Dr. Eckstein is a professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB. Combining psychophysics, eye-tracking, EEG, functional MRI, and computational modeling, he determines how the human brain decodes visual information. Dr. Eckstein then uses this information to: 1) understand the visual, cognitive and decision processes by which doctors detect and classify abnormalities in medical images; 2) develop computer models to improve the display of medical images and decrease errors in clinical diagnosis; 3) develop bio-inspired computer vision systems; and 4) improve the interactions between robots/computer systems and humans. Training & awards: Dr. Eckstein has degrees in Physics & Psychology from UC Berkeley and UCLA. He is recipient of the Optical Society of America Young Investigator Award, the Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Image Perception Cum Laude Award, Cedars Sinai Young Investigator Award, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the National Academy of Sciences Troland Award.
Phone: (805) 893-2255
Office: Psychology East, Room 3806
Website: Vision and Image Understanding Lab