I am an experimental psychologist who studies and models perceptual processes — mostly vision and touch.
My undergraduate studies were in architecture and computer graphics, and my graduate work was in architecture+city planning and cognitive science. I did all this at The Ohio State University. I was a very early employee of Pixar where I designed user interfaces, researched medical imaging, and worked on short films and commercials that won all sorts of silly awards. My job title there was ‘animation scientist.’ I come from a family of numerous superb musicians. I am a first generation college student from Appalachia. It’s pop, not soda.
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.