My research interests are as follows:vision;optics;signal processing. I am interested in understanding the nature of sensory information processing by the early stages of the visual system. Trained as an engineer, I take a mechanistic approach which is heavily influenced by quantitative theories of communication and signal detection. My early work in retinal neurophysiology in lower vertebrates and mammals retina brings a comparative flavor to my current research into the role of retinal organization and visual optics in setting the limits to visual performance. I am especially interested in understanding peripheral vision, where the fundamental limitations on the quality of human vision imposed by retinal architecture are particularly evident, and on translating that understanding into useful diagnostic tests for clinical care.
Past Affiliations
PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1975
MS, University of Michigan, Electrical Engineering, 1972
BS, University of Michigan, Electrical Engineering, 1970
signal processing vision optics
IEEE - Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)