Centre for Vision Research conference to spotlight latest vision science

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York University’s Centre for Vision Research (CVR) will host the Vision Research Conference 2023 from Dec. 4 to 7 and welcome guests from across North America and Europe to the Second Student Centre. Titled “The New VISTAs in Vision Research,” the conference will feature discussions around cutting-edge, transdisciplinary approaches to vision science.

The long-running conference is part of CVR’s ongoing mission to pursue world-class, interdisciplinary research and training in visual science and its applications. That extends to the collaborative Vision Science to Applications (VISTA) program, funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, which looks to build on York’s expertise in biological and computer vision.

The three-day conference will feature programming that includes several lectures, as well as interactive events such as lab visits, poster sessions, presentations and industry exhibitions.

Lecture sessions – featuring professors from Canada, the U.S., Germany and Ireland, among others – will highlight a range of interdisciplinary subjects, including visual cognition, creative visualizations, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Among participating York faculty are Richard Wildes, associate director of VISTA and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, who will give the opening keynote; Jane Tingley, an associate professor in computational arts; and Doug Crawford, Distinguished Research Professor, Canada Research Chair in visuomotor neuroscience and scientific director of the Connected Minds program, who will provide the closing keynote. CVR Director Robert Allison will open the conference with welcoming remarks.

Further information about the New VISTAs in Vision Research conference can be found here: yorku.ca/cvr/conference2023.

Those interested in registering can do so here: eventbrite.ca/e/cvr-vista-coference-new-vistas-in-vision-research-tickets-597849192027.