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Computational Vision & Psychophysics Lab


Principal Investigator

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Melchi M. Michel, PhD | Assistant Professor

Dr. Michel is the director of the Computational Vision and Psychophysics Lab. He is an assistant professor in the Psychology Department and in the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS). He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester in 2007, was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Perceptual Systems at the University of Texas at Austin from 2007-2012, and joined the Rutgers faculty in 2012.


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Jennifer L. Bittner, PhD | Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Bittner received her PhD from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011. She has held positions as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University, a Research Scientist at Ball Aerospace, and a National Research Council Resident Research Associate at Air Force Research Laboratory.

Her current Postdoctoral research in the Computational Vision & Psychophysics Lab focuses on transsaccadic memory. Specifically, her work characterizes the temporal allocation of memory across eye movements.

Graduate Students

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Nicholas J. Kleene, MS | PhD Student

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Yelda Semizer, MS | PhD Student

Yelda studies human visual perception using both artifical and naturalistic stimuli. Her research focuses primarily on the mechanisms of peripheral vision and visual search.

Yelda earned MS degrees in Statistics (2016) and in Cognitive Psychology (2015) from Rutgers, and completed the Cognitive Science Certificate Program at RuCCS (advised by Eileen Kowler). Before joining the Computational Vision and Psychophysics lab, she earned an MA in Cognitive Psychology (2013) from Bogazici University, Istanbul (advised by Aysecan Boduroglu).


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Ruoyang Hu | Undergraduate Research Assistant

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