I am an experimental psychologist who studies and models perceptual processes — mostly vision and touch. As of January, 2020, I will be a Professor of Motion Picture Science at the RIT Magic Center.
My undergraduate studies were in architecture and computer graphics at The Ohio State University. After that, I was one of the first employees of Pixar, post Lucasfilm, where I designed user interfaces, researched volumetric medical imaging, and worked on a pile of award winning short films and commercials. My job title there was ‘Animation Scientist.’ Graduate school was a return to architecture but, ultimately finished in cognitive science — also at OSU.
I occasionally teach Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Cognitive Science and seminars on Sensory Compensation, Sensory Neuroscience, High Level Vision, Ecological Perception, and Computational and Perceptual Aesthetics. I have also taught First Year Seminars on Designing a Mind and a cross-institution course with Union College on Psychology and Neuroscience in the Real World.
I am incredibly proud and honored to be associated with Project Prakash.