The NL is starting a new project, funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, centered around the topic of optic-flow based segmentation. This project (PI: Ennio Mingolla. Co-PI: Max Versace) is a collaboration between Northeastern University and the NL at CompNet and Boston University. The work will involve and be based upon research by Prof. Arash Yazdan Bakhsh (CompNet/BU) and Dr. Harald Ruda (Northeastern).
The project title is Visual depth perception from motion through texture accretion and deletion: a neural model of figure-ground segregation and occlusion. The following presentation at the annual Society for Neuroscience (2012, New Orleans) are pertinent and partially funded by this work:
Jia N. and Yazdanbakhsh A. (2012). Modeling of the neural mechanism of receptive field remapping, Society for Neuroscience (SFN), 42nd annual meeting
Sherfey JS. and Yazdanbakhsh A. (2012). Fixational eye movements increase acuity in a retinal Bipolar-Amacrine-Ganglion circuit model, Society for Neuroscience (SFN), 42nd annual meeting
Layton OW. Mingolla E., and Yazdanbakhsh A. (2012). A neural model of motion-induced border-ownership in random texture displays, Society for Neuroscience (SFN), 42nd annual meeting