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26th Annual Bay Area Vision Research Day @ UC Berkeley - BAVRD

February 6, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus

Registration can be completed here.

The University of California, Berkeley Vision Science Graduate Group is pleased to announce that the 26th Annual Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD) will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 8 AM - 5 PM in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. 

BAVRD is an annual meeting hosted and organized by Vision Science graduate students at UC Berkeley. It is dedicated to fostering a collaborative community among vision-related researchers in the San Francisco Bay Area by bringing together members of diverse fields – including neuroscience, computer science, optics, bioengineering, ophthalmology, molecular biology, immunology, and optometry.

We are excited to announce the talks featured in this year's program:



Marla Feller

UC Berkeley

The development and function of direction selective circuits in the retina

Adam Coates


Scalability in AI

Steven Schwartz


Stem cell derived RPE transplantation for macular disease

Alan Yuille


Bottom-up and top-down visual processing

Michael Webster

University of Nevada, Reno

A neural basis for perceptual norms

Saidas Nair


The complex genetics of glaucoma: what animal models can teach us

E.J. Chichilnisky

Stanford University

Responses of complete neural populations in primate retina to naturalistic stimuli

Ashutosh Saxena

Stanford University

RoboBrain: large-scale knowledge engine for robots

Robert Chang

Stanford University

Smartphone-based tele-ophthalmology screening for diabetic eye disease

Nicolas Davidenko

UC Santa Cruz

Motion pareidolia: perception of coherent apparent motion in random flicker

Karen K. De Valois

UC Berkeley


Austin Roorda

UC Berkeley

From sensation to perception: adaptive optics for probing human vision on a cellular scale

We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions:

Helen Wills Neuroscience InstituteMicrosoft ResearchOptovueRedwood Center for Theoretical NeuroscienceRicoh InnovationsThorlabsUC Berkeley Department of PsychologyUC Berkeley Graduate AssemblyUC Berkeley School of OptometryUC Berkeley Vision Science Graduate GroupYahoo!    


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