• 2012 Carl Zeiss European Young Investigator Award goes to Juan Tabernero from Laboratorio de Óptica (LOUM) Murcia, Spain. "The "Carl Zeiss Young Investigator Award on Ophthalmic Research" is a joint effort between Carl Zeiss Vision and Carl Zeiss Meditec. It will recognize a young researcher for his/her distinguished scientific contribution in the wider field of ophthalmic research , including visual psychophysics, physiological and biomedical optics and the research efforts to overcome the respective optical limitations of vision."(more...)
  • Carmen Puliafito, James Fujimoto, Eric Swanson, Joel Schuman, David Huang and David Williams receive the 2012 Champalimud Vision Award. "€1 million Champalimaud Award recognises novel approaches to imaging the eye."
  • Kurt-Koffka-Medal awarded to Roberta Klatzky. "The Kurt-Koffka award is meant to honor scientists who advanced the fields of perception or developmental psychology to an extraordinary extent. ..." (more...)
  • Candidates announced for Editor of Journal of Vision. "The ARVO Board of Trustees has approved candidates for the Journal of Vision (JOV) Editor-in-Chief at their October 22 meeting. The candidates are: § Mark Georgeson, MA, D Phil., Professor of visual science, Aston University § Dennis Levi, OD, PhD, Dean/Professor, School of Optometry, University of California Berkeley ..." (more...)
  • Steven K. Shevell wins 2011 Verriest Medal. "The International Colour Vision Society (ICVS) is pleased to announce that the 2011 Verriest Medal will be awarded to Steven K. Shevell at the 21st Biennial ICVS Symposium to take place at Buskerud University College in Kongsberg, Norway, July 1-5, 2011 This award was established in 1991 in memory of the founding member of the Society, Dr. Guy Verriest, and honors outstanding contributions in the field of color vision. ..." (more...)
  • Movshon and Newsome win 2010 António Champalimaud Vision Award. "This year’s Vision Award recognises the work of both Dr. Movshon and Dr. Newsome over the last 30 years..." (more...)
  • Ted Adelson named Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (more...)
  • George Alvarez named VSS 2010 Young Investigator Award Winner. (more...)
  • Farrell, Peli, Watson honored by Society for Information Display. "Joyce Farrell, Special Recognition Award, For her outstanding contributions to the human factors of imaging systems and technology, including the development of the first successful quantitative metric for display flicker and for her exceptional service to the Society for Information Display.
    James Larimer, Special Recognition Award, For his many contributions to vision science related to displays and image quality, including the development of display-performance algorithms.
    Eli Peli, Otto Schade Prize, For his many outstanding contributions to vision science and their application to image-quality evaluation and enhancement, including pioneering efforts in improving display performance for populations with special visual needs.
    Andrew Watson, Fellow, For his outstanding contributions to both basic and applied vision science, including applications to image quality metrics, image compression, and psychophysically based display measurements.."
  • Coletta, Fine, and Roorda named Fellows of the OSA, "Nancy J. Coletta, New England College of Optometry, USA: For noteworthy contributions to the understanding of the spatial limits to vision, with special emphasis on myopia.
    Ione Fine, University of Washington, USA: For landmark research bridging basic and clinical science to understand neural reorganization and rehabilitation following visual deprivation and for active service benefiting OSA’s Vision and Color Division.
    Austin J. Roorda, University of California Berkeley, USA: For outstanding contributions to high-resolution imaging of the living eye with important applications to fundamental understanding of the structure and function of the normal and diseased eye and for improved understanding of visual optics."
  • VisionList Mailing List reaches milestone of 4000 subscribers. The graph shows growth in number of subscribers since the launch on July 28, 1997. Graph of subscribers vs date. (more...)
  • Gerald Westheimer awarded Order of Australia, "For service to vision science as a researcher, through optometric education and as a mentor. ." (more...)
  • Freeman, Hemami, and Simoncelli named Fellows of the IEEE" William Freeman, Cambridge, MA: For contributions to computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning. Sheila Hemami, Ithaca, NY: For contributions to robust and perceptual image and video communications. Eero Simoncelli, New York, NY: For contributions to statistical models ." (more...)
  • Susana Marcos named a Fellow of the Optical Society of America "OSA members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics may be proposed for election to the class of Fellow. This honor is reserved to no more than 10% of the total membership." (more...)
  • Kurt-Koffka-Medal awarded to Claes von Hofsten. "The Kurt-Koffka award is meant to honor scientists who advanced the fields of perception or developmental psychology to an extraordinary extent." (more...)
  • Ruxandra Sireteanu, 62, dies. "Ruxandra Sireteanu, a leading researcher in experimental and clinical visual neuroscience, died on September 1, 2008 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. " (more...)
  • Journal of Vision 2007 Impact Factor is 3.791. (more...)
  • Hewitt Crane, 81, is dead. "Hewitt D. Crane is best known in the vision science community for his pioneering work at SRI International on the SRI Purkinje Image Eye-Tracker." (more...)
  • Brian Wandell wins 2008 Tillyer Award "The Optical Society of America named Brian A. Wandell as recipient of the 2008 Edgar D. Tillyer Award. The award is given "In recognition of distinguished work in the field of vision." (more...)
  • Albright, Geisler, Movshon eleted to National Academy of Science "Apr. 29, 2008: The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,041." (more...)
  • Marissa Carasco and Zoe Kourtzi elected to VSS Board (more...)
  • Andrew Watson receives ARVO Special Recognition Award "April 27, 2008: The Special Recognition Award is presented periodically to honor outstanding service to ARVO or the vision research community. Awarded to Andrew B. Watson, for his foresight, energy, and dedication in launching and editing ARVO's first electronic scientific journal, the Journal of Vision. "(more...)
  • ICO Prize 2007 to Vision Scientist Susana Marcos. (more...)
  • Kurt-Koffka medal awarded to Prof. Martin S. Banks. (more...)
  • Journal of Vision 2006 Impact Factor is 3.753. (more...)
  • David R. Williams Wins 2007 Bressler Prize in Vision Science. (more...)
  • Pascal Mamassian and Tony Movshon win the first election to the VSS Board of Directors. (more...)
  • Andrew Watson awarded Otto Schade Prize for 2007. "Introduced in 2006, the Otto Schade Prize in Display Performance and Image Quality will go this year to Dr. Andrew B. Watson, Senior Scientist for Vision Research and director of the Vision Group at NASA Ames Research Center." (more...)
  • Pawan Sinha named a recipient of the Troland Research Award for 2007. (more...)
  • B. B. Lee named Verriest Medalist for 2007. (more...)
  • Vivien Casagrande elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science . (more...)
  • Carla Shatz to Lead Stanford's Bio-X program. (more...)
  • Albert J. Ahumada, Jr. elected fellow of the Optical Society of America. (more...)

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