[visionlist] VSS 2021 | Board of Directors Nominations Now Accepted

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Vision Sciences Society 

VSS 2021 Goes Virtual! May 21-26


Now Accepting Nominations for the VSS Board of Directors  


Each year, nominations are solicited for two 4-year positions on the Vision Sciences Society Board of Directors. The Board’s responsibilities include scheduling the Annual Meeting, implementing and monitoring VSS policies, budget oversight, and other organizational activities. The Board meets periodically throughout the year.


Any regular VSS member in good standing may be nominated, with the exception of individuals now on the Board or who have served on the board within the last four years.


Nomination Procedure

Each nomination must be endorsed by three regular VSS members. One person should email the nomination to  <mailto:vss at visionsciences.org> Shauney Wilson with a cc: to the other two nominators. The other two nominators should indicate their endorsement by forwarding the nominating email to  <mailto:vss at visionsciences.org> Shauney Wilson. Please include a recent vita and a short paragraph describing the qualifications of the nominee, as well as an assurance that the nominee is willing to serve. With their consent, nominees may remain on the nominee list for three years. 


Selection of Slate of Candidates

The VSS bylaws provide for a Nominating Committee, composed of VSS members who are highly respected scientists chosen to represent the broad range of disciplines representative of VSS members. The current members of the Nominating Committee are Laurie Wilcox, Karl Gegenfurtner, Julio Martinez, Jenny Read, and Steve Shevell. The VSS President chairs the Nominating Committee. For each open Director position, the Nominating Committee selects from the nominees a slate of candidates who are highly respected scientists and who, when added to the Board of Directors, would result in broad representation of the disciplines representative of VSS members. 


Current Board of Directors

The names, term-end dates and areas of expertise of the current Board members are listed below. Board terms end immediately after the VSS meeting of the year listed.


David Brainard (2021)

Color and lightness, Material perception, Spatial vision, Psychophysics, Computational models 


Michael Webster (2021)

Color and lightness, Spatial vision, Face perception, Adaptation and plasticity, Psychophysics


Laurie Wilcox (2022)

Binocular vision, Depth perception, Psychophysics, Spatial vision, Visual displays


Johan Wagemans (2022)

3D perception, Object recognition, Perceptual organization, Psychophysics, Scene perception


Jody Culham (2023)

Perception and action, Object recognition, Reaching and grasping, Neuroimaging


Eileen Kowler (2023)

Eye movements, Attention, Visual search, Perception and action


Ruth Rosenholtz (2023)

Visual search and attention, Computational Models, Psychophysics, Peripheral vision, Perceptual organization, Texture, Vision applied to HCI and driving


Geoffrey Boynton (2024)

Visual Attention, Visual Prosthetics, functional MRI, and Computational Neuroscience


T. Rowan Candy (2024)

Visual Development, Clinical, Binocular Vision, Visual Optics, Eye Movements


David Brainard and Michael Webster will be leaving the Board after the Annual Meeting in May.


Nominations Accepted: February 1, 2021

Nominations Close: March 5, 2021

Election Opens: March 30, 2021

Election Closes: April 20, 2021




Important Dates

February 1 VSS Board of Directors Nominations Accepted 

February 8 Young Investigator Award Nominations Deadline 

February 12 Student/Postdoc Advisory Committee Nominations Accepted 

February 22 Notification of Accepted Abstracts 


May 21–26 V-VSS 2021


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