[visionlist] NETI 2010, a symposium at UT Austin

Bill Geisler geisler at psy.utexas.edu
Wed Jan 6 17:10:50 GMT 2010


NETI 2010

The Center for Perceptual Systems at the University of Texas at 
Austin is hosting the second workshop on "Natural Environments, Tasks 
and Intelligence" (http://www.cps.utexas.edu/neti2010/).

Dates:  April 9-11, 2010

Purpose:  Perceptual and motor systems must reflect the natural tasks 
the organism performs as well as the properties of the natural 
environments in which the organism performs those tasks. Thus, the 
aim of this workshop is to stimulate research in "natural systems 
analysis," which consists of several interrelated components: (i) 
identification and characterization of natural tasks, (ii) 
measurement and analysis of natural scene statistics, (iii) analysis 
of the computational requirements of natural tasks, (iv) rigorous 
experimental study of neural and behavioral performance in natural 
tasks. The emphasis in the 2010 workshop is on the neural mechanisms 
underlying performance in natural tasks.

Organizers: Bill Geisler, Mary Hayhoe, and Dana Ballard

Speakers:

Matteo Carandini (UCL)
EJ Chichilinsky (UCSD)
Bruce Cumming (NIH)
Jim Dicarlo (MIT)
David Field (Cornell U)
Pascal Fries (Nijmegen U)
Bill Geisler (UT Austin)
Paul Glimcher (NYU)
Daeyeol Lee (Yale U)
Michael Lewicki (CMU/CaseWestern)
Robert Liu (Emory U)
George Pollak (UT Austin)
Paul Schrater (U Minn)
Eyal Seidemann (UT Austin)
Shihab Shamma (U Maryland)
Mandyam Srinivasan (U Queensland)
Bill Warren (Brown U)
Daniel Wolpert (Cambridge U)

In addition to the oral presentations there will also be a poster 
session. Potential attendees are encouraged to register in advance as 
the size of the workshop will be restricted to foster interaction 
among attendees.

Early registration deadline: February 5, 2010
Registration deadline: March 22, 2010

Spring in Austin is a glorious time of year with wildflowers in bloom 
and an average temperature ranging from 51 F (11 C) low to 72 F (22 C) high.



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