I am a postdoctoral researcher in Hongjing Lu's Computational Vision Lab at the UCLA. My main research interests are in perceptual organization, shape perception, and form-motion interactions. I am especially interested in how visual information is integrated across space and time. When we think about shapes and objects in a lab setting, we are usually dealing with 2-D, stationary images presented on a computer screen. In the real world, however, we and the objects around us are constantly in motion. This results in changing patterns of occlusion with new information about the parts of an object becoming gradually revealed over time while previously visible parts become hidden from view. How do we integrate these bits and pieces that are segregated in space and time into unitary wholes? Why are some fragments grouped together to form a unit and not others? What counts as an object for the visual system? I study these questions with psychophysical, computational, and neuroimaging methods.
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a BA in Cognitive Science and Philosophy. While there, I worked with Benjamin Backus and in Michael J. Kahana's Computational Memory Lab. I did my graduate work at UCLA in Phil Kellman's lab. From 2014-2018, I was a postdoctoral scholar in Gideon Caplovitz's lab at UNR. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in Hongjing Lu's lab at UCLA.
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Email: gennady(at) ucla (dt) edu