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Michael J. Tarr - Academic Mercenary


m i n i o n s

Elissa Aminoff - Research Scientist, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
John Pyles - Research Scientist, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Tina Liu - Graduate Student, Psychology
Juliet Shafto - Graduate Student, Psychology
Ying Yang - Graduate Student, Program in Neural Computation
Kevin Tan - Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Psychology


a l u m n i

• Elan Barenholtz - Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University
• Florin Cutu
• Chris D'Lauro - Assistant Professor, Air Force Academy
Sophie Lebrecht - CEO, Neon Labs, Inc. San Franciso, CA
Jessie Peissig - Associate Professor, Cal-State, Fullerton
Bruno Rossion - Professor, University of Louvain

PhDs (Thesis):
• Vlada Aginsky (Knowlton) - How Visual Landmarks are Selected During Small-Scale Navigation
• Alan Ashworth
Isabel Gauthier - Dissecting Face Recognition: The Role of Expertise and Level of Categorization in Object Recognition
William Hayward
• Cullen Jackson
• Chun-Chia Kung
Sophie Lebrecht - “Micro-Valences”: Affective Valence in “Neutral” Everyday Objects
Daniel Leeds - Searching for the Visual Components of Object Perception
Galit Naor-Raz
• Adrian Nestor - The Featural Code of Face Perception
• Guilia Righi
• Heiða María Sigurðardóttir - Objects in Space
• Jean Vettel - Neural Integration of Multimodal Events
• Lindsay Victoria - The Organization of Object Categories in the Brain
Quoc Vuong - Spatio-temporal Signatures for Object Recognition: Motion and Shape Interact in Discriminating, Remembering, and Learning Novel Rotating Objects
• Pepper Williams - Prototypes, Exemplars, and Object Recognition (Note that this is an unpublished (but really good) paper that Pepper derived from his PhD thesis. The fact that this paper isn't published is pretty discouraging. The particular reviewers for this paper were so ridiculously picky and negative that we just moved on. So much for science.
Yang Xu - Cortical Spatiotemporal Plasticity in Visual Category Learning
• ...and for fun, here is the original SCRIBE document of Mike's PhD Thesis - Orientation Dependence in Three-Dimensional Object Recognition

Carol Jew - Research Assistant, tarrlab

Elissa Aminoff, Tom Andrus, Peter Arcuni, Alex Bilsky, Doug Bitting, Preston Bost, Serena Butcher, Tami Edwards, Colin Ellis, Alexander Franks, Carolyn Fredericks, Julia Green, Danella Hafeman, Jeb Havens, Ari Johnson, Ashley Kingon, Scott Klemmer, April Lee, Doug Luce, Mohsin Malik, Steve Messé, Corinna Moore, David Muñoz, Giulia Righi, Leslie Roos, James Rosoff, Darren Seibert, Josh Siegel, James Servidea, Josh Tenenbaum, KaRin Turner, Ana Beth Van Gulick, Jon Villines, Joan Weisman, Scott Yu, Marion Zabinski, Jeff Zacks


c o l l a b o r a t o r s

Marlene Behrmann, CNBC, Psychology, Carnegie Mellon
Isabel Gauthier, Psychology, Vanderbilt University
Aloysha Efros, Abhinav Gupta, Martial Hebert, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon
Rob Kass, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon
David Sheinberg, Neuroscience, Brown University

People I should collaborate with: Mahzarin Banaji, Tom Mitchell, Shriram Krishnamurthi
People I wish I still collaborated with: Michael Black, Heinrich Bülthoff, Dan Kersten, David Kriegman, Steve Pinker