aaron Seitz (Univ. Cal. Riverside), Jeff Beck (University College London)

Key Dates
- Poster abstract submission: Monday, April 2
- Travel fellowship application deadline: Monday, April 16
- Notification of poster abstract acceptance: Monday, April 9
- Notification of travel fellowship funding: Monday, April 30
- Registration closes: Friday, May 4

Registration Fees:  Graduate students and postdocs: $100;  All others: $200

Program Committee:  David Knill, Robert Jacobs, Alex Pouget, Greg DeAngelis

For queries about the meeting, contact Debbie Shannon at 585-275-2459 or

Debbie Shannon, Administrator
Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester, Meliora Hall 272, Rochester, NY  14627-0270, Phone 585-275-6864, Fax 585-271-3043